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Swindon Business Blog: Mike Lloyd, Haines Watts Swindon. Growing your business? Welcome to a whole new set of challenges

April 13, 2017
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Swindon Business Blog: Mike Lloyd, Haines Watts Swindon. Growing your business? Welcome to a whole new set of challenges

Growing a business can be daunting and may lead to some business owners procrastinating around growth, feeling it’s just too difficult and too much to take on. But what opportunities are they missing? Mike Lloyd, managing partner of the Swindon office of chartered accountants and business advisors Haines Watts, looks at the options. Many decisions do...

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Power 100 recognition for Wiltshire’s ‘entrepreneur’s godmother’

April 4, 2017
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Power 100 recognition for Wiltshire’s ‘entrepreneur’s godmother’

Sales coach and ‘entrepreneur’s godmother’ Alison Edgar has been named among the UK’s 100 unsung heroes who play an active role in supporting the country’s entrepreneurial community. Alison, pictured right, appears in the latest Power 100 compiled by accountancy and business advice group Smith & Williamson, which champions those whose help shape, support and...

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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tells West businesses

April 2, 2017
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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tells West businesses

West firms have been given a unique glimpse of the top tech themes for this year – and the impact they are likely to have on business – at a special event staged by accountancy firm Deloitte. Ever-greater use of smartphones, digital navigation, machine learning and – on the downside – the growth in cyber crime were outlined...

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Double partner appointment boosts Thrings’ private client team

March 30, 2017
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Double partner appointment boosts Thrings’ private client team

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has strengthened its private client offering with the appointment of two new partners. Awen Mellick and Stuart Crippin have joined the firm’s fast-growing private client team, which works across its five main UK offices in Swindon, Bristol, Bath, London and Southampton.   Awen was formerly an associate and succession...

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Article 50: Future of EU workers tops list of concerns for Swindon firms, say advisors

March 30, 2017
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Business advisors covering Swindon are poised to deal with a wide range of concerns impacting on their clients following the triggering of Article 50 – from employment to tariffs and tax. They say the major worry – and one that is already affecting some firms – is the uncertainty over the status of EU nationals...

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Article 50: National business reaction

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: National business reaction

The CBI called today’s triggering of Article 50 a “pivotal moment in country’s history” but said early wins were needed in the negotiations with the EU to keep business on side. President Paul Drechsler said the Prime Minister’s commitment to free trade and European values should “hearten those around the table and set a...

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Firms’ ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union, Business West survey reveals

March 29, 2017
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Firms’ ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union, Business West survey reveals

Just over half of West of England firms are either ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ about the UK leaving the single market and customs union, according to the latest survey by the region’s largest business organisation. Released to coincide with today’s triggering of Article 50, the results of the Business West survey reveal a widespread...

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Infographic: Swindon firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows as Article 50 triggered

March 29, 2017
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Infographic: Swindon firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows as Article 50 triggered

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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

March 21, 2017
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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The clock is ticking for Swindon directors to enter the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The deadline for the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 is March 31 and organisers are urging Swindon’s top executives to get their skates on and submit their...

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Spring Budget 2017: Swindon property sector reaction

March 13, 2017
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Swindon’s property industry has rounded on Chancellor Philip Hammond, accusing him of failing to listen to pleas to ease the burden of higher business rates. While the Budget included measures to help some business, critics called it too little, too late and said most still faced swingeing increases. Business rate experts at West property agents...

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