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Serviced office group Regus looking to open more sites in Swindon

July 28, 2014
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Serviced office group Regus looking to open more sites in Swindon

Serviced workplace group Regus plans to increase its presence in Swindon after appointing West-based property consultancy Alder King to search for new sites across the South West and South Wales. The global firm has a base on Swindon’s Windmill Hill Business Park and an ‘express’ centre in the Staples store at Greenbridge among the...

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Jobs axed and holiday bookings at risk as long-established coach firm Hatts goes into administration

July 28, 2014
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Jobs axed and holiday bookings at risk as long-established coach firm Hatts goes into administration

Wiltshire-based specialist coach and holiday tour operator Hatts Coaches has gone into administration with the loss of nearly 90 jobs. Up to 1,000 customers who booked trips with companies in the Hatts group now face an anxious wait to see if they will get refunds or if another firm will take on the bookings....

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Business West welcomes economic bounce back but wants more action to promote further growth

July 28, 2014
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Business West welcomes economic bounce back but wants more action to promote further growth

Business West, the organisation that runs the Swindon Initiative, has welcomed the latest strong Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures as “a shot in the arm for business” but warned more work needed to be done to ensure a sustainable economic recovery. The 0.8% quarterly increase in GDP means the UK economy as a whole...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 28, 2014
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Monday 28 July Interims: Hiscox, JKX Oil & Gas, Reckitt Benckiser, Trinity Mirror, XP Power Finals: Filtronic, Goodwin, Great Eastern Energy, ITM Power Trading statements: Aberdeen Asset Management, Great Portland Estates, National Grid, Petra Diamonds, Ryanair AGMs: Cranswick, National Grid, PeerTV, Polar Capital, Rame Energy Economics: Nationwide house price index Tuesday 29 July Interims:...

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Swindon and Wiltshire prove fertile ground for investment by foreign firms

July 24, 2014
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Swindon and Wiltshire prove fertile ground for investment by foreign firms

A strong performance by Swindon and Wiltshire in attracting business investment from overseas has helped the UK achieve the highest number of inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s, new figures show. In the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area, 10 new investment projects were started by overseas companies in...

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Double celebration at specialist marketing firm OATS as it reaches 30th birthday

July 24, 2014
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Double celebration at specialist marketing firm OATS as it reaches 30th birthday

Swindon-based OATS, the pioneering data supplier to the global lubricants industry, is celebrating a double milestone this year with chairman Sebastian Crawshaw chalking up his 20th year in post and the business itself observing its 30th anniversary.   Sebastian, pictured, took over the firm when its founders, two lubricants specialists from Swindon-based Castrol and Esso,...

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