Longest-serving director at Vectura retires from board after 12 years

September 29, 2019
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Longest-serving director at Vectura retires from board after 12 years

Pharmaceutical group Vectura’s longest serving director has stepped down after 12 years on the board, during which time it has been transformed into a £1bn turnover business. Dr Susan Foden, pictured, left her position as senior independent non-executive director last week to be replaced by Dr Thomas Werner.  Dr Foden joined Chippenham-based Vectura’s board...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 22, 2019
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Monday September 23 Finals: Pure Circle, Seeing Interims: ASA International Group, Brady, Deltex Medical, Destiny Pharma, Faron Pharma, Gama Aviation, Independent Oil & Gas, Instem, Keystone Law, Microsaic Tuesday September 24 Finals: 1pm, Blan Tech Grp, DX plc, Hotel Chocolat, Innovaderma, Town Centre Interims: Alliance Pharma, Animalcare Grp, Card Factory, Digitalbox, DP Poland, Everyman Media, Flowtech Fluid,...

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SCISYS takeover on course for completion as its half-year results show ‘solid’ performance

September 20, 2019
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SCISYS takeover on course for completion as its half-year results show ‘solid’ performance

Specialist IT group SCISYS expects its £79m acquisition by Canadian tech giant CGI to be completed before the end of this year it said this week as it revealed a 2% increase in half-year revenues. Directors at the Chippenham-headquartered group, which supplies innovative software and IT services to the space, government, media, commerce and...

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Property developer builds its portfolio with funding for Wiltshire housing scheme

September 20, 2019
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Property developer builds its portfolio with funding for Wiltshire housing scheme

Wiltshire construction firm Stonewood Builders, which specialises in high-specification refurbishment, conversion and new build projects, is continuing to grow after securing funds to build 38 homes. Castle Combe-based Stonewood is to build the two, three, four, and five-bed houses – 10 of them affordable – on land it has acquired in Great Somerford, near...

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CBRE appoints new regional head of valuations

September 18, 2019
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CBRE appoints new regional head of valuations

Richard Crane has joined the regional office of global real estate advisory firm CBRE as a director in its valuations team covering the South West and South Wales. Richard, pictured, is responsible for investment valuations across all sectors of commercial property on behalf of institutional clients such as asset management investment firm Columbia Threadneedle. ...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 15, 2019
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Monday September 16 Finals: City of London Inv, MJ Gleeson, Petra Diamonds Interims: Horizon Discovery, Learning Technologies Group, M P Evans, Ocean Out, Science Sport, Spire Healthcare Tuesday September 17 Finals: K3 Capital Group, Springfield Pr Interims: Aquis Exchange, Bango, Central Asia, Hochschild, Itc, Kape Tech, KRM22, Nahl Group, Personal Group, Smart Metering, Uniphar Wednesday September 18...

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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

September 12, 2019
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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

A pioneering campaign aimed at helping businesses across the West of England prepare for life after Brexit is in the running for a top national award. Trading Through Brexit (TTB) was launched in October last year by Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative.  Realising...

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New senior partner to take up post at regional property group Alder King

September 10, 2019
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New senior partner to take up post at regional property group Alder King

Independent South West property consultancy Alder King, which has an office in Swindon, has elected Simon Price as its new senior partner. He will succeed Martyn Jones, who is stepping down after more than 10 years in the role on November 1. Simon, pictured, joined the Bristol-headquartered firm as a graduate surveyor in 1988...

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Ping Pong Fight Club returns – and the challenge is on to be crowned king of the tables

September 10, 2019
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Ping Pong Fight Club returns – and the challenge is on to be crowned king of the tables

Ping Pong Fight Club, the uber-cool inter-company tournament and party, returns to the region in November – and the gauntlet has been thrown down to Swindon firms to come and battle it out on the tables. Last year’s inaugural event witnessed some incredible table-top action from a clutch of South West businesses and this...

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Region’s event industry ready to MEET again next year as successful showcase prepares to return

September 10, 2019
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Region’s event industry ready to MEET again next year as successful showcase prepares to return

MEET South West, the region’s only trade show dedicated to the event industry, returns next January with its organisers promising it will be even bigger and better. The inaugural show in January this year sold out with more than 350 event professionals attending to hear expert speakers provide practical insight to support them in...

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