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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

February 5, 2016
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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

Swindon firms can get instant access to an extensive network of business knowledge and skills partners through a new growth hub launched by Business West. The region’s largest business group – and the organisation behind the Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative – wants the portal to be the first port of call for businesses seeking...

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Growth fund on the lookout for new opportunities after reaching £100m investment milestone

February 4, 2016
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Growth fund on the lookout for new opportunities after reaching £100m investment milestone

The latest deal by BGF, the independent fund that backs small and medium-sized firms with strong growth potential, has taken its total investment in the South West past the £100m mark. The £4.43m equity funding in marketing technology software and service firm Adestra means BGF’s regional office has now invested in 17 fast-growing companies...

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Annual search starts to find the West of England’s best businesses

January 31, 2016
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Annual search starts to find the West of England’s best businesses

Swindon’s top firms are being urged to enter the region’s most prestigious business competition – accountants PwC’s annual West of England Business of the Year Awards. The widely-respected awards are now in their 28th year and previous winners represent the cream of the region’s top companies. Previous winners have included Swindon-based construction group Beard,...

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Firms invited to celebrate the Year of the Monkey and strengthen business links with China

January 31, 2016
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Firms invited to celebrate the Year of the Monkey and strengthen business links with China

Swindon’s business community is being invited to welcome in the Chinese New Year of the Monkey in style with a banquet at one of the region’s top restaurants. The gala banquet has been organised by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, which works to connect businesses in the region with businesses in...

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Swindon Business News Advertorial. Grade II listed office space available for Swindon firms

January 31, 2016
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Swindon Business News Advertorial. Grade II listed office space available for Swindon firms

With 2016 set to celebrate Swindon’s heritage through the 175th anniversary of the rail works that put the town on the map, local firms have the chance to base themselves at a Grade II listed building in the town centre. Due to the completion of a large scale project by tenant English Heritage, a...

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New taskforce urges firms to help shape future of Swindon’s financial and professional skills base

January 25, 2016
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New taskforce urges firms to help shape future of Swindon’s financial and professional skills base

Firms in Swindon’s financial and professional services sector are being encouraged to get involved in a taskforce dedicated to improving skills in the industry. The taskforce will give companies operating in the sector a chance to work directly with educational training providers in Swindon to address the skills shortages in the town. By taking...

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Firms that make a difference urged to enter Business in the Community awards

January 22, 2016
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Firms that make a difference urged to enter Business in the Community awards

Business in the Community (BITC) is calling on Swindon firms to showcase how they are taking practical action to address pressing issues as the deadline for entries to the 2016 Responsible Business Awards looms. The awards, now in their 19th year, celebrate inspiring examples of businesses that make a difference by creating stronger communities,...

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Business West turns spotlight on skills and pay as region’s jobless rate falls again

January 21, 2016
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Business West turns spotlight on skills and pay as region’s jobless rate falls again

The latest fall in unemployment – down a further 7,000 in the South West – has been welcomed by Business West, the organisation behind the Initiative in Swindon and Wiltshire. But Business West, the region’s largest business group, has warned that low unemployment brings its own challenges – particularly skills shortages and rising wage...

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Swindon Business News Advertorial. Grade II listed office space available for Swindon firms

January 18, 2016
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Swindon Business News Advertorial. Grade II listed office space available for Swindon firms

With 2016 set to celebrate Swindon’s heritage through the 175th anniversary of the rail works that put the town on the map, local firms have the chance to base themselves at a Grade II listed building in the town centre. Due to the completion of a large scale project by tenant English Heritage, a...

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New venue for Business Showcase South West as successful event returns for third year

January 15, 2016
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Business Showcase South West, the region’s largest free business event, returns for a third year in May following its huge success in 2014 and 2015. After two years at Bristol’s Colston Hall, this year’s Business Showcase (BSSW) will take place at the newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium in South Bristol on May 17. A...

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