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GDP slowdown makes it vital politicians focus on growth ahead of election, says Business West

May 1, 2015
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GDP slowdown makes it vital politicians focus on growth ahead of election, says Business West

Business West, the organisation behind the Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative, has called on all political parties contesting next week’s General Election to focus on policies that promote growth in the light figures showing a slowdown over the past three months. It said the official GDP statistics published earlier this week, which revealed first-quarter growth...

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Chief executive credited with transforming Avon Rubber to step down

May 1, 2015
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Chief executive credited with transforming Avon Rubber to step down

Avon Rubber chief executive Peter Slabbert, who is credited with helping transform the Wiltshire business into a global manufacturing innovator, is to leave later this year. Confirmation of his resignation after 15 years at Avon – seven of them as chief executive – came as the group posted another strong set of financial results...

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West of England entrepreneurs want next government to invest in region’s road, rail and air links

May 1, 2015
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The next government’s top priority must be to invest in the country’s infrastructure, according to a survey of fast-growth entrepreneurial businesses across the South West. Some 31% taking part in the survey for accountants EY put  road, rail and air links at the top of their wish lists followed by investment in improving broadband...

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Five key reasons to attend Business Showcase South 2015

May 1, 2015
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Five key reasons to attend Business Showcase South 2015

Organisers of next month’s Business Showcase South West have come up with five compelling reasons for Swindon business people to attend what will be the biggest of its kind in the region The event, on May 14 and 15 at Colston Hall, in Bristol, will celebrate the best in innovation, creativity and enterprise and...

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The LAST WORD: Jeremy Holt, partner, Clark Holt Commercial Solicitors

April 28, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Jeremy Holt, partner, Clark Holt Commercial Solicitors

Each week Swindon Business News gives a prominent member of the town’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Jeremy Holt, partner at Clark Holt Commercial Solicitors, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? Jimmy’s Hall. One of the many wonderful films put on by the...

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Business Show Swindon: Photo gallery

April 28, 2015
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Business Show Swindon: Photo gallery

Around 800 people gained an insight into Swindon's vibrant economy and go-ahead firms at the town's fifth annual Business Show on Thursday. The event, staged by Business West at the town’s STEAM museum, proved successful for the 80 exhibitors, who included law firm Thrings, HSBC, Bristol Airport, Center Parcs and Forward Swindon. Adventurer and...

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