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Firms’ ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union, Business West survey reveals

March 29, 2017
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Firms’ ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union, Business West survey reveals

Just over half of West of England firms are either ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ about the UK leaving the single market and customs union, according to the latest survey by the region’s largest business organisation. Released to coincide with today’s triggering of Article 50, the results of the Business West survey reveal a widespread...

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Infographic: Swindon firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows as Article 50 triggered

March 29, 2017
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Infographic: Swindon firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows as Article 50 triggered

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Wiltshire acquisition continues to build Kellaway’s regional branch network

March 22, 2017
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Wiltshire acquisition continues to build Kellaway’s regional branch network

A Wiltshire building supplies firm has been acquired by expanding regional builders’ merchants Kellaway in a deal completed by Swindon-based law firm Thrings.  Marlborough Building Supplies becomes Bristol-based Kellaway’s 13th branch and extends the group further into Wiltshire. It already operates a branch in Kembrey Park​, Swindon. Marlborough Building Supplies was established in 2001...

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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

March 21, 2017
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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The clock is ticking for Swindon directors to enter the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The deadline for the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 is March 31 and organisers are urging Swindon’s top executives to get their skates on and submit their...

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Associate appointment strengthens Royds Withy King’s property disputes team

March 20, 2017
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Associate appointment strengthens Royds Withy King’s property disputes team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, has strengthened its property disputes team with the appointment of associate Sarah Taylor. Sarah, pictured, joins from the Bristol head office of national firm Bevan Brittan, where she helped NHS trusts, housing associations and other clients to resolve their property disagreements....

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Thrings builds for the future with appointment of six newly-qualified solicitors

March 15, 2017
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Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has appointed six of its trainees as solicitors in line with its plans for sustained organic growth and an ongoing investment in its staff. The six, who have recently completed their two-year training contracts, will now work in the firm’s newly-qualified company commercial, commercial litigation, planning and family teams...

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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns for sixth year with host of top speakers

March 10, 2017
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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns for sixth year with host of top speakers

Small business support group Enterprise Nation is to head west again to stage its flagship female-focused event, the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs. The event, the largest of its kind in the UK, has been held in Bristol since it was launched six years ago. Taking place this year on October 20, it will attract...

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Unrivalled networking opportunities for Swindon firms at Bath Business Expo

March 9, 2017
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Swindon firms are being invited to attend the successful Bath Business Expo, which returns to the city this week. One of the region’s largest general business exhibitions, it offers unrivalled exhibition and networking opportunities for firms across the West of England. ​The Expo takes place on Thursday March 16 between 10am and 3pm in the...

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Top 100 Best Companies accolades for Swindon firms Excalibur and Royds Withy King

February 26, 2017
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Top 100 Best Companies accolades for Swindon firms Excalibur and Royds Withy King

Excalibur, the Swindon-based IT and communications support company, and regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, have been named among the top 100 organisations to work for in the UK. The firms appear in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies lists, published recently and which measure how...

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Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

February 24, 2017
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Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

The highly experienced judging panel for one of this year’s prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards has been announced. Among the judges are former winners of the award – widely regarded as the region’s top business accolade – as well as respected figures from the business community. Now in their...

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