Contract extensions with Ikea put Wincanton on road to more growth in eFulfilment market

June 24, 2021
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Contract extensions with Ikea put Wincanton on road to more growth in eFulfilment market

Swedish flat-pack furniture retailer Ikea has extended its contract with Chippenham-based logistics group Wincanton to operate two of its UK customer distribution centres. Wincanton, Britain’s largest third-party logistics business, will now run the centres in Medway, Kent and Harlow, Essex, for a further five and two years respectively.  The centres serve Ikea customers across Greater...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 20, 2021
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Monday June 21 Finals: Brandshield Systems, SYS Group Tuesday June  22 Finals: Gear4Music, Novacyt, Smith (DS),  Staffline Group, Trackwise Designs, Trifast Economic announcement: Public sector net borrowing Wednesday June 23 Finals: Berkeley Group, Liontrust Asset Management, Manolete Partners Trading announcement: Joules Group Thursday June 24 Finals: Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, First Property Group, Latham (James), SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust,...

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Business West warns importers of looming deadline for declaration on goods from EU countries

June 20, 2021
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Business West warns importers of looming deadline for declaration on goods from EU countries

Swindon firms that have imported goods from countries in the EU this year are being urged to complete their full declarations or face a possible fine or prosecution as the final deadline approaches. Regional business group Business West, which is authorised by HMRC to process supplementary customs declarations, said companies needed to submit their...

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EasyJet to introduce new routes from Bristol Airport as trend for staycations takes off

June 20, 2021
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EasyJet to introduce new routes from Bristol Airport as trend for staycations takes off

Low-cost airline easyJet is to launch two new domestic flights from Bristol Airport next month as more holidaymakers opt for staycations this summer to avoid quarantining when they return home. The airline,  the airport’s largest operator, is to begin flights to Aberdeen on July 9 and Jersey the following day.  Both will put it...

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Key appointment for Sanderson Weatherall as it opens development consultancy in region

June 17, 2021
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Key appointment for Sanderson Weatherall as it opens development consultancy in region

National chartered surveying and property consultancy firm Sanderson Weatherall has broadened its offering in the South West with the appointment of development consultancy expert Alastair McLeod. Alastair has brought with him more than 13 years’ experience having worked as a senior associate director in BNP Paribas’ development teams in Southampton and Bristol before working...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 14, 2021
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Monday June 14 Finals: Active Energy Group, Augmentum Fintech, Draper Esprit, Nostra Terra Oil & Gas Company, Scirocco Energy, Tanfield Group Interim: Crest Nicholson Trading announcements: Alphawave IP Group, Esken, NMCN, Saga, Sthree, Synectics, ZCCM Investments Holdings Tuesday June  15 Finals: Anemoi International, CML Microsystems, Iomart Group, Tatton Asset Management, Thalassa Holdings, TP Group, Vianet Group Interims: On The...

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South West shrugs off impact of Covid-19 to attract more overseas investment

June 14, 2021
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South West shrugs off impact of Covid-19 to attract more overseas investment

Investment by foreign businesses into the South West rose last year despite the pandemic in contrast to a fall for the UK as a whole. According to a new report by accountancy group EY, the South West achieved a 6.7% increase in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in 2020 – up by two to...

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Plea to PM ahead of G7 Summit to pave way for more sustainable business amid global climate crisis

June 8, 2021
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Plea to PM ahead of G7 Summit to pave way for more sustainable business amid global climate crisis

The region’s largest business group has urged the Prime Minister to help create a more sustainable future for business at this weekend’s G7 summit in Cornwall. The British Chambers of Commerce South West (BCCSW) – which includes Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative parent group Business West – has written to Boris Johnson ahead of the global gathering...

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New partner appointment and director promotions strengthen Deloitte in the region

June 8, 2021
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New partner appointment and director promotions strengthen Deloitte in the region

Global accountancy group Deloitte’s South West operation has made eight key promotions, including a new partner, in a move it says underlines its commitment to promote talent from within. Hamish McFadyen, pictured, is its new consulting partner in Deloitte Digital, where he specialises in the strategy, design, implementation and operation of digital customer experiences.  Hamish, who is...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 7, 2021
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Monday June 7 Final: Sirius Real Estate Interim: Redx Pharma Economic announcement: Halifax house price index Tuesday June  8 Finals: B P Marsh & Partners, Card Factory, Intermediate Capital, Onthemarket, Tinybuild, VP Interims: Driver Group, Paragon Group, RWS Holdings Q3 Result: Ferguson Economic announcement: Retail sales Wednesday June 9 Final: Urban Logistics REIT Thursday June 10 Finals: Auto Trader, CMC Markets, Halma, Jlen...

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