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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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Wiltshire school group expands into secondary education – with help from Thrings

July 5, 2018
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Wiltshire school group expands into secondary education – with help from Thrings

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has advised fast-growing education client Wishford Schools on its latest expansion – the acquisition of Westonbirt School.   Family-run Wishford Schools, which is based in Corsham, has grown rapidly since its first acquisition – Heywood Prep, also in Corsham – in 2012.   The business had been launched two year...

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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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Thrings lands role as Balloon Fiesta’s official legal partner ahead of 40th anniversary celebrations

June 10, 2018
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Thrings lands role as Balloon Fiesta’s official legal partner ahead of 40th anniversary celebrations

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has formalised its two decade long relationship with Bristol’s acclaimed International Balloon Fiesta (BIBF) by becoming its official legal partner. The fiesta, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, is Europe’s largest annual gathering of hot air balloons, attracting more than half a million visitors to the city over...

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Acas tells firms not to fall foul of workplace clashes during World Cup

June 6, 2018
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Acas tells firms not to fall foul of workplace clashes during World Cup

Swindon firms must be ready to tackle potential workplace issues such as absenteeism and internet use during the World Cup, employment advice organisation Acas has warned. With four weeks of football kicking off next Thursday – and with many matches taking place during working hours – Acas has launched new guidance to help businesses...

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Conveyancer joins Francis George Solicitor-Advocate as strong market drives demand for service

May 24, 2018
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Conveyancer joins Francis George Solicitor-Advocate as strong market drives demand for service

Swindon-based law firm Francis George Solicitor-Advocate is expanding its conveyancing team with the appointment of Emily Peterson. Emily, pictured, joins the Old Town firm as a conveyancer, having previously worked for Southampton-based Eric Robinson Solicitors, which has 10 offices mainly across Hampshire.  After studying law at Portsmouth University, gaining a first-class degree, she worked...

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New partners and legal director strengthen Thrings’ leadership team

May 16, 2018
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New partners and legal director strengthen Thrings’ leadership team

Thrings, the Swindon-headquartered regional law firm, has appointed three new partners and a legal director as part of its annual round of promotions.   Natalia Sokolov, Robert Barnes and Alice Altounyan increase the size of Thrings’ partnership to 62, while Rebecca Balmforth becomes the firm’s fifth legal director.   Natalia, who works in the...

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Partner appointment boosts Royds Withy King’s real estate team

May 2, 2018
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Partner appointment boosts Royds Withy King’s real estate team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has strengthened its real estate team with the appointment of partner Richard Roth. Richard joined this week from international professional services group RPC, where he led its Bristol-based real estate team, having previously also worked at CMS Cameron McKenna. He brings considerable...

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Powerful message to inspire young people is served up by Bloodhound Project at ICAEW dinner

April 27, 2018
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Powerful message to inspire young people is served up by Bloodhound Project at ICAEW dinner

The innovative Bloodhound project to build the world’s fastest-ever car is inspiring young people to pursue careers that use maths, engineering and technology, the region’s business leaders have been told. Nearly 400 chartered accountants and guests from across the business community gathered at the annual ICAEW West of England annual dinner last week heard...

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