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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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Canadian firm takes control of Bristol Airport after it buys out co-owner

September 17, 2014
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Canadian firm takes control of Bristol Airport after it buys out co-owner

Bristol Airport has a new owner following a deal announced this week in which a Canadian pension fund bought out the airport’s Australian co-shareholder. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which already held a 50% stake in the airport, acquired the remaining 50% from Australian asset manager Macquarie Group. The airport, the UK’s ninth busiest, is...

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Fish supplier nets £2.8m financing deal with Barclays to fund more growth

September 12, 2014
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Fish supplier nets £2.8m financing deal with Barclays to fund more growth

Fish wholesaler and distributor Unique Seafood, which operates a unit in Cricklade, is looking for further growth after securing a finance package of £2.8m from Barclays. Since its launch in 1997, the London-based firm has expanded to become one of the UK’s main players in the seafood industry, supplying the wholesale, industrial and food...

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Newly-merged Banks BHG in running for independent accountants of the year award

September 5, 2014
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Newly-merged Banks BHG in running for independent accountants of the year award

Fast-growing Swindon accountancy firm Banks BHG has been shortlisted in the coveted British Accountancy Awards 2014. Created by the merger in June of long-established local practices Banks and BHG, the firm is competing against six other accountants in the Independent Firm of the Year – South West category. Banks BHG, which has three directors,...

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Women in business award nomination for Begbies Traynor regional head caps busy year

August 28, 2014
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Women in business award nomination for Begbies Traynor regional head caps busy year

Business rescue and recovery specialist firm Begbies Traynor’s regional managing partner Julie Palmer has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Julie, pictured, who heads up a network of 12 offices including one recently opened in Swindon, is in the running for The Business Magazine’s Women in Business 2014, Woman of the Year Award...

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Step in the right direction for newly-qualified Baker Tilly Swindon associate director

August 28, 2014
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Step in the right direction for newly-qualified Baker Tilly Swindon associate director

Zoe Martin, an associate director at national accountancy firm Baker Tilly’s Swindon office, has achieved The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) diploma after passing all her exams. The diploma, a specialist private client qualification which recognises expertise in the fields of trusts and estates, is already held by Zoe’s Swindon office colleagues...

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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

August 26, 2014
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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

West firms will be able to learn about commercial opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies when the British Ambassador to South Korea visits the region next week. Scott Wightman will be joined by CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea, David Lee, at the free event staged by UK Trade...

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