From contracts to dismissals – employment lifecycle course to be staged by Royds Withy King

April 13, 2017
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From contracts to dismissals – employment lifecycle course to be staged by Royds Withy King

Law firm Royds Withy King is staging a series of expert training courses at its Swindon office to help clients stay ahead in employment law. All business owners need to need to understand their responsibilities as an employer and minimise risks to themselves, their business and their employees – regardless of the size of...

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Event will put plans for Swindon’s new museum and art gallery in the picture

April 13, 2017
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Event will put plans for Swindon’s new museum and art gallery in the picture

The ambitious plans for Swindon’s new museum and art gallery will go under the spotlight at an event next week. Members of the public and interested groups will get the opportunity to learn more about the scheme at the event staged by the trustees and director of the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Trust....

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Swindon Carers’ Centre funds boosted by Monahans’ staff’s taste for cakes and quizzes

April 13, 2017
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Swindon Carers’ Centre funds boosted by Monahans’ staff’s taste for cakes and quizzes

Regional accountancy firm Monahans’ Swindon office has celebrated the end of successful year of fundraising for Swindon Carers’ Centre by handing over a cheque for £2,800. Every year Monahans’ seven offices each select a local charity and raise money through a variety of different activities ranging from quizzes and bake sales to dress-down days. ...

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Cask ale quality scheme serves up full marks for Arkell’s best cellars

April 13, 2017
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Cask ale quality scheme serves up full marks for Arkell’s best cellars

Swindon-based family brewery and pub chain Arkell’s is celebrating achieving 100% pass rate in an accreditation scheme that ensures beer lovers get served their favourite pint in perfect condition. All Arkell’s 94 pubs across Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Hampshire were awarded top marks in the Cask Marque scheme. The accreditation was introduced in...

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Lakeside office letting underlines popularity of business park

April 13, 2017
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Lakeside office letting underlines popularity of business park

Specialist funding firm Premier Leasing and Finance is to become the latest company to move to the Lakeside Business Park at South Cerney as the location continues to attract occupiers. Premier is consolidating its offices in Cirencester and Thatcham into one unit on the business park. The firm, which has just entered its 24th...

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Swindon Business Blog: Mike Lloyd, Haines Watts Swindon. Growing your business? Welcome to a whole new set of challenges

April 13, 2017
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Swindon Business Blog: Mike Lloyd, Haines Watts Swindon. Growing your business? Welcome to a whole new set of challenges

Growing a business can be daunting and may lead to some business owners procrastinating around growth, feeling it’s just too difficult and too much to take on. But what opportunities are they missing? Mike Lloyd, managing partner of the Swindon office of chartered accountants and business advisors Haines Watts, looks at the options. Many decisions do...

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Third year in driving seat of freight transport accreditation scheme for 24-7 Staffing boss

April 13, 2017
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Third year in driving seat of freight transport accreditation scheme for 24-7 Staffing boss

Chippenham-based 24-7 Staffing founder and director Julian Thompson has been confirmed as the chair of a freight transport accreditation scheme for the third year running. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) Driver Agency Accreditation Scheme (DAAS) aims to raise standards among driver recruitment companies. Julian, pictured, who helped set up DAAS in 2015 to help...

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New directorship created for expanding Swindon lead generation businesses

April 13, 2017
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New directorship created for expanding Swindon lead generation businesses

Swindon-based lead generation companies The Business Generation Group (TBG) and VHO have created the new job of sales and marketing director to underpin their ambitious expansion plans. Martin Dugan, pictured, who has been with the firms for five years as head of operations, has been appointed to the role with the senior leadership team...

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Hitachi Capital firms up relationship with Field Recruitment

April 11, 2017
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Hitachi Capital firms up relationship with Field Recruitment

Swindon recruitment firm Field has continued its strong link with finance business Hitachi Capital (UK) by remaining a preferred supplier for the second consecutive year. Field has retained its coveted place on Hitachi’s preferred supplier list, filling commercial roles at the company’s bases in the UK, in Newbury. Hitachi Capital (UK) has provided innovative...

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Hunt for Swindon’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 9, 2017
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Hunt for Swindon’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in the Swindon area’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Swindon Business News and its sister titles, the Happiest Workplace competition...

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