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SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

April 28, 2017
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SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

Shares in specialist IT firm SCISYS rose today after it revealed it had won a place on the Metropolitan Police’s new supplier framework – a move it described as a “game-changer” in is relationship with the force. Chippenham-based SCISYS, which provides highly specialised software and IT services to organisations across the space, defence, media...

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Snap General Election must not derail Brexit talks, Swindon Initiative demands

April 18, 2017
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The government must convince businesses in Swindon that the snap General Election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May today won’t scupper vital talks with the EU over Brexit, the region’s largest business organisation said. In an immediate response to Mrs May’s announcement this morning that she is seeking a General Election on June...

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Hunt for Swindon’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 9, 2017
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Hunt for Swindon’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in the Swindon area’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Swindon Business News and its sister titles, the Happiest Workplace competition...

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Food for thought on marketing to youth at McCann’s first Talks on Toast event

April 6, 2017
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Food for thought on marketing to youth at McCann’s first Talks on Toast event

Today’s young people are interested in – and worried about – much the same as previous generations despite the explosion of social media and on-demand information, according to new research revealed to South West marketers and business leaders. But the way brands can engage with youth has changed dramatically, a global study on youth...

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Search marketing ‘legend’ and SEO pioneer joins All Things Web

April 6, 2017
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Search marketing ‘legend’ and SEO pioneer joins All Things Web

Swindon web marketing company All Things Web has appointed Ammon Johns to further develop its digital agency and grow its footprint across the UK. Ammon, pictured, is widely acclaimed as one of the pioneers of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and recognised as one of the leading voices on organic search by his peers around the...

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Creative Business News puts diversity in the industry centre stage at its official launch

April 6, 2017
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Creative Business News puts diversity in the industry centre stage at its official launch

Diversity in creativity was placed firmly at the top of the agenda as leaders of the West of England’s creative sector gathered to celebrate the official launch of Creative Business News. A joint venture between Swindon Business News and its associated titles in Bristol and Bath and communications agency Purplefish, Creative Business News is the first...

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Global image group snaps up online design marketplace to bolster worldwide growth plan

April 5, 2017
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Global image group snaps up online design marketplace to bolster worldwide growth plan

Online design marketplace TheHungryJPEG has been acquired by Inmagine Group, the global stock image and assets business that owns major digital platforms such as 123RF, Inmagine.com, Designs.net and StockUnlimited. Founded in 2015, Cirencester-based TheHungryJPEG has grown to become one of the top five online design marketplaces in the world, with more than 50,000 products on offer...

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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tells West businesses

April 2, 2017
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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tells West businesses

West firms have been given a unique glimpse of the top tech themes for this year – and the impact they are likely to have on business – at a special event staged by accountancy firm Deloitte. Ever-greater use of smartphones, digital navigation, machine learning and – on the downside – the growth in cyber crime were outlined...

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Article 50: Future of EU workers tops list of concerns for Swindon firms, say advisors

March 30, 2017
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Business advisors covering Swindon are poised to deal with a wide range of concerns impacting on their clients following the triggering of Article 50 – from employment to tariffs and tax. They say the major worry – and one that is already affecting some firms – is the uncertainty over the status of EU nationals...

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Article 50: National business reaction

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: National business reaction

The CBI called today’s triggering of Article 50 a “pivotal moment in country’s history” but said early wins were needed in the negotiations with the EU to keep business on side. President Paul Drechsler said the Prime Minister’s commitment to free trade and European values should “hearten those around the table and set a...

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