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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI said today. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and warning that a no...

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Swindon & Wilts Initiative group’s advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

September 2, 2019
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Swindon & Wilts Initiative group’s advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind the Swindon & Wiltshire Inititiatve, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows. ...

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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

August 28, 2019
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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

The boss of the region’s largest business organisation has again slammed Westminster for “playing political chess” while the health of the economy is in the balance. Phil Smith, pictured, managing director at Business West – which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative – said firms were paying the price for the failure of a...

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Call goes out for Wiltshire’s fast-growing tech firms to enter prestigious awards showcase

August 27, 2019
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Call goes out for Wiltshire’s fast-growing tech firms to enter prestigious awards showcase

Ambitious Wiltshire technology firms are being invited to enter a major awards scheme that recognises the UK’s fastest-growing businesses in the sector. Entries are now open for the 22nd annual UK Technology Fast 50 Awards staged by global accountancy group Deloitte. The awards are open to firms that use a proprietary technology in their business.  The...

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Boost for SCISYS as broadcaster tunes in to its newsroom software

August 15, 2019
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Boost for SCISYS as broadcaster tunes in to its newsroom software

Specialist IT group SCISYS has added to the success of its newsroom software, services and training business by winning another major contract from a major European broadcaster. The contract, secured by the Chippenham-headquartered group’s Germany-based Media Solutions division, is with an unnamed broadcaster, for which it will provide an integrated newsroom package for planning...

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Exporters to EU told to get ‘third country’ registration to avoid potential no-deal Brexit problems

August 13, 2019
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Bath companies that export to Europe are being urged to register for non-EU trade ahead of a possible no-deal Brexit or face potential problems once the UK has left the European Union. The warning has come from Business West, the South West’s largest business organisation, which points out that if the UK quits the...

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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from Swindon and Wiltshire are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m.  PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to a group of...

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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

July 3, 2019
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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

Adidas likes to think of itself as synonymous with its famous logo – so much so that its founder, Adolph ‘Adi’ Dassler, referred to it as the “three-stripe company”. From early days, Adi was concerned to give his products a distinctive look. Very much ahead of his time, he designed his shoes to stand...

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Canadian tech giant’s surprise £79m takeover bid for SCISYS approved by directors

June 14, 2019
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Canadian tech giant’s surprise £79m takeover bid for SCISYS approved by directors

Chippenham-headquartered specialist IT group SCISYS looks set to be taken over by Canadian tech giant CGI in an approved offer that values it at nearly £79m. The surprise cash offer, which has been unanimously accepted by the group’s directors, was revealed to shareholders this morning in announcement on the London Stock Exchange.  At 254.15p,...

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Royds Withy King boosts private wealth division with marketing & business development appointment

June 12, 2019
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Royds Withy King boosts private wealth division with marketing & business development appointment

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has recruited Stephanie Rees as marketing & business development executive to strengthen its private wealth offering. Stephanie, pictured, has joined from the world’s leading auction house Christie’s, where she was global marketing manager and led on a number of high-value international luxury...

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