Ahead of the Agenda: The week ahead

June 28, 2020
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Monday June 29 Finals: Advanced Oncotherapy, Anexo Group, Equals Group, GB Group, Victoria Oil & Gas Economic announcements: Current account, Gross domestic product, M4 money supply, Mortgage approvals, Consumer credit Tuesday June 30 Finals: Aseana Properties, Catenae Innovation, Civitas Social Housing, D4T4 Solutions, Solid State, Sysgroup Interims: Cloudcoco, On The Beach Economic announcement: Nationwide...

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Extra safety measures put in place by Bristol Airport as European flights take off again this weekend

June 26, 2020
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Extra safety measures put in place by Bristol Airport as European flights take off again this weekend

Bristol Airport has launched a campaign to guide passengers through coronavirus-related safety measures it has introduced ahead of international flights resuming this weekend. Budget airline Ryanair re-starts a number of its services tomorrow, including to Alicante and Malaga in Spain, while rival easyJet is to operate flights on half its 72 routes from Bristol...

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Good Energy powers ahead in electric vehicle market by increasing stake in Zap-Map app

June 25, 2020
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Good Energy powers ahead in electric vehicle market by increasing stake in Zap-Map app

Clean energy group Good Energy has taken effective control of Zap-Map, the popular app for the UK’s 300,000  electric vehicle (EV) drivers in which it bought a minority stake last year. Chippenham-based Good Energy snapped up a 12.9% share in Zap-Map’s parent company Next Green Car in March last year for just over £1m...

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Finance hub launched to connect borrowers, lenders and investors – without the hard sell or jargon

June 25, 2020
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Finance hub launched to connect borrowers, lenders and investors – without the hard sell or jargon

An online service promising impartial financial advice for Swindon firms on funding options has been launched by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. According to Business West, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, its Finance Hub will be free from confusing jargon or any hard sell, enabling businesses to decide what sort...

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Welcome for lockdown easing from business leaders – but they warn it alone will not save all firms

June 23, 2020
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Welcome for lockdown easing from business leaders – but they warn it alone will not save all firms

Business groups have cautiously backed the reduction of many coronavirus lockdown restrictions announced this afternoon by the Prime Minister. But they also warned that other measures to boost the economy were still needed to avoid widespread business failures and job losses.  In a major boost to the West of England’s vital tourism and hospitality...

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Government Covid-19 emergecy measures keep insolvencies low – but fears grow they will rise later

June 23, 2020
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Government Covid-19 emergecy measures keep insolvencies low – but fears grow they will rise later

A surprise fall in the number of corporate insolvencies could herald the ‘calm before the storm’, the South West branch of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 has warned. Figures published by the Insolvency Service show a 30% drop in companies going bust at the height of the coronavirus crisis in May compared to...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 21, 2020
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Monday June 22 Final: Polar Capital Holdings Economic announcement: CBI industrial trends survey Tuesday June 23 Finals: Cranswick, Gear4Music, Naked Wine, Scapa, Trackwise Designs Interims: Tricorn, Velocity Composites Trading announcement: NCC Wednesday June 24 Finals: Alpha Financial Markets, Discoverie Group, HarbourVest Private Equity, Iomart, Manolete Partners, Premier Foods, Savannah Energy, Stagecoach, ULS technology Thursday...

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Managed IT firm merger opens up new horizons for Wiltshire government data services supplier

June 18, 2020
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Managed IT firm merger opens up new horizons for Wiltshire government data services supplier

Wiltshire-based MDS Technologies, which supplies cloud and insfrastructure services to the government, has merged with a managed IT services firm as both benefit from increased demand linked to home working during the lockdown. MDS, which its headquarters in Chippenham and a data centre in Corsham, supplies managed cloud and infrastructure packages to a number...

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EasyJet flights from Bristol Airport take off again – but quarantine rule grounds international links

June 17, 2020
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EasyJet flights from Bristol Airport take off again – but quarantine rule grounds international links

Low-cost airline easyJet has resumed flights from Bristol Airport after introducing new bio security measures for passengers and crew. The carrier’s daily service to and from Belfast are the airport’s only flights at present. EasyJet has vowed to fly around 55% of its Bristol routes next month and 80% in August – although with...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 15, 2020
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Monday June 15 Final: Evgen Pharma Interim: SThree Tuesday June 16 Finals: Ashtead Group, Braemar Shipping, Checkit, Tatton Asset Management, Telecom Plus Interim: Oxford Biodynamics Trading announcement: Joules Group Economic announcements: Unemployment rate, claimant count Wednesday June 17 Finals: De La Rue, Enteq Upstream, Severfield, Wincanton Trading announcement: Dominos, Hill & Smith, Origin Economic...

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