Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Key points

September 24, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Key points

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled his Winter Economy Plan to help businesses and their employees as Covid-19 continues to have a devastating impact. The key points are:  A Jobs Support Scheme for employees will replace the furlough scheme, which effectively paid people not to work. Under this new scheme, businesses will pay employees for...

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Protect firms and their workers, Business West urges, as Govt brings in raft of new restrictions

September 22, 2020
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Business West, the organisation behind the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, today called for a comprehensive support package for firms hit by the latest coronavirus measures. With the number of cases of Covid-19 rising again – promoting a new raft of restrictions on businesses – Business West urged the government to take action to protect...

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Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

September 22, 2020
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Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

Some of the world’s brightest minds in fintech and investment are being brought together by tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance to provide a masterclass on successfully raising funds. The expert panel will provide the inside track on how to pitch for investment, whether through a bank, venture capital group or corporate venture capital...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 21, 2020
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Monday September 21 Final: Superdry Interims: Augean, Maxcyte, Pennant International Tuesday September 22 Final: 1pm, Bluefield Solar, Litigation Capital Management Interims: Ades International Holdings, Alliance Pharma, Barr (AG), Cambridge Cognition, Ergomed, Frenkel Topping, Inspecs Group, Judges Scientific, Kingfisher, Longboat Energy, Nahl Group, Oriole, Parity, Personal Group, Tremor International Economic announcements: Public sector net borrowing, CBI industrial trends survey Wednesday...

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Event: Chance for food and drink firms to go online to meet global market experts

September 21, 2020
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Event: Chance for food and drink firms to go online to meet global market experts

Food and drink producers from Swindon and its surroundings will have an opportunity to meet commercial trade officers working across the world tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22, at the first-ever virtual Meet the Market Expert event. It is being organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT) in conjunction with the Great British Food Programme delivered...

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Home vs Office: Royds Withy King webinar explores the challenges of the post-Covid workplace

September 21, 2020
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Home vs Office: Royds Withy King webinar explores the challenges of the post-Covid workplace

Huge changes in the way people work have occurred since the coronavirus pandemic first hit – yet many businesses are struggling to cope with this ‘new normal’ and the legal implications remain unclear, a webinar on the workforce of the future staged by law firm Royds Withy King heard. The firm’s Swindon-based employment partner Malcolm...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 14, 2020
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Monday September 14 Finals: Abcam, City of London Investment Group, MJ Gleeson, Pci-Pal Interims: Costain, EKF Diagnostics, Greencoat Renewables, Iqgeo, Keystone Law Group, M P Evans, Medica Group, Silence Therapeutics, Xpediator Tuesday September 15 Final: Diurnal Group Interims: Bango, Bonhill Group, Corero Network, Eve Sleep, Good Energy, JTC plc, Marshalls, Octopus Renewables, Polypipe, Smart Metering, Simplybiz Group, Trinity,...

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Bristol Airport chief warns failure to introduce passenger Covid testing is ‘suffocating’ industry

September 14, 2020
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Bristol Airport chief warns failure to introduce passenger Covid testing is ‘suffocating’ industry

The boss of Bristol Airport has joined calls for urgent government action to avoid further damage to the aviation and airport sector. Bristol Airport chief executive Dave Lees said he was hugely disappointed that ministers had not given the go-ahead for Covid-19 testing for passengers arriving at airports.  As a result, the already-struggling industry was...

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Trio of senior appointments boosts PwC’s financial services and deals teams in the West

September 10, 2020
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Global accountancy group PwC has continued to strengthen its financial services and deals teams in the West with three senior appointments. The firm said the arrival of Sam Flitman, Andrew Keenan and Camille Sixsmith would make it even better placed to support financial services clients and businesses through debt and equity transactions.  Sam, pictured, will...

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Wincanton expecting to deliver increased profits as it benefits from online retail boom

September 10, 2020
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Wincanton expecting to deliver increased profits as it benefits from online retail boom

The spike in online shopping this summer drove up profits at logistics group Wincanton, with its digital and eFulfilment divisions operating significantly ahead of their pre Covid-19 levels. As a result, the Chippenham-based group expects this year’s results to be “materially” ahead of market expectations.  In a trading update to shareholders, the UK’s largest...

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