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US Lifestyle Publisher Bought By Future

10 May 2022

Bath-headquartered specialist media platform Future has acquired a women's lifestyle publisher in the US.

WhoWhatWear has a strong social presence and diverse revenue streams ranging from digital advertising to eCommerce.

The publisher has 12 million online users and ten million social followers, with 90 per cent of its revenue derived from the US.

The acquisition is designed to further strengthen Future's position in the women's lifestyle vertical and give the group greater scale and reach in North America to further monetise its audience.

USA in a Day - Bristol

4 May 2022

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Starts at 9:00am

Ends at 4:30pm


The UK and USA have long enjoyed a close relationship. As Britain forges new links across the globe, the USA is rapidly becoming a key target for many UK businesses. But how do you go about building new trading relationships, winning contracts and prepping your business to enter the world’s largest economy? 

Business Grants Update - 4 Jan 2022

4 Jan 2022

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant Update 

The Council have now received the detailed guidance from central Government on the payment of the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme. Businesses will be eligible for this support from 30 December 2021 and Local Authorities are not allowed to make payments to businesses before this date.

Staying safe with COVID

5 Nov 2021

The number of COVID-19 cases in B&NES has risen rapidly in recent weeks.

In the week prior to 22nd October, there were 1,028 cases per 100,000 of the population. B&NES has had one of the highest COVID-19 rates in England, and this rise in cases has translated into an increase in COVID-19 hospitalisations. It is therefore essential that we do everything we can to minimise the spread of the virus.

Improving Temple Street in Keynsham – have your say

29 Oct 2021

Residents and businesses in Keynsham are being asked how they would like Temple Street to look in the future.

Concept design proposals to make the area more attractive, engaging and vibrant while enhancing its historic identity have just been released as part of the Keynsham Heritage Action Zone (HS HAZ) Programme.

The £1.1m four-year project to improve the town’s Conservation Area is a partnership between Bath & North East Somerset Council, Historic England and Keynsham Town Council.

Community Support Fund - Initial Funding Launch - Market Engagement

22 Oct 2021

The West of England Combined Authority are making an initial £985,000 available to Community and Voluntary sector groups in the West of England as part of the Community Support Fund (CSF).

The fund will support activities targeted at the most vulnerable in our communities to progress onto existing skills and employment activity and ultimately improve economic outcomes for those most affected by the pandemic.

Apply for a free IP audit

22 Oct 2021

Small and medium-sized businesses can get up to £8,000 of help to develop and protect their intellectual property with a new scheme just launched.

The Intellectual Property (IP) for Growth programme connects small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) with expert support to protect their trade secrets and stop their ideas from being copied. It offers businesses help to develop and safeguard their intellectual property.


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