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Brexit: Swindon firms hammered by stock market fall-out

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Swindon firms hammered by stock market fall-out

Millions of pounds were wiped off the value of Swindon and Wiltshire firms quoted on the London Stock Exchange today as they became caught up in the Brexit share price collapse. Manufacturers were hard hit with shares in Avon Rubber, which has its global HQ in Melksham, down by nearly 3%. The car market...

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BREXIT: Result could put Swindon back on fast-track for growth, says property expert

June 24, 2016
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BREXIT: Result could put Swindon back on fast-track for growth, says property expert

Brexit could trigger a renaissance for the UK manufacturing sector – with Swindon is well-placed to benefit, according to the town’s long-established Swindon commercial property agency Whitmarsh Lockhart. James Lockhart, partner at long-running, claimed leaving the constraints of the EU could deliver the long hoped for improvements in UK productivity. In comments that go...

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Brexit: Economic impact

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Economic impact

The referendum result has had an immediate economic impact with sterling suffering its worst ever fall. The pound slumped by 10% to its lowest level since 1985. The Bank of England issued a statement saying it was “monitoring developments closely” and would take “all necessary steps” to support monetary stability amid fears that the...

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Brexit: National business reaction

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: National business reaction

Business organisation the CBI, which had lobbied hard for the UK to remain in the EU, called for “strong and calm leadership” from the Government to ensure economic stability as Brexit kicks in. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described the vote as a “momentous turning point” in the country’s history. “The country has spoken and it’s...

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Brexit: Swindon business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Swindon business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, called on the government to immediately commit to negotiate the best deal possible for British firms outside the EU following the referendum result. Failing to do that could risk jeopardising new investment from the many overseas firms that have chosen to base themselves in the region to...

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Former police officer and Afghan War reservist to speak on stress at Business Village breakfast

June 23, 2016
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Former police officer and Afghan War reservist to speak on stress at Business Village breakfast

Swindon-based stress counsellor and author Carl Rosier-Jones will tell guests to sit back and relax when he gives a talk to networking group Business Village in the town next month. Carl, pictured, is a former police officer and during his career received a bravery award and a Chief Constable’s Commendation award. He also served...

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