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Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Bath firms

June 29, 2016
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Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Bath firms

Firms across Swindon and the West of England are already cutting jobs, hiking prices and freezing investment as a result of the fall-out from the Brexit vote, according to a snap poll by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. One company said it was considering moving overseas while others have stopped taking on...

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Views on Brexit impact sought from Swindon firms as Government moves to steady businesses’ nerves

June 28, 2016
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Firms from Bristol and across the West of England are being asked for their views on the likely impact of Brexit ahead of a series of crunch meetings between business leaders and senior government figures. The first takes place today when Business Secretary Sajid Javid, pictured, hosts a round table with more than 20 representatives...

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Brexit: Swindon firms hammered by stock market fall-out

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Swindon firms hammered by stock market fall-out

Millions of pounds were again wiped off the value of Swindon and Wiltshire firms quoted on the London Stock Exchange today as the market turmoil triggered by Friday’s Brexit result continued into this week. Having suffered heavily on Friday, listed firms’ hopes of a more sober day today were dashed as soon as the...

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Brexit: National business reaction

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: National business reaction

Business organisation the CBI, which had lobbied hard for the UK to remain in the EU, called for “strong and calm leadership” from the Government to ensure economic stability as Brexit kicks in. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described the vote as a “momentous turning point” in the country’s history. “The country has spoken and it’s...

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Brexit: Swindon business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Swindon business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has called on the government to immediately commit to negotiate the best deal possible for British firms outside the EU following the referendum result. Failing to do that could risk jeopardising new investment from the many overseas firms that have chosen to base themselves in the region...

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Swindon Business News Photo Gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 22, 2016
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Swindon Business News Photo Gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

Business leaders from across the region were recognised at the Institute of Directors 2016 Director of the Year Awards. Simon Barbato, founder and CEO of Bath-based brand, digital and marketing agency was named South West Director of the Year. Other winners were:  James Piper of Ecosurety in Bristol (Young Director), Brady George of Keynsham-based Almeda...

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Staying in EU could create 75,000 jobs, CBI claims and warns Brexit will ‘pull rug from under economy’

June 21, 2016
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Nearly 75,000 jobs could be created in the South West if the UK stays in the European Union, the CBI has claimed in one of the last pro-EU salvos by a major business group ahead of tomorrow’s vote. The CBI, a staunch backer of the ‘remain’ camp during the referendum campaign, said official Treasury...

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Gathering marks 30th anniversary of Swindon’s groundbreaking GWE enterprise agency

June 16, 2016
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Gathering marks 30th anniversary of Swindon’s groundbreaking GWE enterprise agency

The 30th anniversary of Swindon’s pioneering enterprise agency Great Western Enterprise was celebrated at the town’s STEAM museum with former staff and business leaders gathering to mark the occasion. GWE was formed in 1986 as the death knell finally sounded on Swindon’s historic railworks. Funded by the then British Rail, it swung into action,...

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Boardroom reshuffle at pharma firm Vectura as merger beds in

June 16, 2016
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Vectura, the Chippenham-based specialist pharmaceutical firm, has shaken up its boardroom following its £440m merger with Skyepharma in March. As announced at the time of the tie-up with London-based Skyepharma, Vectura’s chief financial officer Andrew Oakley has stepped down from the board. Andrew joined Vectura in January last year from Swiss biopharma firm Actelion...

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Business on the menu at Swindon and Wiltshire LEP’s pre-Expo Breakfast

June 15, 2016
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Business on the menu at Swindon and Wiltshire LEP’s pre-Expo Breakfast

Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is to be the headline sponsor of this year’s South West Expo Business Breakfast. The event, which is expected to attract up to 250 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will be the opening event of South West Expo, the business show which takes place this Thursday, June...

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