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Turnaround in confidence levels by South West firms points to strong growth this year

June 1, 2017
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Turnaround in confidence levels by South West firms points to strong growth this year

Confidence among businesses in the South West is back in positive territory after a sustained period of decline, according to a new survey. The latest quarterly ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor shows investment plans in the region are stronger than the UK average in areas such as employment, staff development and capital investment. The survey findings...

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Swindon & Wilts Economic Question Time to tackle crucial issues affecting the area

May 31, 2017
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Swindon & Wilts Economic Question Time to tackle crucial issues affecting the area

Business leaders from across Swindon and Wiltshire are being invited to put their questions to a panel of experts at an Economic Question Time event led by highly-acclaimed economist and public speaker Mark Berrisford-Smith. Hosted by regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, HSBC Bank and Swindon accountants...

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Legal vacancies fall in South West as uncertainty moves lawyers to stay put

May 19, 2017
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Legal vacancies fall in South West as uncertainty moves lawyers to stay put

Private practice lawyer vacancies in the South West have fallen by 11% over the past year as the sector starts to suffer from uncertainty, according to a new survey. However, the decline is less than the national picture – the data from specialist recruiter Clayton Legal shows vacancies across the UK as whole falling...

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Property law ‘expert of the year’ title won by Alder King senior partner

May 3, 2017
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Property law ‘expert of the year’ title won by Alder King senior partner

The senior partner of independent property consultancy Alder King, which has an office in Swindon, was today named Property Law Expert of the Year after being nominated by readers of the Lawyer Monthly magazine. Martyn Jones, pictured, who specialises in commercial property valuation and landlord and tenant issues, was nominated by readers of the legal...

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Demand for specialist personal injury advice fuels further growth at Novum Law

May 3, 2017
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Novum Law, the Swindon-headquartered specialist law firm, has appointed two new solicitors to provide expert legal advice to claimants as demand for its personal injury services continues to grow.  Imran Saddique joins from Slater and Gordon in Aldershot, where he worked for five years on personal injury cases gaining valuable experience in claimant litigation....

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Swindon Foodbank stocks up following law firm Thrings’ donation

April 26, 2017
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Swindon Foodbank stocks up following law firm Thrings’ donation

Staff from M4 corridor law firm Thrings’ Swindon head office have made their latest donation to a charity that provides emergency food supplies to income-deprived individuals and families in the town. Swindon Foodbank – which relies on food and monetary donations from local people and businesses in and around Swindon – has taken delivery...

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Snap General Election must not derail Brexit talks, Swindon Initiative demands

April 18, 2017
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The government must convince businesses in Swindon that the snap General Election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May today won’t scupper vital talks with the EU over Brexit, the region’s largest business organisation said. In an immediate response to Mrs May’s announcement this morning that she is seeking a General Election on June...

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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

April 17, 2017
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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine will be the guest speaker at this year’s ICAEW West of England’s annual dinner – one of the most popular events in the region’s business calendar. More than 400 business figures and guests from the accountancy, professional services and wider business community will attend the dinner, which takes place...

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From contracts to dismissals – employment lifecycle course to be staged by Royds Withy King

April 13, 2017
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From contracts to dismissals – employment lifecycle course to be staged by Royds Withy King

Law firm Royds Withy King is staging a series of expert training courses at its Swindon office to help clients stay ahead in employment law. All business owners need to need to understand their responsibilities as an employer and minimise risks to themselves, their business and their employees – regardless of the size of...

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Hunt for Swindon’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 9, 2017
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Hunt for Swindon’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in the Swindon area’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Swindon Business News and its sister titles, the Happiest Workplace competition...

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