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Swindon UTC can make town engineering powerhouse again, says former Education Secretary

January 28, 2014
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Swindon UTC can make town engineering powerhouse again, says former Education Secretary

Former Education Secretary Lord Baker of Dorking today urged Swindon businesses to get behind the town’s University Technology College (UTC) to help regenerate its engineering industry. Lord Baker, who as Kenneth Baker had the education portfolio in John Major's Cabinet, visited the site of the UTC this afternoon to see for himself the progress...

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies, including Dyson, MITIE and,...

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Brazil World Cup and Olympics victories for Swindon x-ray detection equipment firm Scanna

January 21, 2014
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Brazil World Cup and Olympics victories for Swindon x-ray detection equipment firm Scanna

Swindon-based security equipment manufacturer Scanna MSC has won a $3.4m (£2.1m) contract to supply portable x-ray systems to organisers of the World Cup in Brazil this summer and 2016’s Rio Olympics. Scanna, which employs 20 people at its Shrivenham factory, will provide training, local maintenance and servicing support as well as the equipment. The...

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More plaudits for Honda’s latest made-in-Swindon Civic

January 21, 2014
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More plaudits for Honda’s latest made-in-Swindon Civic

Honda’s Swindon-built 1.6 i-DTEC has again been recognised for its strong fleet credentials, gaining the title of Best SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) Company Car to Buy at a recent industry awards ceremony. The Civic triumphed in the second annual Business Car Manager SME Company Car of the Year Awards, which were chaired by...

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Strong 2013 order intake gives Synergy healthy outlook

January 19, 2014
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Strong 2013 order intake gives Synergy healthy outlook

Synergy, the Swindon-based group providing outsourced services to the global health market, has strengthened its order book to £1.35bn following a spate of contract wins in international markets. The group, whose services span sterilisation of medical equipment to linen supplies, said the boost put in a strong position for sustainable growth. In an update...

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Dyson in running to join Brunel and Stephenson in Great British engineering hall of fame

January 17, 2014
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Dyson in running to join Brunel and Stephenson in Great British engineering hall of fame

Inventor and entrepreneur Sir James Dyson, best known for the bagless vacuum cleaner made by his Malmesbury-based firm,  is among a select group of five innovators who could be named as Britain’s best modern engineer. The contemporary achiever judged to have made the biggest mark on UK engineering will rank alongside such greats as...

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High-profile China visit for Swindon firm Synergy Health as it targets country for new business

January 15, 2014
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High-profile China visit for Swindon firm Synergy Health as it targets country for new business

Swindon-based outsourced health services group Synergy Health is taking part in the largest-ever British health and social care delegation to China. More than 50 individuals from 38 British companies, universities and training hospitals, including Synergy, are looking to forge new relationships and partnerships to take advantage of the vast expansion and modernisation of the...

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Reverse decision by finance firm boosts new Honda Civic’s drive into corporate market

January 15, 2014
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Reverse decision by finance firm boosts new Honda Civic’s drive into corporate market

Swindon’s Honda plant has received a boost from leading financial services provider Forester Life, which has placed an order for 130 Swindon-built Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTECs for its corporate fleet. Both the car and its pioneering diesel engine are made at the giant plant. Under the arrangement with Foresters, Honda (UK) has become sole...

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Mini boost for auto industry jobs as BMW looks to take on more apprentices

January 14, 2014
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BMW is to recruit 10 apprentices at its Swindon pressings plant as it looks to ramp up production of body panels for its next-generation Mini. The apprenticeships are part of around 160 being created by the automotive group across its three UK plants – Swindon, its Oxford assembly base and its Hams Hall, Birmingham,...

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UK car sales race ahead – but Swindon’s manufacturers stay in slow lane for growth

January 7, 2014
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UK car sales race ahead – but Swindon’s manufacturers stay in slow lane for growth

Sales of new cars motored ahead by more than 10% in 2013 to their best year since 2007, new figures out today show, as consumer confidence rebounded and manufacturers tempted buyers with cheap credit deals. The total of 2.26m vehicle registrations was 10.8% rise on 2012 and means that the UK has now overtaken...

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