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Swindon firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

February 9, 2016
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Swindon firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

The search starts today to find the South West’s happiest workplace – and staff working for Swindon’s forward-looking businesses are being encouraged to take part. The contest, launched last year in Bristol and Bath, proved so popular that organisers workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde Interior Architecture have extended it cover the entire region....

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Support for its staff with caring responsibilities earns award for Novum Law

February 8, 2016
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Support for its staff with caring responsibilities earns award for Novum Law

Specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law’s commitment to supporting employees who combine work with caring for a family member has been recognised in a new awards scheme. Swindon-headquartered Novum Law received a bronze award at the Working for Carers’ inaugural gala evening to celebrate the success of Wiltshire firms. The awards were launched...

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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

February 5, 2016
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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

Swindon firms can get instant access to an extensive network of business knowledge and skills partners through a new growth hub launched by Business West. The region’s largest business group – and the organisation behind the Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative – wants the portal to be the first port of call for businesses seeking...

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Real estate lawyer takes up post as South West chair of BCO NextGen

February 1, 2016
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Real estate lawyer takes up post as South West chair of BCO NextGen

An organisation that mentors and encourages the next generation of professionals to become future leaders in the office sector has appointed lawyer Drew Nesbitt as its new regional chairman. Drew, pictured, a senior associate in Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon’s real estate team, will lead the British Council for Offices (BCO) NextGen in the...

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Annual search starts to find the West of England’s best businesses

January 31, 2016
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Annual search starts to find the West of England’s best businesses

Swindon’s top firms are being urged to enter the region’s most prestigious business competition – accountants PwC’s annual West of England Business of the Year Awards. The widely-respected awards are now in their 28th year and previous winners represent the cream of the region’s top companies. Previous winners have included Swindon-based construction group Beard,...

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Firms invited to celebrate the Year of the Monkey and strengthen business links with China

January 31, 2016
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Firms invited to celebrate the Year of the Monkey and strengthen business links with China

Swindon’s business community is being invited to welcome in the Chinese New Year of the Monkey in style with a banquet at one of the region’s top restaurants. The gala banquet has been organised by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, which works to connect businesses in the region with businesses in...

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Swindon Business News Advertorial. Grade II listed office space available for Swindon firms

January 31, 2016
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Swindon Business News Advertorial. Grade II listed office space available for Swindon firms

With 2016 set to celebrate Swindon’s heritage through the 175th anniversary of the rail works that put the town on the map, local firms have the chance to base themselves at a Grade II listed building in the town centre. Due to the completion of a large scale project by tenant English Heritage, a...

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New R3 regional chair takes up role

January 27, 2016
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New R3 regional chair takes up role

Alan Bennett, a partner at West of England law firm Ashfords, has become the new for the South West & Wales chair of R3, the insolvency trade body. In his new role Alan, pictured, a partner in Ashfords’ restructuring and insolvency team, will provide support to R3 members in the region, helping them promote...

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UK ‘Hot 100’ place for Dyson’s top in-house lawyer

January 26, 2016
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UK ‘Hot 100’ place for Dyson’s top in-house lawyer

Innovative tech and household appliance group Dyson’s general counsel and company secretary Martin Bowen has been named as one of the UK’s top 100 lawyers. Martin Bowen, pictured, who joined the Malmesbury-based international in 1998 – five years after inventor Sir James Dyson founded the business – appears on the Hot 100 list compiled...

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New taskforce urges firms to help shape future of Swindon’s financial and professional skills base

January 25, 2016
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New taskforce urges firms to help shape future of Swindon’s financial and professional skills base

Firms in Swindon’s financial and professional services sector are being encouraged to get involved in a taskforce dedicated to improving skills in the industry. The taskforce will give companies operating in the sector a chance to work directly with educational training providers in Swindon to address the skills shortages in the town. By taking...

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