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Canadian tech giant’s surprise £79m takeover bid for SCISYS approved by directors

June 14, 2019
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Canadian tech giant’s surprise £79m takeover bid for SCISYS approved by directors

Chippenham-headquartered specialist IT group SCISYS looks set to be taken over by Canadian tech giant CGI in an approved offer that values it at nearly £79m. The surprise cash offer, which has been unanimously accepted by the group’s directors, was revealed to shareholders this morning in announcement on the London Stock Exchange.  At 254.15p,...

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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Fund Managers vs Index Trackers

June 5, 2019
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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Fund Managers vs Index Trackers

Whitechurch Financial Consultants continues their series of exclusive sponsored infographics for Swindon Business News by exploring the question of Passive Funds vs Active Funds. Please click on the image to read more

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Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

June 3, 2019
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Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

The Swindon head office of regional law firm Thrings has advised the family shareholders of a leading holiday cottage agency on its sale to the UK’s market leader in self-catering breaks in an all-West Country deal. Dorset Coastal Cottages’ acquisition by The Travel Chapter will widen its reach to new audiences through enhanced marketing. ...

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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

May 22, 2019
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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has appointed private client, succession and tax specialist Douglas Smith as partner. Douglas, pictured, has more than 30 years’ experience of acting for UK and non-UK domiciliaries on tax planning, preparing wills and trusts, and probate work involving the administration of substantial and complex estates.   He joins Thrings...

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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Tax planning

April 30, 2019
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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Tax planning

In the latest in a series of exclusive sponsored infographics for Swindon Business News, Whitechurch Financial Consultants look at six key ways to maximise income through tax planning. Please click on the image to read more.  

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New area director for Towergate as it looks for further growth across the South West

April 28, 2019
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New area director for Towergate as it looks for further growth across the South West

Towergate Insurance Brokers has appointed an experienced director to drive growth across its West Country and Channel Islands region. Julian Hilton, pictured, joins the firm – one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers – with more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.   He previously spent more than 11 years with Yate-based insurance...

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‘Best private client firm’ accolade for Royds Withy King

April 25, 2019
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‘Best private client firm’ accolade for Royds Withy King

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has been named among the UK’s best for advising private clients. The Bath-headquartered firm is among an elite group selected by leading industry publication eprivateclient.  The online publication, which provides legal news, analysis and trends, surveys more than 140 private client law...

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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

April 14, 2019
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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

The West of England’s top accountants have been advised to have ‘micro-adventures’ such as skinny dipping in a river while on their way to a meeting or sleeping outside on a hill in summer. The unusual plea was made to the 400 guests at the profession’s regional annual dinner by guest speaker National Geographic...

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Former TSB commercial lawyer joins Royds Withy King to strengthen its corporate team

April 10, 2019
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Former TSB commercial lawyer joins Royds Withy King to strengthen its corporate team

Reional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has appointed Dan Meadon-Bower as a partner in its corporate and commercial law team. Dan, pictured, joins from TSB Bank, where as a senior commercial lawyer he led a number of high-profile projects supporting the bank’s procurement, marketing, products and SME business...

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Research reveals high growth potential of South West’s entrepreneurial businesses

April 8, 2019
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Research reveals high growth potential of South West’s entrepreneurial businesses

More than 900 private firms in the South West have the potential to grow exponentially and create thousands of jobs, according to new research. These 937 businesses have generated £2.8bn of turnover growth and created nearly 13,500 jobs in the past three years, the report by investment group BGF shows.  The research identified nearly...

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