Govt drive to promote electric cars means law is catching up with technology, says industry expert

July 13, 2017
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Govt drive to promote electric cars means law is catching up with technology, says industry expert

Government plans to encourage more drivers to buy electric vehicles have been welcomed by automotive learning and development company RTS Group. Last month’s Queen’s Speech included details of a Bill that would pave the way for mandatory charging points at service stations. According to RTS, which works with automotive manufacturers, including those making electric...

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Growth in electric vehicle use sparks charging revolution at property firm’s buildings

July 13, 2017
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Growth in electric vehicle use sparks charging revolution at property firm’s buildings

Tenants in commercial buildings in Swindon and Wiltshire owned by property developer HPH will find it easier to swap their petrol or diesel cars for greener electric or hybrid ones following its investment of more than £20,000 in additional charging points. HPH said there had been an increase in requests from tenants for electric charging...

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Bike-to-work quip leads to 86-mile charity ride for RFS colleagues

July 11, 2017
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Bike-to-work quip leads to 86-mile charity ride for RFS colleagues

A joke about cycling to the office resulted in two colleagues from Swindon-based regulatory and compliance consultancy RFS getting on their bikes for a near six-hour trek in support of the town’s Prospect Hospice. Little did RFS client partner Nathan Cornish, who lives in Cardiff, realise that his humorous comment would lead to him and the...

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Associate director joins Lambert Smith Hampton’s expanding South West real estate advisory team

July 11, 2017
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Associate director joins Lambert Smith Hampton’s expanding South West real estate advisory team

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has boosted its South West-based real estate advisory team with the appointment of Rebekah Formosa as an associate director. Rebekah, pictured, joins from Cushman and Wakefield’s Bristol office, where she worked for more than eight years in the public sector advisory team covering central and local government,...

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EasyJet puts Stockholm and Athens on flight plan from Bristol as it continues to grow at airport

July 11, 2017
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EasyJet puts Stockholm and Athens on flight plan from Bristol as it continues to grow at airport

Low-cost airline easyJet is to launch direct flights to Stockholm and Athens from Bristol later this year – taking the airport’s tally of European capital cities to 18, the highest in its history. Stockholm and Athens have both been on the airport’s wish list for many years as it continues to build a strong...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 8, 2017
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Monday 10 July Finals: Accrol, Falanx EGM: Ironveld, SerVision Tuesday 11 July Interims: Amino Technologies, Low & Bonar Finals: Begbies Traynor, Collagen Solutions, Ilika Trading statements: Carillion, Galliford Try, Gocompare.com, Marks and Spencer, PageGroup AGMs: LondonMetric, Marks and Spencer, Palace Capital, Pets at Home, U&I, Young & Co's Brewery Economics: BRC like-for-like sales Wednesday...

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Firms in running for region’s most sought-after business awards

July 6, 2017
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Firms in running for region’s most sought-after business awards

Ten firms have been named as finalists for the coveted PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Among the contenders are Bath-based Independent Vetcare (IVC) – the UK’s fastest-growing veterinary group – and Bodywise (UK), which manufactures and sells organic and natural feminine hygiene and baby care...

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Swindon Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. The outlook’s good – but we need to stress-test for shocks

July 5, 2017
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By Donna Kehoe, Bank of England agent for the South West of England Twice a year the Bank of England publishes a major review of what we call the ‘financial stability’ of the nation. Our aim is to ensure that the financial system is as robust as it can be to withstand whatever shocks...

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Six senior appointments boost Deloitte’s South West leadership team

July 4, 2017
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Business advisory firm Deloitte has made six senior appointments to its South West leadership team, including three new partners and three directors.   Business advisory firm Deloitte has made six senior appointments to its South West leadership team, including three new partners and three directors.   The newly promoted partners are David Clements in...

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Coveted specialist accreditation for lawyer helping victims of ‘the Swindon disease’

July 3, 2017
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Coveted specialist accreditation for lawyer helping victims of ‘the Swindon disease’

Swindon-based solicitor Jennifer Seavor has become the only lawyer in Wiltshire to be accredited as an Occupational Disease and Asbestos Specialist by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Jennifer, pictured, who works for regional law firm Royd Withy King, has also been awarded APIL’s coveted Senior Litigator status alongside her accreditation. She has...

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