Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

February 24, 2017
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Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

The highly experienced judging panel for one of this year’s prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards has been announced. Among the judges are former winners of the award – widely regarded as the region’s top business accolade – as well as respected figures from the business community. Now in their...

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Royds Withy King donates surplus branded clothing to charity working in rural West Africa

February 23, 2017
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Royds Withy King donates surplus branded clothing to charity working in rural West Africa

Remote communities in Ghana are making good use of branded clothing and blankets from law firm Royds Withy King, thanks to the inspiring work of Wiltshire charity Action Through Enterprise (ATE). Royds Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, was formed last year from the merger of regional firm Withy King with...

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Creative Business News to highlight the region’s best work in its unique Campaigns of the Month section

February 21, 2017
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Creative Business News to highlight the region’s best work in its unique Campaigns of the Month section

The West of England is chock-full of incredibly talented creative agencies and individuals. To showcase the cream of their work, Swindon Business News’ sister title Creative Business News will feature the very best creative campaigns coming out of the region in a special section each month. We need you to tell us about the work that...

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New chair of Bath and Wiltshire IoD branch brings SME and food sector expertise

February 20, 2017
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New chair of Bath and Wiltshire IoD branch brings SME and food sector expertise

The Bath and Wiltshire branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Guy Tullberg, managing director of North Wiltshire-based Tracklements – the UK’s leading speciality condiments business – as its new chair. Guy, pictured, has significant experience of the challenges and opportunities for today’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). He has guided his family business...

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British Airways lands back at Bristol Airport with first flights for 10 years

February 18, 2017
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British Airways lands back at Bristol Airport with first flights for 10 years

British Airways is to start flying from Bristol Airport again after a decade-long gap with the launch of four summer-only routes to popular European sunspots. From May the airline will begin direct weekly flights from Bristol to the Spanish holiday destinations of Malaga, Ibiza and Palma and to the Italian city of Florence. The...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 18, 2017
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Monday 20 February Interims: City of London Investment Group, Petra Diamonds Finals: Bovis Homes, Hammerson Trading statements: Hogg Robinson, Vedanta Resources Economics: Rightmove house prices, CBI trends – total orders, selling prices Tuesday 21 February Interims: BHP Billiton, dotdigital, Galliford Try, Green REIT, Netcall, Vernalis Finals: Anglo American, HSBC, InterContinental Hotels, John Wood, Synectics,...

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Wiltshire is England’s most sustainable area, analysis shows – but Swindon is more prosperous

February 17, 2017
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Wiltshire is England’s most sustainable area, analysis shows – but Swindon is more prosperous

Wiltshire is the most resilient and sustainable area of England, according to new analysis – but it lags behind many other parts of the country when it comes to inclusion, equality and prosperity. The county is ranked first out of 324 local authority areas for ‘resilience and sustainability’ in a major research project by...

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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

February 17, 2017
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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

The West of England is experiencing a creative boom. From its trailblazing animators and film makers to its innovative marketing agencies, brand consultancies and graphic designers, the rich pool of talent in the region is going from strength to strength. To celebrate and showcase the world-leading work of this sector, Swindon Business News and...

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Text book disposal of Connect Group’s education supplies division opens up opportunities for growth

February 17, 2017
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Text book disposal of Connect Group’s education supplies division opens up opportunities for growth

Swindon-based newspaper distributor and parcel delivery group Connect is to sell its education and care division for £56.5m – some £18.5m more than it bought it for less than five years ago. Originally called The Consortium, the Trowbridge-based business has supplied books and stationary to generations of schoolchildren across the South West since it...

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Beard strengthens its management team with commercial director promotion

February 16, 2017
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Beard strengthens its management team with commercial director promotion

Swindon-headquartered regional construction group Beard has promoted Darren Miller to commercial director to drive further growth at the £137m turnover business. Darren, pictured, will be responsible for managing all commercial activity and central procurement for the family-owned business, which operates across the South of England. He joined Beard in 2006 as commercial manager for...

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