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Founder’s husband is addition to team at accountancy firm Sunflower as it takes root in Wiltshire

October 24, 2014
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Founder’s husband is addition to team at accountancy firm Sunflower as it takes root in Wiltshire

Accountancy firm Sunflower Accounts has relocated to Wiltshire and taken on the spouse of its founder as it continues to grow. Mark Rickaby joins his wife Steph in running the business, which has moved from Clevedon, near Bristol, to Calne.  Mark supported Steph when she set up Sunflower early last year after many years...

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Major investment to spark new phase of growth for Swindon’s latest hi-tech business

October 24, 2014
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Major investment to spark new phase of growth for Swindon’s latest hi-tech business

Swindon’s newest hi-tech firm, PRP Optoelectronics, has received a multi-million pound investment to develop innovative products at its new plant in the town. The firm announced earlier this month that it is to develop a 100,000 sq ft state-of-the-art design and manufacturing base at Hillmead to make market-leading light emitting diode (LED) technology. The...

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Lottery pay-out will help Swindon social enterprises gain access to much-needed European funding

October 24, 2014
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Lottery pay-out will help Swindon social enterprises gain access to much-needed European funding

Community First, Swindon and Wiltshire’s rural community council, has been awarded nearly £10,000 to help social enterprises and the voluntary sector access European funding. It will work with the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and other partners to run training workshops, set up a knowledge hub and bring together European funding experts...

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Monahans webinar will give step-by-step guide on health and safety laws

October 24, 2014
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Monahans webinar will give step-by-step guide on health and safety laws

Monahans, the regional accountancy firm with its main office in Swindon, continues its series of webinars next month with a look at health and safety. Debbie Anstis, the firm’s health and safety consultant, will give a step-by-step guide on how to review health and safety systems and what firms need to consider to ensure...

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Fall in unemployment masking ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in the economy, Swindon Initiative warns

October 16, 2014
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Fall in unemployment masking ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in the economy, Swindon Initiative warns

The economic recovery may not be as strong as anticipated despite the latest fall in unemployment, Business West, the organisation that runs the Initiative in Swindon & Wiltshire, has warned While welcoming the 1.6% year-on-year drop in the number of people out of work in the South West, Initiative director Ian Larrard, pictured, said...

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HSBC Swindon business forum will explore how to boost sales

October 14, 2014
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HSBC Swindon business forum will explore how to boost sales

The next event in HSBC’s series of business networking forums in Swindon will look at how businesses can position themselves more effectively to grow sales. The breakfast event on October 29 will once again be hosted on behalf of HSBC by Banks BHG accountants, at the firm’s offices in Stratton. HSBC is staging the...

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Spotlight to be thrown onto charity finances at Monahans seminar

October 14, 2014
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Spotlight to be thrown onto charity finances at Monahans seminar

The issues faced by charities and their finances will be put under the microscope at a special seminar to be staged by accountants Monahans next month. The Monahans Charity Seminar, which takes place at Chippenham Golf Club on November 13, will examine a range of relevant topics including the latest charity SORPs (Statements of...

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Coveted financial planning award won by accountants Old Mill

October 10, 2014
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Coveted financial planning award won by accountants Old Mill

Accountancy firm Old Mill has won one of the financial planning profession’s highest accolades – the prestigious Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) David Norton award for building excellence. The award, considered by many to be the most important in the profession, is made to those firms judged as building excellence in their financial planning...

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More growth on the way at accountants BDO as new South West lead partner takes the reins

October 8, 2014
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More growth on the way at accountants BDO as new South West lead partner takes the reins

Accountancy firm BDO has appointed a new lead partner for the South West as it prepares to grow its staff by a fifth and expand its regional head office. Andrea Bishop, an experienced audit partner who has been at the firm for 10 years, has taken over from Graham Randall, who has led the...

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Funding for innovative Swindon firm that is pioneering waste plastic-to-oil technology

October 3, 2014
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Funding for innovative Swindon firm that is pioneering waste plastic-to-oil technology

Recycling Technologies, the innovative Swindon firm making machines that convert waste plastic to oil, has received an investment from a London-based specialist fund. Recycling Technologies, which is building a pilot plant in Swindon to demonstrate its pioneering process, will use the funding to help market its machines. It is already in advanced discussions with...

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