SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

September 18, 2018
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SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

Specialist IT group SCISYS has secured work worth £2m on a project aimed at improving bus services in London through the use of emerging technology. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space, is to provide software design, development and support services to Transport for London (TfL) for timetabling and scheduling...

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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

September 17, 2018
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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

Bath companies will gain an insight into doing business in the nuclear sector in the UK and overseas at a major conference this Wednesday. The Nuclear South West Annual Conference will focus on collaboration in the industry and important international links – with a recent report by host organisation Nuclear South West revealing that...

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New partner to spearhead MHA Monahans’ growth in Somerset

September 17, 2018
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New partner to spearhead MHA Monahans’ growth in Somerset

Regional chartered accountancy firm MHA Monahans, which has an office in Swindon, has appointed James Keeton as a partner in a role that looks to develop the business further in Somerset.   The firm acquired long-established Taunton firm BJ DixonWalsh 18 months ago and has since looked to build a client base further into...

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Chance for Swindon’s healthcare and life sciences pioneers to get expert business advice

September 17, 2018
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Chance for Swindon’s healthcare and life sciences pioneers to get expert business advice

Healthcare sector innovators from Swindon can test out their ideas in a four-day programme hosted by SETsquared – the world’s number one university business incubator – and the South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) next month.   The Health Innovation Programme (HIP), which is free to companies that meet the eligibility criteria,...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 16, 2018
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Monday September 17 Interims: H&M, FedEx Trading update: Dairy Crest Tuesday September 18 Interims: Faroe Petroleum, General Mills Trading update: Ocado Wednesday September 19 Interim: Kingfisher Trading updates: Babcock, Stagecoach Economic announcement: CPI (August) Thursday September 20 Final: Kier Interims: Lamprell, French Connection Economic announcement: Retail sales (August) Friday September 21 Final: Smiths Group...

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid position aims to promote awareness...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 8, 2018
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Monday September 10 Trading update: Associated British Foods Economic announcements: Trade balance (July), GDP (July) Tuesday September 11 Interims: Cairn Energy, Ashtead, Hilton Foods, JD Sports Trading updates: Halfords, DS Smith, Severfield, Ryanair Economic announcement: Employment data (August) Wednesday September 12 Finals: Dunelm, Galliford Try Interim: Inditex Trading update: Safestore Thursday September 13 Interims:...

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Chance for Swindon firms to influence post-Brexit support for exporters

September 6, 2018
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Chance for Swindon firms to influence post-Brexit support for exporters

Swindon firms have just a week left to take part in a major survey, the results of which will shape support for exporters in the post-Brexit age.  The Business West International Trade Survey takes the pulse of firms across the region at a time when exports are on the rise and the government is...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 2, 2018
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Monday September 3 Final: Dechra Pharmaceuticals Economic announcement: Manufacturing PMI (August) Tuesday September 4 Final: Redrow Interims: WPP, Johnson Service Trading updates: Halfords, DS Smith, Severfield, Ryanair Economic announcement: Construction PMI (August) Wednesday September 5 Final: Barratt Developments Interim: Bayer Trading updates: Berkeley Group, easyJet, IAG Economic announcement: Services PMI (August) Thursday September 6...

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Bristol Airport gets on board innovative tourism-boosting project as pre-launch official sponsor

August 29, 2018
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Bristol Airport gets on board innovative tourism-boosting project as pre-launch official sponsor

Bristol Airport has become an official sponsor of the Great West Way – the first touring route of its kind in England which aims to boost visitors in a 125-mile corridor between London and Bristol via Wiltshire’s world-famous tourist attractions. The innovative project, which will be officially launched in November, has received £1.4m from...

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