Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 14, 2020
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Monday September 14 Finals: Abcam, City of London Investment Group, MJ Gleeson, Pci-Pal Interims: Costain, EKF Diagnostics, Greencoat Renewables, Iqgeo, Keystone Law Group, M P Evans, Medica Group, Silence Therapeutics, Xpediator Tuesday September 15 Final: Diurnal Group Interims: Bango, Bonhill Group, Corero Network, Eve Sleep, Good Energy, JTC plc, Marshalls, Octopus Renewables, Polypipe, Smart Metering, Simplybiz Group, Trinity,...

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Bristol Airport chief warns failure to introduce passenger Covid testing is ‘suffocating’ industry

September 14, 2020
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Bristol Airport chief warns failure to introduce passenger Covid testing is ‘suffocating’ industry

The boss of Bristol Airport has joined calls for urgent government action to avoid further damage to the aviation and airport sector. Bristol Airport chief executive Dave Lees said he was hugely disappointed that ministers had not given the go-ahead for Covid-19 testing for passengers arriving at airports.  As a result, the already-struggling industry was...

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Trio of senior appointments boosts PwC’s financial services and deals teams in the West

September 10, 2020
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Global accountancy group PwC has continued to strengthen its financial services and deals teams in the West with three senior appointments. The firm said the arrival of Sam Flitman, Andrew Keenan and Camille Sixsmith would make it even better placed to support financial services clients and businesses through debt and equity transactions.  Sam, pictured, will...

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Wincanton expecting to deliver increased profits as it benefits from online retail boom

September 10, 2020
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Wincanton expecting to deliver increased profits as it benefits from online retail boom

The spike in online shopping this summer drove up profits at logistics group Wincanton, with its digital and eFulfilment divisions operating significantly ahead of their pre Covid-19 levels. As a result, the Chippenham-based group expects this year’s results to be “materially” ahead of market expectations.  In a trading update to shareholders, the UK’s largest...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 6, 2020
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Monday September 7 Finals: SRT Marine Systems, Tungsten Corp Interims: Belvoir, Blackbird, Diaceutics, Sigmaroc Trading announcement: AB Foods Economic announcement: Halifax house price index Tuesday September 8 Finals: Alumasc Group, CPL Resources Interims: Arix Bioscience, Digitalbox, DP Eurasia, Fevertree Drinks, Flowtech Fluid, Gaming Realms, International Personal Finance, Luceco, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, Midwich Group, Nucleus Finance, President Energy, Property Franchise, RA...

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Survey shows gloomy South West firms ready to axe jobs as demand fails to recover

September 3, 2020
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Survey shows gloomy South West firms ready to axe jobs as demand fails to recover

Firms in the South West are among the most pessimistic in the UK about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with many expecting to shed jobs when the government’s furlough scheme ends, according to a new survey. The Lloyds Bank Business Barometer, which takes the pulse of 1,200 firms across England every month, shows...

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Royds Withy King webinar will explore challenges linked to the post Covid-19 workforce

September 3, 2020
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Royds Withy King webinar will explore challenges linked to the post Covid-19 workforce

Major challenges for employers ranging from managing remote staff to changing the way entire organisations work post Covid-19 will be tackled head-on in a webinar to be staged next week by regional law firm Royds Withy King.  Called Workforce of the Future: The New Norm, the event will give insights from practical futurist and...

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Government’s Kickstart scheme will help firms develop young talent, says Business West

September 2, 2020
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Government’s Kickstart scheme will help firms develop young talent, says Business West

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has welcomed the launch today of the government’s Kickstart scheme, which offers subsidised job placements to out-of-work young people. Under the £2bn programme, 16 to 24 year olds claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment, will be able to gain six-month work placements.  The government...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 31, 2020
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Monday August 31 Bank holiday: Nothing listed Tuesday September 1 Final: Solo Oil Interims: Centralnic, Dalata Hotel Group, Globaltrans, Globalworth Real Estate Investments, Highland Gold, STV Group Economic announcements: Mortgage approvals, PMI manufacturing, Consumer credit, M4 money supply Wednesday September 2 Finals: Accrol Group, Arcontech Group, Barratt Developments, Creightons, Mattioli Woods  Interims: Concurrent Technologies, Johnson Service, Tissue Regenix, Uniphar, Woodbois Economic...

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Furniture retailer signs up Wincanton to deliver on its customer service promise

August 31, 2020
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Furniture retailer signs up Wincanton to deliver on its customer service promise

Wincanton, Britain’s largest third-party logistics business, has won a three-year contract to with furniture retailer Dwell, including click-and-collect services in its stores and home deliveries. Under the agreement Chippenham-based Wincanton will also manage store replenishment from the Dwell’s Milton Keynes distribution centre.  Formed in 2003 and owned by DFS since 2014, Dwell sells sofas, dining...

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