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Jobs boost for West manufacturers – but Brexit talks and productivity cast shadows, survey shows

July 16, 2018
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Jobs boost for West manufacturers – but Brexit talks and productivity cast shadows, survey shows

The strength of the South West’s manufacturing sector – and the challenges facing it – have been highlighted in a new annual survey which reveals that jobs in the sector have risen by more than 5% since 2010. According to the report from manufacturers’ organisation EEF and national accountancy firm BDO, manufacturing represents 11%...

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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

July 9, 2018
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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

Just one in 10 West of England businesses think the government will deliver a good deal on Brexit, according to the latest survey from the region’s largest business organisation. And half of the firms taking part said they felt ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ over the government’s Brexit negotiations. When it comes to information from...

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Swindon News photo gallery: PwC West of England Business of the Year ‘winner of winners’ awards

July 6, 2018
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Swindon News photo gallery: PwC West of England Business of the Year ‘winner of winners’ awards

The ‘winner of winners’ of the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards was revealed at a celebratory dinner to mark their final year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have over three decades become the South West’s most-respected business accolades. To...

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Global engineering group finds new home in refurbished Chippenham office

July 6, 2018
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Global engineering group finds new home in refurbished Chippenham office

International engineering, design and consultancy group Ramboll is to open an office in Chippenham – the latest business to move to the town.   Founded in Denmark in 1945, Ramboll has more than 300 offices globally and works across a range of sectors including buildings, transport, environment and health, water, energy and management consulting....

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Swindon Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 27, 2018
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Swindon Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

The IoD South West Director of the Year Awards have grown over the years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence across the region. The 2018 awards ceremony took place earlier this month at Sandy Park, Exeter, where winners of the seven categories were announced. Guests enjoyed drinks and networking before the...

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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

June 23, 2018
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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

Global engineering giant Renishaw has been named as the ‘winner of winners’ as the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards marked their 30th – and last – year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have since become the South West’s most-respected...

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New non-executive director brings US pharma experience to Vectura

June 4, 2018
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New non-executive director brings US pharma experience to Vectura

Specialist pharmaceutical firm Vectura has confirmed the appointment of Anne Whitaker as a non-executive director with effect from last Friday as it continues to reshape its board.   The Chippenham-based firm, which makes innovative devices and formulation for inhaled airways diseases, had been seeking a non-executive director with current US pharma experience.    Vectura’s...

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Alliance Pharma non-exec director leaves board after nine years

May 31, 2018
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Alliance Pharma non-exec director leaves board after nine years

A non-executive director at specialty pharmaceutical firm Alliance Pharma has stepped down after nine years on its board.   Thomas Casdagli’s resignation comes nearly three months after a boardroom shake-up at the Chippenham-based firm, which resulted in the appointment of a new chief executive to replace its founder as well as a new chairman. ...

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Deals worth £65m for Swindon green pioneer on a mission to recycle UK’s plastic mountain

May 24, 2018
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Deals worth £65m for Swindon green pioneer on a mission to recycle UK’s plastic mountain

Swindon-based plastic waste pioneer Recycling Technologies has secured two deals with a combined value of £65m as it looks to develop a nationwide chain of specialist recycling machines. The firm’s innovative RT7000 machine – which it builds at its South Marston UK headquarters and manufacturing plant – recycles a wide range of household plastic...

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Six of the best: Swindon firms take their place among UK’s most inspiring businesses

May 24, 2018
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Six of the best: Swindon firms take their place among UK’s most inspiring businesses

Six very different Swindon companies have been named among 1,000 of the UK’s most inspiring small and medium-sized businesses. Appsbroker, Beard, Excalibur Communications, Outsource Recruitment, RFS and Wasdell Group appear in the London Stock Exchange Group’s latest 1000 Companies list, which celebrates the most dynamic SMEs in the UK.  The respected annual report, now...

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