Legal

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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Swindon & Wilts Initiative group’s advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

September 2, 2019
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Swindon & Wilts Initiative group’s advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind the Swindon & Wiltshire Inititiatve, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows. ...

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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

July 3, 2019
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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

Adidas likes to think of itself as synonymous with its famous logo – so much so that its founder, Adolph ‘Adi’ Dassler, referred to it as the “three-stripe company”. From early days, Adi was concerned to give his products a distinctive look. Very much ahead of his time, he designed his shoes to stand...

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‘Highly commended’ accolade for Royds Withy King at The Lawyer Awards

June 27, 2019
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‘Highly commended’ accolade for Royds Withy King at The Lawyer Awards

Royds Withy King, the regional law firm with an office in Swindon, has been highly commended in one of the legal sector’s most prestigious national awards schemes. The Lawyer Awards, which were held in London earlier this week, celebrate the best private practices, in-house lawyers and barristers. They attract hundreds of entrants all eager...

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Royds Withy King boosts private wealth division with marketing & business development appointment

June 12, 2019
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Royds Withy King boosts private wealth division with marketing & business development appointment

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has recruited Stephanie Rees as marketing & business development executive to strengthen its private wealth offering. Stephanie, pictured, has joined from the world’s leading auction house Christie’s, where she was global marketing manager and led on a number of high-value international luxury...

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Simon Holdsworth reappointed as Thrings’ managing partner for a third term

June 4, 2019
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Simon Holdsworth reappointed as Thrings’ managing partner for a third term

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings’ managing partner Simon Holdsworth has been reappointed for a further three-year term by a unanimous vote at its annual partners’ meeting. Simon, pictured, who joined Thrings in 1997 and became managing partner in 2013, will oversee its’ strategic direction and retain responsibility for its legal and operational activities for...

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Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

June 3, 2019
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Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

The Swindon head office of regional law firm Thrings has advised the family shareholders of a leading holiday cottage agency on its sale to the UK’s market leader in self-catering breaks in an all-West Country deal. Dorset Coastal Cottages’ acquisition by The Travel Chapter will widen its reach to new audiences through enhanced marketing. ...

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