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Halfords appoints Wincanton to run its national distribution network

July 1, 2015
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Halfords appoints Wincanton to run its national distribution network

Wincanton, the Chippenham-based logistics group, has won a major contract with car parts and bike retail chain Halfords to be sole operator of its national transport contract. Under the contract, which goes live this summer, Wincanton will operate more than 80 vehicles distributing Halfords products from its base in Coventry, as well as five...

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Two more solar farms get green light from Good Energy

June 30, 2015
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Two more solar farms get green light from Good Energy

Wiltshire renewable electricity group Good Energy is to commission two more solar farms, it announced today. The Chippenham-based firm said it would add the 5MW sites to its existing four solar farms, taking its total generating capacity to 30MW – enough to serve more than 7,000 homes. Planning approvals for the new sites at...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 28, 2015
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Monday 29 June Interim: Porvair AGMs: Advanced Oncotherapy, Anglo-Eastern Plantations, Ariana Resources, Asia Resource Minerals, Baron Oil, Beowulf Mining, Energiser Investments, Globo, Kemin Resources, Savanah Petroleum, Tiger Resource Finance, Trans-Siberian Gold, Trinity Exploration & Production, Vianet, Volvere EGMs: Castleton Technology, Direct Line Insurance Economics: Net consumer credit, Net lending secured on dwellings, Mortgage approvals,...

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‘Golden week’ for UK economy but growth is likely to slow, Swindon Question Time hears

June 26, 2015
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‘Golden week’ for UK economy but growth is likely to slow, Swindon Question Time hears

The economy has just enjoyed “almost a golden week” with falling unemployment, rising wage increases and low inflation, Swindon business leaders heard at an Economic Question Time hosted by law firm Withy King. But HSBC head of economics Mark Berrisford-Smith told the event that while the UK was performing markedly better than virtually all...

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Nationwide’s responsible approach to business puts it in running for coveted national award

June 26, 2015
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Nationwide’s responsible approach to business puts it in running for coveted national award

Swindon-based Nationwide has again been recognised as one of the UK’s most responsible businesses in a prestigious awards scheme run by Business in the Community (BITC). The building society is a finalist in the organisation’s annual Responsible Business Awards, which celebrate organisations that are transforming their communities and in turn their businesses to create...

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Key industry role for founder of Swindon’s C&D Recruitment

June 26, 2015
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Key industry role for founder of Swindon’s C&D Recruitment

Swindon-based recruitment firm C&D’s managing director Karen Davison-Renouf has been appointed as a member of industry body the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) council. Karen, pictured, is one of six new members elected at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting last week and one of four non-executive directors. The REC is committed to raising standards...

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