Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 18, 2021
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Monday April 19 Final: Churchill China Tuesday April 20 Finals: Filta Group Holdings, Flowtech Fluidpower Interim: AB Foods Q3 result: Petra Diamonds Trading announcements: Avast, City of London Investment Group Economic announcements: Unemployment rate, claimant count rate Wednesday April 21 Finals: Distribution Finance Capital, Pennant International, Wentworth Resources Interim: Carr’s Group Trading announcements: Antofagasta, BHP Group, Quilter, Rio Tinto Economic announcements: Producer price index, Retail...

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Good Energy powers up its electric vehicle mapping firm with £1m investment

April 18, 2021
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Good Energy powers up its electric vehicle mapping firm with £1m investment

Green utility group Good Energy has invested a further £1m into the parent company of Zap-Map, the electric vehicle mapping service, to accelerate its growth. Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy already majority owns Next Green Car Ltd following two previous investments, which have helped make Bristol-based Zap-Map a major player in the drive towards zero carbon...

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Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

April 18, 2021
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Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

Exports by South West businesses have slumped to historic lows as they are hit by higher trade barriers due to Brexit, according to a major new survey. Manufacturers have been impacted most, the research by the British Chambers of Commerce South West shows.  Some 53% of exporters said they had been impacted by the...

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Business development specialist joins Royds Withy King to further build its profile

April 18, 2021
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Business development specialist joins Royds Withy King to further build its profile

Law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has appointed Mark Stubberfield as its new director of marketing and business development. Mark, pictured, joins from international law firm DAC Beachcroft, where he was head of sector business development.  He previously held senior positions with leading global law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and...

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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

April 12, 2021
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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

Swindon Business News has teamed up with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox to host an exclusive virtual event aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain times. A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. Expert presenters from Tinderbox will discuss the tactics needed...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 11, 2021
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Monday April 12 Finals: Belvoir Group, Concurrent Technologies, Elixirr International, Instem, Oxford Technology Venture Capital Trust, Xpediator Trading announcement: Sirius Real Estate Tuesday April 13 Finals: Corero Network Security, Good Energy, JD Sports, JTC, Next Fifteen, Northbridge Industrial Services, Sigmaroc, Sourcebio International Interim: Revolution Bars Group Trading announcement: XP Power Economic announcement: Retail sales, Industrial production, Manufacturing production, Balance of...

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Drive towards eCommerce during pandemic puts Wincanton on road to better-than-expected growth

April 11, 2021
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Drive towards eCommerce during pandemic puts Wincanton on road to better-than-expected growth

Logistics group Wincanton is expanding its eCommerce capacity to meet soaring demand as it continues to benefit from changes in shopping and distribution due to Covid-19. The Chippenham-based group is to lease a 528,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art, automated eFulfilment facility in Northamptonshire – its second following the acquisition of one in Warwickshire last year. ...

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New Good Energy CEO to take up role as green power pioneer enters new growth phase

April 11, 2021
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New Good Energy CEO to take up role as green power pioneer enters new growth phase

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based 100% renewable electricity supplier, has appointed former Moneysupermarket.com chief commercial officer Nigel Pocklington as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Juliet Davenport, who launched the business two decades ago. Juliet announced in February that she wished to step down once a suitable successor had been identified.  Nigel, pictured, is expected to join...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 29, 2021
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Monday March 29 Finals: Dev Clever Holdings, Digitalbox, Eleco, Globaltrans Investment, Impact Health, Quixant, Ten Entertainment Group Economic announcement: Nationwide house price index Tuesday March 30 Finals: Animalcare Group, Barr (A.G.), Central Asia, Chesnara, Dialight, EKF Diganostics Holdings, Itaconix, Loopup Group, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, REI Agro, S & U, Silence Therapeutics, Yu Group Interim: Nanoco               Trading announcements: 3i Group,...

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Change at the top at BLB Solicitors as managing director steps down after 13 years

March 29, 2021
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Regional law firm BLB Solicitors, which has offices in and around Swindon, is to undergo a rare change of management – only the second in its 42-year history. Managing partner Stephen Bishop is stepping down from the role, although he will remain with the practice as head of residential property. The new joint managing...

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