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New regional director for large corporates joins Lloyds Bank

October 15, 2019
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New regional director for large corporates joins Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed Carmen Peacock as director for large corporate clients in the South West and South Wales – a role that supports businesses’ growth plans, including debt origination. Carmen, pictured, brings more than 10 years’ banking industry experience, joining from Santander’s Bristol office, where she worked with a large number...

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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 14, 2019
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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The woman who ran a female-only software business in the 1960s and strived to change the gender makeup of the technology sector is set to inspire a new generation of women in business as the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England this week. Dame Stephanie Shirley, now 85, pictured...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 14, 2019
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Monday October 14 Nothing listed Tuesday October 15 Finals: Bellway, Nanoco, Sareum Interims: Lidco, Walker Greenbank Trading announcement: Hays Economic announcements: Claimant count, unemployment rate Wednesday October 16 Final: Applied Graph Trading announcement: Tullow Oil Economic announcements: Producer price index, Consumer price index Thursday October 17 Economic announcements: Retail sales Friday October 18 Nothing listed  

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CBI calls for greater devolution to boost region’s economy and close productivity

October 14, 2019
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CBI calls for greater devolution to boost region’s economy and close productivity

Devolving more power from Westminster to the South West will turbo-charge its economy and end a productivity gap that costs its workers an average of £5,000 a year in lost income, according to a new report. But decisions on spending money devolved from central government must be taken by an independent regional board rather...

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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Your guide to where to invest

October 14, 2019
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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Your guide to where to invest

Whitechurch Financial Consultants’ series of exclusive sponsored infographics for Swindon Business News continues with an easy-to-use guide to where to invest. Please click on the image to read more

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New roles for 18 Thrings’ staff in its largest ever round of promotions

October 9, 2019
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New roles for 18 Thrings’ staff in its largest ever round of promotions

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has made its largest ever round of promotions with three new partners, a legal director, six associates and eight senior associates – a new role for the firm. The new partners are planning expert Ros Trotman and agricultural litigator Robert James – both based in its Bristol office, along with...

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