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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News sector focus on TV and film

March 8, 2017
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Coming soon  . . . Creative Business News sector focus on TV and film

The West of England’s TV and film sector is thriving. BBC Bristol, Aardman Animations and The Bottle Yard Studios are just a few of the region’s high-profile names, together with a plethora of independent production companies across the region which have a major impact on the UK’s creative output. Estimated to be worth more...

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Creative Business News campaign of the month: Bravedog, Small Animal PgC

March 8, 2017
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Creative Business News campaign of the month: Bravedog, Small Animal PgC

We all know the West of England is chock-full of incredibly talented agencies and individuals. To showcase the cream of their work, Creative Business News each month features the very best creative campaigns coming out of the region. We kick off the series with Swindon agency Bravedog’s work with veterinary education  and career development organisation Improve International...

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New help for Swindon exporters to break into growing international markets as Brexit looms

March 7, 2017
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New help for Swindon exporters to break into growing international markets as Brexit looms

Swindon businesses looking to expand into high-growth global markets will receive enhanced advice and support following the signing of four new international partnership agreements by Business West. The organisation, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, is the largest international trade support body in the South West. The four new agreements are with business bodies across China, India,...

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Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

February 24, 2017
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Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

The highly experienced judging panel for one of this year’s prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards has been announced. Among the judges are former winners of the award – widely regarded as the region’s top business accolade – as well as respected figures from the business community. Now in their...

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Creative Business News to highlight the region’s best work in its unique Campaigns of the Month section

February 21, 2017
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Creative Business News to highlight the region’s best work in its unique Campaigns of the Month section

The West of England is chock-full of incredibly talented creative agencies and individuals. To showcase the cream of their work, Swindon Business News’ sister title Creative Business News will feature the very best creative campaigns coming out of the region in a special section each month. We need you to tell us about the work that...

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New chair of Bath and Wiltshire IoD branch brings SME and food sector expertise

February 20, 2017
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New chair of Bath and Wiltshire IoD branch brings SME and food sector expertise

The Bath and Wiltshire branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Guy Tullberg, managing director of North Wiltshire-based Tracklements – the UK’s leading speciality condiments business – as its new chair. Guy, pictured, has significant experience of the challenges and opportunities for today’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). He has guided his family business...

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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

February 17, 2017
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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

The West of England is experiencing a creative boom. From its trailblazing animators and film makers to its innovative marketing agencies, brand consultancies and graphic designers, the rich pool of talent in the region is going from strength to strength. To celebrate and showcase the world-leading work of this sector, Swindon Business News and...

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Text book disposal of Connect Group’s education supplies division opens up opportunities for growth

February 17, 2017
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Text book disposal of Connect Group’s education supplies division opens up opportunities for growth

Swindon-based newspaper distributor and parcel delivery group Connect is to sell its education and care division for £56.5m – some £18.5m more than it bought it for less than five years ago. Originally called The Consortium, the Trowbridge-based business has supplied books and stationary to generations of schoolchildren across the South West since it...

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Grants available for rural firms to generate jobs and growth

February 16, 2017
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Grants available for rural firms to generate jobs and growth

Rural businesses across Swindon and Wiltshire targeting higher growth and innovation are being encouraged to apply for grants from a £3.9m fund secured by Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The LEP sees the fund as a huge boost to the rural economy through job creation and driving growth. Rural businesses engaged in...

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Swindon Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Mixed picture emerging as UK heads towards Brexit

February 16, 2017
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By Donna Kehoe, the Bank of England’s agent for the South West of England What should we make of the prospects for the UK economy just over a month into what promises to be another eventful year? On the face of it there’s much to be positive about. Growth has proved surprisingly resilient since...

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