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Grants of up to £3,000 for Swindon businesses to upgrade their broadband

March 30, 2015
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Grants of up to £3,000 for Swindon businesses to upgrade their broadband

Swindon businesses will be able to apply for grants of up to £3,000 each to boost their broadband. The town is being included in an extension this week of the Government’s broadband connection voucher scheme, which has already been operating in other towns and cities. Each voucher covers up to £3,000 of installation costs...

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Warning of ‘flat’ year at Wiltshire IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

March 27, 2015
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Warning of ‘flat’ year at Wiltshire IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

Shares in specialist IT group SciSys continued to come under pressure today after last week’s warning from its chairman that its performance this year would be “flat”. Dr Mike Love, pictured, who co-founded the Chippenham-based group, admitted the business faced challenges last year but insisted its 2014 financial results, announced last week, had been...

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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is preparing to welcome Swindon businesses among the hoped-for 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been extended from one...

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Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

March 24, 2015
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Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

Swindon firms are being urged to act quickly to secure the last few exhibition stands at the ‘early bird’ rate for Business Showcase South West 2015, the region’s biggest business exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 3,000 delegates, is being staged at Colston Hall in Bristol on May 14 and 15. Last...

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Enterprise day will focus on getting the mind-set for success – with the help of Olympic sports psychologist

March 23, 2015
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Enterprise day will focus on getting the mind-set for success – with the help of Olympic sports psychologist

Top sports psychologist and coach Dr Steve Bull, who worked with Team GB in three Olympic Games and the England cricket team for 17 years, is keynote speaker at an event to help Wiltshire businesses realise their expansion plans. The third in the Enterprise Series staged by The Enterprise Network, Swindon and Wiltshire, the...

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Seminar on ‘employer brands’ announced for Business Show Swindon

March 23, 2015
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Seminar on  ‘employer brands’ announced for Business Show Swindon

Business Show Swindon 2015, which takes place on April 23, has announced the first of its business growth seminars – a 360-degree view of how small firms can attract, recruit and retain happy, quality staff. Called Appeal, Reputation and Success, the seminar will be delivered by award-winning recruiter and employer branding extraordinaire Mark Bevans....

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Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

March 23, 2015
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Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

The deadline is looming for Swindon firms to enter one of the region’s top award schemes showcasing excellence and enterprise in business. Entries for the prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2015 must be in by March 31. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any...

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Redhead joins Gingernut – Swindon PR expert Sara Tye takes on role at Birmingham agency

March 19, 2015
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Redhead joins Gingernut – Swindon PR expert Sara Tye takes on role at Birmingham agency

Swindon-based redheadPR’s founder and managing director Sara Tye has taken up a senior role at Midlands agency Gingernut Creative. Sara, pictured, who will continue to work at redheadPR, is a communications expert with more than 30 years’ experience. She helps develop businesses, individuals and organisations through networking, publicity, online strategies and proven business development...

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BUDGET 2015: National business reaction

March 18, 2015
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The CBI welcomed many of the “encouraging” Budget measures which it said would help businesses “create jobs for the benefit of all”. Director-general John Cridland said: “Stability and consistency are what businesses need to grow and prosper. This Budget sets the tone, providing a clear plan for fiscal health and growth. “The brighter fiscal...

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BUDGET 2015: Swindon business reaction

March 18, 2015
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BUDGET 2015: Swindon business reaction

Chancellor George Osborne announced a number of measures that could boost the economy in and around Swindon in last week’s Budget. Dominic Bourquin, corporate tax partner at Swindon accountancy firm Monahans, said the Chancellor had served up what appeared to be a “Budget for individuals rather than businesses as we might have expected so...

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