Coveted specialist accreditation for lawyer helping victims of ‘the Swindon disease’

July 3, 2017
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Coveted specialist accreditation for lawyer helping victims of ‘the Swindon disease’

Swindon-based solicitor Jennifer Seavor has become the only lawyer in Wiltshire to be accredited as an Occupational Disease and Asbestos Specialist by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Jennifer, pictured, who works for regional law firm Royd Withy King, has also been awarded APIL’s coveted Senior Litigator status alongside her accreditation. She has...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 3, 2017
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Monday July 3 Finals: Mercia Technologies, Plastics Capital AGMs: Aseana Properties, Landore Resources, Polemos Economics: Markit UK PMI manufacturing Tuesday 4 July Interim: St Modwen Properties Finals: Imagination Technologies, Solid State Trading statements: J Sainsbury, Staffline AGMs: Distil, Veltyco EGM: K3 Business Technology Economics: Markit/CIPS UK construction  Wednesday 5 July Interim: Ocado Trading statements:...

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Investors in People Gold standard recognises construction group Beard’s commitment to staff

June 28, 2017
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Investors in People Gold standard recognises construction group Beard’s commitment to staff

Swindon-based construction group Beard has retained its Investors in People (IiP) Gold standard in recognition of its exceptional commitment to managing, empowering and developing its staff. The family-owned firm is one of only 53 construction companies in the UK with the accreditation. An IiP assessor said the group’s strong focus on the health and wellbeing...

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Bristol Airport chief executive to leave to take up top job at London City Airport

June 28, 2017
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Bristol Airport chief executive to leave to take up top job at London City Airport

Bristol Airport CEO Robert Sinclair is to step down later this year to become the new chief executive officer of London City Airport. New Zealander Robert, pictured, was appointed CEO at Bristol in October 2008, joining from Auckland Airport, where he was chief financial officer. He has since overseen a 45% increase in passenger...

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Thrings team wraps up sale of quirky online gift retailer to discount book group

June 26, 2017
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Thrings team wraps up sale of quirky online gift retailer to discount book group

Legal experts from the Swindon head office of regional law firm Thrings have helped complete the sale of mail order and online gift business Qwerkity to discount retailer The Book People. The complex deal, which was completed by the Thrings team to a tight deadline, widens The Book People’s offering to include Qwerkity’s wide...

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Innovation programme sets budding healthcare entrepreneurs on course for business success

June 26, 2017
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Innovation programme sets budding healthcare entrepreneurs on course for business success

Wiltshire’s next generation of healthcare entrepreneurs have learned how to take their cutting-edge technology and business ideas to the next level thanks to an intensive innovation programme. The four-day course at The Corsham Institute brought together health professionals, health and life science academics and small businesses and was delivered by business incubator SETsquared, which is backed...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 26, 2017
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Monday 26 June Final: D4t4 Solutions AGMs: Amedeo Resources, Borders & Southern Petroleum, Curtis Banks, Denville Energy, Equatorial Mining & Exploration, Exiling Energy, Nostrum Oil & Gas, Phoenix Spree Deutschland, SEC, Surgical Innovations, Tehran Resources, Text Holdings, Warpainted London, W Resources EGMs: ImageNet, Phoenix Spree Deutschland Economics: BBA loans for house purchases Tuesday 27...

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Manufacturers warn of ‘chilling effect’ of post-Brexit restrictions on EU workers

June 23, 2017
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Manufacturers warn of ‘chilling effect’ of post-Brexit restrictions on EU workers

Denying Swindon firms access to workers from the European Union after Brexit could have a “potentially chilling economic effect”, a major industry body warns today.  The stark message from the EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, comes a day after Prime Minister Theresa May told EU leaders that about 3m EU citizens living in the UK would...

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Quitting EU customs union could hit Honda’s Swindon plant, car giant boss warns

June 21, 2017
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Quitting EU customs union could hit Honda’s Swindon plant, car giant boss warns

One of car giant Honda’s top bosses has warned of the possible “harm” of leaving the European customs union on its giant Swindon plant. Honda senior vice-president of Honda Ian Howells said the plant relied on a large pan-European network of suppliers to deliver 2 million components to its car and engine assembly lines...

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Heathrow planning director joins Bristol Airport as it begins to draw up 20-year vision

June 21, 2017
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Heathrow planning director joins Bristol Airport as it begins to draw up 20-year vision

Bristol Airport has appointed Simon Earles as planning and sustainability director to oversee the development of its new masterplan, which is now being drawn up to meet future demand for air travel over the next 20 years and beyond.  In a related move, the airport’s head of planning & development Andrew Goodenough has been...

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