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Digital bus ticket scheme for West of England

1 Nov 2018

A new digital travel top-up service has been launched in Bath and Bristol. Payzone and First West of England have teamed up to provide a convenient and accessible retail channel to support off-bus cash payments across its services.

Using the latest ITSO Smart Ticketing technology provided by our partners, Rambus, the new initiative  allows customers to pay for their bus tickets at any Payzone outlet in the region. Their ticket is loaded onto their smartcard at our Payzone tablet and is then ready for use on First WoE bus services across the region.

Entries open for FSB Small Business Awards

24 Sep 2018

The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards recognise the best small businesses and the self-employed from right across the UK – from every sector and industry and from businesses of all ages and in sizebands up to 250 employees. Organised on a regional basis they are free to enter and are open to all small businesses, whether current FSB members, or not. A handy PDF containing hints and tips for entrants is attached at the foot of this webpage.

International Trade Survey now Live!

1 Aug 2018

With the number of South West exports on the rise, Business West's commitment to the exporters of the region is stronger than ever. To continue to deliver the best quality international trade advice and support Business West would like businesses to take a few minutes to tell them about their current trade status, what skills and aspects of exporting are most important to their business, and where in the world they'd like to sell to next.

Rocketmakers and Edit move to Manvers Street

26 Jun 2018

Following a major refurbishment to provide 45,000 sq ft of Grade A office space that commenced back in 2016, the final suite remaining on the market has now been let. Following their success in winning the Queen's Aware for Enterprise, Rocketmakers (pictured) has signed a new lease for 3,800 sq ft of space in the building. 

Three Bath businesses win Queen's Award for Enterprise

4 May 2018

The local business community has been celebrating success with the recent news that three Bath firms have been awarded The Queens Award for Enterprise 2018, the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

Wild & Wolf

Gifting company Wild & Wolf received their award in the International Trade category. Founded in 2005, and now employing 150 people globally, Wild & Wolf creates design-led gifts and lifestyle products across a wide portfolio of popular licensed and own brands.

Your comments needed on Bath Quays North

6 Feb 2018

Last month an outline planning application was submitted to Bath & North East Somerset Council for the development of Bath Quays North, following public consultation towards the end of last year. The Bath Quays North application is an important step forward in the Council’s economic strategy to create jobs and opportunities for local people.


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