Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 23, 2018
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Monday June 25 Interim: Carnival Tuesday June 26 Trading Updates: Capita, Carpetright, Northgate, Petrofac Wednesday June 27 Trading updates: Whitbread, Bunzl, Tullow Oil Thursday June 28 Finals: Stagecoach, Greene King Interims: Walgreen Boots Alliance, Nike, Accenture Trading Update: John Wood Group Friday June 29 Trading updates: Circo, Reach, John Laing Economic announcement: GDP (Q1...

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Search starts for the Swindon workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

June 23, 2018
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Search starts for the Swindon workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

Staff at Swindon’s most enlightened firms are being urged to enter them in a unique awards scheme that showcases the region’s best workplaces. The annual South West Happiest Workplace Competition was launched four years ago by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA to champion businesses that go the extra mile to ensure their...

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Sustainability services expert joins Grant Thornton to widen its offering in the South West

June 23, 2018
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Sustainability services expert joins Grant Thornton to widen its offering in the South West

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed Paul Holland as an assurance director for the South West region. Paul, pictured, joins with more than 20 years’ experience across financial auditing. He was most recently head of UK sustainability services at rival KPMG, where he worked for more than eight years.  At Grant Thornton, he will...

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Continued investment at Bristol Airport lands it title of ‘best in Europe’

June 20, 2018
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Continued investment at Bristol Airport lands it title of ‘best in Europe’

Bristol Airport has been voted the best airport of its size in Europe in one of the industry’s top awards schemes. The airport, which handled 8.1m passengers last year, shared top billing in the 5m to 10m passenger category with Seville Airport in Spain at the annual ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards last night....

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IoD South West Director of the Year Awards celebrate the region’s best bosses

June 18, 2018
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IoD South West Director of the Year Awards celebrate the region’s best bosses

Some of the South West’s top bosses have been recognised at the 2018 Institute of Director South West Awards – the region’s top scheme for showcasing boardroom excellence. UWE Bristol pro vice-chancellor Donna Whitehead won the inaugural New Director Award at the ceremony, which took place last Thursday. Donna, pictured receiving her award from...

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Swindon Business News Travel – 48:00 hours in Moscow

June 18, 2018
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All eyes are on Russia now the World Cup’s underway in cities across this massive country. However, the focus for business travellers remains the capital Moscow, with its major conference centres and business hotels. It’s easy to add on a day or two to a business trip to enjoy this fascinating city. Swindon Business...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 16, 2018
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Monday June 18 Nothing listed Tuesday June 19 Finals: Ashtead, Telecom Plus, Flybe Interims: Oracle, FedEx Wednesday June 20 Finals: Severfield, Berkeley Interim: Micron Technology Thursday June 21 Final: Dixon Carphone Interim: Carnival Trading Update: Saga Friday June 22 Interim: Blackberry               

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Happiest Workplace Awards give enlightened Swindon firms reasons to be cheerful

June 10, 2018
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Happiest Workplace Awards give enlightened Swindon firms reasons to be cheerful

Swindon firms that go the extra mile to ensure their staff are cheerful and fulfilled are being invited to enter the annual South West Happiest Workplace Competition.   The brainchild of workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, the contest has successfully championed enlightened businesses since it was launched four years ago.  This year it...

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Swindon director in the running for region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

June 10, 2018
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Swindon director in the running for region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The managing director of Swindon-based Network Rail’s Western route will go head to head with some of the South West’s top bosses this week in one of the region’s most prestigious business award schemes. Mark Langman, who has overseen a multi-billion pound upgrade and led the drive to increase safety and reliability of the...

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Govt’s commitment to regional airports welcomed as it signals green light for Heathrow expansion

June 10, 2018
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Govt’s commitment to regional airports welcomed as it signals green light for Heathrow expansion

Bosses at Bristol Airport have welcomed the government’s confirmation of support for regional airports as part of its controversial decision to give the green light to a third runway at Heathrow. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling told the House of Commons last week that as well as expanding Heathrow, he also wanted to “make the...

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