Swindon’s long-awaited eastern development to be triggered by speculative warehouse scheme

April 25, 2017
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Development of a multi-million pound speculative warehouse on Swindon’s outskirts is to kick-start the town’s latest greenfield industrial park. The 217,000 sq ft scheme by national logistics developer DB Symmetry will be the first large industrial building developed east of the A419 and south of the A420 and will trigger the town’s long-awaited Eastern...

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Bath firms sought to adopt trailblazing role in using business as a force for good

April 24, 2017
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Bath firms sought to adopt trailblazing role in using business as a force for good

Swiondon firms are being urged to build on the South West’s reputation for sustainable and ethical business by joining the growing band of companies gaining B Corp certification. While Bristol is now the second largest certified B Corp beacon in the UK, with six certified businesses, a further 65 are in the pipeline across the wider...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 24, 2017
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Monday 24 April Interim: Lok’nStore Final: Nasstar Trading statements: Anglo American, Petra Diamonds AGMs: Anglo African Agriculture, Anglo American, Biome Technologies, ECR Minerals, LXB Retail Properties, Microgen, Totally EGM: Corero Network Security Economics: CBI trends – selling prices, total orders, business optimism Tuesday 25 April Interims: AB Dynamics, Connect Finals: Circassia Pharmaceuticals, Havelock Europa,...

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Snap General Election must not derail Brexit talks, Swindon Initiative demands

April 18, 2017
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The government must convince businesses in Swindon that the snap General Election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May today won’t scupper vital talks with the EU over Brexit, the region’s largest business organisation said. In an immediate response to Mrs May’s announcement this morning that she is seeking a General Election on June...

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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

April 17, 2017
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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine will be the guest speaker at this year’s ICAEW West of England’s annual dinner – one of the most popular events in the region’s business calendar. More than 400 business figures and guests from the accountancy, professional services and wider business community will attend the dinner, which takes place...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 14, 2017
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Monday 17 April Bank Holiday Tuesday 18 April Trading statement: Ashmore AGM: Onzima Ventures EGMs: Cobham, Harwood Wealth Management, Sabien Technology Wednesday 19 April Interims: Associated British Foods, Fenner Trading statements: Bunzl, Burberry, Henderson Group, RELX, Rentokil Initial, Rio Tinto, Segro AGMs: Bunzl, Greggs, Harwood Wealth Management, RTC Group, XP Power EGM: Sportech Thursday...

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Change at the top and acquisition pave way for more growth at Excalibur

April 13, 2017
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Change at the top and acquisition pave way for more growth at Excalibur

Swindon-based IT and communications support company Excalibur is forecasting more rapid growth after its recent acquisition and a senior management change. James Phipp, the architect of the firm’s expansion over recent years, has become executive chairman with non-executive director and former Vodafone commercial marketing director Peter Boucher, pictured, replacing him as CEO. The changeover came...

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From contracts to dismissals – employment lifecycle course to be staged by Royds Withy King

April 13, 2017
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From contracts to dismissals – employment lifecycle course to be staged by Royds Withy King

Law firm Royds Withy King is staging a series of expert training courses at its Swindon office to help clients stay ahead in employment law. All business owners need to need to understand their responsibilities as an employer and minimise risks to themselves, their business and their employees – regardless of the size of...

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Event will put plans for Swindon’s new museum and art gallery in the picture

April 13, 2017
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Event will put plans for Swindon’s new museum and art gallery in the picture

The ambitious plans for Swindon’s new museum and art gallery will go under the spotlight at an event next week. Members of the public and interested groups will get the opportunity to learn more about the scheme at the event staged by the trustees and director of the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Trust....

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Swindon Carers’ Centre funds boosted by Monahans’ staff’s taste for cakes and quizzes

April 13, 2017
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Swindon Carers’ Centre funds boosted by Monahans’ staff’s taste for cakes and quizzes

Regional accountancy firm Monahans’ Swindon office has celebrated the end of successful year of fundraising for Swindon Carers’ Centre by handing over a cheque for £2,800. Every year Monahans’ seven offices each select a local charity and raise money through a variety of different activities ranging from quizzes and bake sales to dress-down days. ...

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