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Brexit: Swindon firms hammered by stock market fall-out

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Swindon firms hammered by stock market fall-out

Millions of pounds were wiped off the value of Swindon and Wiltshire firms quoted on the London Stock Exchange today as they became caught up in the Brexit share price collapse. Manufacturers were hard hit with shares in Avon Rubber, which has its global HQ in Melksham, down by nearly 3%. The car market...

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Brexit: National business reaction

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: National business reaction

Business organisation the CBI, which had lobbied hard for the UK to remain in the EU, called for “strong and calm leadership” from the Government to ensure economic stability as Brexit kicks in. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described the vote as a “momentous turning point” in the country’s history. “The country has spoken and it’s...

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Brexit: Swindon business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Swindon business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, called on the government to immediately commit to negotiate the best deal possible for British firms outside the EU following the referendum result. Failing to do that could risk jeopardising new investment from the many overseas firms that have chosen to base themselves in the region to...

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Swindon Business News Photo Gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 22, 2016
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Swindon Business News Photo Gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

Business leaders from across the region were recognised at the Institute of Directors 2016 Director of the Year Awards. Simon Barbato, founder and CEO of Bath-based brand, digital and marketing agency was named South West Director of the Year. Other winners were:  James Piper of Ecosurety in Bristol (Young Director), Brady George of Keynsham-based Almeda...

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Support for remaining in EU growing among West bosses, survey reveals

June 15, 2016
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Support for remaining in EU growing among West bosses, survey reveals

Bosses running West of England firms are almost three times more likely to vote in favour of remaining in the EU than leave – with the gap between the two views widening over the past three months. The latest snap survey by Business West – the region’s largest business organisation – of its members...

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Breakfast event will show how blogging can boost business

June 13, 2016
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Breakfast event will show how blogging can boost business

Swindon copywriter Angela Atkinson will tell businesses how blogging can raise their profile at a breakfast networking event in the town later this month. Angela, pictured, who runs AA Editorial Services, has built up a significant following with her blog Born Again Swindonian. She will speak at Swindon Business Village’s meeting on June 23....

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Showcase of innovation, creativity and enterprise gets underway today

May 17, 2016
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Showcase of innovation, creativity and enterprise gets underway today

Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – is taking place today at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium with the city’s Bloodhound Supersonic Car one of the star attractions. The free-to-visit event will also hear from the Bloodhound’s driver Wing Commander Andy Green OBE as one of the keynote speakers...

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Leading economist to set the scene as Swindon’s Economic Question Time debate returns for second year

May 16, 2016
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Leading economist to set the scene as Swindon’s Economic Question Time debate returns for second year

Business leaders from Swindon and across Wiltshire are invited to hear a leading economist share his views on the UK’s prospects and put questions to a panel of experts at an Economic Question Time debate next week. HSBC Bank head of economics Mark Berrisford-Smith will discuss the local, national and global outlook at the...

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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns next week bigger than ever

May 12, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns next week bigger than ever

The successful Business Showcase South West returns tomorrow to again celebrate the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. The event, the largest of its kind in the South West, takes place at the newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, meaning it will be even bigger. Delegates from Swindon and Wiltshire are invited...

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First Women Awards shortlisting for Swindon media entrepreneur

May 5, 2016
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First Women Awards shortlisting for Swindon media entrepreneur

Swindon-based entrepreneur Sara Tye has been named among the finalists in the prestigious the First Women Awards 2016. Sara, pictured, managing director of Swindon public relations consultancy redheadPR, is one of five finalists in the First Women in Media category. Launched in 2005, the awards are the UK’s leading programme celebrating senior businesswomen and...

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