Thrings team leads on £50m funding deal to boost Cornwall’s broadband network

February 17, 2021
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Thrings team leads on £50m funding deal to boost Cornwall’s broadband network

A specialist banking and finance team led by Swindon-headquartered law firm Bristol office has secured a £50m investment to roll out gigabit-capable broadband services across Cornwall. The funding will support Cornish internet service provider Wildanet’s growth plans by substantially expanding its network across the county.  Redruth-based Wildanet was launched in 2017 by chief executive...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 14, 2021
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Monday February 15 Interims: City London Investment, Grit Real Estate Income Group Trading announcement: Vodafone Tuesday February 16 Finals: Glencore, Kerry, MMC Norilsk NickelAdr Interims: BHP Group, Blancco Technology Group, Pan African, Petra Diamonds Trading announcements: Marstons, Safestore Wednesday February 17 Final: British American Tobacco, Plus500, Rio Tinto Interim: Transense Technologies Economic announcements: Consumer price index, Retail price index, Producer price index...

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Ambassadors appointed by the IoD to promote its work in the region

February 14, 2021
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Ambassadors appointed by the IoD to promote its work in the region

The Institute of Directors in the South West has appointed Wiltshire-based experienced tech sector independent director James Savage as an ambassadors James, pictured, who has spent 30-plus years in the sector, will be the IoD’s regional ambassador for high-tech industry and tech ventures, having been an independent director on the boards of 10 tech companies since 2004,....

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EasyJet announces more holiday destinations from Bristol Airport as airlines look ahead to summer

February 14, 2021
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EasyJet announces more holiday destinations from Bristol Airport as airlines look ahead to summer

Low-cost airline easyJet is to launch two more flights from Bristol Airport to Greek holiday hotspots from late May despite ongoing political wrangling over whether people should be able to book summer breaks. The announcement by the airline, the airport’s largest operator, that it is adding the islands of Mykonos and Santorini to its...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 7, 2021
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Monday February 8 Final: Inland Trading announcement: Electrocomponents Tuesday February 9 Finals: Amino Technologies, Micro Focus, Ocado, RM, St Modwen Properties Interims: Mattioli Trading announcement: Bellway Economic announcement: Retail sales Wednesday February 10 Final: Smurfit Kappa Interims: Ashmore, Avingtrans, Dunelm Q4 result: Lancashire Holdings Economic announcement: GDP (preliminary) Thursday February 11 Finals: AstraZeneca, Coca-Cola, Relx, Yamana Gold Interim: MJ Gleeson Economic announcement: RICS housing market survey Friday...

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Virtual trade missions to open up new markets for South West ‘tech-for-good’ firms

February 4, 2021
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Virtual trade missions to open up new markets for South West ‘tech-for-good’ firms

Nearly 50 technology firms from across the South West are to explore potential business deals in the US, India and Singapore as part of a virtual trade mission promoting the region as a ‘tech-for-good’ hotspot. The companies have been selected to take part in Tech 4 Good South West, an initiative launched last September...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 31, 2021
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Monday February 1 Final: Porvair Interim: Hargreaves Lansdown Economic announcements: M4 money supply, Consumer credit, Mortgage approvals, PMI manufacturing Tuesday February 2 Finals: BP, Idox, Sureserve Interims: Filtronic, NWF Group Trading announcements: Gem Diamonds, SSE, Virgin Money UK Economic announcement: Nationwide house price index Wednesday February 3 Interim: Frontier Developments Q4 result: Glaxosmithkline Trading announcement: Vodafone Economic announcement: PMI services Thursday February 4 Finals: Nokia, OMV...

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Gloomy South West firms see no short-term relief from Covid-19 but vaccine roll-out lifts spirits of some

January 29, 2021
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Gloomy South West firms see no short-term relief from Covid-19 but vaccine roll-out lifts spirits of some

Business confidence among South West firms has slumped to the lowest in England as the latest lockdown pushes sales down further and puts more pressure on staffing levels. Just 11% for businesses in the region expect trading levels to have returned to pre-pandemic levels by this time next year while one-in-five expect to have...

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More growth for PwC in South West with six new directors and raft of senior promotions

January 28, 2021
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More growth for PwC in South West with six new directors and raft of senior promotions

PwC, the Global accountancy group, has promoted five senior managers into director roles in its West & Wales practice and hired a sixth as it continues its investment in the region. The group, which covers from the region from offices in Bristol and Cardiff, has also made 15 promotions to senior manager and 34...

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Complex injuries specialist joins Novum Law as an associate solicitor

January 27, 2021
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Complex injuries specialist joins Novum Law as an associate solicitor

Specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law has strengthened its team with the appointment of associate solicitor Sabeena Pirooz. Sabeena, pictured, joins the Swindon-headquartered firm following a period of significant growth in demand for its expert medical negligence legal advice and support.  Sabeena qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and has more than 15 years’...

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