Associate appointment strengthens Royds Withy King’s property disputes team

March 20, 2017
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Associate appointment strengthens Royds Withy King’s property disputes team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, has strengthened its property disputes team with the appointment of associate Sarah Taylor. Sarah, pictured, joins from the Bristol head office of national firm Bevan Brittan, where she helped NHS trusts, housing associations and other clients to resolve their property disagreements....

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 19, 2017
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Monday 20 March Interims: Diurnal, Finsbury Food Group, Volution Finals: MaxCyte, One Media IP Group, Phoenix Group Holdings, Satellite Solutions Worldwide, Taptica International Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 21 March Interims: Bellway, SCS Finals: 888 Holdings, Amec Foster Wheeler, Augean, EKF Diagnostics, Fevertree Drinks, Gamma Communications, Hansteen Holdings, Huntsworth, IQE, Judges Scientific, Mears Group,...

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More growth for recruitment firm as it adds Bristol office to its network

March 17, 2017
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More growth for recruitment firm as it adds Bristol office to its network

Expanding Chippenham-based recruitment firm 24-7 Staffing has opened an office in Bristol to capitalise on spiralling demand for quality candidates in the city. The move forms part of the growth ambitions at 24-7 Staffing, which provides permanent, temporary and contract staff for the driving, industrial, commercial and healthcare sectors. As well as Chippenham and...

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Thrings builds for the future with appointment of six newly-qualified solicitors

March 15, 2017
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Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has appointed six of its trainees as solicitors in line with its plans for sustained organic growth and an ongoing investment in its staff. The six, who have recently completed their two-year training contracts, will now work in the firm’s newly-qualified company commercial, commercial litigation, planning and family teams...

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New Swindon operations manager gets on board with Stagecoach West

March 14, 2017
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New Swindon operations manager gets on board with Stagecoach West

Bus operator Stagecoach West has appointed Bill McCartney as its new operations manager for Swindon. Bill, pictured, joined the Stagecoach Group in 2013 through its graduate development program. He arrives in Swindon from sister firm Stagecoach East, where he was operations manager for Stagecoach Peterborough. He will be based at Stagecoach’s offices at Swindon...

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Spring Budget 2017: Swindon property sector reaction

March 13, 2017
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Swindon’s property industry has rounded on Chancellor Philip Hammond, accusing him of failing to listen to pleas to ease the burden of higher business rates. While the Budget included measures to help some business, critics called it too little, too late and said most still faced swingeing increases. Business rate experts at West property agents...

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Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

March 13, 2017
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Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

The West of England is experiencing a creative boom. From its trailblazing animators and filmmakers to its innovative marketing agencies, brand consultancies and graphic designers, the rich pool of talent in the region is going from strength to strength. To celebrate and showcase the world-leading work of this sector, Swindon Business News and its sister...

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Vectura chief operations officer to step down after helping transform business into major player

March 13, 2017
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Vectura chief operations officer to step down after helping transform business into major player

Chippenham-based specialist pharmaceutical firm Vectura’s chief operations officer Trevor Phillips is to leave the business in May, it has announced. Mr Phillips, pictured, who joined Vectura in 2010 and is also president of Vectura’s US Operations, has played an integral leadership role in the firm’s development in recent years, including the €130m (£108m) acquisition...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 12, 2017
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Monday 13 March Finals: Clarkson, Computacenter, H&T, Raven Russia, Telit Communications AGM: SSP EGM: Purplebricks Tuesday 14 March Interims: Blanco Technology, Close Brothers, Eagle Eye Solutions, Kalibrate Technologies Finals: Advanced Medical Solutions, Antofagasta, Applegreen, Bango, Brady, Burford Capital, Crossrider, French Connection, Gym, Midwich, Prudential, SIG, Stadium, TP ICAP, Zotefoams Trading statement: Ocado AGM: LPA...

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Hotel marks rebrand with glitzy Vegas-style official launch

March 10, 2017
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Hotel marks rebrand with glitzy Vegas-style official launch

DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon has officially launched its rebrand to the town’s business community with a glitzy, Vegas-styled casino party. The 171-room hotel’s refurbishment has created revamped and functional spaces for working teams to enjoy. The hotel, previously known as the Hilton, hopes to attract a larger share of Swindon’s and the West of...

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