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From flipcharts to smartphones – RTS’s road to 25 years of success in auto industry staff development

October 16, 2014
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From flipcharts to smartphones – RTS’s road to 25 years of success in auto industry staff development

Specialist learning and development consultancy RTS Group is celebrating 25 years in business – a quarter of a century in which the tools of its trade have progressed from flipcharts to online technology. The Chippenham-based group began life as a niche agency aimed at serving the training and development needs of the automotive industry....

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Guardian News and Media contract extension delivers boost to Connect Group

September 25, 2014
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Guardian News and Media contract extension delivers boost to Connect Group

Connect Group, the specialist Swindon-based distributor formerly called Smiths News, has extended its newspaper wholesaling contract with Guardian News and Media to February 2021. The £63m-per-year contract is equivalent to 7% of the national newspaper distribution market. As a result of the extension, Smiths News has now secured around £1.2bn of revenues per year through...

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Swindon Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 18, 2014
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Swindon Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Swindon Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year.  Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event earlier this year which attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, exhibitors and big-name speakers including...

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Green-fingered redheadpr wins account to cultivate gardening media awards for second year

September 11, 2014
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Green-fingered redheadpr wins account to cultivate gardening media awards for second year

Swindon PR agency redheadPR has been appointed PR consultancy to the prestigious Garden Media Guild Awards for the second year running. The awards are a must-attend event for journalists, editors, photographers, influencers and celebrities in the gardening world. The appointment confirms redheadPR's prominent position in the gardening industry and recognises its media work for...

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Region’s charity marketers to hear latest industry thinking at major conference

September 4, 2014
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Region’s charity marketers to hear latest industry thinking at major conference

Using social media to promote charity fundraising and other issues faced by the region’s professional fundraisers and charity marketers will be examined at a major event next month. The second South West Charity Marketing Conference, organised by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) South West region, will give the sector’s professionals the opportunity to...

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Pioneering Swindon firms secure LEP growth funding to put town on map for innovation

August 29, 2014
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Pioneering Swindon firms secure LEP growth funding to put town on map for innovation

Some of the Swindon area’s most innovative small firms are sharing hundreds of thousands of pounds of funding to create new jobs and help them reach their business potential. The money comes from the third tranche of the £750,000 Gateway for Growth programme, which has been co-ordinated by the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise...

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Swindon translation firm Dialogue gives Jamie’s posh chips and lamb lollipops an international flavour

August 28, 2014
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Swindon translation firm Dialogue gives Jamie’s posh chips and lamb lollipops an international flavour

Staff at Swindon-based language services firm Dialogue have been getting their tongues around some tasty translations after winning a contract to work on the menus for overseas branches of Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Italian restaurants. Dialogue is working with the award-winning chef-turned-entrepreneur’s team to translate the highly-individualised menus for new restaurants in Hong Kong, Istanbul,...

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Rebrand for Technology Strategy Board puts emphasis on business-led innovation

August 28, 2014
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Rebrand for Technology Strategy Board puts emphasis on business-led innovation

The Swindon-based Technology Strategy Board, the Government body that aims to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation, has changed its name to Innovate UK The organisation, based at North Star, started to use the new branding this month and will continue to change its signage, printed material and events and conference...

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Tax boost to lift annual earnings at Swindon’s Connect Group

August 28, 2014
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Tax boost to lift annual earnings at Swindon’s Connect Group

Connect Group, the Swindon-based specialist distributor formerly known as Smiths News, has said it expects its full-year earnings to be higher than expected thanks to a boost from tax credits. The group, which distributes newspapers, magazines, books and education and health supplies across the UK, told shareholders that tax credits for last year would...

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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

August 26, 2014
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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

West firms will be able to learn about commercial opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies when the British Ambassador to South Korea visits the region next week. Scott Wightman will be joined by CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea, David Lee, at the free event staged by UK Trade...

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