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Ann Widdecombe to serve up insight into election campaign at regional ICAEW annual dinner

April 17, 2015
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Ann Widdecombe to serve up insight into election campaign at regional ICAEW annual dinner

Former Conservative minister turned Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ann Widdecombe will give West of England financial directors and accountants an insight into General Election when she speaks at a major business event next week. Bath-born Ms Widdecombe, pictured, is guest speaker at the ICAEW West of England Annual Dinner in Bristol, which is sponsored...

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Firms are invited to get quizzical to raise funds for Swindon youth charity Inner Flame

April 13, 2015
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Firms are invited to get quizzical to raise funds for Swindon youth charity Inner Flame

Swindon’s brainiest business people are being urged to get their thinking caps on and take part in a quiz to raise money for youth charity Inner Flame. The event on April 22 is being staged by Swindon-based chartered accountants Banks BHG and is its first fundraising event for Inner Flame as its charity of...

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Monahans’ Swindon manufacturing breakfast to hear how BMW’s apprenticeships help drive success

April 13, 2015
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Monahans’ Swindon manufacturing breakfast to hear how BMW’s apprenticeships help drive success

Accountants Monahans’ manufacturing breakfast in Swindon this week will look at the importance of apprenticeships and vocational training to the town's advanced engineering industry. The event, the latest to be staged in support of Swindon’s manufacturing sector by Monahans, takes place at UTC Swindon, Bristol Street, on Thursday, starting at 7.30am. BMW head of...

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Unique opportunity to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

April 10, 2015
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Unique opportunity to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

Swindon firms have just over a month to make sure they secure sponsorship, exhibition stands and free delegate passes for the region’s biggest business show. The Business Showcase South West 2015 will provide a platform for the best of the West of England’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. It has already attracted blue-chip sponsors such...

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Business recovery firm expands into the West with acquisition of long-standing insolvency practice

April 7, 2015
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Business recovery firm expands into the West with acquisition of long-standing insolvency practice

West of England insolvency practitioner Rupert Mullins, who has worked in the region for more than 25 years, has sold his practice to Hampshire-based accountancy firm Rothmans as it sets up a new business recovery business in the region. The practice, which previously operated under the Benedict Mackenzie name, will continue to be based...

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Relocation and accreditation for fast-growing financial planning firm

April 1, 2015
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Relocation and accreditation for fast-growing financial planning firm

Wiltshire-based financial planning firm Proposito is celebrating a double boost – a move to larger premises and accreditation by its industry’s professional body. The firm has relocated from Malmesbury to larger premises on the town’s outskirts, doubling its space to also include two meeting rooms, which will help it accommodate a growing client base...

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New corporate manager joins Handelsbanken’s fast-growing Swindon branch

March 30, 2015
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New corporate manager joins Handelsbanken’s fast-growing Swindon branch

Handelsbanken Swindon has appointed Neville Gliddon as corporate manager in response to increasing demand for its local relationship banking services. Neville, pictured, who has more than 14 years of banking experience, will help develop existing customer relationships as well as welcoming new customers to Handelsbanken’s bespoke approach to local banking. The bank’s strong focus...

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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is preparing to welcome Swindon businesses among the hoped-for 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been extended from one...

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Profits continue to build at Swindon construction group Beard as it targets higher-margin work

March 24, 2015
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Profits continue to build at Swindon construction group Beard as it targets higher-margin work

Swindon construction group Beard’s profits soared by 47% last year as it bucked the trend in the building industry. Pre-tax profits for the year to December 31 came in at £2.1m against £1.4m in 2013 on turnover up 15% to £88.1m. The family-owned construction group, whose boards have been a familiar sight on building...

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Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

March 24, 2015
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Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

Swindon firms are being urged to act quickly to secure the last few exhibition stands at the ‘early bird’ rate for Business Showcase South West 2015, the region’s biggest business exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 3,000 delegates, is being staged at Colston Hall in Bristol on May 14 and 15. Last...

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