Jason Donovan to top the bill at this year’s fundraising The Prince’s Trust Red Dinner

September 13, 2017
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Jason Donovan to top the bill at this year’s fundraising The Prince’s Trust Red Dinner

Actor and singer Jason Donovan has today been announced as the headline act for The Prince’s Trust Red Dinner next month, which will raise thousands of pounds for disadvantaged young people across the South West. The platinum award-winning singer and former Neighbours star, pictured, will entertain guests at the black-tie event in Bristol on...

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Swindon Business Blog: Joanna Randall, managing director, Purplefish. What the Bell Pottinger story can teach us about reputation

September 11, 2017
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Swindon Business Blog: Joanna Randall, managing director, Purplefish. What the Bell Pottinger story can teach us about reputation

International PR agency Bell Pottinger – or Bell Rottinger, as it is now being referred to – has had a pretty rough ride over the past few months, culminating last week in being booted out of industry trade body the PRCA for the next five years. But what happened? How does a global PR...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 11, 2017
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Monday 11 September Finals: Abcam, K3 Capital Group, 1pm, Seeing Machines Interims: Be Heard Group, Cloudcall Group, Crossrider, Deltex Medical Group, EKF Diagnostics Holdings, HGCapital, John Laing Infrastructure Fund, Luceco, Pennant International. Restore, Starwood European Real Estate Finance, XLMedia Trading statement: Associated British Foods AGMs: Bailey (C.H.), Empyrean Energy, Real Estate Credit Investment Tuesday...

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Valldata acquisition lifts charity services business Woods Group to top of sector

September 8, 2017
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Valldata acquisition lifts charity services business Woods Group to top of sector

The UK’s largest charity services business has been formed following Chippenham-based Woods Group’s acquisition of Melksham specialist outsourcing firm Valldata.  Woods Group is best known for its strengths in raffles, lotteries, print production and payment processing for charities such as the RSPB, National Trust and Motability, while Valldata specialises in fulfilment, payment processing and...

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Second Tech Track 100 placing for Wiltshire firm at forefront of medical technology

September 8, 2017
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Second Tech Track 100 placing for Wiltshire firm at forefront of medical technology

A Wiltshire company that spun out of the University of Bath is to appear in a league table of the UK’s fastest-growing private tech, media and telecoms firms for the second time in two years. Qualasept Pharmaxo, which has developed the UK’s single biggest aseptic clean room, has achieved annual sales growth of 77%...

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SCISYS confident ahead of first-half results as spate of contract wins boost order book

September 8, 2017
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SCISYS confident ahead of first-half results as spate of contract wins boost order book

A raft of recent contract wins and a bumper order book means Chippenham-based specialist IT group SCISYS is on target to report solid half-year results later this month, according to its directors. In a trading update to the London Stock Exchange earlier this week, the SCISYS board said they remained confident that the group...

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South West museum and archive organisation puts trust in Vysiion’s innovative cloud package

September 8, 2017
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South West museum and archive organisation puts trust in Vysiion’s innovative cloud package

Vysiion, the Chippenham-based communications infrastructure and outsourced IT service provider, is delivering an IT managed service for the South West Heritage Trust, which runs archives, museums and other historic services across Somerset and Devon.  The archives hold more than seven million original documents relating to the history of Somerset and Devon with open access...

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Avon Tyres appointed by TVR to supply its new 200mph high-performance sports

September 8, 2017
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Avon Tyres appointed by TVR to supply its new 200mph high-performance sports

Iconic British sports car maker TVR is today unveiling its first new model for more than a decade – with Melksham-based specialist tyre manufacturer Avon playing a crucial supporting role. The £90,000 car, which can reach speeds of up to 200mph and 0-60mph in less than four seconds, is being launched to much fanfare...

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CBRE launches team to handle major development schemes across South West

September 6, 2017
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CBRE launches team to handle major development schemes across South West

National property services firm CBRE has formed a new team to lead on development projects across the South West and South Wales. The team, which is based in CBRE’s Bristol office, will be led by Marcus Plaw, who joins as planning director, and Philip Marsden, who becomes associate director. Marcus joins from Lambert Smith...

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Former Grant Thornton South West corporate finance head joins FRP Advisory as partner

September 6, 2017
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Former Grant Thornton South West corporate finance head joins FRP Advisory as partner

National business advisory firm FRP Advisory has appointed Mark Naughton as a partner to lead its corporate finance offering across the South West and Wales. Mark, who is based in FRP Advisory’s Bristol office, brings more than 20 years’ corporate finance experience and connections across the region. He was previously led Grant Thornton’s corporate...

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