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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 24, 2020
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Monday May 25 Bank holiday: Nothing listed Tuesday May 26 Nothing listed Wednesday May 27 Finals: Biffa, British Land, Hibernia REIT, Ramsdens Holdings Interim: Britvic Trading announcement: Provident Financial Thursday May 28 Final: Urban Exposure Interims: Daily Mail & General Trust, Jadestone Energy Trading announcement: IWG Friday May 29 Finals: Urban Logistics REIT, Volvere...

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£1.45m finance deal for Wiltshire medical firm to boost production of Covid-19 test swabs

May 19, 2020
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£1.45m finance deal for Wiltshire medical firm to boost production of Covid-19 test swabs

A Wiltshire medical products manufacturer behind a world-beating specialist swab has secured a £1.45m finance package from Barclays to help the NHS’s Covid-19 testing. Medical Wire & Equipment (MWE), based in Corsham, is expecting to recruit 30 more staff – taking its total workforce to 120 – as it increases production of its virus...

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Expert advice – and chance to network virtually – in Business West’s latest recovery initiative

May 18, 2020
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Expert advice – and chance to network virtually – in Business West’s latest recovery initiative

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, is launching a series of expert webinars and virtual networking events to help small firms bounce back from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The webinars will address key practical issues and challenges facing firms as lockdown measures are eased while the online networking sessions will enable...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 17, 2020
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Monday May 18 Finals: Centamin, LXI REIT Tuesday May 19 Finals: Blackstone/GSO Loan Financing, DCC Interims: Avon Rubber, Greencore Group, Hardide, Imperial Brands, Renew Holdings, Shoe Zone, Topps Tiles, Tritax Eurobox, UDG Healthcare Q1 results: Georgia Healthcare Economic announcements: Unemployment rate, Claimant count rate Wednesday May 20 Finals: Bloomsbury Publishing, Experian, Great Portland, HICL...

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Swindon Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. How we are supporting the economy

May 15, 2020
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Swindon Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. How we are supporting the economy

The Bank of England’s role is to maintain UK monetary and financial stability by keeping inflation sustainably low and ensuring that the financial system can serve the people of the UK in bad times as well as good. To achieve these aims through the Covid-19 crisis we have put in place a package of...

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‘Strong fundamentals’ of industrial market will help it bounce back from Covid-19 crisis, says report

May 15, 2020
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‘Strong fundamentals’ of industrial market will help it bounce back from Covid-19 crisis, says report

Take-up in the West of England’s industrial property market will be hit by the Covid-19 pandemic but should bounce back quickly, according to a forecast by one of the region’s top property agencies. Colliers International says the fundamentals of the market remain strong – and even now deals are being done.  Take-up in Bristol...

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