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MPs welcome support aimed at keeping Swindon businesses at forefront of innovation

August 28, 2015
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MPs welcome support aimed at keeping Swindon businesses at forefront of innovation

Swindon firms can help strengthen the town’s reputation as a leading centre for innovation by taking advantage of huge opportunities for funding and support on their doorstep, according to its two MPs. Robert Buckland and Justin Thomlinson met Innovate UK chief executive Ruth McKernan at the Government organisation’s North Star national HQ to hear...

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Growth at the double for Swindon technology telemarketing business

August 27, 2015
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Growth at the double for Swindon technology telemarketing business

VHO, the Swindon-based specialist telemarketing firm, is planning to move to larger offices after having more than doubled its staff numbers over the past six months. The firm, a business-to-business lead generation company specialising in technology and catering for the large number of technology-based businesses setting up in or relocating to the town, has...

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Marketing apprentice taken on by Smarter Media as growth continues

August 26, 2015
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Marketing apprentice taken on by Smarter Media as growth continues

Swindon digital agency Smarter Media has expanded its team with the appointment of marketing apprentice Edward White. Edward joins as the agency continues its impressive growth. It now looks after the digital and marketing interests of more than 100 local and national clients with services ranging from SEO, social media, web design and development...

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Poland visit will offer valuable business connections in Central and Eastern Europe for rookie exporters

August 22, 2015
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Poland visit will offer valuable business connections in Central and Eastern Europe for rookie exporters

First-time exporters from the Swindon area are being invited to explore opportunities in the fast-growing Central and Eastern Europe markets by taking part in a trade mission to Poland in October. The trip to Warsaw between October 6 and 8 is dedicated to building connections and learning on how to sell goods and services...

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New managing director for fast-growing Swindon field marketing firm Infinite

August 14, 2015
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New managing director for fast-growing Swindon field marketing firm Infinite

Infinite Group, the Swindon-based field marketing firm, has appointed Jean-Francois Cahorn as its new managing director to lead it into a new phase of growth. Jean-Francois, known as JF, pictured, joined the business eight years ago straight from university and has lead teams for a number of major clients including Philips, TomTom and Sony....

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Swindon & Wiltshire LEP strengthens board with two more appointments

August 5, 2015
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Swindon & Wiltshire LEP strengthens board with two more appointments

Two high-profile appointments have been made to the board of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the strategic organisation aiming to drive economic growth in the area. Corsham-based digital agency GG Media Resources commercial director George Gill and Simon Patten, Swindon-based director of secure enterprise services at BT, join three new members...

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Thrings advises national booksellers’ group in legal fight against Amazon

July 31, 2015
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Thrings advises national booksellers’ group in legal fight against Amazon

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, is advising the trade association for bookshops in its legal battle against what it sees as market abuse by online retail giant Amazon. The EU’s Competition Directorate (DGC) has launched a competition law investigation into Amazon's e-book distribution arrangements. But the Bookseller's Association...

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Two more staff join fast-growing Swindon lead generation firm

July 28, 2015
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Two more staff join fast-growing Swindon lead generation firm

Swindon telemarketing company The Business Generation Group (TBG Group) has taken on two experienced new staff members to cope with growing demand for its services. The firm, which specialises in generating quality leads and appointments for businesses, has appointed Liz Tremblay as account manager and Claire Hirt as business development executive. Both have long...

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Storage group Bott lands prestigious PWC Business of the Year Award

July 10, 2015
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Storage group Bott lands prestigious PWC Business of the Year Award

Bott, the workplace storage equipment firm, and Devon Air Ambulance Trust have won the PWC Business of the Year Awards – the South West’s most coveted business accolades. Bude-based Bott’s CEO Clive Woodward received his trophy for the £30m-plus turnover category from Mark Beard, chief executive of last year's winner, Swindon construction firm Beard....

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SUMMER BUDGET 2015: Business West reaction

July 8, 2015
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Before the Budget Business West – the organisation that runs the Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative – called for a focus on infrastructure, exports and the skills gap. Managing director Phil Smith said: “Our nation’s roads and apprentices got a cordial mention , international trade was almost utterly absent. “Also missing was a...

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