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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 month. 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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New Thamesdown buses help get Swindon175 celebrations on the road

May 5, 2016
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New Thamesdown buses help get Swindon175 celebrations on the road

Swindon bus company Thamesdown Transport has officially named its four new buses in a ceremony that also underlined its commitment to the town’s 175th anniversary celebrations. In keeping with the company’s tradition, the Alexander Dennis Enviro200 single-decker buses now sport the names of classic Great Western locomotives built at the town’s rail works. But...

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Firms in the running for region’s top business awards

May 3, 2016
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Firms in the running for region’s top business awards

Some of the South West’s top firms have been named among the finalists of the region’s most prestigious business awards. Accountants PwC’s annual West of England Business of the Year Awards are now in their 28th year and previous winners read like a who’s-who of the region’s best companies. The coveted awards have a...

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

April 29, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

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

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£1.55m South African Broadcasting Corporation contract win for SciSys

April 29, 2016
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£1.55m South African Broadcasting Corporation contract win for SciSys

Chippenham-based specialist IT firm SciSys has landed a £1.55m contract to supply the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with its world-beating ‘cloud-hosted’ radio technology. The two-and-a-half year contract is the latest secured by the firm as it continues to bounce back from serious problems with a major fixed-price contract last year. The crisis pushed...

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Award-winning work by Swindon event director puts him among industry A-listers

April 28, 2016
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Award-winning work by Swindon event director puts him among industry A-listers

Swindon-based event director Andy Edwards is celebrating after appearing in a prestigious annual ‘A-list’ of the industry’s top 35 event professionals aged 35 and under. Andy, pictured, who works for the South Marston office of Capita Travel and Events, heard of his inclusion in the list when he attended its launch event in London...

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Work together to grow young talent in the region or risk losing it, ICAEW president urges businesses

April 25, 2016
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Work together to grow young talent in the region or risk losing it, ICAEW president urges businesses

West firms and business organisations need to collaborate more and embrace innovation to help nurture the region’s talent pool, according to the regional president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Speaking to more than 500 delegates at the ICAEW annual dinner in Bristol last week, Rick Sturge said firms needed...

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