Swindon firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

February 9, 2016
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Swindon firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

The search starts today to find the South West’s happiest workplace – and staff working for Swindon’s forward-looking businesses are being encouraged to take part. The contest, launched last year in Bristol and Bath, proved so popular that organisers workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde Interior Architecture have extended it cover the entire region....

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£1.4m investment in new buses will improve passenger comfort, says Thamesdown Transport

February 9, 2016
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£1.4m investment in new buses will improve passenger comfort, says Thamesdown Transport

Swindon bus operator Thamesdown Transport is buying 10 new buses for £1.4m – its first investment in new vehicles for four years. The single-decker, 39-seat buses, which are replacing older vehicles, will be delivered to in two phases. The first four will arrive in March and April and will be used on route 16,...

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Customer feedback on its charity choice leads to grand gesture by Vygon

February 9, 2016
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Customer feedback on its charity choice leads to grand gesture by Vygon

Medical and surgical devices supplier Vygon has raised £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, the charity chosen by its customers. The Blunsdon-based firm asked customers which good cause it should support in its annual survey, which gives it essential feedback on how they view the business and its products. Vygon is the UK’s leading supplier...

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Support for its staff with caring responsibilities earns award for Novum Law

February 8, 2016
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Support for its staff with caring responsibilities earns award for Novum Law

Specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law’s commitment to supporting employees who combine work with caring for a family member has been recognised in a new awards scheme. Swindon-headquartered Novum Law received a bronze award at the Working for Carers’ inaugural gala evening to celebrate the success of Wiltshire firms. The awards were launched...

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Sale of specialist steel fabrication firm handled by Watershed’s Swindon office

February 8, 2016
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Sale of specialist steel fabrication firm handled by Watershed’s Swindon office

The Swindon office of corporate finance specialists Watersheds has arranged the management buy-in of an architectural and structural steel fabricators. Bristol-based Long Engineering, which specialises in bespoke architectural products for the construction industry, has been acquired by a group of businessmen from the city. Business owner Lance Harris bought it in 2004 through a...

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Coffee Republic founder lined up for Women in Business Conference

February 8, 2016
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Coffee Republic founder lined up for Women in Business Conference

Coffee Republic founder Sahar Hashemi OBE has been named as the keynote speaker at next month’s Wiltshire and Swindon Women in Business Conference. Sahar Hashemi is one of UK’s most inspirational female entrepreneurs and a powerful speaker on innovation and the entrepreneurial mindset. Hosted by The Enterprise Network (TEN), the conference is timed to...

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Increase in fee income lifts newly-branded RSM up global rankings

February 8, 2016
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Increase in fee income lifts newly-branded RSM up global rankings

The head of global accountancy group RSM’s Swindon office has welcomed its rise up the international sector rankings following an increase in its worldwide fee income. The 6% growth moved RSM up one place to make it the sixth largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms. The step up comes just...

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Rail industry forum will signal start of series of HSBC business events in Swindon this year

February 8, 2016
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Rail industry forum will signal start of series of HSBC business events in Swindon this year

HSBC is to host a series of six networking events in Swindon this year to give corporate customers a range of expert insights and guidance on how to grow their businesses. The breakfast forums will take place in two venues – accountants Banks BHG in Stratton and Bower & Bailey Solicitors in Regent Circus...

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‘Refreshed’ website brings home top tech award for VisitWiltshire

February 8, 2016
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‘Refreshed’ website brings home top tech award for VisitWiltshire

VisitWiltshire has won the title of Best Tourist Board Website in the UK travel industry’s leading awards for web, social media and use of technology. The public vote gave www.visitwiltshire.co.uk the top spot in the prestigious TravelMole Web Awards. Views were sought on content, layout, ease of navigation and innovation. Now in their 12th...

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Larger office accommodates care group’s expansion plans

February 8, 2016
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Larger office accommodates care group’s expansion plans

Care-at-home company Bluebird Care Swindon has doubled the size of its office to herald future expansion. The firm, which has been operating since October 2011, employs more than 45 staff and is recruiting more people to meet demand. Bluebird looks after more than 100 people in their own homes – largely elderly people or...

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