The Business Exchange Bath & Somerset Issue 5: Autumn 2017 | Page 3

CONTENTS NOTE FROM THE EDITOR INSIDE THIS EDITION 4 BUSINESS NEWS Welcome to our first anniversary edition. I can’t believe it’s been a year since we launched The Business Exchange in Bath, the city’s only business magazine. It’s been a fantastic year for us and I can’t thank our readers, supporters and advertisers enough. As a business we’re also celebrating four years of our Swindon & Wiltshire edition. The Business Exchange has been a complete labour of love for me and I’m really proud of how it’s been received in both areas. In an ever-shrinking publishing industry it’s great that a regional title like TBE is bucking the trend and we’re continually growing. I think the key to our success is that we pair print, online and social media together giving our readers choice in how they want to read our products, whilst providing maximum exposure for our advertisers at a competitive price. In this special edition we’re recognising enterprise at both ends of the business journey. On page 36 we’re launching our Start-up September Competition. From 1-30 September start-ups in Bath & Somerset can win a prize every day to help get their project off the ground. And on pages 20-22 we’re celebrating Bath’s Top 100 firms ranked by turnover. I’m proud to announce that we’re the official business media partner for the 2018 Bath Half Marathon, taking place on March,4, 2018. Turn to page 6 to find out more about the Corporate Challenge. A round-up of the latest top stories 6 BATH HALF MARATHON 2018 Find out more about this year’s Corporate Challenge 8 10 MINUTES WITH.... Wera Hobhouse, the new MP for Bath 12 FINANCE The latest news and opinions from Bath’s financial sector 16 LEGAL Mogers Drewett discuss the case of Capita V Darch & Others 18 TECHNOLOGY ojo solutions discusses innovation 20 TOP 100 The ultimate guide to the area’s most successful businesses in association with WHIreland 27 PERSONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Jo Kangurs of Keystone HR talks annoying habits 31 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY The latest commercial property news and advice 32 REVVED UP Geoff Maxted reviews the new Audi A4 35 IN PROFILE Sam Laite, Fwd Thinking Recruitment 36 START-UP SEPTEMBER The launch of our start-up competition Enjoy reading this special issue. WINTER EDITION 2017: SPECIAL FEATURES BUSINESS REVIEW OF THE YEAR Celebrating the successes of Bath & Somerset firms in 2017. Anita Jaynes Editor: Anita Jaynes E: [email protected] T: 01225 300043 Web: Special Features: Fiona Scott Motoring: Geoff Maxted Social media: David Bolton WHAT’S NEW 2018 We look at emerging trends, legislations and events that are likely to shape the business landscape in the year ahead. ADVERTISE WITH THE BUSINESS EXCHANGE Market your business with us in print and online. We offer bespoke advertising packages starting from just £50+VAT. We have options covering Bath & Somerset and Swindon & Wiltshire. Design: Juicy Designs Artwork: Studio Creative Services Print: Acorn Press To find out more about The Business Exchange Bath & Somerset advertising opportunities contact: Sian Swift, Business Development Manager E: [email protected] T: 07710 566 145 And for Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire enquiries contact: E: [email protected] T: 01793 847966 THE BUSINESS EXCHANGE KEY STATISTICS - PRINT Readership: 15,000 Circulation: 5,000 Follow us on Social Media @TBEBATH THE BUSINESS EXCHANGE 2017 3