SCISYS lands more EU-funded space contracts as its Brexit strategy continues to pay off

April 30, 2019
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SCISYS lands more EU-funded space contracts as its Brexit strategy continues to pay off

More work linked to an EU-funded satellite programme has been secured by specialist IT group SCISYS as it continues to benefit from its long-running expertise in the space industry. The Chippenham-headquartered firm, which has its roots in the European Space Agency, won two orders with a combined €9.7m (£8.4m) value from Thales Alenia Space...

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New area director for Towergate as it looks for further growth across the South West

April 28, 2019
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New area director for Towergate as it looks for further growth across the South West

Towergate Insurance Brokers has appointed an experienced director to drive growth across its West Country and Channel Islands region. Julian Hilton, pictured, joins the firm – one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers – with more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.   He previously spent more than 11 years with Yate-based insurance...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 28, 2019
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Monday April 29 Finals: Horizon Discovery Group, Nasstar, Xpediator Interims: Lok’n Store Group, Proactis Holdings, Up Global Sourcing Holdings Trading update: Evraz Tuesday April 30 Finals: Animalcare Group, Dillistone Group, Inspiration Healthcare Group, Novacyt S.A. Xeros Technology Group Interims: C4Z Discovery Holdings, Image Scan Holdings Trading updates: Essentra, Greene King, PPHE Hotel Group Economic...

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‘Best private client firm’ accolade for Royds Withy King

April 25, 2019
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‘Best private client firm’ accolade for Royds Withy King

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has been named among the UK’s best for advising private clients. The Bath-headquartered firm is among an elite group selected by leading industry publication eprivateclient.  The online publication, which provides legal news, analysis and trends, surveys more than 140 private client law...

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Redrow appoints new regional managing director to lead its South West developments

April 23, 2019
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Redrow appoints new regional managing director to lead its South West developments

Tim Stone has become national housebuilder Redrow Homes’ new regional managing director, a role in which he will oversee projects across the South West and South Wales. Tim, pictured, joined the firm four years ago as regional director of its South Wales division, based in Cardiff, before being promoted to managing director in 2017. ...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 22, 2019
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Monday April 22 Bank holiday: Nothing listed Tuesday April 23 Interims: Coca-Cola, eBay, Proctor & Gamble, Twitter, Snap, Verizon Economic announcement: CBI industrial trends surveys Wednesday April 24 Finals: Mi-Pay Group, Maxcyte, Petropavlovsk, PureTech Health, WANdisco Interims: AB Dynamics, Associate British Foods Trading update: Croda International Economic announcement: Public sector net borrowing Thursday April...

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Swindon Business News Travel: Walking into the unknown on an adventure trip to Portugal

April 18, 2019
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Swindon Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe packs her walking boots for a guided tour of Portugal’s wild Atlantic coast and, on the way, also finds some great beer and food in Lisbon …   I’m in the gardens of the Regaleira Palace in the historic UNESCO city of Sintra when my guide, Frank, leads...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 14, 2019
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Monday April 15 Finals: Crossword Cybersecurity, Filta Group Holdings, Mobile Tornado Group Interims: Carr’s Group, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Trading updates: Petra Diamonds, Rio Tinto, Sirius Real Estate Tuesday April 16 Finals: Card Factory, Flowtech Fluidpower, JD Sports Fashion, Parity Group, Telit Communications Interims: Bank of America, Netflix, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Ashmore Trading updates:...

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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 14, 2019
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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in the red. Export sales and...

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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

April 14, 2019
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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

The West of England’s top accountants have been advised to have ‘micro-adventures’ such as skinny dipping in a river while on their way to a meeting or sleeping outside on a hill in summer. The unusual plea was made to the 400 guests at the profession’s regional annual dinner by guest speaker National Geographic...

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