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Head of learning at RTS moves up to board role

March 3, 2015
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Head of learning at RTS moves up to board role

Specialist automotive industry agency RTS’s head of learning Kathryn Searle has been promoted to the group’s board as director of learning and development. Kathryn, pictured, joined Chippenham-based RTS four years ago. The group provides learning and development for customer-facing staff in the automotive industry and counts leading brands such as Mazda, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and...

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Jobs boost as West manufacturers ramp up production and investment

March 2, 2015
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Jobs boost as West manufacturers ramp up production and investment

Manufacturing companies across the West of England have increased output and investment over recent months, resulting in new jobs and a brighter outlook than most other regions of the UK. The upbeat picture emerged from a major survey published today which also showed the slump in the oil price has had little impact so...

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Swindon Designer Outlet’s latest expansion in running for best regional building award

March 2, 2015
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Swindon Designer Outlet’s latest expansion in running for best regional building award

The £35m extension to Swindon’s Designer Outlet shopping centre has been named among the region’s best new buildings.  The project has been shortlisted in the ‘building conversation’ category of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) South West awards, putting it head to head with major schemes across the region. The 50,000 sq ft...

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Good Energy powers up third solar farm with two more in the pipeline

March 2, 2015
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Good Energy powers up third solar farm with two more in the pipeline

Good Energy, the Chippenham renewable energy firm, has started generating electricity from its latest solar farm, the 5MW Rook Wood scheme near Royal Wootton Bassett. The 25-acre site near Marlborough Road will supply enough electricity to power around 1,100 homes, bringing the number of solar farms developed and operated by Good Energy to three...

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Top recruitment industry figure joins Outsource UK as it looks for further growth

March 2, 2015
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Top recruitment industry figure joins Outsource UK as it looks for further growth

Swindon-based specialist recruitment firm Outsource UK has appointed the former managing director of the UK’s second-largest staffing business as its chief operating officer. Nick Dettmar, pictured, joins from Impellam Group, which operates across the UK, North America, Asia Pacific and mainland Europe. He has 20 years’ experience in the recruitment industry with extensive expertise...

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Thrings boosts presence in London corporate market with new partner appointment

March 2, 2015
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Thrings boosts presence in London corporate market with new partner appointment

West of England commercial law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has strengthened its corporate offering to domestic and international clients with the appointment of Jonathan Morris as partner. Jonathan, pictured, is a highly-experienced corporate solicitor with more than 10 years’ experience of working with businesses listed on the London Stock...

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