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Chancellor needs to lift confidence in Budget, Business West warns as inflation hits five-year high

October 17, 2017
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Chancellor needs to lift confidence in Budget, Business West warns as inflation hits five-year high

Firms across Swindon and Wiltshire are looking for Chancellor Philip Hammond to deliver a shot in the arm and lift confidence in next month’s Budget following today’s rise in inflation, according to the region’s largest business group. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose to 3% in September, according to today’s official figures – taking...

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Second Marlborough office for Carter Jonas after it recruits Humberts directors

October 17, 2017
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Second Marlborough office for Carter Jonas after it recruits Humberts directors

National property consultancy Carter Jonas has opened its second office in Marlborough after two directors from rival firm Humberts joined it. Christopher Jerram and Craig Horton – who between them have more than seven decades of experience – moved from Humberts to Carter Jonas this summer some members of their team. The move has...

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Video advert contest for budding young film makers launched by Cardwave Services

October 17, 2017
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Video advert contest for budding young film makers launched by Cardwave Services

A video advert competition for students interested in drama, performing arts, film and media has been launched by Cardwave Services, the Devizes-based pioneer in flash memory products. The firm, whose products are used in a wide range of devices including mobile phones, digital cameras and notebook computers, is inviting individuals, schools, colleges, drama clubs...

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Business leaders dig deep at Red Dinner to support The Prince’s Trust

October 16, 2017
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Business leaders dig deep at Red Dinner to support The Prince’s Trust

Unemployed and disadvantaged young people from across the West of England are to benefit from £160,000 raised by business leaders at a dinner for The Prince’s Trust. More than 460 business people and other high-profile guests from across the region attended the annual Red Dinner at Ashton Gate in Bristol – one of the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 15, 2017
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Monday October 16 Interims: Netflix Finals: ASOS Tuesday October 17 Interims: Danone, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, IBM Trading updates: Pearson, Ladbrokes Coral, Moneysupermarket.com, Virgin Money, Merlin Entertainments Economic announcement: CPI (September) Wednesday October 18 Interims: Akzo Nobel, Carrefour, American Express, eBay, Alcoa Trading updates: Reckitt Benckiser, Premier Foods, Rathbone Brothers, Foxtons Economic announcement: UK...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 9, 2017
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Monday October 9 Trading announcements: Trinity Mirror Tuesday October 10 Interims: Ted Baker, Domino’s Pizza, BlackRock Trading announcements: BAE Systems, Vedanta, Victrex Economic announcement: UK trade balance (August) Wednesday October 11 Trading announcements: Dunelm, Page Group, Premier Foods, Telford Homes Thursday October 12 Finals: WH Smith Interims: Sky, N Brown, Booker, Citigroup, JP Morgan...

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