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Budget 2017: Regional business reaction

November 22, 2017
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Chancellor Philip Hammond’s support for the tech sector – a vital part of Swindon’s economy – in today’s Budget have been welcomed by regional business figures. Institute of Directors South West chair Nick Sturge said: “We need to build on the strong network of clusters that are already working well in the regions, accelerating growing businesses by helping...

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Budget 2017: Business West – ‘Chancellor keeps tiller steady as economy sails into headwinds’

November 22, 2017
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Philip Hammond was a “cautious Chancellor doing his best in a tight spot” in today’s Budget, according to Phil Smith, managing director of Business West – the region’s largest business organisation which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative. He described Mr Hammond as playing a “weak hand with reasonable competence”, providing enough for his...

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Budget 2017: Key points

November 22, 2017
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Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented the 2017 Budget. Here are the main points: Economy is ready for challenges that lie ahead Growth forecast is now 1.5% this year, 1.4% next year and 1.3% in 2019/20 against 2% this year, 1.6% next year and 1.7% in 2019. Inflation peaking at 3% in this quarter before...

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South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018 launched with call to action for Swindon’s ethical firms

November 20, 2017
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South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018 launched with call to action for Swindon’s ethical firms

Swindon’s ethical organisations – large and small – are being invited to enter the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes in the region make in support of Fairtrade by buying certified Fairtrade products for the workplace and raising awareness...

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Digital marketing agency founder takes up role as regional director for The Marketing Centre

October 20, 2017
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Digital marketing agency founder takes up role as regional director for The Marketing Centre

The Marketing Centre, the UK’s leading provider of part-time marketing directors, has appointed John Courtney as its new regional director for the West Country & Wales. John, pictured, founded Strategy Digital, a 50-person digital marketing agency based in Bristol, which he sold to national firm Fat Media in 2015.  He is known in the...

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Video advert contest for budding young film makers launched by Cardwave Services

October 17, 2017
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Video advert contest for budding young film makers launched by Cardwave Services

A video advert competition for students interested in drama, performing arts, film and media has been launched by Cardwave Services, the Devizes-based pioneer in flash memory products. The firm, whose products are used in a wide range of devices including mobile phones, digital cameras and notebook computers, is inviting individuals, schools, colleges, drama clubs...

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Juice launches new management division to meet growing demand for top-tier candidates

October 6, 2017
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Juice launches new management division to meet growing demand for top-tier candidates

Employment agency Juice Recruitment, which recently opened an office in Swindon, has launched a division to specialise in management positions across finance and accountancy, HR, commerce and business. The new division will be headed by Juice business manager Ali Watson, pictured, who has been with the agency for 13 years and managed its permanent...

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Ex-Wiltshire bank manager joins Cool Ventures to advise growth companies

October 6, 2017
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Ex-Wiltshire bank manager joins Cool Ventures to advise growth companies

Business growth consultancy Cool Ventures has appointed experienced former Wiltshire bank manager Barry Vincent to the team. Mr Vincent, pictured, joins as an adviser and will offer expert advice to businesses enrolled on the Swindon and Wiltshire SME Growth Programme.  The programme, which is delivered locally by Cool Ventures, provides free intensive support to...

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New business development manager takes up regional role at architects AHR

October 5, 2017
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New business development manager takes up regional role at architects AHR

International architecture and building consultancy practice AHR has appointed Natasha Spooner as business development manager for the South West. Natasha, pictured, will work across the firm’s architecture and building consultancy practices, covering the South West, South Coast and South Wales.  Natasha, who will be based in AHR’s Bristol office, brings more than 10 years’...

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Business development manager joins Monahans to bolster marketing as expansion continues

October 4, 2017
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Business development manager joins Monahans to bolster marketing as expansion continues

Fast-growing regional chartered accountancy firm Monahans has appointed Sinead O’Connor as business development manager in a new role that strengthens its marketing team. Sinead, pictured, has joined Monahans as it continues to expand. Over the past two years it has grown by around 40% and expanded its reach further into the South West with...

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