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Swindon firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

February 9, 2016
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Swindon firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

The search starts today to find the South West’s happiest workplace – and staff working for Swindon’s forward-looking businesses are being encouraged to take part. The contest, launched last year in Bristol and Bath, proved so popular that organisers workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde Interior Architecture have extended it cover the entire region....

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Sale of specialist steel fabrication firm handled by Watershed’s Swindon office

February 8, 2016
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Sale of specialist steel fabrication firm handled by Watershed’s Swindon office

The Swindon office of corporate finance specialists Watersheds has arranged the management buy-in of an architectural and structural steel fabricators. Bristol-based Long Engineering, which specialises in bespoke architectural products for the construction industry, has been acquired by a group of businessmen from the city. Business owner Lance Harris bought it in 2004 through a...

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Increase in fee income lifts newly-branded RSM up global rankings

February 8, 2016
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Increase in fee income lifts newly-branded RSM up global rankings

The head of global accountancy group RSM’s Swindon office has welcomed its rise up the international sector rankings following an increase in its worldwide fee income. The 6% growth moved RSM up one place to make it the sixth largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms. The step up comes just...

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Rail industry forum will signal start of series of HSBC business events in Swindon this year

February 8, 2016
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Rail industry forum will signal start of series of HSBC business events in Swindon this year

HSBC is to host a series of six networking events in Swindon this year to give corporate customers a range of expert insights and guidance on how to grow their businesses. The breakfast forums will take place in two venues – accountants Banks BHG in Stratton and Bower & Bailey Solicitors in Regent Circus...

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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

February 5, 2016
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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

Swindon firms can get instant access to an extensive network of business knowledge and skills partners through a new growth hub launched by Business West. The region’s largest business group – and the organisation behind the Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative – wants the portal to be the first port of call for businesses seeking...

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Growth fund on the lookout for new opportunities after reaching £100m investment milestone

February 4, 2016
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Growth fund on the lookout for new opportunities after reaching £100m investment milestone

The latest deal by BGF, the independent fund that backs small and medium-sized firms with strong growth potential, has taken its total investment in the South West past the £100m mark. The £4.43m equity funding in marketing technology software and service firm Adestra means BGF’s regional office has now invested in 17 fast-growing companies...

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Assistant director appointment bolsters RBS’ structured finance team in the West

February 3, 2016
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Assistant director appointment bolsters RBS’ structured finance team in the West

RBS has appointed Rhys Morgan as assistant director in its structured finance team to work on deals across the South of England and South Wales. Rhys, pictured, who has worked for Finance Wales and global accountancy firm KPMG, joins RBS from Gloucester-based tax advisers and chartered accountants Hazlewoods, where he worked in the corporate...

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Power to the people: UK’s first council-run solar investment scheme planned for Swindon

February 1, 2016
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Power to the people: UK’s first council-run solar investment scheme planned for Swindon

Swindon Council hopes to launch the UK’s first scheme to give residents the chance to invest in a major solar farm on the town’s doorstep. The unique scheme would generate a return for its investors as well as funding community projects over the next 20 years, according to the council. Local people could put...

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Women cyclists backed by Swindon recruitment firm as they get in the saddle for charity

February 1, 2016
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Women cyclists backed by Swindon recruitment firm as they get in the saddle for charity

Swindon-based Field Recruitment is backing a new women’s cycling group in the town that is now in training for a series of events to raise money for a cancer charity.   The Chainset Chicks, which are co-led by Field service delivery manager Emma Ryder, are aiming to get on their bikes in aid of Women...

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New senior appointment at Outsource UK as recruiter looks to boost financial services business

February 1, 2016
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New senior appointment at Outsource UK as recruiter looks to boost financial services business

Outsource UK, the Swindon-headquartered specialist recruitment firm, has made a further appointment to its senior team with Nic Devito taking on the new role of head of financial services permanent division.  Based in Outsource’s London office, he will lead the drive to increase the firm’s permanent recruitment capacity in the capital’s financial services sector....

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