Legal

Government must support businesses as Brexit finally takes place, Business West insists

January 31, 2020
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businesswest

The region’s largest business organisation has called on the government to ensure firms get essential support and guidance for life outside the EU as the UK today marks its official departure from the world’s biggest trading bloc. While the UK is leaving the European Union at 11pm after 47 years, an 11-month transition period...

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Bake Off star to host regional awards for organisations that rise to Fair Trade challenge

January 30, 2020
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Briony2

The South West Fair Trade Business Awards are returning for an eighth year, with The Great British Bake Off star Briony Williams lined up to host the presentation ceremony. The awards, which celebrate ethical organisations of all sizes and from any sector across the region, have recognised hundreds of organisations that support Fair Trade...

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Regional trade association role for insolvency and restructuring lawyer

January 27, 2020
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Regional trade association role for insolvency and restructuring lawyer

Insolvency and restructuring lawyer Philip Winterborne has been appointed the South West and Wales chair of R3, the recovery trade body. Philip, pictured, an insolvency and turnaround partner at Bristol-based Temple Bright solicitors, was formally appointed to the role at R3 South West and Wales’s AGM.  He takes the reins from previous chair Louise...

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Thrings team advises care home group on fourth Cornish acquisition

January 27, 2020
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Thrings team advises care home group on fourth Cornish acquisition

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has helped a family-run care home business add a fourth property to its growing portfolio of residential care facilities. The deal to acquire Longview Care Home in Truro is the second transaction of its kind in two years for Gloucestershire-based JAMMAC and continues its growth in Cornwall, where all four...

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Swindon directors urged to enter awards that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

January 24, 2020
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Swindon directors urged to enter awards that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

The region’s top annual business award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom has been launched. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs while also focusing UK-wide attention on success in the region.  Nominations – which opened this week – can be...

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BrandSoup: #brandontherun (AKA #branddownunder)

December 17, 2019
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BrandSoup: #brandontherun (AKA #branddownunder)

A particular problem with social media is that it blurs the professional and the personal, the business and the individual – there may be a clear commercial objective to all this tweeting and blogging, but it’s the authentically human voice that makes an account stand out. A business may rightly regard its social media...

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New roles for 18 Thrings’ staff in its largest ever round of promotions

October 9, 2019
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New roles for 18 Thrings’ staff in its largest ever round of promotions

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has made its largest ever round of promotions with three new partners, a legal director, six associates and eight senior associates – a new role for the firm. The new partners are planning expert Ros Trotman and agricultural litigator Robert James – both based in its Bristol office, along with...

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Property developer builds its portfolio with funding for Wiltshire housing scheme

September 20, 2019
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Property developer builds its portfolio with funding for Wiltshire housing scheme

Wiltshire construction firm Stonewood Builders, which specialises in high-specification refurbishment, conversion and new build projects, is continuing to grow after securing funds to build 38 homes. Castle Combe-based Stonewood is to build the two, three, four, and five-bed houses – 10 of them affordable – on land it has acquired in Great Somerford, near...

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German investment powers up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

September 6, 2019
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German investment powers up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

Wiltshire renewable energy developer Spring has partnered with a German investor to develop subsidiary-free solar projects across the UK. Chippenham-headquartered Spring was formed last year by three former staff at Good Energy, the long-established green energy pioneer based in the town.  Spring said it would bring its extensive clean energy development experience to the...

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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI said today. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and warning that a no...

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