Innovate and export to taste future success, West food firms told at major conference

May 19, 2014
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Innovate and export to taste future success, West food firms told at major conference

West food businesses must embrace innovation and explore new markets for export if they are to succeed, a major conference in the region was told. The topics formed the two key themes at the Future of Food event staged by accountants Smith & Williamson at yogurt maker Yeo Valley’s headquarters in Blagdon, near Bristol....

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Bristol Airport flying high as it lands more destinations and bigger aircraft on holiday routes

April 29, 2014
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Bristol Airport flying high as it lands more destinations and bigger aircraft on holiday routes

New holiday destinations have been unveiled for next summer and larger planes introduced this week at Bristol Airport as its passenger numbers continue to climb to record levels. Holiday giant Thomas Cook is basing two 220-seat Airbus A321 aircraft at the airport to use on its summer services to holiday hotspots – replacing two...

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Swindon Business News travel: A cool 72 hours in Iceland

February 14, 2014
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Swindon Business News travel: A cool 72 hours in Iceland

Spectacular scenery and a small but exciting capital city make Iceland a magnet for adventurous tourists. Swindon Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE took advantage of the recently-launched easyJet direct flights from Bristol Airport to Reykjavik and here gives her top tips for a great weekend away…                                          Iceland’s amazing lunar landscape is increasingly...

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Don’t follow that camel: Iceland-bound air passengers greeted by ship of the desert

December 12, 2013
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Don’t follow that camel: Iceland-bound air passengers greeted by ship of the desert

Passengers arriving for the inaugural easyJet flight from Bristol Airport to Reykjavik this morning may have been surprised to find a 7ft camel greeting them at the check-in desks. But Kokoso’s appearance was not down to a booking error by the airline’s promotions department – he was on hand to promote the launch of...

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Travel: An apres-ski driving lesson that translates into a lot of fun

November 20, 2013
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Travel: An apres-ski driving lesson that translates into a lot of fun

Serre Chevalier, a high ski resort on the French-Italian border, is ideal for a group or large family holiday. And its added attractions, for Swindon Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE, included learning how to drive a ‘piste basher’. As our tour guide pointed out the ‘Milky Way’ ski area on our way to...

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Airport introduces new flights as economic recovery starts to take off

October 1, 2013
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Airport introduces new flights as economic recovery starts to take off

‘Santa Special’ flights to Lapland are being re-introduced from Bristol Airport this December after a gap of five years as their operator expresses confidence in the economic recovery. The launch of the three and four-day packages by Esprit’s Santa’s Lapland brand, part of the Inghams and Ski Total stable – the UK’s largest specialist...

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Swindon Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Manchester

August 1, 2013
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Swindon Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Manchester

Known for its trophy-winning football teams and vibrant music scene, and the fact the BBC recently relocated there, Manchester is also one of the UK’s leading business destinations. So what can the business traveller do between meetings or to fill in a long lunch hour? Swindon Business News travel editor ANNE GORRINGE headed North...

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Swindon Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Hamburg

July 9, 2013
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Swindon Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Hamburg

Business links between the West and the German city of Hamburg are taking off following the launch of direct flights from Bristol Airport. So what can the business traveller do between meetings or to fill a few hours before flying home? Swindon Business News travel editor ANNE GORRINGE went to find out . ....

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Hunt is on to find the West’s greenest businesses

June 7, 2013
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Firms from Swindon and Wiltshire are being encouraged to put ‘green’ at the heart of their business and enter a competition that could win them the title Greenest Business in the South West. Firms have until 5pm today to register their application in the contest staged by Business West, the business support organisation which...

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Travel: Now’s the time to slope off to where snow meets rock

April 22, 2013
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Can’t decide whether to splash out to see your favourite band on their European tour or go skiing? These days you can do both, writes travel editor ANNE GORRINGE With veteran bands like The Stones charging an arm and a leg for their concert tickets, it could be wiser to spend your money on...

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