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Chancellor urged to use Spring Budget to lift flagging business confidence

February 15, 2017
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Chancellor urged to use Spring Budget to lift flagging business confidence

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, is calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to use his Spring Budget next month to bolster confidence amid fears that higher inflation and skill shortages will combine to hit West of England firms hard. While latest official jobless figures show unemployment continuing to fall, the strength of the...

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South West Fairtrade Business Awards deadline extended

February 9, 2017
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South West Fairtrade Business Awards deadline extended

Swindon’s ethical firms have until tomorrow, Friday, to enter the South West Fairtrade Business Awards following an extension of the deadline. The coveted awards, now in their fifth year, are open to all organisations in the region that use Fairtrade products and prioritise fair trade practices within their business. They are free to enter...

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Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

February 9, 2017
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Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

Directors from Swindon and across the West of England are being invited to enter one of the region’s top annual awards schemes that recognises excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 will showcase outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs as well as focusing UK-wide attention on success in...

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Search starts for West’s top firms as PwC launches coveted Business of the Year Awards

February 3, 2017
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Search starts for West’s top firms as PwC launches coveted Business of the Year Awards

Professional services firm PwC has launched its annual West of England Business of the Year Awards – widely regarded as the region’s most prestigious. Now in their 29th year, the eagerly-contested awards attract the cream of the region’s firms with a winners’ roll-call reading like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies. The...

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Firms urged to Switch On To Swindon as campaign is launched to change perceptions of town

January 27, 2017
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Firms urged to Switch On To Swindon as campaign is launched to change perceptions of town

A major campaign is underway to change perceptions of Swindon and put it in the national spotlight as being a great place to live, work, invest in and visit. Switch On To Swindon was launched on Tuesday night to an audience of nearly 400 business people – a turnout that amazed organisers. Its first...

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Spiral of stress and money worries leads to work-life imbalance for West business owners

January 26, 2017
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Spiral of stress and money worries leads to work-life imbalance for West business owners

Business owners in the South West have the worst work-life balance in the UK and are among the most likely to lose their motivation, a new study has revealed. This often impacts on relationships with their partners, families and social life, while money worries and responsibility to their staff lead to high stress levels....

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Sound move for music academy as it takes space in town centre

January 26, 2017
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Sound move for music academy as it takes space in town centre

The Swindon branch of the Academy of Music and Sound, which trains aspiring musicians and music industry professionals, has relocated to a vacant town centre office building. The move to 1 Milton Road, which took place this week, gives the Academy improved teaching and rehearsal facilities and better access to public transport for students...

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Adult humour books put smile on face of WH Smith at Christmas

January 25, 2017
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Adult humour books put smile on face of WH Smith at Christmas

Spoofs of Enid Blyton books such as Five Go Gluten Free, and adult humour titles including The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness helped deliver a strong Christmas for Swindon-based retail giant WH Smith. While sales in its traditional high street stores continued to fall, as expected, its shops at airports and major railway stations again...

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Switch on this evening for business-backed campaign to change perceptions of Swindon

January 24, 2017
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Switch on this evening for business-backed campaign to change perceptions of Swindon

Swindon businesses are being urged to join a campaign to put the town in the national spotlight as being a great place to live, work, invest in and visit. Called Switch On To Swindon, the campaign – which is launched this evening – aims to change perceptions of the town and raise its profile....

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Deadline looming for entries to the South West Fairtrade Business Awards

January 22, 2017
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Deadline looming for entries to the South West Fairtrade Business Awards

Time is running out for Swindon firms to enter the prestigious South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Applications for the hotly contested awards, which are free to enter, close on January 31. Now in their fifth year, the awards champion organisations across the region that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business and demonstrate...

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