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Good Energy shares lose power after it warns that warm weather this year will cool profit growth

December 18, 2014
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Good Energy shares lose power after it warns that warm weather this year will cool profit growth

Shares in Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier and generator, fell by more than 6% today after it warned that its profits will be lower than expected this year. The fall came despite the firm announcing that it had secured a new £45m debt facility to invest in future generating capacity and customer...

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SciSys snaps up innovative app firm as it looks for growth in retail sector

December 18, 2014
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SciSys snaps up innovative app firm as it looks for growth in retail sector

Chippenham-based specialist IT group SciSys is expanding into the retail industry following the acquisition of a small software application development firm. SciSys, which works in sectors spanning space, defence, media and government, is paying a maximum of £3.2m for Leicester-based Xibis, which it expects to be immediately earnings-enhancing. SciSys said the Xibis has a...

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South West law firms’ confidence soars despite tougher competition and economic uncertainty

December 18, 2014
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Confidence among law firms in the South West is at its highest since 2006, according to new research, with a third planning to open new offices next year. However, most also say that competition has got tougher with cashflow management a particular challenge. The snapshot of a sector undergoing fundamental change emerges from the...

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Low-cost airline Wizz Air to launch Katowice flights from Bristol Airport

December 18, 2014
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Low-cost airline Wizz Air to launch Katowice flights from Bristol Airport

Hungarian airline Wizz Air, the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced it is to launch flights from Bristol Airport to the Polish city of Katowice. The twice-weekly service will start on June 26 and operate every Monday and Friday. Bristol will be the 106th airport in the Budapest-based airline’s route...

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Clegg in Swindon to sign ‘historic’ £129m deal to boost local economy

December 18, 2014
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Clegg in Swindon to sign ‘historic’ £129m deal to boost local economy

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today hailed an “historic” job-creating £129m boost to the economy of Swindon and Wiltshire. The Government-funded Growth Deal, which was previously announced in July, will help create up to 1,500 jobs, allow up to 2,000 homes to be built by 2021 and generate up to £70m in public and...

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Jobless fall welcomed by Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, but it warns of weaknesses in economy

December 17, 2014
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Jobless fall welcomed by Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, but it warns of weaknesses in economy

The Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative welcomed another fall in unemployment today but warned that “fundamental weaknesses” remain in the economy which threaten to hold back recovery. Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show unemployment across the South West fell by 2,000 between August and October, taking the region’s jobless rate down...

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