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Thrings bolsters its commercial property team with appointment of highly experienced partner

June 30, 2016
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Thrings bolsters its commercial property team with appointment of highly experienced partner

Regional law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has strengthened its corporate occupancy, healthcare, and retail and leisure sector offering with the appointment of experienced commercial property specialist Ben Tarrant as partner. Ben, pictured, has acted on transactions for a wide-range of major national retailers on property acquisitions and disposals, and...

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Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Bath firms

June 29, 2016
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Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Bath firms

Firms across Swindon and the West of England are already cutting jobs, hiking prices and freezing investment as a result of the fall-out from the Brexit vote, according to a snap poll by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. One company said it was considering moving overseas while others have stopped taking on...

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Views on Brexit impact sought from Swindon firms as Government moves to steady businesses’ nerves

June 28, 2016
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Firms from Bristol and across the West of England are being asked for their views on the likely impact of Brexit ahead of a series of crunch meetings between business leaders and senior government figures. The first takes place today when Business Secretary Sajid Javid, pictured, hosts a round table with more than 20 representatives...

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Brexit: National business reaction

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: National business reaction

Business organisation the CBI, which had lobbied hard for the UK to remain in the EU, called for “strong and calm leadership” from the Government to ensure economic stability as Brexit kicks in. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described the vote as a “momentous turning point” in the country’s history. “The country has spoken and it’s...

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Brexit: Swindon business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Swindon business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has called on the government to immediately commit to negotiate the best deal possible for British firms outside the EU following the referendum result. Failing to do that could risk jeopardising new investment from the many overseas firms that have chosen to base themselves in the region...

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Swindon Business News Photo Gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 22, 2016
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Swindon Business News Photo Gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

Business leaders from across the region were recognised at the Institute of Directors 2016 Director of the Year Awards. Simon Barbato, founder and CEO of Bath-based brand, digital and marketing agency was named South West Director of the Year. Other winners were:  James Piper of Ecosurety in Bristol (Young Director), Brady George of Keynsham-based Almeda...

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Staying in EU could create 75,000 jobs, CBI claims and warns Brexit will ‘pull rug from under economy’

June 21, 2016
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Nearly 75,000 jobs could be created in the South West if the UK stays in the European Union, the CBI has claimed in one of the last pro-EU salvos by a major business group ahead of tomorrow’s vote. The CBI, a staunch backer of the ‘remain’ camp during the referendum campaign, said official Treasury...

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Support for remaining in EU growing among West bosses, survey reveals

June 15, 2016
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Support for remaining in EU growing among West bosses, survey reveals

Bosses running West of England firms are almost three times more likely to vote in favour of remaining in the EU than leave – with the gap between the two views widening over the past three months. The latest snap survey by Business West – the region’s largest business organisation – of its members...

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Play fair with staff during Euro 2016 matches, firms are urged as tournament kicks off

June 10, 2016
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Play fair with staff during Euro 2016 matches, firms are urged as tournament kicks off

Swindon businesses have been urged to be fair and flexible in their approach to staff wanting to watch Euro 2016 matches over the next month. Some matches during the tournament, which kicks off in France this evening, take place in normal working hours – among them England v Wales next Thursday. As a result,...

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Withy King to merge with City law firm to create £33m business

June 8, 2016
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Withy King to merge with City law firm to create £33m business

Law firm Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, is to merge with London firm Royds. The tie-up, which will take effect from September 1, will create a £33m turnover business employing around 450 people. Withy King also has offices in Swindon, Marlborough, Oxford and Thame and a small base in London, while...

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