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Dyson announces £1.5bn boost for research and development and 100 new products

November 21, 2014
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Malmesbury-based appliance firm Dyson is to invest a further £1.5bn in research and development to help it launch 100 new products and create more jobs, it announced today. The firm’s founder, inventor Sir James Dyson, said he will donate £50m to an external research programme with British universities and £200m to expand on an...

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Leading Swindon recruiter marks 40 years in business – and promises bright future

November 21, 2014
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Field Recruitment, one of the first recruitment companies to open in Swindon, is celebrating 40 years in business. Originally called Field Staff Agency, the business was set up in 1974 by HR specialist Maggie Heaven and operated from premises in Commercial Road. Four decades on, it now has two Commercial Road offices and a...

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Chancellor urged to use his Autumn Statement to boost spending on innovation and infrastructure

November 21, 2014
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Manufacturers across the South West are calling for a massive boost to infrastructure and innovation in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement to build on the strong economic recovery and lay foundations for longer-term economic growth. The call comes from the EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, in its submission to the Autumn Statement. It focuses heavily...

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Financial planning firm gains coveted chartered status

November 21, 2014
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Proposito Financial Planning has been awarded prestigious chartered financial planner status by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). The Malmesbury-based firm, which specialises in providing bespoke financial planning services to individuals and businesses, joins an elite group of firms which have met the rigorous criteria relating to professionalism and capability demanded by the CII, and...

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Business boost sparked by Government change in renewable heating rules

November 21, 2014
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A Government scheme aimed at encouraging homeowners to invest in carbon-saving biomass boilers has led to a boom in business for installation firm Wessex Biomass. The firm, based near Malmesbury, says it has seen a surge in inquiries since the Government extended the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme to domestic properties earlier this year....

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Accelerating growth at Arval UK takes it through the 100,000-vehicle milestone

November 21, 2014
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Accelerating growth at Arval UK takes it through the 100,000-vehicle milestone

Swindon-based vehicle leasing and fleet management firm Arval UK has put its 100,000th vehicle on the road following a year of strong growth. The firm, part of French banking giant BNP Paribas, said new initiatives introduced over the past couple of years had won it new customers ranging from large corporates with thousands of...

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