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Complex injuries specialist joins Novum Law as an associate solicitor

January 27, 2021
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Complex injuries specialist joins Novum Law as an associate solicitor

Specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law has strengthened its team with the appointment of associate solicitor Sabeena Pirooz. Sabeena, pictured, joins the Swindon-headquartered firm following a period of significant growth in demand for its expert medical negligence legal advice and support.  Sabeena qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and has more than 15 years’...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 24, 2021
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Monday January 25 Final: Crest Nicholson, SThree Interim: Newmark Security Q3 results: Larsen and Toubro Trading announcements: Plant Health Care, Yamana Gold Tuesday January 26 Interims: PZ Cussons, Quiz Trading announcements: Barr (AG), DP Eurasia, Petropavlovsk, Saga Economic announcements: Claimant count rate, Unemployment rate Wednesday January 27 Final: Redx Pharma Interim: Hargreaves Services Trading announcements: 3i Group, Brewin Dolphin, Tullow Oil Economic announcements: Producer price...

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Record year for BGF’s regional office, despite Covid-19, with investments reaching £67m

January 23, 2021
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Record year for BGF’s regional office, despite Covid-19, with investments reaching £67m

Investment group BGF’s South West team overcame challenges sparked by the coronavirus pandemic to invest a record amount last year. Some £67m was injected into businesses in 2020 – up on the £37m achieved in 2019 and overtaking the previous record of £50m in 2018.  The new investments take BGF’s total funding in the...

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Survey will show how Swindon’s manufacturers are coping with twin impact of Covid and Brexit

January 22, 2021
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Survey will show how Swindon’s manufacturers are coping with twin impact of Covid and Brexit

Small and medium-sized manufacturers in Swindon are being encouraged to have their say on trading beyond Brexit as part of an influential industry survey.  The quarterly Manufacturing Barometer is the UK’s largest survey of its kind and is looking to find out how companies are coping with the early months of life after leaving the...

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Business West calls on government to act now and extend business rates relief for struggling firms

January 21, 2021
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Business West calls on government to act now and extend business rates relief for struggling firms

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to extend business rates relief beyond its March 31 cut-off point to avoid further pressure on firms struggling from lockdown restrictions. The call has come from Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative. Businesses in the retail, hospitality and...

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EY’s new South West managing partner has ambitions to further build brand in region

January 21, 2021
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EY’s new South West managing partner has ambitions to further build brand in region

Karen Kirkwood has been appointed as global accountancy group EY’s new managing partner for the South West and Wales as it continues its growth in the region. Karen, pictured, takes over from Andrew Perkins, who has successfully completed a four-year tenure in the role. He is staying in Bristol as EY’s regional corporate finance partner.  Karen joined EY...

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