Bristol Airport aims higher in bid to cut its carbon emissions after gaining accreditation

July 6, 2018
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Bristol Airport aims higher in bid to cut its carbon emissions after gaining accreditation

Bristol Airport’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint have been recognised with accreditation in a global industry programme. The airport, which last year handled 8.1m passengers and is one of the UK’s fastest growing, has been awarded the second of four levels in the Airport Carbon Accreditation.  The scheme is an independent, voluntary programme...

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Strong growth puts MHA Monahans in running for top accountancy award

July 6, 2018
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Strong growth puts MHA Monahans in running for top accountancy award

West of England accountancy firm MHA Monahans has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award in recognition of its expansion over the past three years. The Accounting Excellence Practice Growth Firm of the Year Award recognises forward-thinking, innovative growth strategies that push the standards of excellence in the accountancy profession. It is one of...

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Global engineering group finds new home in refurbished Chippenham office

July 6, 2018
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Global engineering group finds new home in refurbished Chippenham office

International engineering, design and consultancy group Ramboll is to open an office in Chippenham – the latest business to move to the town.   Founded in Denmark in 1945, Ramboll has more than 300 offices globally and works across a range of sectors including buildings, transport, environment and health, water, energy and management consulting....

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Healthcare expansion for Cushman & Wakefield in South West with senior surveyor appointment

July 5, 2018
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Healthcare expansion for Cushman & Wakefield in South West with senior surveyor appointment

International property firm Cushman & Wakefield is to expand its medical sector offering into the South West following the appointment of Kasia Glaz to its regional office. Kasia, pictured, joins Cushman & Wakefield’s UK Healthcare Advisory team in Bristol as a senior surveyor. She previously worked in rival Christie & Co’s office in the...

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Wiltshire school group expands into secondary education – with help from Thrings

July 5, 2018
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Wiltshire school group expands into secondary education – with help from Thrings

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has advised fast-growing education client Wishford Schools on its latest expansion – the acquisition of Westonbirt School.   Family-run Wishford Schools, which is based in Corsham, has grown rapidly since its first acquisition – Heywood Prep, also in Corsham – in 2012.   The business had been launched two year...

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Good Energy lands former Virgin Galactic president as non-executive director

July 4, 2018
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Good Energy lands former Virgin Galactic president as non-executive director

A former sidekick of Sir Richard Branson and a key figure in his Virgin business empire has joined the board of Chippenham-based green energy group Good Energy. Will Whitehorn, who took over as non-executive deputy chairman today, was also one of the founding shareholders of online estate agency Purplebricks.  He currently holds non-executive roles...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 1, 2018
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Monday July 2 Trading Update: AG Barr Economic announcement: Manufacturing PMI (June) Tuesday July 3 Interim: St Modwen Trading Update: HSS Hire Economic announcement: Construction PMI (June) Wednesday July 4 Trading updates: Sainsbury’s, Topps Tiles, McCarthy & Stone Economic announcement: Services PMI (June) Thursday July 5 Final: Superdry Trading updates: Persimmon, Associated British Foods,...

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Swindon Business Blog: Positive impact, positive returns. Amanda Tovey, senior investment manager, Whitechurch Securities

June 27, 2018
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Swindon Business Blog: Positive impact, positive returns. Amanda Tovey, senior investment manager, Whitechurch Securities

Many of us would like to be able to reflect our personal values in our investments but have been held back in the past due to lack of choice and perceived poor performance of funds in the ‘ethical’ space. Historically, ethical or Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has been about excluding stocks in sectors such...

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Swindon Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 27, 2018
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Swindon Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

The IoD South West Director of the Year Awards have grown over the years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence across the region. The 2018 awards ceremony took place earlier this month at Sandy Park, Exeter, where winners of the seven categories were announced. Guests enjoyed drinks and networking before the...

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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

June 23, 2018
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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

Global engineering giant Renishaw has been named as the ‘winner of winners’ as the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards marked their 30th – and last – year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have since become the South West’s most-respected...

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