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Fujitsu snaps up Wiltshire smart-ticketing pioneer that aims to revolutionise rail travel

September 4, 2015
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Fujitsu snaps up Wiltshire smart-ticketing pioneer that aims to revolutionise rail travel

Digital ticketing developer ACT (Applied Card Technologies) has been acquired by Japanese IT giant Fujitsu in a multi-million pound deal that paves the way for the UK’s first smartphone-based rail ticket issuing system. ACT, based at Kington Langley, near Chippenham, designs, builds and manages smart transaction systems for retail, tourism, public sector and transport...

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Successful outcome to SciSys’ bank talks lifts threat of covenant breach

September 4, 2015
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Successful outcome to SciSys’ bank talks lifts threat of covenant breach

Shares in SciSys, one of Wiltshire's largest specialist IT firms, rose today after it said it had resolved a potentially damaging funding crisis. In June the Chippenham-headquartered firm, which works with blue-chip clients including Government departments, the BBC and the European Space Agency, warned it was at risk of breaching its banking covenants in...

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Free parking scheme trialled in Chippenham town centre to boost trade

September 4, 2015
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Free parking scheme trialled in Chippenham town centre to boost trade

A pilot scheme offering free parking in Chippenham town centre after 3pm on Thursday afternoons has been launched by the town’s Business Improvement District (BID). The Free After Three scheme, launched yesterday, is aimed at boosting trade for town centre businesses and follows extensive research by the BID into the use of car parks...

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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

September 4, 2015
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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

Solicitors from Withy King’s corporate commercial and private client teams based in Swindon highlight a few recent developments for business owners to be aware of in their professional and personal lives. Company directors must be ‘natural persons’ The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 introduces some of the biggest changes in company law...

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Toyota and Lexus look to Jaywing’s Swindon contact centre to drive its brands forward

September 4, 2015
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Toyota and Lexus look to Jaywing’s Swindon contact centre to drive its brands forward

Specialist marketing group Jaywing’s Swindon contact centre has been appointed to handle UK customer services for car giant Toyota and its luxury Lexus brand. Under the three-year contract, a team of 10 multi-skilled individuals from the centre will act as the central hub for customer inquiries, as well as inbound and outbound marketing calls...

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Third apprentice recruited by Swindon-based financial services firm Svensoni

September 4, 2015
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Third apprentice recruited by Swindon-based financial services firm Svensoni

Swindon-based paraplanning firm Svensoni, which works with more than 250 clients in the financial services industry, has further demonstrated its commitment to future talent in the industry by hiring its third apprentice. The company, which was launched in 2010, carries out admin tasks for its clients across the UK ranging from single financial advisers...

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