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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

March 18, 2019
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Fair Trade business awards champion ethical firms that ‘put their money where their mouth is’

West of England organisations that support fair trade have been praised by TV personality Nick Hewer for “putting their money where their mouth is” at the region’s recent Fair Trade Business Awards. Countdown presenter Mr Hewer, a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation, said these organisations should be...

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Double success for Royds Withy King as it lands top award and is named a top company to work for

March 11, 2019
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Double success for Royds Withy King as it lands top award and is named a top company to work for

Staff at regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, have been celebrating a double success this week after it was crowned Best Managed Firm at a national awards ceremony and named as one of the best companies to work for in the South West.  The Bath-headquartered firm was presented...

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Tickets selling fast for unique awards that champion the region’s ethical businesses

February 14, 2019
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Tickets selling fast for unique awards that champion the region’s ethical businesses

The region’s most ethical organisations will be celebrated next month when the South West Fair Trade Business Awards are staged for the seventh year. Tickets are selling fast for the ceremony on March 8, which will be hosted by Countdown presenter Nick Hewer and takes place in Bristol’s magnificent Arnos Vale cemetery heritage site. ...

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Agricultural machinery supplier’s expansion cultivated by lawyers from Royds Withy King

February 7, 2019
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Agricultural machinery supplier’s expansion cultivated by lawyers from Royds Withy King

Legal experts from the Swindon office of regional law firm Royds Withy King have advised one of the UK’s leading suppliers of agricultural machinery on a key acquisition.   Devizes-based T H WHITE took over the New Holland dealership in Hereford for an undisclosed sum.  Specialising in tractors and other farming equipment, it was...

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BrandSoup: Playing silly burgers

February 6, 2019
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BrandSoup: Playing silly burgers

Even the biggest brands need to play by the rules – and they don’t come much bigger than McDonald’s. The global burger chain has thousands of trade mark registrations worldwide and spends an eye-watering amount each year maintaining and enforcing them. But in a recent dispute with Irish burger chain Supermac, McDonald’s Mc’d up...

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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

January 14, 2019
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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

Nearly 40% of West of England business owners back a second Brexit referendum while just one in 10 is confident the government will secure a good deal for the UK, according to the region’s largest business survey. Worryingly, more than 40% of the senior managers and directors taking part did not know whether their...

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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Swindon-born Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards – now in their...

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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

December 20, 2018
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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

SCISYS, the Chippenham-headquartered specialist IT group, has appointed Natasha Laird to its board as an executive director and general counsel with immediate effect. Natasha, pictured, joined the group, which also has a base in Bristol as general counsel in 2014 and has been company secretary since September 2016. She is the daughter of SCISYS...

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BrandSoup: The Holly and the IP

December 18, 2018
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BrandSoup: The Holly and the IP

To cynical observers such as BrandSoup, the festive season may hold few surprises – the same old songs, the same old traditions, the same old advertising campaigns. And that’s precisely why we love it so much: it’s a beacon of consistency and reliability in a fast-moving, uncertain world.  So imagine our astonishment when we...

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Royds Withy King welcomes new pricing and transparency rules as ‘opportunity rather than a threat’

December 11, 2018
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Royds Withy King welcomes new pricing and transparency rules as ‘opportunity rather than a threat’

Online calculators to help businesses and individuals estimate their legal costs for conveyancing, debt recovery and probate have been launched by regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon.   The three calculators are in response to new rules from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on pricing and transparency which...

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