Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 27, 2018
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Monday January 29 Final: SThree Interims: Lockheed Martin Tuesday January 30 Interims: PZ Cussons, McDonald’s, Pfizer, AMD Trading updates: Domino’s Pizza Wednesday January 31 Final: Centamin Interims: eBay, Microsoft, Facebook, Boeing, PayPal Trading updates: SSE, Britvic, Dairy Crest Thursday February 1 Final: Unilever Interims: Shell, 3i, Glencore, Rank Group, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Alibaba Trading...

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BrandSoup: AI? Oyez!

January 27, 2018
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BrandSoup: AI? Oyez!

Just before Christmas, an old friend asked BrandSoup for some help with a spot of online infringement. Our friend, a town crier (yes, such things do still exist!), was having trouble with his Twitter account. He tweets as @ramsburycrier, sharing snippets from the village diary and details of upcoming local events. But late in...

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New regional team at FSB vows to step up grassroots lobbying on behalf of Swindon’s small firms

January 27, 2018
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New regional team at FSB vows to step up grassroots lobbying on behalf of Swindon’s small firms

Small Businesses group the FSB is to boost its grassroots lobbying activity in Swindon and across the South West after appointing a new-look senior team. Roger Tarrant, pictured right, previously one of the FSB’s branch chairman in the region, has become the first holder of the new wider role of regional chair for the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 21, 2018
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Monday January 22 Interims: UBM, Halliburton, Netflix Trading updates: Computacenter, Essentra, Lamprell Tuesday January 23 Interims: EasyJet, Proctor & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon Trading updates: Dixons Carphone, N Brown, Pets at Home, Fevertree, Cairn Energy Wednesday January 24 Final: Crest Nicholson Interims: Antofagasta, Fresnillo, Polymetal, General Electric, Ford Trading updates: Sage, JD Wetherspoon,...

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Herman Miller puts its unique eco-friendly HQ building on the market

January 19, 2018
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Herman Miller puts its unique eco-friendly HQ building on the market

One of the West of England’s greenest office buildings has been put up for sale following the decision by iconic office furniture maker Herman Miller to centralise its UK operations. The showpiece 20,000 sq ft building in Chippenham, pictured, known as VillageGreen, was designed as the European headquarters of the US-owned firm by renowned...

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Shhh! EasyJet quietly confident its new Airbus will halve take-off and landing noise at Bristol Airport

January 19, 2018
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Shhh! EasyJet quietly confident its new Airbus will halve take-off and landing noise at Bristol Airport

Airline easyJet has signalled a quiet revolution in its operations in the West of England by showcasing one of its new-generation Airbus aircraft at Bristol Airport. The airline, the airport’s largest operator, has taken delivery of the first batch of its A320neo (new engine option) planes from Airbus.  While the aircrafts’ new energy-efficient engines...

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Three new categories added as coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards are launched

January 18, 2018
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Three new categories added as coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards are launched

Outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs from the Swindon area are being urged to enter the region’s top awards recognising excellence in the boardroom.  Launched this week, the Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards 2018 showcase the wealth of executive talent and leadership across the region. New categories have been added...

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New managing director to take over at CBRE’s regional office

January 16, 2018
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New managing director to take over at CBRE’s regional office

International property agency CBRE has promoted Tom Morris to managing director of its regional office 10 years after he joined the firm as a graduate. Tom, pictured right, will take over the role in the second quarter of this year from industry stalwart Garry Hicks, pictured below left, who will retire from the firm...

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Partner promotion for key player in Grant Thornton’s regional employer solutions team

January 16, 2018
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Partner promotion for key player in Grant Thornton’s regional employer solutions team

Accountancy group Grant Thornton has promoted Dominic Merlin-Cone to partner in a move that reflects his success in working in its South regional employer solutions team. The team advises businesses on all aspects of rewarding and incentivising staff, employment taxes, benefits and global mobility across Grant Thornton’s South region, which takes in Swindon. Before...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 13, 2018
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Monday January 15 Interim: Acacia Mining Trading update: Metro Tuesday January 16 Interims: Citigroup, UnitedHealth Trading updates: Rio Tinto, Dunelm, JD Sports, Greggs, Provident Financial, Premier Foods Economic announcement: CPI (December) Wednesday January 17 Interims: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Alcoa, Carrefour Trading updates: Burberry, Diploma, Hochchild Mining, Ladbrokes Coral, Mitie Thursday January 18...

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