Double partner appointment boosts Thrings’ private client team

March 30, 2017
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Double partner appointment boosts Thrings’ private client team

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has strengthened its private client offering with the appointment of two new partners. Awen Mellick and Stuart Crippin have joined the firm’s fast-growing private client team, which works across its five main UK offices in Swindon, Bristol, Bath, London and Southampton.   Awen was formerly an associate and succession...

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Article 50: Future of EU workers tops list of concerns for Swindon firms, say advisors

March 30, 2017
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Business advisors covering Swindon are poised to deal with a wide range of concerns impacting on their clients following the triggering of Article 50 – from employment to tariffs and tax. They say the major worry – and one that is already affecting some firms – is the uncertainty over the status of EU nationals...

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Article 50: Wiltshire business reaction. ‘Leaving the customs union will be a huge mistake’

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: Wiltshire business reaction. ‘Leaving the customs union will be a huge mistake’

Wiltshire firms have reacted with alarm at the prospect of the UK leaving the single market and customs union, warning they face losing customers. Their comments are based on their responses to the latest survey conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, and released as Article 50 was formerly triggered. At wholesale gift...

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Article 50: National business reaction

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: National business reaction

The CBI called today’s triggering of Article 50 a “pivotal moment in country’s history” but said early wins were needed in the negotiations with the EU to keep business on side. President Paul Drechsler said the Prime Minister’s commitment to free trade and European values should “hearten those around the table and set a...

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Firms’ ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union, Business West survey reveals

March 29, 2017
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Firms’ ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union, Business West survey reveals

Just over half of West of England firms are either ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ about the UK leaving the single market and customs union, according to the latest survey by the region’s largest business organisation. Released to coincide with today’s triggering of Article 50, the results of the Business West survey reveal a widespread...

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Infographic: Swindon firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows as Article 50 triggered

March 29, 2017
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Infographic: Swindon firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows as Article 50 triggered

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Two director arrivals and five new appointments boost JLL’s regional office

March 28, 2017
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Two director arrivals and five new appointments boost JLL’s regional office

International property agency JLL has made two director-level appointments that will bring a new breadth of expertise to its South and Wales region residential development services team. James Petherick has joined as director of residential development, having been an associate in rival GVA’s Bristol office for almost 10 years. Chris Dadds arrives as a...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 26, 2017
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Monday 27 March Interim: YouGov Finals: Inspired Energy, SpaceandPeople AGM: Toople Tuesday 28 March Interims: Bowleven, Wolseley Finals: AA, Barr (AG), Card Factory, Clarke (T), Cloudcall, Ebiquity, Gulf Marine Services, Hostelworld, Instem, Ladbrokes Coral Group, Lidco, Mortgage Advice Bureau, Moss Bros, Personal Group, Premier Technical Services, S&U, Silence Therapeutics, Yu Group Trading statements: IHS...

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Wiltshire acquisition continues to build Kellaway’s regional branch network

March 22, 2017
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Wiltshire acquisition continues to build Kellaway’s regional branch network

A Wiltshire building supplies firm has been acquired by expanding regional builders’ merchants Kellaway in a deal completed by Swindon-based law firm Thrings.  Marlborough Building Supplies becomes Bristol-based Kellaway’s 13th branch and extends the group further into Wiltshire. It already operates a branch in Kembrey Park​, Swindon. Marlborough Building Supplies was established in 2001...

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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

March 21, 2017
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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The clock is ticking for Swindon directors to enter the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The deadline for the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 is March 31 and organisers are urging Swindon’s top executives to get their skates on and submit their...

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