Swindon Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 18, 2014
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Swindon Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Swindon Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year.  Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event earlier this year which attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, exhibitors and big-name speakers including...

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The LAST WORD: Graham Street, managing partner, Withy King

September 18, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Graham Street, managing partner, Withy King

Each week Swindon Business News lets a prominent member of the area’s business community have the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Graham Street, managing partner at Swindon law firm Withy King, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? Bad Neighbours – it was truly awful! Book you...

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Swindon’s tech pioneers can prove they are among region’s bright sparks by entering coveted awards

September 18, 2014
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Swindon’s tech pioneers can prove they are among region’s bright sparks by entering coveted awards

Swindon and Wiltshire’s hi-tech innovators are being urged to enter an awards scheme that aims to find the best tech firms in the West. The SPARKies will showcase the leading people, products and companies that make up the tech industry across a region spreading from Swindon to Bath, Bristol and Gloucestershire. Due to rising...

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Year-old Swindon telemarketing company TBG shows it can be a good call for business

September 18, 2014
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Year-old Swindon telemarketing company TBG shows it can be a good call for business

Swindon telemarketing firm The Business Generation Group – TBG Group – is celebrating a string of successes for its clients just a year after it was set up. TBG was launched last year as a sister company to VHO, the long-established Swindon telemarketing company. VHO specialises in business-to-business telemarketing services for technology companies, so...

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Swindon’s UTC opens doors to first students who will become next generation of town’s engineers

September 18, 2014
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Swindon’s UTC opens doors to first students who will become next generation of town’s engineers

UTC Swindon, the town’s new university technical college which aims to produce the engineers of the future, officially opened its doors to students for the first time this week. The college, based on the edge of Swindon’s historic Railway Village, is educating 14-18 year olds by combining academic subjects with technical and practical learning...

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Shrivenham Hundred Business Park office marketed by Alder King

September 18, 2014
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Shrivenham Hundred Business Park office marketed by Alder King

A refurbished office unit on the Shrivenham Hundred Business Park has come on the market for sale or rent. The business park, eight miles east of Swindon, is growing in popularity as the town’s office market continues to recover and vacant space is snapped up. Rents in the town centre are also rising again....

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Swindon rail firms urged to get on track to help build HS2

September 18, 2014
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Swindon rail firms urged to get on track to help build HS2

Firms from Swindon’s burgeoning railway industry are being encouraged to find out more about how they can share in contracts worth £10bn-plus linked to the planned HS2 (High Speed Two) London-to-Manchester and Leeds rail link. Hundreds of firms will help build Britain’s long-awaited north-south high-speed line – and those behind it want to ensure...

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Employment law changes to be explained at networking evening

September 18, 2014
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Employment law changes to be explained at networking evening

Business owners, HR managers and learning and development professionals can catch up on the latest changes in employment law as well as enjoy some networking at an event to be staged in Swindon. Bespoke Training Services, the Old Town-based business learning consultancy, is hosting the evening on October 2 between 5.30pm and 7pm at...

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Swindon to Paris bike riders en route to bring in big haul for diabetes research

September 18, 2014
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Swindon to Paris bike riders en route to bring in big haul for diabetes research

A group of keen cyclists from Swindon’s business community are hoping to raise more than £10,000 for diabetes research after completing a gruelling four-day bike ride to Paris. Among those taking part were Katie Went, a partner in law firm Bower & Bailey’s Swindon office, along with 12 friends on bicycles and two in...

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Region firmly on path to growth say business leaders despite unemployment inching up again

September 17, 2014
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Region firmly on path to growth say business leaders despite unemployment inching up again

Unemployment has edged back up again in the South West, new figures show, but business leaders say the recovery is firmly on track and firms are planning to recruit more workers. Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the period from May to July show unemployment rose marginally in the region...

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