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South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018 launched with call to action for Swindon’s ethical firms

November 20, 2017
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South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018 launched with call to action for Swindon’s ethical firms

Swindon’s ethical organisations – large and small – are being invited to enter the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes in the region make in support of Fairtrade by buying certified Fairtrade products for the workplace and raising awareness...

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Royds Withy King to host Brexit update on immigration laws and rules on employing EU nationals

October 26, 2017
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Royds Withy King to host Brexit update on immigration laws and rules on employing EU nationals

Employers will hear how to stay abreast of new immigration laws, particularly when they employ or want to recruit EU nationals and international talent at a seminar to be staged next month by Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King. The event on November 29 is aimed at HR practitioners, business owners, managers and recruiters...

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More walking, less travelling: Royds Withy King’s Green Week focuses on sustainable business models

October 26, 2017
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More walking, less travelling: Royds Withy King’s Green Week focuses on sustainable business models

Reducing travel between offices, cutting waste and taking lunchtime walks were among the activities introduced by regional law firm Royds Withy King during its fifth annual Green Week. The firm, which has an office in Swindon, has been taking steps to reduce electricity and paper consumption, with regular ‘switch off’ campaigns and a green...

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Swindon’s growth being held back by planning rules, new chair of town property group claims

October 23, 2017
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Swindon’s growth being held back by planning rules, new chair of town property group claims

Action is needed to free-up development land and attract new businesses to Swindon, according to the new chairwoman of SNAP, the town’s influential property forum.   Gemma Featonby, pictured, believes that red tape is frustrating the planning system and holding back the town’s much-needed growth as a business hub.    Gemma, a property litigation...

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Top 100 league table success for Royds Withy King as merger starts to pay off

October 20, 2017
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Top 100 league table success for Royds Withy King as merger starts to pay off

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has improved its position among the sector’s Top 100 for the second year. The firm climbed up The Lawyer’s league table by seven places to be ranked at 85. The table forms part of the magazine’s annual UK 200 report, which profiles...

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Experienced litigator appointment boosts Royds Withy King’s health and social care team

September 27, 2017
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Experienced litigator appointment boosts Royds Withy King’s health and social care team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has further strengthened its health and social care team with the appointment of Mei-Ling Huang as a partner. Mei-Ling, pictured, has joined from Bristol firm Burroughs Day, bringing with her a long track record of advising care providers, GPs and dentists on...

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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned next month

September 14, 2017
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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned next month

The search is on to find Britain’s female start-up of the Year – with the winner following in the footsteps of two West of England-based businesswomen. The successful entrant will be crowned in Bristol next month following a live pitching session on stage at the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, which returns to the...

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Partner appointment further strengthens Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

August 29, 2017
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Partner appointment further strengthens Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

Leading regional law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has continued its expansion on the South Coast with the appointment of commercial and corporate specialist Mary Chant as partner. Mary, who advises businesses on their commercial and contractual contracts and arrangements, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, joint ventures and data...

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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

August 25, 2017
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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

Branding, exporting and the challenges of being a woman boss in the male-dominated world of professional football are among the issues that will be showcased at this year’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs in Bristol. The event, staged by small business support group Enterprise Nation on October 20, has become the largest of its kind...

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Two new joiners bolster Royds Withy King’s residential property team

August 21, 2017
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Two new joiners bolster Royds Withy King’s residential property team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King has boosted its residential property team with the appointment of two new members.   Solicitor Rebecca Allinson and chartered legal executive Lisa-Marie Keefe have joined the 77-strong department, which advises estate agents, developers, investors and individuals across Wiltshire, Bath, North East Somerset.   Lisa, who is based in...

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