Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 11, 2019
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Monday November 11 Finals: Beximco Pharma, Carrs Group, Wey Education Interims: Kainos Group, Tatton Asset Management Trading announcement: Dignity Economic announcements: GDP (prelim), Index of services, Manufacturing production, Industrial production Tuesday November 12 Interims: Adept Tech, Aveva Group, Electrocomponents, Geat4music, Land Securities, Premier Foods Q3 results: Arrow Global Economic announcement: Claimant count rate Wednesday...

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EasyJet looks to add more flights from Bristol Airport after snapping up former Thomas Cook slots

November 10, 2019
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EasyJet looks to add more flights from Bristol Airport after snapping up former Thomas Cook slots

Low-cost airline easyJet, the largest operator from Bristol Airport, is to expand further there following the acquisition of take-off and landing slots formerly owned by defunct travel group Thomas Cook. The airline is paying £36m for the six summer slot pairs and one winter slot pair at Bristol along with 20 slots at Gatwick...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 4, 2019
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Monday November 4 Interim: Norcross Economic announcement: PMI Construction Tuesday November 5 Finals: AB Foods, Up Global Interims: Castleton, MXC Capital Third quarter results: PJSC Polyrus S Trading announcements: AIB Group, Gem Diamonds, Intu Properties, Morrison (WM) Economic announcements: BRC shop retail index, PMI services, Balance of trade Wednesday November 6 Final: Connect Group Trading...

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Speaker line-up revealed for MEET South West 2020 – with sessions on tech trends and ‘losing sponsors’

October 29, 2019
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Speaker line-up revealed for MEET South West 2020 – with sessions on tech trends and ‘losing sponsors’

The first four speakers for MEET South West 2020, the region’s only trade show dedicated to the event industry, have been announced – with their sessions ranging from staying distinctive in a busy market to ‘the best ways to lose sponsors’. Lined up for the event are Visit Bath interim CEO Kathryn Davis, Lis...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 26, 2019
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Monday October 28 Trading announcement: Photo-Me Economic announcement: CBI distributive trades survey Tuesday October 29 Economic announcements: Consumer credit, M4 money supply, Mortgage approvals Wednesday October 30 Final: Leaf Clean Q3 result: Smurfit Kappa Economic announcements: BRC shop price index, Nationwide house price index Thursday October 31 Finals: Oncimmune, Proactis Q3 results: Indivior, Royal Dutch...

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Business West sets up support service to help Swindon firms prepare for Brexit

October 24, 2019
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Business West sets up support service to help Swindon firms prepare for Brexit

Swindon firms can get up-to-date information on preparing for Brexit – including the likely impact of a no-deal exit on them – from Business West.  The region’s largest business organisation, Business West is being funded by the government to offer a support and signposting service to firms across the West of England ahead of...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 20, 2019
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Monday October 21 Finals: Bioventix, Gfinity Tuesday October 22 Interims: Whitbread Q3 results: Georgia Capital Trading announcements: Anglo American, Reckitt Benckiser Economic announcements: Public Sector net borrowing, CBI industrial trends survey Wednesday October 23 Final: Softcat Interim: HarbourVest Private Equity Trading announcement: Antofagasta Economic announcements: BA mortgage lending figures Thursday October 24 Final: RDI Reit Interim:...

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Children of family-owned firms’ founders must earn their place in the boardroom, survey reveals

October 17, 2019
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Children of family-owned firms’ founders must earn their place in the boardroom, survey reveals

The days of the South West’s family-owned firms automatically being passed on to their founders’ offspring are long gone, with few now believing in a right to succession, according a new survey. Instead, most owners want to ensure their offspring are qualified to take over on merit not blood ties and should only gain...

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New regional director for large corporates joins Lloyds Bank

October 15, 2019
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New regional director for large corporates joins Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed Carmen Peacock as director for large corporate clients in the South West and South Wales – a role that supports businesses’ growth plans, including debt origination. Carmen, pictured, brings more than 10 years’ banking industry experience, joining from Santander’s Bristol office, where she worked with a large number...

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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 14, 2019
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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The woman who ran a female-only software business in the 1960s and strived to change the gender makeup of the technology sector is set to inspire a new generation of women in business as the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England this week. Dame Stephanie Shirley, now 85, pictured...

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