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SciSys snaps up innovative app firm as it looks for growth in retail sector

December 18, 2014
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SciSys snaps up innovative app firm as it looks for growth in retail sector

Chippenham-based specialist IT group SciSys is expanding into the retail industry following the acquisition of a small software application development firm. SciSys, which works in sectors spanning space, defence, media and government, is paying a maximum of £3.2m for Leicester-based Xibis, which it expects to be immediately earnings-enhancing. SciSys said the Xibis has a...

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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

December 5, 2014
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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

The annual search for the region’s best companies has started with the launch of accountants PwC’s widely-respected West of England Business of the Year Awards 2015. Now in their 27th year, the eagerly-contested awards are the most prestigious in the region by far – previous winners read like a who’s who of the West’s...

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Former Adver sports editor joins Smarter Media to head new PR division

December 5, 2014
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Former Adver sports editor joins Smarter Media to head new PR division

Swindon-based digital marketing agency Smarter Media has expanded its public relations capability with the appointment of former Swindon Advertiser sports editor Steve Butt as head of PR and social media. He will head the agency’s new public relations division Smarter PR and manage Smarter Social, its social media department. Smarter Media managing director Karl...

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Autumn Statement: Swindon Business reaction

December 3, 2014
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The Chancellor produced a balanced Autumn Statement that addressed business concerns around rates reform and finance, Swindon business leaders have said. Ian Larrard, director of the Initiative in Swindon & Wiltshire, part of Business West, described it as a “crowd-pleasing” set of proposals for business, particularly its pledge for a major review into the...

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Fast-growing redheadpr joins gardening industry trade group

December 3, 2014
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Fast-growing redheadpr joins gardening industry trade group

Swindon-based independent public relations consultancy redheadPR has become a member of GIMA, the Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association. Redheadpr has worked with many leading brands in the gardening sector including Anthony Tesselaar International, raingardenkits.co.uk, John Woods Nurseries, grow-your-own specialist Stewart Garden and gardening broadcaster and writer Pippa Greenwood, who supported the Stewart Garden Schools campaign....

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Colourful exporting campaign draws on street art to get more Swindon firms selling overseas

December 2, 2014
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Colourful exporting campaign draws on street art to get more Swindon firms selling overseas

Export chiefs hope that a former shipping container covered with colourful street art will hold the key to getting more Swindon firms to take their business to the world. Launched this week, Business West’s #GetExporting campaign highlights the benefits of exporting in an innovative way. The eye-catching container, spray-painted by a pair of Bristol...

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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

November 28, 2014
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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

Stands for The Business Showcase South West – the major business event which celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise – are now on sale and pre-registration for delegates has also gone live. Following the huge success of the inaugural event in April this year, The Business Showcase South West returns...

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PR agency Vox strengthens team with promotion and new appointment

November 28, 2014
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PR agency Vox strengthens team with promotion and new appointment

Swindon-based PR and marketing consultancy Vox has appointed Ellie Caddick as an account executive and promoted Eleanor Collins to account director. Ellie recently graduated from Swansea University with a first-class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. While at university she wrote for the South Wales Evening Post and Waterfront, the university’s newspaper where, as...

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RedheadPR helps school students get ahead in reading with donation of Simon Mayo novels

November 14, 2014
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RedheadPR helps school students get ahead in reading with donation of Simon Mayo novels

Swindon agency redheadPR has donated copies of Simon Mayo’s children’s books to schools taking part in the Swindon Youth Festival of Literature 2014. The novels Itch and Itch Rocks were given to the 11 schools as part of the agency’s sponsorship of the event and followed the Radio 2 presenter’s appearance at the festival...

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Swindon games developer’s amazing free-running frog lands top tech award

October 31, 2014
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Swindon games developer’s amazing free-running frog lands top tech award

Independent Swindon games developer Fayju has won a major innovation award for Amazing Frog? – a game which features the firm’s hometown as the backdrop to its character’s free-running exploits. Fayju, based above the Wyvern Theatre, won the Best Game category at last night’s Sparkies, the awards which showcase the West of England’s growing...

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