Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 28, 2017
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Monday 28 August UK Bank holiday – nothing scheduled Tuesday 29 August Interims:  Bunzl, Polymetal AGMs: Cadence Minerals, Findel, Healthperm Resourcing, Omega Diagnostics EGM: Ultra Electronics Wednesday 30 August Interims: BATM Advanced Communications, Gym, HSS Hire, IFG, Petrofac, Puretech Health, Quantum Pharma Trading statement: Diploma AGMs: Collagen Solutions, Ultimate Sports EGM: Zameno Economics: BRC...

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Economic clouds gathering, but we’re better prepared to weather them, Bank of England tells West bosses

August 25, 2017
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Economic clouds gathering, but we’re better prepared to weather them, Bank of England tells West bosses

The outlook for the global economy is “highly uncertain”, a top Bank of England official has warned West business leaders, but he insisted that Britain’s financial services industry is in far better shape to cope with any sudden shocks than it was ahead of the last recession. China’s huge debt problem, Brexit and complacency...

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Swindon Business News Travel – 72:00 hours in Nantes

August 25, 2017
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Swindon Business News Travel – 72:00 hours in Nantes

The former European Green Capital nestles on the Loire river in Western France, 50km inland from the Atlantic coast. And, with direct flights from Bristol Airport, it couldn’t be easier to add a couple of extra days and combine a business trip with a little sight-seeing. On a recent visit Swindon Business News travel...

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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

August 25, 2017
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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

Branding, exporting and the challenges of being a woman boss in the male-dominated world of professional football are among the issues that will be showcased at this year’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs in Bristol. The event, staged by small business support group Enterprise Nation on October 20, has become the largest of its kind...

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More good news for SCISYS as its recent acquisition lands newsroom deal with German broadcaster

August 24, 2017
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More good news for SCISYS as its recent acquisition lands newsroom deal with German broadcaster

Annova, the German mediatech firm acquired by specialist IT group SCISYS earlier this year, has landed its second major contract in just over two weeks. Chippenham-based SCISYS paid €11.35m (£10.45m) upfront in cash for Munich-based Annova in January.  Earlier this month it secured a €2.5m deal involving the complete renewal of an unnamed German broadcaster’s...

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Two new joiners bolster Royds Withy King’s residential property team

August 21, 2017
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Two new joiners bolster Royds Withy King’s residential property team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King has boosted its residential property team with the appointment of two new members.   Solicitor Rebecca Allinson and chartered legal executive Lisa-Marie Keefe have joined the 77-strong department, which advises estate agents, developers, investors and individuals across Wiltshire, Bath, North East Somerset.   Lisa, who is based in...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 21, 2017
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Monday 21 August Interims: CyanConnode, Global Ports, Headlam, TBC Bank Final: BHP Billiton Economics: Rightmove house prices, Public sector borrowing Tuesday 22 August Interims: Antofagasta, Cairn Energy, Empresaria, Hostelworld, Inspired Energy, John Wood Group, Kenmare Resources, Persimmon, Secure Trust Bank Economics: CBI trends – selling prices, total orders Companies paying dividends: Dewhurst (3.5p), Dewhurst...

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New Business West chair calls for region to ‘punch a bit above our weight’ to succeed

August 18, 2017
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New Business West chair calls for region to ‘punch a bit above our weight’ to succeed

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has appointed one of the South West’s top marketeers as its new chairman. Iain Wolsey, pictured, said he wanted Business West to ensure the region “punched a bit above our weight” and competed against the likes of the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine.   “If we...

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Destination development expert’s arrival widens Colliers’ service offering in South West

August 15, 2017
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Destination development expert’s arrival widens Colliers’ service offering in South West

Commercial property specialist Colliers International’s South West office has added expertise in developing leisure destinations to its range of services following the appointment of an associate director who has worked with clients such as London’s Olympic Park, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Trust. Matt Hyslop, who has more than 10 years’...

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Sparks fly between green energy rivals as meeting date is set to resolve power battle

August 14, 2017
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Sparks fly between green energy rivals as meeting date is set to resolve power battle

Chippenham-based renewable energy firm Good Energy today formally called on its shareholders to reject a move by arch-rival Ecotricity to put two directors on its board as it announced the date of special meeting to resolve their increasingly bitter power struggle. Good Energy’s board used a note to shareholders alerting them of the meeting...

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