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North Wiltshire van centre drives onto market

September 1, 2014
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North Wiltshire van centre drives onto market

A former commercial vehicle sales centre and workshop on a high-profile site south of Swindon has come onto the market. Previously operated as the M4 Van Centre, the two-storey, 4,500 sq ft vehicle workshop and office building in Broad Hinton is being let through the Swindon office of commercial property consultants Alder King. The...

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Manufacturing growth slows as concerns grow over weaker exports

September 1, 2014
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Manufacturing growth slows as concerns grow over weaker exports

Growth among West of England manufacturers has eased to more moderate and sustainable long-term levels, according to a survey published today – but exports are being hit by a combination of weakness in the eurozone and sterling’s strength. The latest quarterly Manufacturing Outlook survey from EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and accountants BDO shows a...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 1, 2014
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Monday 1 September Interim: Falkland Oil & Gas Trading statement: Berkeley Group AGMs: Berkeley Group, Igas Energy EGMs: Mecom, Retroscreen Virology Economics: Net consumer credit, Net lending secured on dwellings, Mortgage approvals, M4 money supply, Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index – manufacturing, Halifax house prices, Bank of England/GfK inflation over the next 12 months Tuesday...

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Pioneering Swindon firms secure LEP growth funding to put town on map for innovation

August 29, 2014
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Pioneering Swindon firms secure LEP growth funding to put town on map for innovation

Some of the Swindon area’s most innovative small firms are sharing hundreds of thousands of pounds of funding to create new jobs and help them reach their business potential. The money comes from the third tranche of the £750,000 Gateway for Growth programme, which has been co-ordinated by the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise...

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New-look water tower demonstrates UTC Swindon’s high ambitions for town’s engineering future

August 29, 2014
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New-look water tower demonstrates UTC Swindon’s high ambitions for town’s engineering future

Part of Swindon’s proud industrial heritage has been given a new lease of life by the town’s soon-to-open University Technical College (UTC). The iconic water tower, which forms part of the UTC’s historic Bristol Street site on the edge of the Railway Village, has been newly restored ahead of the opening of the college...

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Vectura’s pioneering asthma inhaler gets green light for use in another new market

August 28, 2014
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Vectura’s pioneering asthma inhaler gets green light for use in another new market

An innovative inhaler for patients with asthma developed by Chippenham-based specialist drug firm Vectura has secured its first approval in Latin America. The green light from Mexico’s Health Authority follows similar go-aheads in four European countries and South Korea for the AirFluSal Forspiro device, pictured, which can also be used to treat chronic obstructive...

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