Healthy start to 2019 for Wincanton as it wins Weetabix logistics contracts

January 14, 2019
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Healthy start to 2019 for Wincanton as it wins Weetabix logistics contracts

Logistics group Wincanton has been appointed by The Weetabix Food Company – the food processing firm behind the breakfast cereal – to provide transport, warehousing and packing services. Starting on February 1, the partnership is made up of two separate, five-year contracts.  Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton will take over operating four warehouses where Weetabix products are...

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Swindon Business News Travel – 48:00 hours in Seattle

January 13, 2019
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Swindon Business News Travel – 48:00 hours in Seattle

Seattle is fast becoming one of North America’s leading tech hubs and is home to global giants such as Microsoft and Amazon. It’s also one of the US’s coolest cities. Swindon Business News travel editor ANNE GORRINGE went there on Aer Lingus’ latest transatlantic route – which clears US immigration at Dublin Airport on...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 13, 2019
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Monday January 14 Interims: PageGroup, Citigroup Trading updates: JD Sports Fashion, Dechra Pharmaceuticals Tuesday January 15 Interims: JP Morgan, Wells Fargo Trading updates: Hays, Persimmon, Ashmore, Provident Financial Wednesday January 16 Interims: Bank of America, Goldman Sachs Trading updates: Bovis Homes, Tullow Oil, Cineworld Economic announcement: CPI (December) Thursday January 17 Interims: Morgan Stanley,...

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CBI leader urges govt to rule out no deal Brexit on visit to West of England

January 11, 2019
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CBI leader urges govt to rule out no deal Brexit on visit to West of England

The director-general of the CBI used a visit to the West of England today to warn that a no deal Brexit would hit the its manufacturing and services industries hard as well as scuppering vital export deals. Speaking to a gathering of senior business figures in Bristol, Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured, urged the government to...

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Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

January 10, 2019
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Fourth space contract for SCISYS as new focus on EU orders takes off

SCISYS Deutschland, the German arm of the Chippenham-based specialist IT group SCISYS, has landed its fourth space-related contract in as many weeks. The latest deal, with an anticipated contract value of €2.8m (£2.5m), has come from long-term customer the European Space Agency (ESA).  SCISYS, which also supplies its bespoke software systems and support services...

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Honda’s Swindon plant to close for six days to cope with impact of Brexit

January 10, 2019
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Honda’s Swindon plant to close for six days to cope with impact of Brexit

Japanese car giant Honda is to halt production at its Swindon plant for six days in April to stockpile components and help it overcome border disruption after the UK leaves the EU. Honda, which employs 4,000 people at the plant making Civic cars and engines for the global market, said it had been assessing...

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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Swindon-born Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards – now in their...

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Kick off new year by getting fit for business at networking group’s first gathering of 2019

January 8, 2019
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Kick off new year by getting fit for business at networking group’s first gathering of 2019

Getting fit for 2019 in personal and business life is the topical focus for the first meeting of the new year for breakfast networking group Swindon Business Village.   The joint presentation titled ‘Fit for business: achieving personal wellbeing is key to your business success’ will be delivered by coaches Ian Locke and Shirley...

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EasyJet builds on success at Bristol Airport with new flights to France

January 7, 2019
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EasyJet builds on success at Bristol Airport with new flights to France

Low-cost airline easyJet is to add another destination from Bristol Airport this summer – taking its total to 67 and strengthening its position as the airport’s largest operator. The service to Montpellier will launch on June 2 using a 186-seat Airbus A320 aircraft and then operate twice weekly – on Wednesdays and Sundays. The...

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Region’s first events industry showcase MEET South West launches registrations

January 7, 2019
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Region’s first events industry showcase MEET South West launches registrations

Registration is now open to hear industry leaders share their insight and guidance at MEET South West, the region’s first dedicated exhibition and conference showcase. Delegates at the event, at We The Curious in Bristol on January 30, will have access to experts offering authoritative insight from a variety of event industries from professional...

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