Legal

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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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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