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May 24, 2018
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Swindon Business ​News’ parent company West Business News Ltd takes data privacy seriously. We are dedicated to – and take pride in – providing our readers, subscribers and customers with market-leading, relevant and authoritative news, analysis, information and events that benefit and empower them in their work. We will never rent, sell or share...

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The LAST WORD: Chris Dawes, founder, Open Dawes Training

May 24, 2018
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The LAST WORD: Chris Dawes, founder, Open Dawes Training

Swindon Business News regularly gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Chris Dawes of Open Dawes Training, which specialises in public speaking, presentation, communications skills and media training, answers our 10 questions.  What was the LAST: Film you watched? Dunkirk. I had heard...

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Deals worth £65m for Swindon green pioneer on a mission to recycle UK’s plastic mountain

May 24, 2018
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Deals worth £65m for Swindon green pioneer on a mission to recycle UK’s plastic mountain

Swindon-based plastic waste pioneer Recycling Technologies has secured two deals with a combined value of £65m as it looks to develop a nationwide chain of specialist recycling machines. The firm’s innovative RT7000 machine – which it builds at its South Marston UK headquarters and manufacturing plant – recycles a wide range of household plastic...

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The Workshed incubation hub on track to deliver much-needed space for Swindon’s tech innovators

May 24, 2018
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The Workshed incubation hub on track to deliver much-needed space for Swindon’s tech innovators

Swindon’s long hoped for business incubation hub opens its doors next week, giving the town’s fast-growing innovative tech and creative firms access to modern and affordable office space. The Workshed will boast mainly open-plan co-working space for 150 workstations, with some serviced offices and hot-desk facilities of the type that have become popular with...

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Six of the best: Swindon firms take their place among UK’s most inspiring businesses

May 24, 2018
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Six of the best: Swindon firms take their place among UK’s most inspiring businesses

Six very different Swindon companies have been named among 1,000 of the UK’s most inspiring small and medium-sized businesses. Appsbroker, Beard, Excalibur Communications, Outsource Recruitment, RFS and Wasdell Group appear in the London Stock Exchange Group’s latest 1000 Companies list, which celebrates the most dynamic SMEs in the UK.  The respected annual report, now...

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Number of empty units at new low following spate of deals at Swindon industrial estate

May 24, 2018
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Number of empty units at new low following spate of deals at Swindon industrial estate

A flurry of transactional activity at Swindon’s Ash and Birch Industrial Estate have left just four units available out of 42. The Swindon offices on property agents Alder King and Loveday, who are marketing the 160,000 sq ft estate at Kembrey Park, say it is highest occupancy rate for several years – and another...

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Arrival of payroll manager triggers new phase of growth for Optimum

May 24, 2018
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Arrival of payroll manager triggers new phase of growth for Optimum

Swindon professional services company Optimum has further extended its pioneering services to businesses by taking on a dedicated payroll manager.   Lisa Hilton, who has 25 years’ experience, joins the team in its Windmill Hill office to take over running the payroll for many of the firm’s extensive client base.   Optimum had already...

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Conveyancer joins Francis George Solicitor-Advocate as strong market drives demand for service

May 24, 2018
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Conveyancer joins Francis George Solicitor-Advocate as strong market drives demand for service

Swindon-based law firm Francis George Solicitor-Advocate is expanding its conveyancing team with the appointment of Emily Peterson. Emily, pictured, joins the Old Town firm as a conveyancer, having previously worked for Southampton-based Eric Robinson Solicitors, which has 10 offices mainly across Hampshire.  After studying law at Portsmouth University, gaining a first-class degree, she worked...

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Two more awards for Honda’s built-in-Swindon Civic Type R hot hatch

May 23, 2018
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Two more awards for Honda’s built-in-Swindon Civic Type R hot hatch

Honda’s Civic Type R, which is made at its Swindon plant, has added two more trophies to its raft of accolades, winning the Readers’ Champion and Britain’s Best Affordable Drivers Car categories at the 2018 Autocar Awards. The annual Autocar Awards celebrate the very best new and used cars and pay tribute to the...

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Pioneering app firm co-founder joins Swindon VR company as it shapes up for more growth

May 23, 2018
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Pioneering app firm co-founder joins Swindon VR company as it shapes up for more growth

Fast-growing Swindon virtual reality and immersive tech firm Render has appointed the co-founder of one of the West of England’s recent tech success stories as its new business development director. Chris Price, pictured, launched pioneering Bristol-based app developer Mubaloo in 2009 with South West serial entrepreneur Mark Mason and grew it to a £4m...

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