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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 30, 2016
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Monday 2 May Bank holiday – nothing scheduled Tuesday 3 May Interim: Aberdeen Asset Management Trading statements: HSBC, Just Eat AGMs: DP Poland, Fresnillo, Randgold Resources, Stadium, Stratex International Economics: Markit UK manufacturing PMI Wednesday 4 May Interims: Avon Rubber, Imperial Brands Finals: 1Spatial, J Sainsbury, Venture Life Trading statements: Dialog Semiconductor, Direct Line...

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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

April 29, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

The successful Business Showcase South West returns next month to again celebrate the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. The event, the largest of its kind in the South West, this year takes place at the newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, meaning it will be even bigger. Delegates from Swindon and...

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£1.55m South African Broadcasting Corporation contract win for SciSys

April 29, 2016
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£1.55m South African Broadcasting Corporation contract win for SciSys

Chippenham-based specialist IT firm SciSys has landed a £1.55m contract to supply the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with its world-beating ‘cloud-hosted’ radio technology. The two-and-a-half year contract is the latest secured by the firm as it continues to bounce back from serious problems with a major fixed-price contract last year. The crisis pushed...

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The LAST WORD: Chris Smith, managing director, Marshfield Bakery

April 29, 2016
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The LAST WORD: Chris Smith, managing director, Marshfield Bakery

Each week Swindon Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Chris Smith, managing director of Marshfield Bakery, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Eddie the Eagle. I remember the original! Book you read? I always have...

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£10m funding sought by innovative Swindon firm aiming to turn waste plastic into energy

April 29, 2016
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£10m funding sought by innovative Swindon firm aiming to turn waste plastic into energy

Swindon-based waste-to-energy pioneer Recycling Technologies is seeking £10m to take the business to the next level. The innovative firm makes machines that convert waste plastic to oil. After developing its technology for several years, it is testing its first commercial machine. It sees a huge market for the machines, which convert mixed plastic waste...

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Award-winning work by Swindon event director puts him among industry A-listers

April 28, 2016
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Award-winning work by Swindon event director puts him among industry A-listers

Swindon-based event director Andy Edwards is celebrating after appearing in a prestigious annual ‘A-list’ of the industry’s top 35 event professionals aged 35 and under. Andy, pictured, who works for the South Marston office of Capita Travel and Events, heard of his inclusion in the list when he attended its launch event in London...

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