Unique survey to gauge views on sustainability in the region’s boardrooms

April 20, 2015
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Unique survey to gauge views on sustainability in the region’s boardrooms

Swindon Business News has teamed up again with executive search firm Moon Consulting to seek the opinions of business leaders across the South West and find out more about the diverse attitudes and leadership abilities of the region’s boardrooms. The South West Board Effectiveness Survey 2015 enables board directors and non-executives to give a candid...

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The LAST WORD: Phil Smith, managing director, Business West

April 20, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Phil Smith, managing director, Business West

Each week Swindon Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Phil Smith, managing director of Business West, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? No Way Out – a great oldie starring Gene Hackman Book you read?...

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Boost for Jaywing’s Swindon base as it lands hat-trick of new clients

April 20, 2015
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Boost for Jaywing’s Swindon base as it lands hat-trick of new clients

Customer support group Jaywing’s Swindon base has won three new telemarketing clients – Neopost, Electrolux Professional and business mobility provider Alphabet. Jaywing will oversee and implement the firms’ B2B telemarketing activities, giving them qualified leads and setting appointments for their sales teams. Communications firm Neopost decided to move all its telemarketing activity to Jaywing...

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Made-in-Swindon Hondas lead league table of UK’s most-reliable cars for ninth year

April 20, 2015
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Honda’s Swindon-built models have topped a poll of the UK’s most reliable used cars for an unprecedented ninth consecutive year. Independent research conducted by What Car? and Warranty Direct analysed 50,000 live Warranty Direct policies for cars between three and eight years old, taking account failure rates, age of car, mileage and cost of...

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Take it as red. Ginger inspires Arkell’s brewer’s latest beer

April 20, 2015
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Take it as red. Ginger inspires Arkell’s brewer’s latest beer

Arkell’s brewer Alex Arkell has used his head for the Swindon brewery’s latest seasonal beer – naming it A Tinge of Ginge after his auburn hair. With his tongue firmly in his cheek, Alex decided to repay the gentle teasing he gets as a redhead and has developed a beer, appropriately, with a subtle...

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Firms making tracks to STEAM as annual Business Show Swindon prepares to get under way

April 20, 2015
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Anticipation is building ahead of the Business Show Swindon, which takes place this Thursday at the town’s STEAM museum. Organisers Business West are expecting a strong turn out by Swindon businesses – last year around 1,000 people attended – as the town’s economy gets back to growth. The show, now in its fifth year,...

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New appointment at recruitment firm Field as it looks for further growth outside Swindon

April 20, 2015
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New appointment at recruitment firm Field as it looks for further growth outside Swindon

Swindon-based recruitment firm Field has created a new role to help it expand further afield. It has appointed experienced recruiter Kim Masterman, pictured, as recruitment consultant with a brief to build on Field’s growing client base Gloucestershire and the Bristol area. Kim, who was brought up in Wiltshire, moved to Bournemouth after college to...

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Private buyers acquire Cotswolds antique ‘gem’ in need of renovation

April 20, 2015
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Private buyers acquire Cotswolds antique ‘gem’ in need of renovation

A former antiques emporium described as an architectural gem but needing substantial renovation has been sold by liquidators more than a year after it went on the market. The Grade II listed property, in a prominent position in Lechlade’s conservation area, was previously run as an antiques centre by Riverside (Lechlade) Ltd, which was...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 19, 2015
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Monday 20 April Finals: HSS Hire, North Midland Construction Trading statement: Evraz AGMs: Fastjet, Juridica EGM: Fulham Shore Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 21 April Interims: Associated British Foods, Egdon Resources, Utilitywise Final: Toumaz Trading statements: Arm, Immunodiagnostic Systems, Informa, Pentair, Pets At Home, Rio Tinto AGMs: Brit, Domino's Pizza, Genel Energy, Progressive Digital...

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Ann Widdecombe to serve up insight into election campaign at regional ICAEW annual dinner

April 17, 2015
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Ann Widdecombe to serve up insight into election campaign at regional ICAEW annual dinner

Former Conservative minister turned Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ann Widdecombe will give West of England financial directors and accountants an insight into General Election when she speaks at a major business event next week. Bath-born Ms Widdecombe, pictured, is guest speaker at the ICAEW West of England Annual Dinner in Bristol, which is sponsored...

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