Honda confirms plan to close Swindon plant: Local business reaction

February 19, 2019
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Honda confirms plan to close Swindon plant: Local business reaction

Swindon business leaders were today united in voicing sympathy for Honda workers and their families affected by the plant closure – but said the town’s vibrant economy meant it would bounce back from such a blow. The end of car and engine manufacturing at Honda’s 370-acre South Marston site by 2021 with the loss...

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Honda confirms plan to close Swindon plant: Political reaction

February 19, 2019
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Honda confirms plan to close Swindon plant: Political reaction

Political reaction to Honda’s shock decision to close its huge Swindon plant with the loss of all 3,500 jobs has been swift – and sharply divided over whether it is linked to Brexit. North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson, whose constituency includes the plant, yesterday denied the move was linked to the UK’s upcoming departure...

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Breaking news: Honda confirms shock Swindon plant closure

February 19, 2019
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Breaking news: Honda confirms shock Swindon plant closure

Japanese car giant Honda this morning confirmed it is to axe its Swindon manufacturing plant in 2021 with the loss of all 3,500 jobs. The closure will be a devastating blow to Swindon’s economy, with the impact likely also to be felt in Honda suppliers in and around the town and other firms reliant...

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Breaking news: Honda set to announce closure of Swindon plant with 3,500 job losses

February 18, 2019
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Breaking news: Honda set to announce closure of Swindon plant with 3,500 job losses

Japanese car giant Honda is understood to be preparing to announce the closure of its massive Swindon plant with the loss of all 3,500 jobs – dealing a devastating blow to the town’s economy and putting it firmly at the heart of the ongoing row over the impact of Brexit on British manufacturing. Reports...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 17, 2019
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Monday February 18 Final: Reckitt Benckiser Tuesday February 19 Finals: HSBC, InterContinental Hotels Interims: BHP Billiton, Walmart Economic announcement: Employment data (December: unemployment and average earnings) Wednesday February 20 Finals: Lloyds, Glencore, Hochschild Mining, Intu Trading updates: First Group, Babcock Thursday February 21 Finals: Anglo American, BAE Systems, Barclays, Serco, Rathbone, Relx, Centrica Interims:...

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Tickets selling fast for unique awards that champion the region’s ethical businesses

February 14, 2019
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Tickets selling fast for unique awards that champion the region’s ethical businesses

The region’s most ethical organisations will be celebrated next month when the South West Fair Trade Business Awards are staged for the seventh year. Tickets are selling fast for the ceremony on March 8, which will be hosted by Countdown presenter Nick Hewer and takes place in Bristol’s magnificent Arnos Vale cemetery heritage site. ...

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KPMG boosts its regional restructuring team with business development appointment

February 14, 2019
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KPMG boosts its regional restructuring team with business development appointment

International accountancy group KPMG has hired Elizabeth Lewis as its first business development associate director for the region. Elizabeth, pictured, joins the regional office in Bristol from recruitment group Michael Page’s base in the city, where she was responsible for business development and recruiting senior finance and human resource professionals across the region. KPMG...

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CBI warns post-Brexit immigration policies could stop West firms recruiting enough workers

February 12, 2019
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CBI warns post-Brexit immigration policies could stop West firms recruiting enough workers

Firms across the West of England could face “severe difficulties” in employing enough staff to stay in business if government post-Brexit plans to restrict overseas workers come into effect, according to the CBI. An immigration visa system now under consultation could prevent firms employing workers on salaries of less than £30,000 for more than...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 10, 2019
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Monday February 11 Finals: Acacia Mining, Michelin Economic announcement: Trade balance (December) Tuesday February 12 Interims: Metro, TUI Trading update: AA Wednesday February 13 Finals: Tullow Oil, Heineken Interims: Galliford Try, Dunelm Economic announcement: CPI January Thursday February 14 Finals: AstraZeneca, Micro Focus, MoneySupermarket.com, Credit Suisse, Credit Agricole, Renault, Nestle Interims: Ashmore, Safestore, Coca-Cola...

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Ryanair goes head to head with rivals as it launches new routes from Bristol Airport

February 7, 2019
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Ryanair goes head to head with rivals as it launches new routes from Bristol Airport

Competition on two popular city break routes from Bristol Airport has increased with the latest announcement of new flights from budget airline Ryanair. The Irish no-frills carrier is to introduce a twice-weekly service to Milan’s Malpensa airport, starting on May 26, as part of its summer 2019 schedule from Bristol. Ryanair already flies to...

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