Financial centre of excellence plan for Bath

By Ben Carey on 19 February, 2019


Visit Bath has partnered with Invest in Bath and Royds Withy King in the aim of growing the city’s reputation as a centre of excellence for financial services.

The newly created Bath Financial Forum will provide opportunities for businesses to collaborate, innovate and discuss the latest trends in relation to local, national and global financial issues.

Bath has over 13,000 people employed in financial services across the city and this sector is expected to account for almost 70 per cent of job growth over the next 10 years.

The forum will provide regular networking events along with opportunities for debate and information-sharing, raising the profile of the city’s financial services industry and attracting new talent to the area.

The collaboration will launch with Tim Warren, Leader of B&NES and the Council’s Director of Economy and Growth, John Wilkinson, delivering keynote addresses to set out their vision for the future of financial services in the region.

Graham Street, Managing Partner at Royds Withy King, said, “The Bath Financial Forum will provide a dynamic environment for professionals to come together to explore the opportunities to put Bath’s financial services sector on the map.”

Emma Williams of Invest in Bath added, “We’re delighted to be involved with the Bath Financial Forum. At these events over the coming months we’ll be sharing our vision of creating a new Business District for the city, through the development of The Quays, which aims to attract high quality inward investors to Bath.”

Leslie Redwood, Head of Business Development and Partnerships at Visit Bath added, “Visit Bath, along with our strategic partners, are now working in collaboration to promote and champion the new story of Bath regionally, nationally and internationally in order to attract new investors, visitors and residents to a reinvented and reinvigorated city for the region and for the nation. We are keen to broaden this work with increasing partners and sectors as we move forward with this and other new strategic partnerships in the next few months.”

To find out more, please go to the Visit Bath website or email