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German media software acquisition will bring step-change in growth, says SCISYS

November 24, 2016
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German media software acquisition will bring step-change in growth, says SCISYS

SCISYS, the Chippenham-based specialist IT group, is to acquire German media software firm Annova Systems for up to €27.83m (£23.8m) in a move that will give a strong international boost to its own media & broadcast division. SCISYS said the acquisition, which it is funding mainly from a new bank loan, was expected to be...

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Autumn Statement 2016: National business reaction

November 23, 2016
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Business organisation the CBI “warmly welcomed” Chancellor Philip Hammond’s commitments to boost research and development, housing and infrastructure. But it said these must be acted on. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured below, said: “The Chancellor has prioritised a pragmatic down payment on future productivity growth.  “His emphasis on R&D, housing and local infrastructure will help...

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Autumn Statement 2016: Business West reaction

November 23, 2016
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Swindon businesses will welcome Chancellor Philip Hammond’s focus on investment in the Autumn Statement, particularly in areas where growth pressures are highest, according to the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative. Director Ian Larrard, pictured, described the statement as “a sombre, not flashy, affair” which reflected the national mood of economic and business uncertainty. But he...

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Autumn Statement 2016: Main points

November 23, 2016
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Chancellor Philip Hammond his presented his first Autumn Statement: Here are the main points, as announced: Office for Budget Responsibility says growth this year will be 2.1%, 1.4% next year (down from 2.2%), 1.7% in 2018 (down from 2.1%), 2.1% in 2019/20 (down from 2.1%) and 2% in 2020/21, (down from 2.1%). As expected, the...

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Swindon Business News photo gallery: Swindon175 Autumn Hooty Party hosted by Thrings

November 22, 2016
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Swindon Business News photo gallery: Swindon175 Autumn Hooty Party hosted by Thrings

The year-long celebrations to mark the 175th anniversary of Swindon as a railway town continued last week when law firm Thrings hosted the Autumn Hooty Party. The event, held in the Caerphilly Hall of Swindon’s STEAM Museum, was attended by members of the Swindon business community. Regional law firm Thrings, which has its head...

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Chancellor urged to ‘pull out all the stops’ in Autumn Statement to boost confidence

November 21, 2016
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Chancellor urged to ‘pull out all the stops’ in Autumn Statement to boost confidence

Swindon business leaders have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to go all out to boost confidence ahead of Brexit as he prepares to deliver his first Autumn Statement tomorrow. With the economic climate expected to get decidedly chilly next year as the UK works towards leaving the EU, commentators are expecting the Chancellor, pictured, to boost...

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Shares fall – then recover – in reaction to Donald Trump’s victory in US presidential election

November 9, 2016
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Shares fall – then recover – in reaction to Donald Trump’s victory in US presidential election

Shares in West of England companies listed on the London Stock Exchange came under pressure today as markets reacted to the election of Donald Trump as US President. Many took their lead from the FTSE 100, which fell by 2% on opening as it followed stock market turbulence overnight across Asia as investors digested Mr Trump’s...

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I won’t allow Brexit to hit Swindon’s economy, MP says – and calls for all sides in debate to ‘calm down’

November 4, 2016
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I won’t allow Brexit to hit Swindon’s economy, MP says – and calls for all sides in debate to ‘calm down’

Swindon’s key industries will be protected after Brexit takes effect, MP Robert Buckland has told Swindon Business News - but he warned that everyone involved in the debate needed to ‘calm down’ to ensure an orderly exit from the European Union. Speaking at a ‘Business of Brexit’ breakfast at regional law firm Thrings’ Swindon...

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New chief executive for Carpeo as it prepares for further expansion

November 4, 2016
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New chief executive for Carpeo as it prepares for further expansion

Swindon-based customer contact company Carpeo has appointed Mike Minahan as its new chief executive to lead it through a period of projected growth and expansion into new sectors. Mike, pictured, joins motoring services giant, RAC, where he was sales and service director. Prior to that he spent seven years at professional services and business...

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Be inspired at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 16, 2016
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Be inspired at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England next Friday for its fifth year, bringing together some of the UK’s most influential female entrepreneurs, business leaders and brightest start-ups to provide detailed insight for starting and scaling a business. The jam-packed programme at the At-Bristol science centre includes:  Julie Deane, who...

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