Why Bath

Interaction

Introduction

Interaction are workplace design and build experts based in Bath. Since 1992, Interaction has been creating inspirational workplaces that positively enhance a business’ culture, values, employee wellbeing and profitability. Firm in the belief that every business is different, Interaction is extremely successful at understanding the needs and aspirations of its clients to create unique spaces.

Savings Champion

Introduction

Anna Bowes and Susan Hannums founded Savings Champion in 2011. Since then the company has established itself as one of the UK’s leading independent experts on cash-based savings, providing savers with free unbiased, personalised guidance.

Buro Happold

Introduction

BuroHappold Engineering is one of the biggest employers in Bath and the city is home to its Head Office. Founded in Bath in 1976, with just eight employees based in a small townhouse on Gay Street, the company has thrived in the city, growing into a global engineering business with over 1,700 employees in 21 offices worldwide. BuroHappold’s ethos is to deliver elegant engineering solutions for buildings and cities and its portfolio of internationally renowned projects has attracted some of the world’s leading engineering talent to Bath.

Rocketmakers

Introduction

Rocketmakers was founded in Bath in 2007. Focusing exclusively on cutting edge technologyand disruptive innovation, the company has designed software for various national and international companies including the BBC, UK Sport and Zendesk and has helped to launch several successful start-ups. Rocketmakers was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2018.

Royds Withy King

Introduction

Headquartered in Bath, Royds Withy King is a Sunday Times 100 Best Company to Work for with commercial, private client, personal injury and clinical negligence practices. The company is Bath’s largest law firm with 245 lawyers and staff across two offices in the city.

Stay In Bath boost to local visitor economy

16 Nov 2018

Bath is proving that its independent tourism businesses working together are prepared to hold their own and promote a local experience of the city with the launch of StayinBath.org, a collaboration of local independent accommodation providers backed by the Bath Independent Guesthouse Association (BIGHA), and supported by many of the city’s independent retailers and eateries.  

Sector skills statements out now

15 Nov 2018

Skills West, a project delivered by Business West has compiled 12 Local Sector Skills Statements to report on local sector knowledge and expertise, plus wider regional and national intelligence.

You’ll be able to gain insight about skills challenges in your sector, notable achievements and skills priorities, objectives and themes for 2018.

Each of the reports address the following themes:

Bath 2nd best UK city for starting a business

20 Feb 2018

Bath has ranked very highly in a list of the top cities to launch a business in the United Kingdom, taking second place behind Aberdeen and sitting ahead of Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester.

The research by card payment provider Paymentsense used measures such as five-year start-up survival rates, self-employment rates and average gross weekly pay to compile the rankings.

Mulberry Park workspace available in 2018

16 Aug 2017

A new Community Hub in the Combe Down area is to boost facilities for local businesses.

Housing association and house builder Curo is building a new £10M community hub at the heart of its flagship Mulberry Park development in Combe Down, Bath.

Alongside a primary school and children’s nursery, the hub will be home to state-of-the–art community and business facilities when it opens in September 2018.  It will provide 3,000sq.ft. of workspace in two units, which could suit a single occupier, two separate suites (2,000sq.ft and 1,000sq.ft) or a workspace operator.

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