Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

June 3, 2019
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Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

The Swindon head office of regional law firm Thrings has advised the family shareholders of a leading holiday cottage agency on its sale to the UK’s market leader in self-catering breaks in an all-West Country deal. Dorset Coastal Cottages’ acquisition by The Travel Chapter will widen its reach to new audiences through enhanced marketing. ...

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Growth on the cards for Siemens software development team as it prepares to relocate

June 3, 2019
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Growth on the cards for Siemens software development team as it prepares to relocate

Global engineering giant Siemens is to relocate its software development department to newly refurbished office space in a move it says will improve teamwork and help it grow. The department, previously based on Chippenham’s Bumpers Farm business park, has moved to 4,300sq ft of prime office space on the first floor of the town’s...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 2, 2019
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Monday June 3 Finals: Record, Sirius Real Estate, Tatton Asset Management, Tricorn Group Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday June 4 Finals: AO World, Carclo, Chamberlin, Fulcrum Utility Services, Bluejay Mining, Palace Capital, Vianet Group, VP Interims: Driver Group, Gooch & Housego Economic announcement: PMI construction Wednesday June 5 Finals: Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, Biffa,...

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South West firms have zero confidence in future as Brexit drags on, survey shows

May 31, 2019
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South West firms have zero confidence in future as Brexit drags on, survey shows

Business confidence among firms in the South West has slumped to zero with many blaming Brexit for having a negative impact on their activity. The South West is now among the most pessimistic regions of the UK, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.  The alarming results show that overall...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 26, 2019
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Monday May 27 Bank holiday Tuesday May 28 Final: Altitude Group, Amigo Holdings, Kainos Group Interims: Oxford Biodynamics, AFI Developments Economic announcement: BBA Mortgage Lending Figures Wednesday May 29 Finals: Aveva Group, HarbourVest Global Privat Equity, Stobart Group, Telford Homes Interims: Jadestone Energy, PJSC Lukoil Thursday May 30 Finals: De La Rue, FirstGroup, Helios...

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West business leader calls for fresh approach to Brexit as May announces she will quit as PM

May 24, 2019
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West business leader calls for fresh approach to Brexit as May announces she will quit as PM

The leader of the region’s largest business organisation has called on the next Prime Minister to end the “drift and lack of direction” in Parliament over Brexit and fix the fundamentals blighting the UK economy. The comments from Phil Smith, managing director of Business West – the organisation that runs the Swindon & Wiltshire...

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HELP is at hand for firms from Royds Withy King’s new HR and employment package

May 24, 2019
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HELP is at hand for firms from Royds Withy King’s new HR and employment package

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has launched a legal ‘safety net’ in response to unprecedented demand from human resources professionals and business owners for affordable expert HR and employment advice. Called HELP, the package provides comprehensive legal support to businesses alongside insurance protection against Employment Tribunal claims.  ...

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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

May 22, 2019
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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has appointed private client, succession and tax specialist Douglas Smith as partner. Douglas, pictured, has more than 30 years’ experience of acting for UK and non-UK domiciliaries on tax planning, preparing wills and trusts, and probate work involving the administration of substantial and complex estates.   He joins Thrings...

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Bouygues UK appoints former Midas boss as its new operations director in the South West

May 21, 2019
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Bouygues UK appoints former Midas boss as its new operations director in the South West

Dave Rowe, former divisional director of South West construction firm Midas Group, has joined Bouygues UK, one of the country’s largest building companies, to lead and develop its projects in the South West. Dave, pictured, held a series of senior positions in both Midas and also ISG for nearly 20 years before joining Bouygues...

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Raft of promotions at Royds Withy King as annual turnover continues to grow

May 21, 2019
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Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has announced 20 promotions, including five new partners, along with further annual growth. Turnover at the Bath-headquartered firm, which also has offices in London and Oxford, rose by 6% to just over £38m which it said had been achieved despite increased uncertainty...

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