Media

Boost for SCISYS as broadcaster tunes in to its newsroom software

August 15, 2019
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Boost for SCISYS as broadcaster tunes in to its newsroom software

Specialist IT group SCISYS has added to the success of its newsroom software, services and training business by winning another major contract from a major European broadcaster. The contract, secured by the Chippenham-headquartered group’s Germany-based Media Solutions division, is with an unnamed broadcaster, for which it will provide an integrated newsroom package for planning...

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Exporters to EU told to get ‘third country’ registration to avoid potential no-deal Brexit problems

August 13, 2019
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Bath companies that export to Europe are being urged to register for non-EU trade ahead of a possible no-deal Brexit or face potential problems once the UK has left the European Union. The warning has come from Business West, the South West’s largest business organisation, which points out that if the UK quits the...

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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from Swindon and Wiltshire are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m.  PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to a group of...

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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

July 3, 2019
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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

Adidas likes to think of itself as synonymous with its famous logo – so much so that its founder, Adolph ‘Adi’ Dassler, referred to it as the “three-stripe company”. From early days, Adi was concerned to give his products a distinctive look. Very much ahead of his time, he designed his shoes to stand...

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Canadian tech giant’s surprise £79m takeover bid for SCISYS approved by directors

June 14, 2019
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Canadian tech giant’s surprise £79m takeover bid for SCISYS approved by directors

Chippenham-headquartered specialist IT group SCISYS looks set to be taken over by Canadian tech giant CGI in an approved offer that values it at nearly £79m. The surprise cash offer, which has been unanimously accepted by the group’s directors, was revealed to shareholders this morning in announcement on the London Stock Exchange.  At 254.15p,...

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Royds Withy King boosts private wealth division with marketing & business development appointment

June 12, 2019
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Royds Withy King boosts private wealth division with marketing & business development appointment

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has recruited Stephanie Rees as marketing & business development executive to strengthen its private wealth offering. Stephanie, pictured, has joined from the world’s leading auction house Christie’s, where she was global marketing manager and led on a number of high-value international luxury...

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Brexit defence strategy continues to pay off for SCISYS as it hails strong order book

June 7, 2019
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Brexit defence strategy continues to pay off for SCISYS as it hails strong order book

Specialist IT group SCISYS has said its action to avoid the impact of Brexit on its European space business was continuing to pay off with a strong order book. The Chippenham-headquartered group moved its parent company from the UK to Ireland last year to protect its EU-funded work.  At its AGM yesterday, the group...

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New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who is managing director of YTL Arena Bristol, has been SWDC vice-chair for four years. He will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Bristol-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015.  The...

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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 14, 2019
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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in the red. Export sales and...

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New jobs on the cards as labels firm unveils ambitious growth plan for factory

April 8, 2019
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New jobs on the cards as labels firm unveils ambitious growth plan for factory

Specialist labels firm CCL Design UK is aiming to double its factory’s turnover and create up to 40 jobs as it seeks to build on its success since acquiring the site a year ago. CCL, the UK design arm of the world’s largest label maker CCL Industries, bought Chippenham-based Fascia Graphics last February in a...

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