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Creative Business News to highlight the region’s best work in its unique Campaigns of the Month section

February 21, 2017
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Creative Business News to highlight the region’s best work in its unique Campaigns of the Month section

The West of England is chock-full of incredibly talented creative agencies and individuals. To showcase the cream of their work, Swindon Business News’ sister title Creative Business News will feature the very best creative campaigns coming out of the region in a special section each month. We need you to tell us about the work that...

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New chair of Bath and Wiltshire IoD branch brings SME and food sector expertise

February 20, 2017
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New chair of Bath and Wiltshire IoD branch brings SME and food sector expertise

The Bath and Wiltshire branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Guy Tullberg, managing director of North Wiltshire-based Tracklements – the UK’s leading speciality condiments business – as its new chair. Guy, pictured, has significant experience of the challenges and opportunities for today’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). He has guided his family business...

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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

February 17, 2017
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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

The West of England is experiencing a creative boom. From its trailblazing animators and film makers to its innovative marketing agencies, brand consultancies and graphic designers, the rich pool of talent in the region is going from strength to strength. To celebrate and showcase the world-leading work of this sector, Swindon Business News and...

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Text book disposal of Connect Group’s education supplies division opens up opportunities for growth

February 17, 2017
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Text book disposal of Connect Group’s education supplies division opens up opportunities for growth

Swindon-based newspaper distributor and parcel delivery group Connect is to sell its education and care division for £56.5m – some £18.5m more than it bought it for less than five years ago. Originally called The Consortium, the Trowbridge-based business has supplied books and stationary to generations of schoolchildren across the South West since it...

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Grants available for rural firms to generate jobs and growth

February 16, 2017
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Grants available for rural firms to generate jobs and growth

Rural businesses across Swindon and Wiltshire targeting higher growth and innovation are being encouraged to apply for grants from a £3.9m fund secured by Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The LEP sees the fund as a huge boost to the rural economy through job creation and driving growth. Rural businesses engaged in...

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Swindon Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Mixed picture emerging as UK heads towards Brexit

February 16, 2017
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By Donna Kehoe, the Bank of England’s agent for the South West of England What should we make of the prospects for the UK economy just over a month into what promises to be another eventful year? On the face of it there’s much to be positive about. Growth has proved surprisingly resilient since...

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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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