Advanced manufacturing

SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands pair of EU-funded space contracts

January 2, 2019
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SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands pair of EU-funded space contracts

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which last year moved its parent company from the UK to Ireland to protect EU-funded work, has ended 2018 and started 2019 by winning four multi-million pound contracts. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space, said the Brexit-driven relocation had paid off as it had helped...

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£3.6m investment puts pioneering carbon hybrid car wheel maker on road to rapid growth

December 18, 2018
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£3.6m investment puts pioneering carbon hybrid car wheel maker on road to rapid growth

A mullti-million pound deal will drive innovation and create jobs at a West of England car and motorbike wheel manufacturer. London-based Puma Investments is injecting £3.6m of private equity into Chippenham-based Dymag, a pioneering British designer and manufacturer of carbon hybrid automotive and motorcycle wheels.  The deal will enable to Dymag to expand its...

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New IoD South West chair prepares for challenging – and ‘exciting’ – time for the region’s businesses

December 18, 2018
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New IoD South West chair prepares for challenging – and ‘exciting’ – time for the region’s businesses

The Institute of Directors has appointed former Ministry of Defence senior project manager Muir Macdonald as its next South West regional chair. Muir, who was also managing director of Bath-based BMT Defence Services, takes over in January from Nick Sturge, director of Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub, who is stepping down at the end of his...

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‘Utter dismay’ among Swindon bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

December 11, 2018
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‘Utter dismay’ among Swindon bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

Company bosses from Swindon and across the West of England are “intensely frustrated” with the latest delay affecting Brexit, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West – which runs the Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative – said time was now running out for a managed departure from the EU as a result of...

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Aerospace chiefs to hear from Olympic gold winner Amy Williams at their annual dinner

November 23, 2018
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Aerospace chiefs to hear from Olympic gold winner Amy Williams at their annual dinner

Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams MBE will be the keynote speaker at the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) gala dinner next week. Skeleton bobsleigh athlete Amy, pictured, was the first British female individual Winter Olympics gold medallist since 1952, the first British individual gold medallist at a Winter Olympics for 30 years and...

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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

November 15, 2018
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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

The West of England’s largest business organisation today urged “calm compromise” from politicians over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan to avoid what it said would be the “tremendously damaging” impact of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Business West – which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative – said...

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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

November 6, 2018
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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

Businesses and philanthropists from across the South West will come together this Thursday to help raise vital funds for its young people.  The annual Prince’s Trust Red Dinner has raised more than £650,000 since it was launched seven years ago, with all the proceeds going toward helping young people across the South West. This...

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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

Chancellor Philip Hammond started his speech at 3.33pm and finished at 4.43pm. He open by saying he will deliver a Budget for “hard-working families … who live their lives far from this place … and care little for the twists and turns of Westminster politics”.  Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to...

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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

October 28, 2018
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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

Business West, the region’s largest business support group, has launched a free up-to-the minute advice and guidance service to help firms get ready for life after Brexit.   Called Trading Through Brexit, it aims to help businesses start planning for the period up to and after the UK leaves the EU next March.  Business...

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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

October 16, 2018
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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is staged in the West of England this week for its seventh year to once again support women to build and grow sustainable businesses. Hundreds of women self-starters are expected to attend the day-long event in Bristol this Friday, October 19, to hear, learn from and be inspired by...

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