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IoD extends deadline and introduces new category in SW Director of the Year Awards

March 7, 2018
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IoD extends deadline and introduces new category in SW Director of the Year Awards

The deadline to enter the region’s top awards for boardroom excellence has been extended and a new category introduced to give as many directors as possible a chance to shine this year. Entrepreneurs now have until March 29 to submit their applications for the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) South West Director of the...

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Deadline looming for Swindon bosses to enter the South West’s Director of the Year Awards

February 23, 2018
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Deadline looming for Swindon bosses to enter the South West’s Director of the Year Awards

Time is running out for Swindon’s best business leaders and entrepreneurs to enter the region’s top awards for boardroom excellence. This year’s Institute of Directors (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2018 have already proved the most successful yet, with a record number of registrations to enter. And with next Wednesday’s deadline...

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SCISYS tunes into 10-year media tech contract extension with BBC

February 9, 2018
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SCISYS tunes into 10-year media tech contract extension with BBC

The BBC has renewed its contract with SCISYS, the Chippenham-headquartered specialised software and IT services firm, for its world-leading radio technology. The deal extends the BBC’s use of SCISYS Media & Broadcast division’s dira! media asset management platform, pictured, for up to 10 years. The bespoke version of dira! is used by the BBC...

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Royds Withy King targets growth in key sectors with clutch of senior hires

February 8, 2018
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Royds Withy King targets growth in key sectors with clutch of senior hires

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has strengthened its business development and marketing team with three senior hires as it seeks to increase its profile and revenues through a new strategy based on industry sectors. The arrival of Kevin Peake as director of business development, marketing and communications,...

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Govt’s ‘fudge’ over Brexit negotiations is harming Swindon firms, says Business West

February 7, 2018
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Govt’s ‘fudge’ over Brexit negotiations is harming Swindon firms, says Business West

The West of England’s largest business organisation today warned the government that its approach to Brexit was “positively damaging” firms in the region. Business West, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, is backing an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) calling for clarity on the...

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World’s largest label maker snaps up Chippenham firm Fascia Graphics for £6.5m

February 3, 2018
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World’s largest label maker snaps up Chippenham firm Fascia Graphics for £6.5m

Chippenham-based specialist manufacturer Fascia Graphics has been acquired by the UK design arm of CCL Industries, the world’s largest label group, in a $9.3m (£6.58m) deal.   Fascia has grown into the UK’s leading supplier of screen printed labels, membrane keypads and graphic overlays since it was established in 1994.  It operates from a...

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Firms have duty to help disadvantaged people into work, says Business in the Community

January 30, 2018
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Firms have duty to help disadvantaged people into work, says Business in the Community

Swindon businesses have been urged to engage with their local communities to create programmes that help disadvantaged jobseekers into employment. The call to action came from a meeting of some of the South West’s most influential executives hosted by Business in the Community (BITC).  The event drew on existing programmes that support inclusive employment...

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BrandSoup: AI? Oyez!

January 27, 2018
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BrandSoup: AI? Oyez!

Just before Christmas, an old friend asked BrandSoup for some help with a spot of online infringement. Our friend, a town crier (yes, such things do still exist!), was having trouble with his Twitter account. He tweets as @ramsburycrier, sharing snippets from the village diary and details of upcoming local events. But late in...

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New regional team at FSB vows to step up grassroots lobbying on behalf of Swindon’s small firms

January 27, 2018
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New regional team at FSB vows to step up grassroots lobbying on behalf of Swindon’s small firms

Small Businesses group the FSB is to boost its grassroots lobbying activity in Swindon and across the South West after appointing a new-look senior team. Roger Tarrant, pictured right, previously one of the FSB’s branch chairman in the region, has become the first holder of the new wider role of regional chair for the...

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Herman Miller puts its unique eco-friendly HQ building on the market

January 19, 2018
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Herman Miller puts its unique eco-friendly HQ building on the market

One of the West of England’s greenest office buildings has been put up for sale following the decision by iconic office furniture maker Herman Miller to centralise its UK operations. The showpiece 20,000 sq ft building in Chippenham, pictured, known as VillageGreen, was designed as the European headquarters of the US-owned firm by renowned...

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