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Valldata acquisition lifts charity services business Woods Group to top of sector

September 8, 2017
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Valldata acquisition lifts charity services business Woods Group to top of sector

The UK’s largest charity services business has been formed following Chippenham-based Woods Group’s acquisition of Melksham specialist outsourcing firm Valldata.  Woods Group is best known for its strengths in raffles, lotteries, print production and payment processing for charities such as the RSPB, National Trust and Motability, while Valldata specialises in fulfilment, payment processing and...

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Second Tech Track 100 placing for Wiltshire firm at forefront of medical technology

September 8, 2017
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Second Tech Track 100 placing for Wiltshire firm at forefront of medical technology

A Wiltshire company that spun out of the University of Bath is to appear in a league table of the UK’s fastest-growing private tech, media and telecoms firms for the second time in two years. Qualasept Pharmaxo, which has developed the UK’s single biggest aseptic clean room, has achieved annual sales growth of 77%...

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SCISYS confident ahead of first-half results as spate of contract wins boost order book

September 8, 2017
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SCISYS confident ahead of first-half results as spate of contract wins boost order book

A raft of recent contract wins and a bumper order book means Chippenham-based specialist IT group SCISYS is on target to report solid half-year results later this month, according to its directors. In a trading update to the London Stock Exchange earlier this week, the SCISYS board said they remained confident that the group...

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South West museum and archive organisation puts trust in Vysiion’s innovative cloud package

September 8, 2017
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South West museum and archive organisation puts trust in Vysiion’s innovative cloud package

Vysiion, the Chippenham-based communications infrastructure and outsourced IT service provider, is delivering an IT managed service for the South West Heritage Trust, which runs archives, museums and other historic services across Somerset and Devon.  The archives hold more than seven million original documents relating to the history of Somerset and Devon with open access...

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Juice Recruitment bursts into Swindon market as expansion gathers pace

September 4, 2017
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Juice Recruitment bursts into Swindon market as expansion gathers pace

Employment agency Juice Recruitment has launched an office in Swindon as it continues its expansion across the region.    Bath-headquartered Juice, which already has bases in Bristol, Cheltenham and Trowbridge, said it will use the office at Lydiard Fields to offer its services to businesses and candidates across the Wiltshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire markets. ...

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Exclusive VIP packages available for Swindon businesses to The Downs Festival

September 1, 2017
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Exclusive VIP packages available for Swindon businesses to The Downs Festival

Organisers of The Downs Festival, which returns to Bristol tomorrow, are offering businesses the chance to snap up VIP tickets – with access to its backstage bar – for the same price of a normal ticket. The all-day festival, which was staged for the first time last year with Massive Attack, is this year...

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Poll of EU workers points to potential skills crisis for West firms as thousands say they will leave UK

August 31, 2017
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Poll of EU workers points to potential skills crisis for West firms as thousands say they will leave UK

Tens of thousands of EU workers in the South West could leave the UK over the next few years, potentially triggering a major skills headache for the region’s firms, according to a new survey. Some 28% of all EU nationals working in the region say they are considering quitting their jobs, while 4% have...

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Economic clouds gathering, but we’re better prepared to weather them, Bank of England tells West bosses

August 25, 2017
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Economic clouds gathering, but we’re better prepared to weather them, Bank of England tells West bosses

The outlook for the global economy is “highly uncertain”, a top Bank of England official has warned West business leaders, but he insisted that Britain’s financial services industry is in far better shape to cope with any sudden shocks than it was ahead of the last recession. China’s huge debt problem, Brexit and complacency...

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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

August 25, 2017
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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

Branding, exporting and the challenges of being a woman boss in the male-dominated world of professional football are among the issues that will be showcased at this year’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs in Bristol. The event, staged by small business support group Enterprise Nation on October 20, has become the largest of its kind...

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More good news for SCISYS as its recent acquisition lands newsroom deal with German broadcaster

August 24, 2017
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More good news for SCISYS as its recent acquisition lands newsroom deal with German broadcaster

Annova, the German mediatech firm acquired by specialist IT group SCISYS earlier this year, has landed its second major contract in just over two weeks. Chippenham-based SCISYS paid €11.35m (£10.45m) upfront in cash for Munich-based Annova in January.  Earlier this month it secured a €2.5m deal involving the complete renewal of an unnamed German broadcaster’s...

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