Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 6, 2017
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Monday 7 August   Interims: Navigator Holdings, Plus500, Telit Communications, Ultra Electronics   AGM: Tanfield   Economics: Halifax house prices   Tuesday 8 August   Interims: Clarke (T), Intercontinental Hotels, IWG, Mereo Biopharma, Morgan Sindall, Paddy Power Betfair, Polypipe, Quarto, Rotork, SIG, Standard Life, Synthomer, TP ICAP, Worldpay, Zotefoams   Final: Hargreaves Services   Trading...

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RTS Group puts IAAF World Championship volunteers in the driving seat

August 4, 2017
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RTS Group puts IAAF World Championship volunteers in the driving seat

Specialist learning and development agency RTS Group has helped more than 170 volunteers get to know the vehicles they will use to drive athletes around at the IAAF World Championships in London. Japanese car giant Toyota, which has supplied the cars for the Championships, called in the firm, based at Notton, near Chippenham, to...

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Sale of vending machine firm to major snack group handled by Thrings Swindon team

August 3, 2017
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Sale of vending machine firm to major snack group handled by Thrings Swindon team

Swindon-based legal experts in regional law firm Thrings have advised on the multi-million pound sale of a South West vending machine firm to the snack company behind the Golden Wonder crisp brand. The corporate team in Thrings’ Swindon office represented Bath-based West Country Vending Service (WCVS) on its acquisition by the Montagu Group, an...

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Swindon firms urged to join roll call of UK’s fastest-growing tech firms

August 3, 2017
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Swindon firms urged to join roll call of UK’s fastest-growing tech firms

Swindon’s best tech businesses are being invited to enter a national awards scheme that celebrates innovation and growth among the sector’s fastest-growing firms. The 2017 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 Awards showcase the country’s dynamic technology ecosystem and the most exciting hi-tech companies.   Now in their 20th year, the awards rank the UK’s...

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Partners promoted and director appointed in EY’s growing South West financial services practice

August 2, 2017
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Partners promoted and director appointed in EY’s growing South West financial services practice

Accountancy group EY has made two key promotions and a senior appointment in its regional financial services (FS) practice as it continues to expand across the South West and Wales. Gareth Mee has been appointed as partner while Shannon Ramnarine becomes an associate partner and Andy Roughan a director.  Gareth leads EY’s FS advisory...

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Beijing office opening drives further growth in China for automotive specialist RTS

August 1, 2017
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Beijing office opening drives further growth in China for automotive specialist RTS

Automotive learning and development company RTS Group has strengthened its foothold in China by opening an office in Beijing.   The move comes three years after the firm, which specialises in helping automotive manufacturers create world-class retailers by developing frontline staff, started trading in the country. RTS also has businesses across Europe, the Middle...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 30, 2017
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Monday 31 July Trading Statements: Keller, Fidessa, Arix Bioscience, Senior, Coats, HSBC AGMs/EGMs: Salvarx, Tau Capital, National Grid, Plaza Centers, China New Energy Tuesday 1 August Trading Statements: NWF, Rolls-Royce, Intertek, Gocompare.com, LSL Property Services, Meggitt, Genel Energy, Taylor Wimpey, BP, Greggs, Filtronic, Man Group, Direct Line Insurance, Centrica, BBA Aviation, SDL, Elementis, 4imprint,...

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Business West blames ‘political uncertainty’ over Brexit as survey reveals shock slump in confidence

July 27, 2017
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Business West blames ‘political uncertainty’ over Brexit as survey reveals shock slump in confidence

Confidence among West of England firms has plummeted to its lowest level since the depths of the recession in 2009, according to the latest survey of its members by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. The number of businesses describing themselves as confident about their future slumped by 22% compared to the same...

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New regional head of restructuring at Grant Thornton aims to help firms flourish

July 26, 2017
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New regional head of restructuring at Grant Thornton aims to help firms flourish

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed Alistair Wardell as head of restructuring for the South of England – a role in which he aims to help Swindon area businesses reach their full potential. Alistair, pictured, brings more than 20 years’ experience to the job, most recently as practice leader in Grant Thornton’s Cardiff office. ...

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Boost for BMW Swindon workers as go-ahead given for UK production of new electric Mini

July 25, 2017
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Boost for BMW Swindon workers as go-ahead given for UK production of new electric Mini

Workers at BMW’s Swindon plant are cheering the German car giant’s decision to build the electric version of the Mini in the UK. The new car, which will enter production in 2019, will be based on the existing Mini three-door Hatch model – body panels and other parts for which are made at the...

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