Business Expo gets set to help firms grow and prosper with inspirational talks and networking

March 18, 2019
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Business Expo gets set to help firms grow and prosper with inspirational talks and networking

Expanding Swindon firms are being urged to attend a major business show in Bath this Thursday, which are expected to reach more than 500 delegates from across the South West. The the Bath Business Expo, in the city’s Assembly Rooms, aims to inspire small and medium-sized businesses and locally-based corporates, start-ups and pre start-ups...

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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

March 18, 2019
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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

West of England organisations that support fair trade have been praised by TV personality Nick Hewer for “putting their money where their mouth is” at the region’s recent Fair Trade Business Awards. Countdown presenter Mr Hewer, a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation, said these organisations should be...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 17, 2019
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Monday March 18 Nothing listed Tuesday March 19 Finals: TP ICAP, John Wood, Antofagasta Interim: FedEx Trading updates: ASOS, Ocado Economic announcement: Employment data including job creation (December), unemployment rate (January), average earnings (January) Wednesday March 20 Finals: Genel Energy, Kingfisher, Ferrexpo Interim: Micron Technology Economic announcement: CPI (January) Thursday March 21 Finals: Next,...

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Spring Statement: Swindon business reaction

March 13, 2019
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Spring Statement: Swindon business reaction

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement was overshadowed by Brexit when it should have helped shape long-term economic needs, Business West, the region’s largest business group, said today. The organisation, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, has become increasingly alarmed at the impact the political scrabbling over Brexit is having on the regional economy...

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Spring Statement: National business reaction

March 13, 2019
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Spring Statement: National business reaction

The CBI said Chancellor Philip Hammond made an admirable attempt to set out a long-term vision for the UK economy in his Spring Statement against a hugely uncertain political backdrop. But the pro-Europe business organisation – which is strongly opposed to a no-deal departure from the EU – said he remained “shackled by Brexit”....

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Spring Statement: As it happened

March 13, 2019
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Spring Statement: As it happened

Chancellor Philip Hammond got to his feet at 12.43pm today to deliver his Spring Statement. But against the backdrop of Brexit turmoil, few commentators expected it to contain much that will be significant. Growth will be 1.2% this year (compared to 1.6% in last October’s Budget), 1.4% in 2020 and 1.6% in each of...

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Double success for Royds Withy King as it lands top award and is named a top company to work for

March 11, 2019
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Double success for Royds Withy King as it lands top award and is named a top company to work for

Staff at regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, have been celebrating a double success this week after it was crowned Best Managed Firm at a national awards ceremony and named as one of the best companies to work for in the South West.  The Bath-headquartered firm was presented...

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Good Energy drives into electric vehicle market with Zap-Map app acquisition

March 11, 2019
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Good Energy drives into electric vehicle market with Zap-Map app acquisition

Renewable power group Good Energy has increased its presence in the high-growth electric vehicle market by taking a minority stake in Next Green Car Ltd, the parent company of the Zap-Map app. Zap-Map has 70,000 monthly uses who use it to plan routes, locate charge points and check their availability.  Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy, which...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 10, 2019
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Monday March 11 Finals: Old Mutual, Clarkson, Polymetal Tuesday March 12 Finals: G4S, Cairn, French Connection, Domino’s Pizza, 888 Holdings, Computacenter Interim: Close Brothers Economic announcement: GDP (January) Wednesday March 13 Finals: Morrison, Prudential, Standard Life, Aberdeen, Balfour Beatty, Hikma Pharmaceuticals Economic announcement: Spring Budget Thursday March 14 Finals: Capita, One Savings Bank, Just...

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Alder King’s dominance of regional commercial property market comes of age with 18th annual title

March 5, 2019
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Alder King’s dominance of regional commercial property market comes of age with 18th annual title

Regional property consultancy Alder King, which has an office in Swindon, has retained its title as the South West’s ‘most active agent’ for the 18th year in succession. As well as winning the overall title, the firm also achieved what organisers of the annual property competition described as ‘unassailable’ leads for its activity in...

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