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Planet Pursuits over the moon as it strikes gold and silver at meeting industry’s top awards

March 5, 2014
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Planet Pursuits over the moon as it strikes gold and silver at meeting industry’s top awards

Swindon-based event and venue company Planet Pursuits has won gold and silver in the meeting industry’s most prestigious awards. The firm, based on an organic farm in Purton, secured gold in the Best Event Provider category and claimed silver for Best Intermediary Agency with fewer than 40 employees in the Meetings & Incentive Travel...

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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Swindon’s micro-chip innovation

February 25, 2014
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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Swindon’s micro-chip innovation

Swindon’s world-class expertise in micro-electronics could play a crucial role in the recently-announced Smart Cities Trade Mission to China later this year. The West of England area from Swindon to Bristol boasts the world’s second-largest cluster of micro-chip design expertise outside of California’s Silicon Valley. Many of its leading-edge firms are global players, such...

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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

February 24, 2014
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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

Swindon and Wiltshire businesses will next week get a rare chance to meet trade experts from the British Embassies in the US and Canada and explore transatlantic export opportunities on a one-to-one basis. The event, at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Bristol on Wednesday, March 5, is the latest ‘meet the expert’ event...

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China trade mission will showcase West of England’s green, tech and creative innovation

February 17, 2014
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China trade mission will showcase West of England’s green, tech and creative innovation

Swindon’s innovative firms in the green, hi-tech and creative industries are being invited to take part in a unique trade mission to China which aims to open up valuable new markets for businesses in these key sectors. Taking the ‘Smart Cities’ concept as its theme, the November visit will give 10 businesses from the...

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Management buyout could prove ticket to thrive for Wiltshire charity fundraising group

February 13, 2014
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Management buyout could prove ticket to thrive for Wiltshire charity fundraising group

Wiltshire-based specialist charity fundraising services provider The Woods Group, which works with major organisations such as RSPB, National Trust and Motability, has been bought by its management team. The Chippenham firm stages raffles, weekly lotteries, response handling and fulfilment allowing its charity clients to concentrate on core fundraising campaigns. The deal, financial details of...

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies, including Dyson, MITIE and,...

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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

January 21, 2014
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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

Swindon law firm Withy King provides a round-up of a few of the latest legal developments which may affect directors, in business as well as their private lives.  Tax implications for home owners After MPs got caught ‘flipping’ their homes for a CGT (Capital Gains Tax) advantage, it must have grated. Chancellor George Osborne...

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New service from Swindon digital agency aims to debunk myths around small firms’ websites

December 17, 2013
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New service from Swindon digital agency aims to debunk myths around small firms’ websites

Swindon digital marketing consultancy All Things Web has launched a service to help fledgling and small businesses get their websites noticed by both online search engines and all-important first customers. The service was started as a result of a presentation made by All Things Web director Helen Moloney at a recent conference for female...

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Swindon businesswoman hosts charity event to promote kidney donation

December 10, 2013
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Swindon businesswoman hosts charity event to promote kidney donation

A charity fundraising dinner and disco to raise awareness of altruistic kidney donation – the act of giving a kidney to a stranger – is being staged this Friday by Swindon businesswoman Jasie Rai. Jasie, director of The Sales and Marketing Hub, is hosting the ladies’ charity night of delicious Indian food and entertainment...

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Extension of Trinity Mirror deal gives Smiths News major share of UK newspaper market

December 2, 2013
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Extension of Trinity Mirror deal gives Smiths News major share of UK newspaper market

Swindon-based specialist distributor Smiths News has extended its newspaper wholesaling agreement with media group Trinity Mirror Newspapers to until October 2019. The agreement secures 56% market share of Trinity Mirror’s distribution business for Smiths News for an additional five years. Trinity Mirror publishes The Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and The People along with Regional...

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