Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 2, 2021
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Monday August 2 Interims: HSBC Holdings, Senior, XP Power Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday August 3 Finals: Filtronic, Joules Group, NWF Interims: Aferian, BP, Coats, Direct Line, Greggs, Keller, Rotork, Standard Charter, Travis Perkins, Ultra Electronics Q2 result: Gran Tierra Energy Trading announcements: Barr (A.G.), Lamprell Wednesday August 4 Interims: Ferrexpo, Hiscox, Legal & General, Morgan Sindall Group, Taylor Wimpey, Wizz...

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Half of region’s tech firms now doing better than in pre-Covid times, survey reveals

August 2, 2021
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Half of region’s tech firms now doing better than in pre-Covid times, survey reveals

The South West’s tech businesses have bounced back strongly from the pandemic, according to a new survey, with more than half saying they are now performing better than their pre-Covid levels. Some 96% of tech firm leaders, including founders and directors, said they were optimistic about the future with high levels of confidence for...

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Partner and associate partner promotions strengthen EY’s South West office

August 2, 2021
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Partner and associate partner promotions strengthen EY’s South West office

Global accountancy group EY has made a series of senior appointments in its regional office, including a partner and three associate partners, as it continues to invest in the South West and Wales. Robin Enstone has been promoted to equity partner while there are also promotions to associate partner for Elsa Littlewood, Ed Bujok-Stone and David Potter. ...

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We’re ready to support ambitious firms to grow, LDC South West team says as opportunities return

August 2, 2021
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We’re ready to support ambitious firms to grow, LDC South West team says as opportunities return

The South West team of LDC, the leading mid-market private equity firm, is predicting significant growth and investment opportunities for small and mid-sized businesses over the coming year as the regional economy recovers from the pandemic. The team completed three deals in the first half of this year with a combined enterprise value of...

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Aer Lingus’s Dublin flights to take off again as Bristol Airport inches back from impact of pandemic

July 30, 2021
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Aer Lingus’s Dublin flights to take off again as Bristol Airport inches back from impact of pandemic

Flights operated by Irish airline Aer Lingus from Bristol Airport to Dublin restart this weekend, opening up Ireland again to fully vaccinated British citizens and paving the way for convenient transatlantic services when unfettered travel to the US returns. Ireland is the first country in Europe to allow people from the UK to visit...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 26, 2021
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Monday July 26 Interim: Science Group Trading announcement:  Cranswick Tuesday July 27 Finals: Cohort, Foresight Group Holdings, Games Workshop, In The Style, Ince Group, Moonpig Interims: Ascential, Capital & Counties Properties, Croda International, International Personal Finance, Kitwave Group, Reach, Restore, Sabre Insurance Group, Unite, Vivo Energy Q2 result: BP Trading announcements: Greencore, Mitie, Virgin Money UK Economic announcement: BRS shop...

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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

July 26, 2021
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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

Swindon’s food businesses are being urged not to bin their surplus produce but to redirect it to FareShare Southwest, the region’s largest food redistribution charity, as it gears up to prevent children going hungry during the school holidays. The food will help the charity, whose mission is to fight hunger while tackling food waste,...

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Relaxing workplace Covid rules has created new stress for employers, Royds Withy King lawyer warns

July 26, 2021
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Relaxing workplace Covid rules has created new stress for employers, Royds Withy King lawyer warns

Employers have been warned to take urgent action to a avoid stress and potential conflict in the workplace following the easing of government Covid restrictions yesterday. Kate Benefer, a partner in the employment law team at law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, said the removal businesses had to take decisions...

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New joiners give Cushman & Wakefield’s regional hub another double boost

July 19, 2021
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New joiners give Cushman & Wakefield’s regional hub another double boost

International commercial property agency Cushman & Wakefield has made a second double appointment to its regional hub in as many months. Louise Claxton has been taken on as a surveyor in the valuation & advisory team while Lauren Harrison has joined the firm’s graduate scheme.  Louise previously worked at Carter Jonas in Bristol, where she...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 19, 2021
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Monday July 19 Interim: SThree Trading announcement:  Parsley Box Group Tuesday July 20 Finals: Begbies, Gateley Holdings, Sosandar, Supreme Interim: Audioboom Group, One Media IP Group, TClarke Trading announcements: Anglo American, BHP Group, Cloudcall Group, CVS Group, Luceco Economic announcement: Current account Wednesday July 21 Final: Polar Capital Technology Trust Interims: RTC Group, Gresham Q2 result: Etalon Group Trading announcements: Antofagasta, Close Bros,...

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