Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

July 17, 2018
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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

Business West, the region’s largest business support and lobbying group, has joined three other organisations to this week launch a new venture that aims to transform how businesses trade internationally. Export Growth Partners will redefine export support to meet the challenges and opportunities of Britain’s exit from the European Union, according to Business West...

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Jobs boost for West manufacturers – but Brexit talks and productivity cast shadows, survey shows

July 16, 2018
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Jobs boost for West manufacturers – but Brexit talks and productivity cast shadows, survey shows

The strength of the South West’s manufacturing sector – and the challenges facing it – have been highlighted in a new annual survey which reveals that jobs in the sector have risen by more than 5% since 2010. According to the report from manufacturers’ organisation EEF and national accountancy firm BDO, manufacturing represents 11%...

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Promotion to international partner for Cushman & Wakefield’s South West capital markets boss

July 16, 2018
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Promotion to international partner for Cushman & Wakefield’s South West capital markets boss

Nick Allan, head of global property agency Cushman & Wakefield’s capital markets team in the South West, has become an international partner in the firm. Nick, pictured, is one of eight international partner promotions at Cushman & Wakefield, one of the world’s largest real estate businesses with 48,000 staff in 400 offices across 70...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 16, 2018
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Monday July 16 Interims: Bank of America, BlackRock, Netflix Trading Update: Total Tuesday July 17 Final: Walker Crisps Interims: Goldman Sacs, Johnson & Johnson Trading Updates: Royal Mail, Galliford Try, Dairy Crest, TalkTalk Economic announcement: Employment data (May) Wednesday July 18 Interims: easyJet, Electrolux, Novartis, ASML, American Express, Morgan Stanley, Alcoa, eBay, IBM Trading...

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Two director promotions and new partner strengthen Deloitte’s South West office

July 11, 2018
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Professional services firm Deloitte’s South West practice has promoted two staff members to director and appointed a new partner. The new directors in the office in Bristol are Gina Miles in audit and Marcus Chapman in tax while audit partner Andrew Holland joins from Deloitte in Toronto, having moved back to the UK from...

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Excalibur snaps up Swindon IT support firm Sensata as it enters new phase of growth

July 9, 2018
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Excalibur snaps up Swindon IT support firm Sensata as it enters new phase of growth

Fast-growing Swindon telecoms and IT group Excalibur Communications has hit the acquisition trail for the third time in 18 months to snap up local IT support business Sensata.   Excalibur, which changed ownership in a management buy-out (MBO) less than two months ago, said the Sensata acquisition supported its strategy for growth in expanding...

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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

July 9, 2018
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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

Just one in 10 West of England businesses think the government will deliver a good deal on Brexit, according to the latest survey from the region’s largest business organisation. And half of the firms taking part said they felt ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ over the government’s Brexit negotiations. When it comes to information from...

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GVA bolsters South West office with raft of cross-sector appointments

July 9, 2018
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GVA bolsters South West office with raft of cross-sector appointments

Property consultancy GVA has made a number of appointments in its regional office, further strengthening its cross-discipline expertise. Tom Harrison joins from specialist healthcare chartered surveying practice Carterwood as director in the healthcare team. Tom, who previously worked at GVA for nine years, specialises in the independent healthcare sector and works extensively on behalf...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 9, 2018
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Monday July 9 Nothing listed Tuesday July 10 Interims: Ocado, PepsiCo Trading Updates: Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Kier Economic announcement: Trade balance (May) Wednesday July 11 Interim: Micro Focus Trading updates: Page Group, Barratt Developments, Burberry, Speedy Hire, JS Wetherspoons Thursday July 12 Interim: Delta Airlines Trading updates: Dunelm, Telford Homes, ASOS Friday July 13 Interims:...

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Swindon News photo gallery: PwC West of England Business of the Year ‘winner of winners’ awards

July 6, 2018
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Swindon News photo gallery: PwC West of England Business of the Year ‘winner of winners’ awards

The ‘winner of winners’ of the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards was revealed at a celebratory dinner to mark their final year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have over three decades become the South West’s most-respected business accolades. To...

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