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Swindon’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

January 9, 2017
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Swindon’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

Swindon firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business are being urged to enter the South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their fifth year, the coveted awards champion businesses that demonstrate commitment to using and promoting fairtrade and supporting fair and ethical business practices. The awards are free to enter....

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Sale of top London design agency signed off by Swindon legal and finance experts

January 6, 2017
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Sale of top London design agency signed off by Swindon legal and finance experts

Swindon legal and financial expertise has helped secure the sale of an award-winning London-based signage and design firm to an internationally renowned design and architecture brand.  Partners from the Swindon office of leading commercial law firm Thrings advised The Holmes Wood Consultancy on its acquisition by the Benoy Group while corporate finance specialists at...

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Royds Withy King appoints experienced lawyer to its Swindon family team

January 5, 2017
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Royds Withy King appoints experienced lawyer to its Swindon family team

A family lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience has joined the Swindon office of regional law firm Royds Withy King as a senior associate. Kit O’Brien, pictured, has been appointed to the firm’s 31-strong family team from Slee Blackwell solicitors in Taunton. Kit specialises in divorce proceedings, civil partnership dissolutions and resolving the...

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Thrings advises tech company Procurri on strategic acquisition

December 29, 2016
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Thrings advises tech company Procurri on strategic acquisition

The Swindon office of M4 law firm Thrings has advised Cirencester-based technology provider Procurri UK on its acquisition of spare parts supplier EAF Supply Chain Holdings. The acquisition is Procurri UK’s first since the parent group DeClout listed on the Singaporean stock exchange in July.   Procurri UK, a leading independent provider of data...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Swindon Business News

December 23, 2016
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Swindon Business News

Swindon Business News wishes its readers, subscribers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. We will continue to provide the area’s most authoritative business news, information and analysis throughout the festive period. Our next Swindon Business News e-bulletin will be published on Thursday, January 5.  

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Trio of new joiners further boosts fast-growing specialist firm Novum Law

December 8, 2016
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Trio of new joiners further boosts fast-growing specialist firm Novum Law

Swindon-headquartered specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law has recruited three more solicitors – taking its number of lawyer appointments in 2016 to nine. The three new joiners – Hannah Carr, Declan French and Alison Sayers – have arrived at the end of what has been a record-breaking year of rapid expansion for the...

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£100,000 of legacy IT kit donated to social enterprise following Royds and Withy King merger

December 8, 2016
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£100,000 of legacy IT kit donated to social enterprise following Royds and Withy King merger

Law firm Royds Withy King, which offices in Swindon and Marlborough, has donated legacy IT equipment worth £100,000 to a social enterprise that helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds gain the skills and practical experiences they need to secure work placements, further training and employment. We Do. IT overhauls IT equipment no longer needed...

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Autumn Statement 2016: National business reaction

November 23, 2016
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Business organisation the CBI “warmly welcomed” Chancellor Philip Hammond’s commitments to boost research and development, housing and infrastructure. But it said these must be acted on. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured below, said: “The Chancellor has prioritised a pragmatic down payment on future productivity growth.  “His emphasis on R&D, housing and local infrastructure will help...

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Autumn Statement 2016: Business West reaction

November 23, 2016
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Swindon businesses will welcome Chancellor Philip Hammond’s focus on investment in the Autumn Statement, particularly in areas where growth pressures are highest, according to the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative. Director Ian Larrard, pictured, described the statement as “a sombre, not flashy, affair” which reflected the national mood of economic and business uncertainty. But he...

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Autumn Statement 2016: Main points

November 23, 2016
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Chancellor Philip Hammond his presented his first Autumn Statement: Here are the main points, as announced: Office for Budget Responsibility says growth this year will be 2.1%, 1.4% next year (down from 2.2%), 1.7% in 2018 (down from 2.1%), 2.1% in 2019/20 (down from 2.1%) and 2% in 2020/21, (down from 2.1%). As expected, the...

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