Swindon Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. How we are providing further support for the economy

November 12, 2020
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Swindon Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. How we are providing further support for the economy

The Covid pandemic has reduced levels of economic activity across the UK this year. Households and businesses have generally been spending and investing less than they were before the pandemic struck.  This fall in spending and investment risks significant job losses as many businesses face much lower demand for their goods and services. Although...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 8, 2020
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Monday November 9 Interim: Totally Trading announcement: On The Beach Economic announcement: Retail sales Tuesday November 10 Interims: DCC, Electrocomponents, Land Securities, Manolete Partners, Oxford Instruments, Renewi PLC, Zoo Digital Trading announcements: Alba Mineral Resources, Meggitt, Persimmon Economic announcements: Claimant count rate, Unemployment rate Wednesday November 11 Final: Beximco Pharmaceuticals Interims: Braemar Shipping, Great Eastern, Great Portland, Renold Trading announcements: Flutter Entertainment, Taylor Wimpey,...

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New IoD South West director appointed as members face challenges of Covid and Brexit

November 8, 2020
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New IoD South West director appointed as members face challenges of Covid and Brexit

The Institute of Directors South West has named Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE as its new regional director, replacing Simon Face, who had been in the post since 2003. Robert, pictured, will perform the South West job alongside his existing role as the IoD’s national director for Wales, a position he has held since 2009.  He...

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Government U-turn over end of furlough scheme welcomed by business groups

November 5, 2020
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Government U-turn over end of furlough scheme welcomed by business groups

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has welcomed the latest extension to the governments’ furlough scheme, but urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to come up longer-term measures to protect firms. Mr Sunak, pictured, this afternoon announced the furlough scheme would now run until the end of March, with the Treasury continuing to pay 80% of...

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Business West drives further collaboration with South Korea on hydrogen vehicles

November 3, 2020
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Business West drives further collaboration with South Korea on hydrogen vehicles

Swindon-based automotive manufacturers could soon be collaborating with South Korean innovators to develop next-generation hydrogen vehicles under a new agreement signed by Business West, the region’s largest business group. South Korea is on course to becoming a world leader in hydrogen mobility, with a clear strategy to have 6.2m hydrogen powered vehicles on its roads by...

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Business West fears ‘shattering’ impact of government’s second, month-long lockdown

November 2, 2020
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Business West fears ‘shattering’ impact of government’s second, month-long lockdown

The new lockdown measures announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the weekend will be devastating to many Swindon firms despite their best efforts to make themselves Covid-safe, the region’s largest business organisation warned today. Most businesses will have to close from Thursday as the country enters its second lockdown, with staff being urged to...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 1, 2020
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Monday November 2 Finals: Brighton Pier, Lok’N Store Q3 result: Gran Tierra Energy Trading announcement: Hiscox Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday November 3 Finals: AB Foods, Cap-xx, Up Global Sourcing Interim: Warehouse REIT Economic announcement: PMI construction Wednesday November 4 Final: Gattaca Interim: Stobart Group Trading announcement: Smurfit Kappa Economic announcement: PMI services Thursday November 5 Finals Bowleven, Kin and Carta, RDI REIT Interims: Autotrader, Aveva Group, Sainsbury...

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Four new partners at Royds Withy King as it shows resilience in challenging year

November 1, 2020
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Four new partners at Royds Withy King as it shows resilience in challenging year

Regional law firm Royds Withy King has made 33 promotions, including four new partners, across its four principle offices. Senior associates Jennifer Seavor, Mandy Casavant, Chris Wilson and Priya Pandya have been made partners while 29 lawyers have been promoted to associate or senior associate level in different practice areas.  Jennifer Seavor, a member...

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Bouygues UK appoints experienced business development manager to its South West team

October 27, 2020
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Bouygues UK appoints experienced business development manager to its South West team

Construction industry marketing specialist Carol Heneghan has joined construction group Bouygues UK as business development manager for the South West. Carol, pictured, has worked in construction and development for more than 20 years. Her pervious roles have spanned designing water management and drainage systems and working in the regeneration and main contracting sectors.  She has...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 25, 2020
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Monday October 26 Q3 result: Taseko Mines Economic announcement: CBI industrial trends survey Tuesday October 27 Finals: Quiz,  Renalytix AI Interims: First Derivatives, Whitbread Q3 result: Plus500 Trading announcements: ContourGlobal, Petra Diamonds Economic announcement: CBI distributive trends survey Wednesday October 28 Interim: Itaconix Plc Trading announcement: Gem Diamonds Economic announcements: BRC shop price index, Thursday October 29 Final: Proactis Holdings Interims: Angle, BT Q3 results: Helios Towers, ...

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