Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 1, 2017
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Monday October 2 Finals: James Halstead Trading announcements: Daily Mail & General Trust Tuesday October 3 Finals: Ferguson, St Ives Group, ITE, SCS Group, Revolution Bars Trading announcement: Electrocomponents Greggs Wednesday October 4 Finals: Topps Tiles, Ceres Power Interims: Tesco, Walker Greenbank Trading announcement: International Consolidated Airlines Thursday October 5 Finals: SkinBioTherapeutics, DFS Furniture...

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Overseas visitors targeted as VisitBritain and Bristol Airport launch regional tourism project

September 29, 2017
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Overseas visitors targeted as VisitBritain and Bristol Airport launch regional tourism project

A three-year partnership to promote the South West to overseas visitors has been formed by Bristol Airport and VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourism agency. Campaigns promoting the South West will highlight its globally famous tourist attractions including Stonehenge and the World Heritage city of Bath, as well as its stunning countryside and coastline and...

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Workshop site offers occupiers one-acre yard near the M4

September 29, 2017
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Workshop site offers occupiers one-acre yard near the M4

Property agents are expecting strong interest in a vacant workshop site and one-acre yard close to the M4 that has just come onto the market. The former premises of Ardent Hire Solutions in Hullavington, near Chippenham, pictured below, is being offered for sale leasehold by Alder King’s Swindon office following its recent relocation to...

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Death announced of chairman of logistics group Wincanton

September 29, 2017
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Death announced of chairman of logistics group Wincanton

Logistics group Wincanton today announced the sudden death of its chairman Steve Marshall. Mr Marshall had been non-executive chairman of Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton since December 2011.  In a message to the London Stock Exchange this morning the group said he had “brought a wealth of the most senior business experience and wisdom to the role”....

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Business West on top of the world after winning global chamber of commerce award

September 29, 2017
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Business West on top of the world after winning global chamber of commerce award

Business West, the organisation that runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, has been named as the world’s best chamber for an export development programme that has helped create thousands of jobs. The organisation, which runs chambers of commerce across the South West, was one of five similar groups from across the globe to win...

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Experienced litigator appointment boosts Royds Withy King’s health and social care team

September 27, 2017
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Experienced litigator appointment boosts Royds Withy King’s health and social care team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has further strengthened its health and social care team with the appointment of Mei-Ling Huang as a partner. Mei-Ling, pictured, has joined from Bristol firm Burroughs Day, bringing with her a long track record of advising care providers, GPs and dentists on...

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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

September 18, 2017
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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

The CBI has appointed Ben Rhodes as its new assistant regional director in the South West. Ben, pictured, joins from the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, where he was chief executive for five-and-a-half years. His responsibilities in the newly created role will include promoting the South West as a great place to invest and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 17, 2017
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Monday September 18 Finals: Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited, City of London Investment Group, Finsbury Food Group, Green Reit, Petra Diamonds Ltd.(DI) Interims: Concurrent Technologies, Ergomed , Learning Technologies Group , M. P. Evans Group, Medica Group , Secure Income Reit , Veltyco Group AGMS: Mercia Technologies , Ormonde Mining Trading announcements: Dairy Crest...

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Marketing expert joins Wincanton as non-exec director

September 15, 2017
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Chippenham-headquartered logistics group Wincanton has appointed former John Lewis and Co-operative Group marketing director Gill Barr as an independent non-executive director. Ms Barr, whose new role becomes effective from today, will also sit on the company’s audit, nomination and remuneration committees. She is also a non-executive director of PayPoint and a trustee director of...

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New regional business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank

September 14, 2017
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New regional business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank

Allied Irish Bank (GB) has appointed James Penman as its business centre leader for the South West region. James, pictured, was previously with Principality Commercial, Bank of Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays and has extensive experience working with commercial and corporate customers in the region over the past 15 years. In his...

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