First headline speaker announced for this year’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

April 19, 2018
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First headline speaker announced for this year’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England for a seventh year in October with one of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs already lined up as headline speaker. Emma Bridgewater, who has spent more than 30 years building up a successful pottery business, will share her experiences and give advice to businesswomen...

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100 jobs on the way as B&Q decides to build second giant warehouse in Swindon

April 18, 2018
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100 jobs on the way as B&Q decides to build second giant warehouse in Swindon

Swindon is to get a second giant B&Q distribution centre following a decision by its parent group Kingfisher and property developer Gazeley to site a new warehouse on the outskirts of the town. The building, which will create around 100 full-time jobs, is to be built in the shadow of the existing B&Q warehouse...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 14, 2018
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Monday April 16 Nothing listed Tuesday April 17 Finals: JD Sports Fashion, AA Interim: Associated British Foods Trading update: Ashmore Economic announcement: Employment data Wednesday April 18 Trading update: Bunzl, Polymetal, RELX, Rio Tinto, SEGRO, Hochschild Mining, Telford Homes Economic announcement: CPI (March) Thursday April 19 Interims: Sky, Debenhams, Unilever, Acacia Mining Trading updates:...

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New directors boost GVA South West office’s public sector and property management offerings

April 13, 2018
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GVA, the national property consultancy, has further strengthened its South West office with two director-level appointments. Laura Stamboulieh joins the Bristol office as senior director in its public sector advisory service team while Mike Ware arrives as director and regional head of property management. Laura, pictured, will be responsible for developing GVA’s public sector...

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Peak of endurance for Cushman & Wakefield boss raises £4,000 for Swindon youth charity

April 12, 2018
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Peak of endurance for Cushman & Wakefield boss raises £4,000 for Swindon youth charity

Swindon-based young people’s development charity Youth Adventure Trust is more than £4,000 better off after the head of property consultancy Cushman & Wakefield’s regional office completed a seven-day trek across Ethiopia. Tim Davis walked for between eight and 13 hours a day to reach the summit of Ras Dashen, at 15,000 ft the highest...

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IoD welcomes Bishop Fleming as sponsor for its South West Director of the Year Awards

April 9, 2018
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IoD welcomes Bishop Fleming as sponsor for its South West Director of the Year Awards

Bishop Fleming, the regional accountancy firm, has been named as the official sponsor of the Institute of Directors (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2018. Bishop Fleming, which has seven offices across the South West and West Midlands, has teamed up with the IoD to recognise excellence and enterprise in the boardroom...

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‘Acceleration hubs’ to boost region’s advanced engineering and digital firms

April 9, 2018
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‘Acceleration hubs’ to boost region’s advanced engineering and digital firms

More than 200 advanced engineering firms and digitally-innovation small and medium-sized enterprises from across the West of England are to gain access to expert support and advice through two new ‘business acceleration hubs’  The University of Bath.has been awarded £1.5m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver start-up, scale-up, open innovation and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 9, 2018
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Monday April 9 Interim: Centamin Tuesday April 10 Trading update: Card Factory Wednesday April 11 Final: Tesco Interims: ASOS, McCarthy & Stone Trading update: PageGroup Economic announcement: Trade balance (February) Thursday April 12 Final: Sage Interim: WH Smith Trading updates: Man Group, Mothercare, Dunelm, Hays Friday April 13 Interims: Citigroup, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo

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Specialist probate service launched by accountants MHA Monahans

April 6, 2018
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Specialist probate service launched by accountants MHA Monahans

West of England accountancy group MHA Monahans has become one of the first in the region to be awarded a licence to undertake non-contentious probate work. The firm, with offices in Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham, Bath, Trowbridge, Frome, Glastonbury and Taunton, has received accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to...

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Business West links with London and Manchester chambers to warn over impact of Brexit ‘uncertainty’

April 6, 2018
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Business West links with London and Manchester chambers to warn over impact of Brexit ‘uncertainty’

Business West, the region’s largest business body and the organisation that runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, is collaborating with two other powerful chambers to highlight the impact of uncertainty over Brexit a year before it takes effect. The Three Chamber Alliance – which includes the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and...

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