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Expansion for OATS global sales team with two senior appointments

June 11, 2014
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Expansion for OATS global sales team with two senior appointments

OATS, the Swindon-based supplier of data to the worldwide lubricants industry, has expanded its sales team with two senior appointments to enable it to accelerate its business development across the globe. David Valentyne brings many years of experience in the lubricants industry across Southern Africa and Europe having spent more than a decade at...

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Step change for Monahans and its clients as new website goes live

June 11, 2014
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Step change for Monahans and its clients as new website goes live

Swindon chartered accountants Monahans’ new, highly-responsive website has gone live with the promise of a step change in the way existing and potential clients interact with the firm. The site – www.monahans.co.uk – offers new functionality and regular features with a greater focus on the sectors that Monahans works in, including manufacturing, rural and...

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PR appointment for IT and comms firm Thirdline as it refocusses its marketing

June 5, 2014
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PR appointment for IT and comms firm Thirdline as it refocusses its marketing

Swindon-based IT, cloud and communications firm Thirdline has appointed Daniel Webb as its public relations and marketing manager to help take it to the next level. Since its launch in 2004, Thirdline has won new business entirely through referral but has now decided to boost its marketing on a local and national level. Thirdline...

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Brand new name for Swindon insurance broker Gallagher Heath

June 5, 2014
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Brand new name for Swindon insurance broker Gallagher Heath

Swindon-based insurance broker Gallagher Heath has been rebranded under the Arthur J. Gallagher name to create a single common identity for its UK-based regional commercial insurance businesses. It follows three years of strategic acquisition activity, including the purchase of Giles Insurance Brokers, which also rebrands to Arthur J. Gallagher with immediate effect. Arthur J....

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New arrivals at packaging group GWP help it strengthen its design offering

May 21, 2014
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New arrivals at packaging group GWP help it strengthen its design offering

GWP, Cricklade-based specialist packaging group, has appointed two designers to its in-house structural design team, enabling it to offer further product and packaging design capabilities. Ryan Perrington joins as a packaging designer and Tom Wilkie as a trainee product designer. GWP, along with other firms in the industry, has been hit by a decline...

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Shortlisting for Swindon Business News travel editor in coveted national awards

May 7, 2014
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Shortlisting for Swindon Business News travel editor in coveted national awards

Swindon Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe has been shortlisted in the Travel Article of the Year category of the prestigious annual VisitEngland Awards for Excellence for her article offering an insider’s guide to Manchester for business visitors. The high-profile awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse next Monday when...

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Swindon entrepreneurs urged to enter home-grown small business contest

May 5, 2014
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Swindon entrepreneurs urged to enter home-grown small business contest

The Pitch, one of the UK’s longest-running competitions for small business owners, has opened for applications for the seventh year. Founded in by West-based BusinessZone.co.uk and UK Business Forums, it has helped thousands of entrepreneurs secure top-class business support and access to investors. Having been launched as a local event in the city, it...

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Experienced data professional joins OATS as chief operating officer

April 30, 2014
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Experienced data professional joins OATS as chief operating officer

OATS, the Swindon-based firm supplying data to the global lubricants industry, has appointed Richard Carney to its board as chief operating officer.  Richard, pictured, brings a wealth of expertise in business strategy, including a highly-successful track record of developing electronic data products and managing development teams. Trained as an economist, American-born Richard spent many...

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Major magazine distribution agreements give Smiths News clear vision to 2020

April 22, 2014
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Major magazine distribution agreements give Smiths News clear vision to 2020

Shares in newly-renamed Swindon-based specialist wholesale group Connect Group – formerly Smiths News – climbed by more than 4% today after it unveiled a 20% increase in half-year pre-tax profits. The profits of £22.1m for the six months ended 28 February 2014 came despite a small fall in revenue. Today's results came a day...

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Promotions for two staff at West office of business funder BGF

April 21, 2014
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Promotions for two staff at West office of business funder BGF

BGF, the independent company established to help Britain’s growing businesses, has promoted two members of its West-based investment team. Ned Dorbin has been promoted to investment director and Edwin Davies to investment manager.  The BGF investment team in Bristol, which covers the South West of England and South Wales and is led by regional director...

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