Former TSB commercial lawyer joins Royds Withy King to strengthen its corporate team

April 10, 2019
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Former TSB commercial lawyer joins Royds Withy King to strengthen its corporate team

Reional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has appointed Dan Meadon-Bower as a partner in its corporate and commercial law team. Dan, pictured, joins from TSB Bank, where as a senior commercial lawyer he led a number of high-profile projects supporting the bank’s procurement, marketing, products and SME business...

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New jobs on the cards as labels firm unveils ambitious growth plan for factory

April 8, 2019
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New jobs on the cards as labels firm unveils ambitious growth plan for factory

Specialist labels firm CCL Design UK is aiming to double its factory’s turnover and create up to 40 jobs as it seeks to build on its success since acquiring the site a year ago. CCL, the UK design arm of the world’s largest label maker CCL Industries, bought Chippenham-based Fascia Graphics last February in a...

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Research reveals high growth potential of South West’s entrepreneurial businesses

April 8, 2019
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Research reveals high growth potential of South West’s entrepreneurial businesses

More than 900 private firms in the South West have the potential to grow exponentially and create thousands of jobs, according to new research. These 937 businesses have generated £2.8bn of turnover growth and created nearly 13,500 jobs in the past three years, the report by investment group BGF shows.  The research identified nearly...

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More flights on easyJet routes from Bristol Airport as airline looks for further growth

April 8, 2019
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More flights on easyJet routes from Bristol Airport as airline looks for further growth

EasyJet is to increase the frequency on four of its routes from Bristol Airport in a move it says will bring another 18,000 more seats to the market. The low-cost airline, the largest operator from Bristol Airport, is to add two more flights a week from Bristol to Belfast on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 7, 2019
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Monday April 8 Finals: Keyword Studios, Northbridge Industrial Services Trading update: Sirius Real Estate Tuesday April 9 Finals: Anexo Group, The City Pub Group, Destiny Pharma, Luceco, One Media IP Group, Sumo Group, Mission Marketing Group, Property Franchise Group Interims: Avacta Group, Nanoco Group Wednesday April 10 Finals: Central Asia Metals, Epwin Group, Ergomed,...

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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

April 4, 2019
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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

Air passengers from the South West using London airports instead of flying from Bristol are creating carbon emissions equivalent to more than 15m gallons of petrol, a new survey shows. The research, commissioned by Bristol Airport, shows last year that road journeys to airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick from the South West and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 31, 2019
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Monday April 1 Economic announcement: Manufacturing PMI (March) Tuesday April 2 Interims: YouGov, Walgreens Boots Alliance Trading update: Wincanton Economic announcement: Construction PMI (March) Wednesday April 3 Final: AA Trading updates: Topps Tiles, ITE Group Economic announcement: Services PMI (March) Thursday April 4 Final: Saga Interim: Constellation brands Trading updates: Electrocomponents, HSS Hire, Rank...

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US defence contract win for Avon Rubber secures mask orders for up to seven years

March 28, 2019
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US defence contract win for Avon Rubber secures mask orders for up to seven years

Wiltshire specialist manufacturer Avon Rubber has secured a contract worth up to $246m (£187m) with the US Department of Defense (DoD) to supply its latest protective masks. Melksham-based Avon, which makes respirators for military, homeland security and first responder customers as well as rubber products for the dairy industry, has developed the M53A1 mask,...

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Deadline looming for Swindon directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

March 27, 2019
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Deadline looming for Swindon directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

Swindon’s best business leaders have just a few days left to enter the South West’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The deadline for entries to the prestigious Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards is midnight this Sunday.  With two new categories added this year – Young...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 24, 2019
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Monday March 25 Trading update: Pennon Tuesday March 26 Finals: AG Barr, Moss Bros, Fevertree Drinks Interim: Ferguson Trading updates: Stagecoach, United Utilities Wednesday March 27 Final: Hilton Foods Interim: Bellway Trading update: Diploma Thursday March 28 Final: Eddie Stobart Trading update: Mitie Friday March 29 Interims: BowLeven, H&M Economic announcement: GDP Q4 (final)...

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