Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s South West office

January 11, 2018
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Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s South West office

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has promoted two surveyors in its South West office. Tom Dickson, a member of LSH’s South West building consultancy team, and Roxine Foster, who works in its office advisory team, have been made senior surveyors. In addition, industrial and logistics surveyor Chris Williams has become the latest...

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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

January 9, 2018
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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has appointed commercial property expert Fionnuala Nolan as a partner to advise its fast-growing portfolio of real estate sector clients. Fionnuala, pictured, who joined from City law firm Banks Kelly Solicitors, has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of retail, property development and property trading.     Based...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 7, 2018
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Monday January 8 Interim: Micro Focus Tuesday January 9 Trading updates: Persimmon, Morrisons, Big Yellow, GoCompare, Topps Tiles, Majestic Wine, Stock Spirits Wednesday January 10 Interim: SuperGroup Trading updates: Sainsbury’s, Taylor Wimpey, Cineword, Devro, Foxtons, Interserve, McBride, Page Group, Ted Baker Economic announcement: UK Trade balance (November) Thursday January 11 Trading updates: Sports Direct,...

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The LAST WORD: Sue Marchant, director, Cool Ventures

January 5, 2018
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The LAST WORD: Sue Marchant, director, Cool Ventures

Each week Swindon Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Sue Marchant, a director of business growth consultancy Cool Ventures, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The Martian with Matt Damon. It was entertaining and an...

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New chapter for recruitment group Outsource UK as founder steps back from CEO role

January 5, 2018
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New chapter for recruitment group Outsource UK as founder steps back from CEO role

Swindon-based recruitment group Outsource UK’s founder Paul Jameson has stepped down as CEO after 26 years at the helm of the fast-growing business. Mr Jameson, pictured, will now spend more of his time on the firm’s strategy to ensure it is ready for forthcoming industry challenges, including potential acquisitions.  Taking the title of ‘founder’,...

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Drive into luxury market planned by Swindon motor group Cambria as mainstream sales go into reverse

January 5, 2018
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Drive into luxury market planned by Swindon motor group Cambria as mainstream sales go into reverse

Cambria, the Swindon-based franchised motor dealer, is to head upmarket with new McLaren, Lamborghini and Bentley showrooms as it continues to struggle against the decline in mainstream car sales. The firm, which owns Swindon Land Rover in Royal Wootton Bassett and has redeveloped its former Swindon Motor Park in Dorcan as a Jaguar dealership, made...

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National Trust chief operating officer to take over charity’s top role in March

January 4, 2018
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National Trust chief operating officer to take over charity’s top role in March

Swindon-based The National Trust has named Hilary McGrady as its new director-general. She will officially take over on March 12 from current director-general Helen Ghosh, who announced last year that she would be stepping down to take up a new position.   Hilary, pictured, has worked for the conservation charity for 12 years –...

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Experienced marketer appointed manager of new Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub

January 4, 2018
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Experienced marketer appointed manager of new Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub

The recently relaunched Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub, which gives businesses access to impartial advice, information and support, has appointed experienced marketer and project manager Jo Minnaar as its manager. Jo, pictured, has a background in B2B marketing, partner relations and project management in the private and public sectors and has also run an...

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Businesses’ views sought on the future shape of Swindon and Wiltshire’s high-level skills

January 4, 2018
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Businesses’ views sought on the future shape of Swindon and Wiltshire’s high-level skills

Firms in Swindon and across Wiltshire are being invited to have their say about university-level courses in the area. The Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has identified the need for a higher skilled workforce in the area to meet a growing number of jobs requiring degrees or equivalent qualifications. The LEP has...

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Swindon & Wiltshire SME Growth Programme helps glassware business sparkle in US

January 4, 2018
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Swindon & Wiltshire SME Growth Programme helps glassware business sparkle in US

A scheme to encourage growth among Swindon and Wiltshire small and medium-sized businesses has helped glassware designer Phaedra Politis exhibit her colourful creations in a US art gallery. Phaedra, founder of Phaedra Glass, specialises in making kiln fired glassware and gifts. Phaedra’s striking designs include beautiful butterfly wings and other decorative wall art, eye-catching...

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