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Swindon firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

February 9, 2016
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Swindon firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

The search starts today to find the South West’s happiest workplace – and staff working for Swindon’s forward-looking businesses are being encouraged to take part. The contest, launched last year in Bristol and Bath, proved so popular that organisers workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde Interior Architecture have extended it cover the entire region....

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£1.4m investment in new buses will improve passenger comfort, says Thamesdown Transport

February 9, 2016
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£1.4m investment in new buses will improve passenger comfort, says Thamesdown Transport

Swindon bus operator Thamesdown Transport is buying 10 new buses for £1.4m – its first investment in new vehicles for four years. The single-decker, 39-seat buses, which are replacing older vehicles, will be delivered to in two phases. The first four will arrive in March and April and will be used on route 16,...

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Customer feedback on its charity choice leads to grand gesture by Vygon

February 9, 2016
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Customer feedback on its charity choice leads to grand gesture by Vygon

Medical and surgical devices supplier Vygon has raised £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, the charity chosen by its customers. The Blunsdon-based firm asked customers which good cause it should support in its annual survey, which gives it essential feedback on how they view the business and its products. Vygon is the UK’s leading supplier...

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Support for its staff with caring responsibilities earns award for Novum Law

February 8, 2016
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Support for its staff with caring responsibilities earns award for Novum Law

Specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law’s commitment to supporting employees who combine work with caring for a family member has been recognised in a new awards scheme. Swindon-headquartered Novum Law received a bronze award at the Working for Carers’ inaugural gala evening to celebrate the success of Wiltshire firms. The awards were launched...

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Sale of specialist steel fabrication firm handled by Watershed’s Swindon office

February 8, 2016
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Sale of specialist steel fabrication firm handled by Watershed’s Swindon office

The Swindon office of corporate finance specialists Watersheds has arranged the management buy-in of an architectural and structural steel fabricators. Bristol-based Long Engineering, which specialises in bespoke architectural products for the construction industry, has been acquired by a group of businessmen from the city. Business owner Lance Harris bought it in 2004 through a...

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Coffee Republic founder lined up for Women in Business Conference

February 8, 2016
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Coffee Republic founder lined up for Women in Business Conference

Coffee Republic founder Sahar Hashemi OBE has been named as the keynote speaker at next month’s Wiltshire and Swindon Women in Business Conference. Sahar Hashemi is one of UK’s most inspirational female entrepreneurs and a powerful speaker on innovation and the entrepreneurial mindset. Hosted by The Enterprise Network (TEN), the conference is timed to...

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