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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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Sound future for Wiltshire music importer promised after takeover by record label group

April 27, 2015
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Sound future for Wiltshire music importer promised after takeover by record label group

Specialist music importer and distributor Discovery Records has been sold to a record label business which has vowed to continue to develop its niche operations. Discovery Records was set up in Devizes in 1978 to promote record labels from France in the UK. Over the years it expanded to import discs from most Western...

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More new flights launched from Bristol Airport to key European business destinations

April 27, 2015
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More new flights launched from Bristol Airport to key European business destinations

New flights from Bristol Airport to Paris and Düsseldorf took off yesterday as operator bmi regional extended its route network in the West of England. The flights, which are expected to boost trade between the region and France and Germany, were launched just over a week after rival easyJet started services on five more...

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Economic tie-up with US city explored by Swindon civic and business leaders

April 27, 2015
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Economic tie-up with US city explored by Swindon civic and business leaders

Swindon is looking into developing economic links with the US city of Mentor following a visit here by a civic delegation. The dignitaries from the Ohio city came to Swindon on the back of the £1.2bn acquisition of Windmill Hill-based international medical sterilisation group Synergy Health by Steris, one of Mentor’s largest healthcare employers....

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Firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

April 27, 2015
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Firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

Swindon firms are being warned not to miss out on unparalleled sponsorship, exhibition stands and free delegate passes for what will be the region’s biggest business show this year. The two-day Business Showcase South West 2015 staged on May 14 and 15 will provide a platform for the best of the West of England’s innovation,...

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Leaders need to overcome ‘red star’ moments to be successful, Monty Halls tell Business Show Swindon

April 23, 2015
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Leaders need to overcome ‘red star’ moments to be successful, Monty Halls tell Business Show Swindon

Everybody running a business faces a ‘red star’ moment when they must decide one of two courses of action that could seal the fate of their company, adventurer and inspirational speaker Monty Halls told delegates at the Business Show Swindon. One path could lead to success – the other to regret and recrimination. But...

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Anticipation builds ahead of Business Show Swindon

April 22, 2015
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Anticipation builds ahead of Business Show Swindon

More than 800 people are making tracks to Swindon’s STEAM museum today to attend the fifth annual Swindon Business Show. The show, staged by Business West, has become the town’s premier business and networking event – and this year will be no exception, with top-rate advice, support and guidance for businesses from Swindon, Wiltshire...

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Apprenticeships key to future of our Swindon Mini plant, BMW bosses tell latest manufacturing breakfast

April 21, 2015
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Apprenticeships key to future of our Swindon Mini plant, BMW bosses tell latest manufacturing breakfast

The importance of a skilled workforce to the future of Swindon’s world-class advanced engineering industry was underlined at accountants Monahans’ latest manufacturing breakfast. With a focus on the town’s car industry, the event heard from BMW on how it is developing the engineers of tomorrow at its Swindon Mini plant by investing in apprenticeships....

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Export market success leads to Queen’s Awards for two Swindon businesses

April 21, 2015
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Export market success leads to Queen’s Awards for two Swindon businesses

Two Swindon firms are today celebrating gaining Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success. Cheney Manor-based BG Automotive (BGA) and Terrapart, based in Broad Hinton, have received the coveted award for International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. BGA, which was established in 2001, supplies thousands of auto engine parts...

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