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Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Bath firms

June 29, 2016
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Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Bath firms

Firms across Swindon and the West of England are already cutting jobs, hiking prices and freezing investment as a result of the fall-out from the Brexit vote, according to a snap poll by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. One company said it was considering moving overseas while others have stopped taking on...

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Views on Brexit impact sought from Swindon firms as Government moves to steady businesses’ nerves

June 28, 2016
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Firms from Bristol and across the West of England are being asked for their views on the likely impact of Brexit ahead of a series of crunch meetings between business leaders and senior government figures. The first takes place today when Business Secretary Sajid Javid, pictured, hosts a round table with more than 20 representatives...

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Share offer generates £1.3m for Good Energy to power further growth

June 27, 2016
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Green energy supplier Good Energy has raised £3.1m from its latest share offer as it aims to increase its number of customers five-fold by 2020. Good Energy said the majority of the 2,000 individual applications for shares were from its customers. Funds raised through the share offer will be used to boost Good Energy’s...

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Brexit: Swindon firms hammered by stock market fall-out

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Swindon firms hammered by stock market fall-out

Millions of pounds were again wiped off the value of Swindon and Wiltshire firms quoted on the London Stock Exchange today as the market turmoil triggered by Friday’s Brexit result continued into this week. Having suffered heavily on Friday, listed firms’ hopes of a more sober day today were dashed as soon as the...

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Brexit: Economic impact

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Economic impact

The referendum result has had an immediate economic impact with sterling suffering its worst ever fall. The pound slumped by 10% to its lowest level since 1985. The Bank of England issued a statement saying it was “monitoring developments closely” and would take “all necessary steps” to support monetary stability amid fears that the...

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New South West business banking director appointed by NatWest

June 23, 2016
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New South West business banking director appointed by NatWest

NatWest has appointed John Bendall as regional director – business banking for the South West. John, pictured, has worked for the bank for 28 years and was previously the bank’s director – business banking for North and Mid Devon. In his new role he will oversee the NatWest’s links with businesses in the region...

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Why writing a will and planning ahead are vital for business owners

June 14, 2016
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Why writing a will and planning ahead are vital for business owners

A talk later this month at Swindon chartered accountants Banks BHG will focus on the importance for business owners of getting their personal finances in order and planning ahead. Banks BHG director Bernard Harrington, pictured, and Stephen Horton, senior executive at Swindon law firm Thrings, will jointly present the seminar on June 29, focusing...

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Name change for Swindon conveyancing, wills and probate law firm

June 6, 2016
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Name change for Swindon conveyancing, wills and probate law firm

A specialist conveyancing, wills and probate law firm based in Swindon has changed its name. Hoffman Male, which also has an office in Bristol, has become Hoffman Briggs to reflect the names of its partners Mary Hoffman and Yvette Briggs. The firm was set up in in Swindon 1979 by Roger Male. Mary joined...

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Swindon’s pioneering ‘solar bond’ scheme hits funding target a month early

June 2, 2016
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Swindon’s pioneering ‘solar bond’ scheme hits funding target a month early

Solar bonds issued by Swindon Council – the first of their kind in the UK – have sold out a month early, further establishing the town at the forefront of innovation in funding renewable energy projects. Swindon Community Solar Farm is the UK’s first solar farm funded jointly by a borough council with bonds...

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Promotions at Deloitte’s regional office creates new partners and directors

June 2, 2016
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Promotions at Deloitte’s regional office creates new partners and directors

Business advisory firm Deloitte has strengthened its senior team in the South West and Wales by promoting two new partners and nine directors. The new partners are Duncan Down in the firm’s financial advisory practice and Gareth Pritchard in its tax practice. Gareth, who joined Deloitte’s Cardiff office in 2005 and advises a wide...

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