New PwC West and Wales chief says he’s “coming home” to share his passion for the region

July 24, 2019
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New PwC West and Wales chief says he’s “coming home” to share his passion for the region

Global accountancy group PwC has appointed a new regional leader for the West and Wales. John-Paul (JP) Barker, who has led PwC UK’s strategy & consulting practice, replaces Katharine Finn, who has been in the role for four years. JP, pictured with Katharine, was also a member of the global strategy & leadership team...

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New PM Johnson urged to avoid a ‘messy’ Brexit and to restore business confidence

July 23, 2019
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New PM Johnson urged to avoid a ‘messy’ Brexit and to restore business confidence

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, this afternoon called on new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to avoid a “messy, disorderly” Brexit on October 31 and urged him to rebuild business confidence.  Mr Johnson, pictured, was elected Conservative Party leader today with 66% of the vote. He will officially become Prime Minister tomorrow after...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 21, 2019
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Monday July 22 Final: Tungsten Corp Interims: Ascential, Sthree Trading announcements: Midwich Grp, Petra Diamonds Tuesday July 23 Finals: Carclo, Cohort, Ig Group Holdings, Joules Grp, PZ Cussons Interims: Getbusy, Grn En S, Gresham, Segro, Synectics, Unite Trading announcement: Paragon Group Economic announcement: CBI distributive trades surveys Wednesday July 24 Finals: Totally, Van Elle...

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Sea change for Brighton’s iconic tower as it signs up for Good Energy’s 100% green power

July 17, 2019
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Sea change for Brighton’s iconic tower as it signs up for Good Energy’s 100% green power

Renewable power firm Good Energy has reached new heights after signing a deal to supply 100% green electricity to Brighton’s landmark 162-metre tall British Airways i360 observation tower. By transferring to power from the Chippenham-headquartered firm, the iconic seafront building, pictured, – which gives visitors a 360-degree panorama of Brighton, the South Downs and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 15, 2019
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Monday July 15 Finals: City of London, Northern Bear, Polar Capital Technology Trust Interims: Access Intelligence, Robert Walters Trading announcements: Aptitude, Dp Eurasia, EKF Diagnostics, Finsbury Food, Hydrogen, Instem, Lightwaverf, Mission Mktg, Mobile Streams, Novolip Regs, Rio Tinto, Total Ord Tuesday July 16 Final: Gately Holdings Interims: Cloudcall Grp, Hays, Staffline Economic announcement: Claimant...

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RTS Group’s expansion drive continues with opening of new office

July 11, 2019
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RTS Group’s expansion drive continues with opening of new office

Automotive learning and development company RTS Group is marking its 30 years in business by opening a new office to accommodate its expansion in the grounds of its headquarters. The purpose-built, barn-style office – called The Stone House – is on the same site as its headquarters in Notton, near Chippenham, and is now...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 8, 2019
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Monday July 8 Finals: Abbey, Mercia Asset Tuesday July 9 Finals: Knights Group, Photo-Me, Synnovia Interims: Amino Technologies, K3 Business Technology Group, Micro Focus, Rm Trading announcement: Robert Walters Economic announcement: BRC Shop Price Index Wednesday July 10 Finals: Superdry, Yourgene Interim: Dunelm Trading announcements: BDEV, PageGroup, Ten Ent Grp, Wetherspoon Economic announcements: Balance...

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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

July 3, 2019
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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

Adidas likes to think of itself as synonymous with its famous logo – so much so that its founder, Adolph ‘Adi’ Dassler, referred to it as the “three-stripe company”. From early days, Adi was concerned to give his products a distinctive look. Very much ahead of his time, he designed his shoes to stand...

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Recognition for Business West’s India market expert in prestigious Top 100 table

July 2, 2019
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Recognition for Business West’s India market expert in prestigious Top 100 table

Ameeta Virk, regional business support group Business West’s India market specialist, has been named as one of the 100 most influential people in UK-India relations. Ameeta’s inclusion in the table – compiled by India Inc, the publisher of India Global Business fortnightly magazine – recognises her work helping South West companies grow their export...

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Alliance Pharma founder bows out after 23 years having developed a global business

July 1, 2019
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Alliance Pharma founder bows out after 23 years having developed a global business

The founder of specialty healthcare firm Alliance Pharma has stepped down from its board after more than 20 years, leaving it as a £353m international company. John Dawson, pictured, formed the Chippenham-headquartered firm 23 years ago. It has since then developed a strong track record of acquiring the rights to underperforming drugs brands and...

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