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Major three-year US contract boosts Swindon tech innovator

May 20, 2015
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Innovative Swindon IT firm Stilo International has landed a three-year $756,000 (£486,000) contract with a major US firm. The order, for its cloud content conversion service Stilo Migrate, has come from a ‘major semiconductor manufacturer’, the Windmill Hill-based firm said without naming the company. The first payment of $265,000 is due this year. Stilo,...

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Business Showcase South West 2015: Photo gallery

May 18, 2015
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Levi Roots, the Reggae Reggae Sauce entrepreneur who secured investment from Dragons’ Den, and Gerald Ratner, the jewellery group boss who came back from the business wilderness, were the star attractions of Business Showcase South West 2015. But the two-day event at Bristol’s Colston Hall last Thursday and Friday was also a great networking...

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Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

May 14, 2015
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Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

Swindon firms are today making their way to the South West’s biggest free business event with organisers saying it looks set to be a flyaway success. Up to 3,000 delegates are expected to attend the Business Showcase South West 2015, which returns to returns to Bristol’s Colston Hall today and tomorrow. Star attractions include...

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New Government must hit the ground running and build a strong economy, says CBI

May 11, 2015
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New Government must hit the ground running and build a strong economy, says CBI

The CBI today called on the new Tory Government to set out clear plans for the next Parliament within the first 100 days. With the in-out referendum on EU membership, which has been promised with two years, grabbing political attention, the business organisation wants swift action on a number of key issues including airport...

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New associate director at Lambert Smith Hampton to spur growth in industrial division

May 11, 2015
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New associate director at Lambert Smith Hampton to spur growth in industrial division

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has made a key senior appointment in the South West as it looks to expand its regional industrial and logistics operations. Brett Casswell, pictured, joins as associate director in the firm’s Bristol office to manage the industrial and logistics division, with development support for investors. Brett, who...

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Business Showcase South West prepares to reflect region’s innovation and creativity

May 8, 2015
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Business Showcase South West prepares to reflect region’s innovation and creativity

Anticipation is building with just one day to go before delegates gather for the region’s biggest free business event. Organisers hope to welcome up to 3,000 delegates to Business Showcase South West 2015 tomorrow and Friday. Star attractions include keynote speakers ‘Millionaires’ Mentor’ Bev James and Levi Roots of Reggae Reggae Sauce and Dragons’...

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Chief executive credited with transforming Avon Rubber to step down

May 1, 2015
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Chief executive credited with transforming Avon Rubber to step down

Avon Rubber chief executive Peter Slabbert, who is credited with helping transform the Wiltshire business into a global manufacturing innovator, is to leave later this year. Confirmation of his resignation after 15 years at Avon – seven of them as chief executive – came as the group posted another strong set of financial results...

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Five key reasons to attend Business Showcase South 2015

May 1, 2015
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Five key reasons to attend Business Showcase South 2015

Organisers of Business Showcase South West have come up with five compelling reasons for Swindon business people to attend what will be the biggest event of its kind in the region The event, on May 14 and 15 at Colston Hall, in Bristol, will celebrate the best in innovation, creativity and enterprise and has...

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Business Show Swindon: Photo gallery

April 28, 2015
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Business Show Swindon: Photo gallery

Around 800 people gained an insight into Swindon's vibrant economy and go-ahead firms at the town's fifth annual Business Show on Thursday. The event, staged by Business West at the town’s STEAM museum, proved successful for the 80 exhibitors, who included law firm Thrings, HSBC, Bristol Airport, Center Parcs and Forward Swindon. Adventurer and...

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Swindon bosses join the battle for Britain’s top entrepreneur award

April 27, 2015
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Swindon bosses join the battle for Britain’s top entrepreneur award

The bosses of two major Swindon firms are to battle it out with 33 other entrepreneurs for one of the UK’s most-respected business awards. Jason Bannister, founder and managing director of Oak Furniture Land, the UK’s fastest-growing furniture retailer, and Dr Richard Steeves, founder and CEO of Synergy Health, the international medical sterilisation group...

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