Green/sustainable business

Deadline looming for entries to the South West Fairtrade Business Awards

January 22, 2017
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Deadline looming for entries to the South West Fairtrade Business Awards

Time is running out for Swindon firms to enter the prestigious South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Applications for the hotly contested awards, which are free to enter, close on January 31. Now in their fifth year, the awards champion organisations across the region that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business and demonstrate...

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Hope for the best but plan for the worst, Swindon businesses warned after May’s Brexit speech

January 18, 2017
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Hope for the best but plan for the worst, Swindon businesses warned after May’s Brexit speech

Swindon firms should hope for the best but plan for the worst, according to the region’s largest business organisation following Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech yesterday outlining her plans for Brexit. Business West, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, said while the landmark speech gave some clarity to the government’s intentions over leaving the European Union,...

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Swindon’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

January 9, 2017
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Swindon’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

Swindon firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business are being urged to enter the South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their fifth year, the coveted awards champion businesses that demonstrate commitment to using and promoting fairtrade and supporting fair and ethical business practices. The awards are free to enter....

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Swindon’s business outlook for 2017: Rail heritage and location will be platform for post-Brexit growth

December 29, 2016
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Swindon’s business outlook for 2017: Rail heritage and location will be platform for post-Brexit growth

By Ian Larrard, director of Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative at Business West Making predictions about what the next 12 months will have in store is always a tricky business. But if one thing’s for certain about 2017, it will be a bellwether year for the local economy. This, of course, is all down to...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Swindon Business News

December 23, 2016
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Swindon Business News

Swindon Business News wishes its readers, subscribers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. We will continue to provide the area’s most authoritative business news, information and analysis throughout the festive period. Our next Swindon Business News e-bulletin will be published on Thursday, January 5.  

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Green firm Good Energy strikes gold with in-office rainforest stunt

December 8, 2016
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Green firm Good Energy strikes gold with in-office rainforest stunt

Green utility Good Energy has won a major award for installing a spectacular rainforest display inside its Chippenham head office to mark the launch of a new eco product. Staff and visitors to the office were stunned when set designers transformed the building into a rainforest on the day the firm unveiled its eco-friendly...

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£100,000 of legacy IT kit donated to social enterprise following Royds and Withy King merger

December 8, 2016
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£100,000 of legacy IT kit donated to social enterprise following Royds and Withy King merger

Law firm Royds Withy King, which offices in Swindon and Marlborough, has donated legacy IT equipment worth £100,000 to a social enterprise that helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds gain the skills and practical experiences they need to secure work placements, further training and employment. We Do. IT overhauls IT equipment no longer needed...

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New chairman takes up reins at Swindon and Wiltshire LEP with commitment to boost growth

December 5, 2016
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New chairman takes up reins at Swindon and Wiltshire LEP with commitment to boost growth

Investment and growth in the local economy are the top priorities of newly appointed chairman of Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) John Mortimer. John, pictured, also said he would be a champion for the area and wants businesses to get in touch with collaborative ideas to boost productivity. He has been vice-chairman...

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Autumn Statement 2016: National business reaction

November 23, 2016
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Business organisation the CBI “warmly welcomed” Chancellor Philip Hammond’s commitments to boost research and development, housing and infrastructure. But it said these must be acted on. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured below, said: “The Chancellor has prioritised a pragmatic down payment on future productivity growth.  “His emphasis on R&D, housing and local infrastructure will help...

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Autumn Statement 2016: Business West reaction

November 23, 2016
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Swindon businesses will welcome Chancellor Philip Hammond’s focus on investment in the Autumn Statement, particularly in areas where growth pressures are highest, according to the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative. Director Ian Larrard, pictured, described the statement as “a sombre, not flashy, affair” which reflected the national mood of economic and business uncertainty. But he...

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