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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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The LAST WORD: Chris Elias, relationship director, Barclays Corporate

September 25, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Chris Elias, relationship director, Barclays Corporate

Each week Swindon Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Chris Elias, relationship director Barclays Corporate based at Barclays' Old Town, Swindon, office, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? I honestly can’t remember! But I know...

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Brewin Dolphin’s Marlborough office backs town’s high-profile literary festival

September 24, 2014
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Brewin Dolphin’s Marlborough office backs town’s high-profile literary festival

The Marlborough office of private client wealth managers Brewin Dolphin is sponsoring the Marlborough Literature Festival, which starts today. The festival, which runs through the weekend and finishes on Monday, prides itself in recognising, celebrating and supporting real writers. This year’s guest authors include Louis de Bernières, best known as the author of the...

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South West corporate finance team at BDO strengthened by three new arrivals

September 22, 2014
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South West corporate finance team at BDO strengthened by three new arrivals

The South West office of accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has strengthened its corporate finance division with three new appointments. James Thomas has joined as director after 13 years at ICON Corporate Finance in Bristol. His appointment bolsters the firm’s expertise in the South West to facilitate deals in the broader cleantech and...

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Swindon Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 18, 2014
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Swindon Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Swindon Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year.  Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event earlier this year which attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, exhibitors and big-name speakers including...

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