Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 3, 2017
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Monday December 4 Trading update: Ryanair Economic announcement: UK construction PMI Tuesday December 5 Interim: Northgate, iomart Trading update: IAG, easyJet Economic announcement: UK services PMI Wednesday December 6 Interims: Stagecoach, Mulberry Trading update: Carillion Thursday December 7 Interims: DS Smith Trading updates: Capita Friday December 8 Interims: Berkeley Homes Trading update: John Laing...

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New funding bid goes in for Swindon’s long hoped-for town centre art gallery and museum

December 1, 2017
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New funding bid goes in for Swindon’s long hoped-for town centre art gallery and museum

A £12m bid to build an iconic new art gallery and museum in Swindon town centre – and trigger development of a new cultural quarter – has been submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Trust, which is leading the bid process, has compiled nearly 800 pages of evidence to...

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Swindon firm plans major battery storage plant for former town depot site

December 1, 2017
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Swindon firm plans major battery storage plant for former town depot site

One of the UK’s largest battery-based electricity storage sites could be developed in Swindon under plans drawn up by local firm Public Power Solutions (PPS). The company, wholly owned by Swindon Borough Council, has submitted a planning application to build the facility on the former Mannington Depot.  It said the scheme would provide the...

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Made-in-Swindon Civic Type R races away with hat-trick of BBC TopGear Magazine awards

December 1, 2017
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Made-in-Swindon Civic Type R races away with hat-trick of BBC TopGear Magazine awards

Workers at Honda’s Swindon plant have been praised for helping the Civic Type R win three honours in the coveted BBC TopGear Magazine Car of the Year awards. The Type R – which has a top speed of 169mph and can do the 0-62mph sprint in just 5.7 seconds – picked up the ‘hot...

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Management consultancy RFS’ growth earns it place among the UK’s top 100 for second year

December 1, 2017
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Management consultancy RFS’ growth earns it place among the UK’s top 100 for second year

Swindon-based specialist management consultancy Regulatory Finance Solutions (RFS) has been named among the UK’s 100 fastest-growing private businesses. RFS, which specialises in regulatory and compliance issues for clients such as banks and telecoms firms, appears in the 21st annual Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table for the second time.  Annual sales growth...

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Government’s Industrial Strategy ‘could deliver boost for Swindon’s economy’

December 1, 2017
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Government’s Industrial Strategy ‘could deliver boost for Swindon’s economy’

Swindon’s economy could benefit from aspects of the government’s long-awaited Industrial Strategy, announced this week, two key figures in the town’s business community have said. But there was also disappointment at the lack of detail in some of initiatives and a need for more engagement with the business community.  Ian Larrard, director of the...

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Eden Project partnership sparks move into battery storage market for Good Energy

December 1, 2017
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Eden Project partnership sparks move into battery storage market for Good Energy

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable energy firm, has made its first move into the fast-growing battery storage market through a partnership with the Eden Project. The firm said the move, which will bring environmental and financial benefits to the ‘green’ Cornish tourist attraction, will take it one step closer to its purpose of “powering...

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Anaesthetic gel acquisition to boost Alliance Pharma earnings

December 1, 2017
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Anaesthetic gel acquisition to boost Alliance Pharma earnings

Alliance Pharma, the specialty pharmaceutical company, has acquired the rights to the anaesthetic gel Ametop from global medical firm Smith & Nephew for $7.5m (£5.5m). The Chippenham-based firm, which buys underperforming drugs brands and realises their potential through investment, said the deal would immediate boost its earnings.  Ametop is a topical anaesthetic gel product...

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Family law expert joins Thrings’ Hampshire office as fourth partner

December 1, 2017
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Family law expert joins Thrings’ Hampshire office as fourth partner

Swindon-headquartered legal firm Thrings has appointed a family law expert with more than 20 years’ experience as the fourth partner in its Southampton office. Sally Pike, pictured, is a specialist in all aspects of marriage, civil partnerships, divorce and separation. She joins from Hampshire, Thames Valley and Sussex firm Coffin Mew, where she was...

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Investment banker and healthcare business advisor joins Vectura as non-executive director

November 29, 2017
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Investment banker and healthcare business advisor joins Vectura as non-executive director

Specialist pharmaceutical firm Vectura has appointed Juliet Thompson as an independent non-executive director with effect from December 1. Juliet, pictured, will also join the audit committee of the Chippenham-based firm, which makes innovative devices and formulation for inhaled airways diseases.  Juliet has spent around 20 years working as an investment banker and strategic advisor...

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