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Housebuilding industry award for Curo site manager for the second year running

June 24, 2022
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Housebuilding industry award for Curo site manager for the second year running

A site manager working for Bath housing firm Curo on its flagship development on the city’s outskirts has won a top industry award for a second consecutive year. Alan Mapston, pictured, senior site manager at Mulberry Park – where Curo is building nearly 700 homes – received the National House Building Council’s (NHBC) Pride...

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Barclays funds new warehouse for Bath-based retail group as demand for its eclectic homewares grows

June 21, 2022
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Barclays funds new warehouse for Bath-based retail group as demand for its eclectic homewares grows

Bath-headquartered lifestyle and homeware retailer Graham and Green has secured a multi-million pound finance package from Barclays to expand its operations amid spiralling demand. The firm, which opened its first shop in 1974 in Notting Hill, London, and relocated its head office to Bath in 2016, has used the funding to buy a 100,000 sq ft warehouse on Trowbridge’s...

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Bath Business Blog: Peter Woodhouse, head of business and social enterprise, Stone King. Should more employers be considering a four-day work week?

June 16, 2022
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Bath Business Blog: Peter Woodhouse, head of business and social enterprise, Stone King. Should more employers be considering a four-day work week?

The four-day work week is a hot topic right now. There has been much in the press, not least the six-month pilot that is currently under way with 70 UK companies trialling a four-day week. The benefits to employer and employees are fairly obvious, working one day fewer allows for a better work-life balance...

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New networking group to tap into the unlimited potential of Bath’s young talent launches next week

June 16, 2022
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New networking group to tap into the unlimited potential of Bath’s young talent launches next week

Bath Unlimited, the organisation that celebrates the city’s most dynamic, successful, world-class companies and their talented employees, is to launch a networking group for young professionals. Called Unlimited Potential, it aims to bring together under-35s based in Bath who are contributing to its development as a centre for innovation – or intend to in...

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Local sourcing and community engagement earns Green Key award for the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

June 16, 2022
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Local sourcing and community engagement earns Green Key award for the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath’s Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa has become the first hotel in the South West to achieve a prestigious accreditation for environmental responsibility. The Green Key Award was presented to the 45-bedroom hotel, pictured, following a rigorous sustainability assessment which looked at factors ranging from the water flow in guest bedrooms to the kitchen’s...

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Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

June 10, 2022
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Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

Business leaders are urging the government to continue to invest in the West of England amid signals its ‘levelling-up’ agenda is switching spending to other areas of the country as the economy falters. The plea has come from Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, and follows a shock economic forecast...

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Sustainability and employee wellbeing webinar to be hosted by Interaction

June 10, 2022
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Sustainability and employee wellbeing webinar to be hosted by Interaction

Bath strategic workplace design company Interaction is hosting a special online event next week with international law firm Osborne Clarke to address the challenges facing employers as they strive to lower their environmental impact and improve employee wellbeing.  Interaction has designed Osborne Clarke’s new flagship Bristol office with the aim of promoting staff health...

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Pioneering ‘transport of the future’ centre puts University of Bath on the road to world-class innovation

June 10, 2022
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Pioneering ‘transport of the future’ centre puts University of Bath on the road to world-class innovation

The University of Bath’s world-leading automotive research centre is now up and running following the handover of the building from its contractor. The £70m, 11,300 sq m Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS), pictured, on the Bristol & Bath Science Park will now ramps up its operations as a global centre of excellence...

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Fightback begins to keep £50m in tourist booking commissions from leaving the city

May 31, 2022
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Bath’s independent hotels, guest houses, shops and cafes could benefit from around £50m in additional revenue if visitors booked direct rather than through major websites, according to tourist chiefs. They are spearheading a campaign to promote the city’s independent tourism and hospitality businesses while also making sure their own websites can compete against online...

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Tenth housing scheme for Bath developer as it builds on its reputation for quality

May 30, 2022
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Tenth housing scheme for Bath developer as it builds on its reputation for quality

Bath property developer Longacre has completed its 10th project in the city, a terrace of four houses at Henrietta Gardens. The firm, known for its high-quality sympathetic contemporary schemes, has built the houses with the latest energy-saving technology, including air source heat pumps – which means they do not need gas – as well...

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