Advanced manufacturing

Call goes out for Wiltshire’s fast-growing tech firms to enter prestigious awards showcase

August 27, 2019
By
Call goes out for Wiltshire’s fast-growing tech firms to enter prestigious awards showcase

Ambitious Wiltshire technology firms are being invited to enter a major awards scheme that recognises the UK’s fastest-growing businesses in the sector. Entries are now open for the 22nd annual UK Technology Fast 50 Awards staged by global accountancy group Deloitte. The awards are open to firms that use a proprietary technology in their business.  The...

Read more »

Exporters to EU told to get ‘third country’ registration to avoid potential no-deal Brexit problems

August 13, 2019
By
EUflag

Bath companies that export to Europe are being urged to register for non-EU trade ahead of a possible no-deal Brexit or face potential problems once the UK has left the European Union. The warning has come from Business West, the South West’s largest business organisation, which points out that if the UK quits the...

Read more »

Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
By
Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from Swindon and Wiltshire are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m.  PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to a group of...

Read more »

Alliance Pharma founder bows out after 23 years having developed a global business

July 1, 2019
By
Alliance Pharma founder bows out after 23 years having developed a global business

The founder of specialty healthcare firm Alliance Pharma has stepped down from its board after more than 20 years, leaving it as a £353m international company. John Dawson, pictured, formed the Chippenham-headquartered firm 23 years ago. It has since then developed a strong track record of acquiring the rights to underperforming drugs brands and...

Read more »

Growth on the cards for Siemens software development team as it prepares to relocate

June 3, 2019
By
Growth on the cards for Siemens software development team as it prepares to relocate

Global engineering giant Siemens is to relocate its software development department to newly refurbished office space in a move it says will improve teamwork and help it grow. The department, previously based on Chippenham’s Bumpers Farm business park, has moved to 4,300sq ft of prime office space on the first floor of the town’s...

Read more »

‘Sort out Brexit’ plea to MPs by the Swindon Initiative as economy is helped by stockpiling

May 13, 2019
By
‘Sort out Brexit’ plea to MPs by the Swindon Initiative as economy is helped by stockpiling

The Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative has again called on Parliament to resolve Brexit and tackle the UK’s long-term economic challenges after new figures showed that stockpiling by manufacturers ahead of the UK leaving the EU had helped boost growth. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the economy expanded by 0.5% in...

Read more »

Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 14, 2019
By
Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in the red. Export sales and...

Read more »

New jobs on the cards as labels firm unveils ambitious growth plan for factory

April 8, 2019
By
New jobs on the cards as labels firm unveils ambitious growth plan for factory

Specialist labels firm CCL Design UK is aiming to double its factory’s turnover and create up to 40 jobs as it seeks to build on its success since acquiring the site a year ago. CCL, the UK design arm of the world’s largest label maker CCL Industries, bought Chippenham-based Fascia Graphics last February in a...

Read more »

Research reveals high growth potential of South West’s entrepreneurial businesses

April 8, 2019
By
Research reveals high growth potential of South West’s entrepreneurial businesses

More than 900 private firms in the South West have the potential to grow exponentially and create thousands of jobs, according to new research. These 937 businesses have generated £2.8bn of turnover growth and created nearly 13,500 jobs in the past three years, the report by investment group BGF shows.  The research identified nearly...

Read more »

US defence contract win for Avon Rubber secures mask orders for up to seven years

March 28, 2019
By
US defence contract win for Avon Rubber secures mask orders for up to seven years

Wiltshire specialist manufacturer Avon Rubber has secured a contract worth up to $246m (£187m) with the US Department of Defense (DoD) to supply its latest protective masks. Melksham-based Avon, which makes respirators for military, homeland security and first responder customers as well as rubber products for the dairy industry, has developed the M53A1 mask,...

Read more »

ADVERTISE HERE

Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across Swindon & Wiltshire for just £70 a month. Email info@swindon-business.net for more information.