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Wiltshire school group expands into secondary education – with help from Thrings

July 5, 2018
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Wiltshire school group expands into secondary education – with help from Thrings

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has advised fast-growing education client Wishford Schools on its latest expansion – the acquisition of Westonbirt School.   Family-run Wishford Schools, which is based in Corsham, has grown rapidly since its first acquisition – Heywood Prep, also in Corsham – in 2012.   The business had been launched two year...

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Swindon Business Blog: Positive impact, positive returns. Amanda Tovey, senior investment manager, Whitechurch Securities

June 27, 2018
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Swindon Business Blog: Positive impact, positive returns. Amanda Tovey, senior investment manager, Whitechurch Securities

Many of us would like to be able to reflect our personal values in our investments but have been held back in the past due to lack of choice and perceived poor performance of funds in the ‘ethical’ space. Historically, ethical or Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has been about excluding stocks in sectors such...

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Swindon Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 27, 2018
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Swindon Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

The IoD South West Director of the Year Awards have grown over the years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence across the region. The 2018 awards ceremony took place earlier this month at Sandy Park, Exeter, where winners of the seven categories were announced. Guests enjoyed drinks and networking before the...

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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

June 23, 2018
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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

Global engineering giant Renishaw has been named as the ‘winner of winners’ as the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards marked their 30th – and last – year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have since become the South West’s most-respected...

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Search starts for the Swindon workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

June 23, 2018
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Search starts for the Swindon workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

Staff at Swindon’s most enlightened firms are being urged to enter them in a unique awards scheme that showcases the region’s best workplaces. The annual South West Happiest Workplace Competition was launched four years ago by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA to champion businesses that go the extra mile to ensure their...

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Sustainability services expert joins Grant Thornton to widen its offering in the South West

June 23, 2018
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Sustainability services expert joins Grant Thornton to widen its offering in the South West

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed Paul Holland as an assurance director for the South West region. Paul, pictured, joins with more than 20 years’ experience across financial auditing. He was most recently head of UK sustainability services at rival KPMG, where he worked for more than eight years.  At Grant Thornton, he will...

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Insolvency expert joins MHA Monahans’ business recovery team

June 8, 2018
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Insolvency expert joins MHA Monahans’ business recovery team

Regional accountancy firm MHA Monahans, which has an office in Swindon, has appointed insolvency practitioner Dan James as a senior manager in its specialist business recovery and insolvency team. Dan, who has more than 15 years’ experience helping companies and individuals in financial difficulty, joins the firm after 10 years at rival Begbies Traynor’s...

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MHA Monahans staff go the extra mile to prepare for this year’s White Horse Challenge

May 31, 2018
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MHA Monahans staff go the extra mile to prepare for this year’s White Horse Challenge

Staff at regional accountants MHA Monahans put on their trainers to kick off the firm’s annual fundraising efforts by running or walking nearly 155 miles in one day – without even leaving the office. Some 81 people across the firm’s Swindon, Trowbridge and Taunton bases took to treadmills provided by HomeGym UK to officially mark...

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A trail of two cities: IFA’s London-to-Paris bike ride to raise cash for childhood cancer charity

May 30, 2018
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A trail of two cities: IFA’s London-to-Paris bike ride to raise cash for childhood cancer charity

Independent financial adviser Alice Douglass will swap investment cycles for pedal power when she gets on her bike to support a charity close to her heart.   Alice, pictured, who works with Highworth-based Grosvenor Consultancy, is taking part in a London-to-Paris cycle ride for childhood cancer charity Neuroblastoma UK.  She said: “I chose Neuroblastoma...

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Six of the best: Swindon firms take their place among UK’s most inspiring businesses

May 24, 2018
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Six of the best: Swindon firms take their place among UK’s most inspiring businesses

Six very different Swindon companies have been named among 1,000 of the UK’s most inspiring small and medium-sized businesses. Appsbroker, Beard, Excalibur Communications, Outsource Recruitment, RFS and Wasdell Group appear in the London Stock Exchange Group’s latest 1000 Companies list, which celebrates the most dynamic SMEs in the UK.  The respected annual report, now...

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