New CEO takes wheel at Wincanton with vow to drive further growth and development

September 3, 2019
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New CEO takes wheel at Wincanton with vow to drive further growth and development

Wiltshire logistics group Wincanton’s new chief executive James Wroath has joined the business with the promise to steer it towards an “exciting next phase of growth and development”. Mr Wroath, pictured, joins Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton from LSG Sky Chefs, the world’s largest provider of airline catering and in-flight services and part of German flag carrier...

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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI said today. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and warning that a no...

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Swindon & Wilts Initiative group’s advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

September 2, 2019
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Swindon & Wilts Initiative group’s advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind the Swindon & Wiltshire Inititiatve, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows. ...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 1, 2019
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Monday September 2 Final: Dechra Interims: CentralNic, Globaltrans Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday September 3 Finals: Accrol Group, Craneware, Mattioli, RenalytixAI, Supermarket Inc Interims: Dalata Hotel Group, Frenkel Topping, Gamma Coms, Highland Gold, Hydrogen, Impact Health, India Cap, IQE, Johnson Service, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, Restaurant Group, Styg, Wentworth Res Economic announcement: Retail sales, PMI construction, Construction spending Wednesday September...

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Five new directors appointed by PwC in the West as it boosts business in the regions

August 30, 2019
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Five new directors appointed by PwC in the West as it boosts business in the regions

Global accountancy group PwC has appointed five new directors to its West and Wales region as part of a continued investment in its offices outside London. The group said new offices, new technology and new ways of working introduced in recent years had led to more than half of its UK workforce being based...

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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Your financial odyssey (part two)

August 30, 2019
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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Your financial odyssey (part two)

Whitechurch Financial Consultants continues their series of exclusive sponsored infographics for Swindon Business News by taking another look at the importance of financial planning at each stage of life. Please click on the image to read more

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Wiltshire firms to get chance to tap into multi-billion pound opportunities in UK nuclear sector

August 29, 2019
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Wiltshire firms to get chance to tap into multi-billion pound opportunities in UK nuclear sector

A major conference in October will give Wiltshire firms valuable insight into working with the nuclear sector in the UK and overseas. The Nuclear South West Showcase and Conference (NSW19) – the UK’s largest event of its kind – will shine a light on current and future opportunities in new build, decommissioning, defence and...

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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

August 28, 2019
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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

The boss of the region’s largest business organisation has again slammed Westminster for “playing political chess” while the health of the economy is in the balance. Phil Smith, pictured, managing director at Business West – which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative – said firms were paying the price for the failure of a...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 27, 2019
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Monday August 26 Bank holiday Tuesday August 27 Interims: Bank of Cyprus Holdings, Jadestone Energy, Puretech Wednesday August 28 Final: Loungers Interims: Arix Bioscience, Headlam Trading announcement: Diploma Economic announcement: BRC shop price index Thursday August 29 Final: Hays Interims: Chesnara, Churchill China, Eddie Stobart, James Fisher and Sons, Hunting, Rosseti, Gym Group Friday August 30 Interims: BBGI, Cathay Intl, Emis, Grafton...

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Call goes out for Wiltshire’s fast-growing tech firms to enter prestigious awards showcase

August 27, 2019
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Call goes out for Wiltshire’s fast-growing tech firms to enter prestigious awards showcase

Ambitious Wiltshire technology firms are being invited to enter a major awards scheme that recognises the UK’s fastest-growing businesses in the sector. Entries are now open for the 22nd annual UK Technology Fast 50 Awards staged by global accountancy group Deloitte. The awards are open to firms that use a proprietary technology in their business.  The...

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