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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

December 20, 2018
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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

SCISYS, the Chippenham-headquartered specialist IT group, has appointed Natasha Laird to its board as an executive director and general counsel with immediate effect. Natasha, pictured, joined the group, which also has a base in Bristol as general counsel in 2014 and has been company secretary since September 2016. She is the daughter of SCISYS...

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BrandSoup: The Holly and the IP

December 18, 2018
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BrandSoup: The Holly and the IP

To cynical observers such as BrandSoup, the festive season may hold few surprises – the same old songs, the same old traditions, the same old advertising campaigns. And that’s precisely why we love it so much: it’s a beacon of consistency and reliability in a fast-moving, uncertain world.  So imagine our astonishment when we...

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Range of businesses endorse region’s first events industry showcase through partnerships

December 18, 2018
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Range of businesses endorse region’s first events industry showcase through partnerships

MEET South West, the exhibition and conference showcase that will make its debut in January, has been boosted through a series of partnerships with key business organisations in the region. Among those endorsing the inaugural event are Bristol Airport, GWR, film production company Floating Harbour and Swindon Business News. MEET South West takes place...

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‘Utter dismay’ among Swindon bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

December 11, 2018
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‘Utter dismay’ among Swindon bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

Company bosses from Swindon and across the West of England are “intensely frustrated” with the latest delay affecting Brexit, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West – which runs the Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative – said time was now running out for a managed departure from the EU as a result of...

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BrandSoup: A pinch of salt . . .

December 10, 2018
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BrandSoup: A pinch of salt . . .

BrandSoup was flicking through the internet recently, wondering what to cover in our next blog – whether to write about Turkish celebrity chef Nusret Gökçe, who is seeking to register his trade mark gestures? Or the controversy over video game Fortnite ‘stealing’ other people’s dance moves?  Imagine our joy when we found out we...

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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

November 15, 2018
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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

The West of England’s largest business organisation today urged “calm compromise” from politicians over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan to avoid what it said would be the “tremendously damaging” impact of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Business West – which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative – said...

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Regional group launched to empower women in design and address industry’s gender gap

November 12, 2018
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Regional group launched to empower women in design and address industry’s gender gap

A national network promoting gender equality in the design industry has launched in the South West to stage activities and events that will empower women and inspire change.  Kerning the Gap was founded three years ago in London to help support female talent in design and encourage more women to reach leadership positions.  Since...

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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

November 6, 2018
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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

Businesses and philanthropists from across the South West will come together this Thursday to help raise vital funds for its young people.  The annual Prince’s Trust Red Dinner has raised more than £650,000 since it was launched seven years ago, with all the proceeds going toward helping young people across the South West. This...

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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

Chancellor Philip Hammond started his speech at 3.33pm and finished at 4.43pm. He open by saying he will deliver a Budget for “hard-working families … who live their lives far from this place … and care little for the twists and turns of Westminster politics”.  Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to...

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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

October 28, 2018
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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

Business West, the region’s largest business support group, has launched a free up-to-the minute advice and guidance service to help firms get ready for life after Brexit.   Called Trading Through Brexit, it aims to help businesses start planning for the period up to and after the UK leaves the EU next March.  Business...

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