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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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Hills Group strikes gold in South West PRide Awards

November 26, 2013
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Hills Group strikes gold in South West PRide Awards

The in-house magazine produced by Hills, the Marlborough-based waste, recycling and housebuilding group, has landed a major regional PR award. intouch won gold in the Best Internal Publication category in the 2013 South West Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards, staged last Friday in Bristol. More than 220 guests attended the black-tie...

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Barclays’ £1m funding means print group can press ahead with growth plans

October 21, 2013
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Barclays’ £1m funding means print group can press ahead with growth plans

Superior, the fast-growing Wiltshire design, print and fulfilment group, has secured a £1m investment from its long-term bankers Barclays to support further expansion. The funding comes a year after Barclays supplied £2m to fund a purpose-built design studio and increase printing capacity at Superior’s Melksham headquarters. Superior, which has doubled its turnover to £15m...

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Smiths News delivers rise in annual profits as efficiencies kick in

October 16, 2013
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Smiths News delivers rise in annual profits as efficiencies kick in

Smiths News, the Swindon-based newspaper and magazine distributor, has delivered a 14% hike in full-year pre-tax profits. The increase, taking profits to £41.9m against £36.6m last time, came on a 0.4% rise in revenues to £1.81bn for the year to August 31. It said that it is now on target to achieve 50% of...

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WH Smith pulls plug on website following media reports it sold porn

October 13, 2013
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WH Smith pulls plug on website following media reports it sold porn

Swindon-based retail giant WH Smith has shut down its website after it was discovered the retailer was selling pornographic ebooks online. According to the Sunday Express and Mail on Sunday, more than 60 of the books were found on the site but WH Smith said they were placed there by a third-party company. WH...

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