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Business West sets up support service to help Swindon firms prepare for Brexit

October 24, 2019
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Business West sets up support service to help Swindon firms prepare for Brexit

Swindon firms can get up-to-date information on preparing for Brexit – including the likely impact of a no-deal exit on them – from Business West.  The region’s largest business organisation, Business West is being funded by the government to offer a support and signposting service to firms across the West of England ahead of...

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Children of family-owned firms’ founders must earn their place in the boardroom, survey reveals

October 17, 2019
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Children of family-owned firms’ founders must earn their place in the boardroom, survey reveals

The days of the South West’s family-owned firms automatically being passed on to their founders’ offspring are long gone, with few now believing in a right to succession, according a new survey. Instead, most owners want to ensure their offspring are qualified to take over on merit not blood ties and should only gain...

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New regional director for large corporates joins Lloyds Bank

October 15, 2019
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New regional director for large corporates joins Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed Carmen Peacock as director for large corporate clients in the South West and South Wales – a role that supports businesses’ growth plans, including debt origination. Carmen, pictured, brings more than 10 years’ banking industry experience, joining from Santander’s Bristol office, where she worked with a large number...

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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Your guide to where to invest

October 14, 2019
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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Your guide to where to invest

Whitechurch Financial Consultants’ series of exclusive sponsored infographics for Swindon Business News continues with an easy-to-use guide to where to invest. Please click on the image to read more

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New partner brings wealth of experience to Deloitte’s private business team in South West

October 8, 2019
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New partner brings wealth of experience to Deloitte’s private business team in South West

International accountancy group Deloitte has appointed Lizzie Hill as a partner in its South West practice to help ‘supercharge’ the growth of its family-owned and entrepreneurial business clients in the region. Lizzie, pictured, who was previously based in its Cambridge office, now heads the Deloitte Private team in the South West.  The team, based...

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Property developer builds its portfolio with funding for Wiltshire housing scheme

September 20, 2019
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Property developer builds its portfolio with funding for Wiltshire housing scheme

Wiltshire construction firm Stonewood Builders, which specialises in high-specification refurbishment, conversion and new build projects, is continuing to grow after securing funds to build 38 homes. Castle Combe-based Stonewood is to build the two, three, four, and five-bed houses – 10 of them affordable – on land it has acquired in Great Somerford, near...

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CBRE appoints new regional head of valuations

September 18, 2019
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CBRE appoints new regional head of valuations

Richard Crane has joined the regional office of global real estate advisory firm CBRE as a director in its valuations team covering the South West and South Wales. Richard, pictured, is responsible for investment valuations across all sectors of commercial property on behalf of institutional clients such as asset management investment firm Columbia Threadneedle. ...

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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

September 12, 2019
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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

A pioneering campaign aimed at helping businesses across the West of England prepare for life after Brexit is in the running for a top national award. Trading Through Brexit (TTB) was launched in October last year by Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative.  Realising...

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German investment powers up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

September 6, 2019
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German investment powers up renewable energy firm’s solar project expansion

Wiltshire renewable energy developer Spring has partnered with a German investor to develop subsidiary-free solar projects across the UK. Chippenham-headquartered Spring was formed last year by three former staff at Good Energy, the long-established green energy pioneer based in the town.  Spring said it would bring its extensive clean energy development experience to the...

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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI said today. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and warning that a no...

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