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Business West and Virgin team up to help the next generation of Bransons

October 25, 2013
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Business West and Virgin team up to help the next generation of Bransons

Young entrepreneurs are to benefit from a new support and advice service launched yesterday as a partnership between Virgin and Business West, the organisation that runs the Swindon Initiative. Virgin StartUp will offer financial support, mentoring and business advice to thousands of young people across the country who want to follow Virgin founder Sir...

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Nationwide’s mobile app in running for top IT industry accolade

October 25, 2013
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Nationwide’s mobile app in running for top IT industry accolade

Mobile banking apps built for Swindon-based Nationwide Building Society are in line for one of the computer industry’s top awards. The iPhone and Android mobile banking apps designed for Nationwide by Bath-based IT consultancy IPL have become the highest rated of all the major current account providers on the respective mobile app stores. They...

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Swindon accountants go head to head for major industry award

October 21, 2013
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Swindon accountants go head to head for major industry award

Two firms of chartered accountants from the Swindon area are to compete for the same accolade at the profession’s most sought after awards. Dennis & Turnbull, based in Badbury, and BHG based on the Shrivenham Hundred business park at Watchfield, are both shortlisted in the Independent Firm of the Year South West and Wales...

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Barclays’ £1m funding means print group can press ahead with growth plans

October 21, 2013
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Barclays’ £1m funding means print group can press ahead with growth plans

Superior, the fast-growing Wiltshire design, print and fulfilment group, has secured a £1m investment from its long-term bankers Barclays to support further expansion. The funding comes a year after Barclays supplied £2m to fund a purpose-built design studio and increase printing capacity at Superior’s Melksham headquarters. Superior, which has doubled its turnover to £15m...

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Finance group looks at the positives as it overcomes tough trading conditions

October 21, 2013
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Finance group looks at the positives as it overcomes tough trading conditions

Independent financial consultancy Jelf, which has offices in Wootton Bassett, has shrugged off what it admitted were “challenging” market conditions to enjoy a positive start to the second half of the year. As a result it expects its results for the year to September 30 to be in line with market expectations. The highly-acquisitive...

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Nationwide’s chairman announces he is to retire in 2015

October 21, 2013
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Nationwide’s chairman announces he is to retire in 2015

Nationwide chairman Geoffrey Howe has decided to retire from his position after its AGM in the summer of 2015, the Swindon-based building society announced today. Mr Howe, pictured, is well-known and respected in the City as the former chairman of Railtrack. He will have spent eight years as Nationwide's chairman and more than 10...

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Banks accountants launch new round of networking seminars

October 17, 2013
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Banks accountants launch new round of networking seminars

A popular series of free networking events is being re-launched this month by Swindon accountants Banks. The firm began running the events when it moved from Old Town to larger premises in Stratton in April last year. Since then hundreds of business people have attended the events with themes spanning property, finance, marketing and...

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Advanced manufacturing can engineer a bright future for Swindon’s economy

October 14, 2013
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Advanced manufacturing can engineer a bright future for Swindon’s economy

Manufacturing in Swindon has a bright future, according to leading figures in the town’s engineering industry who addressed a breakfast event which focused on the key sector. The seminar, staged by Swindon accountants Monahans in support of the town’s new University Technical College (UTC), heard from Raphaël Caillé, managing director of Swindon Engines, Dr...

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Top ranking for Nationwide in graduate job poll

October 14, 2013
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Top ranking for Nationwide in graduate job poll

Nationwide, the Swindon-based building society, has been voted as the best company to work for in the banking and finance sector for the second year running in a recent poll of graduate employees. Out of all the companies polled, Nationwide came 17th out of 100. The survey conducted by The Job Crowd, a leading...

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Rebrand for Swindon’s RSM Tenon office following Baker Tilly deal

October 14, 2013
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Rebrand for Swindon’s RSM Tenon office following Baker Tilly deal

RSM Tenon’s Swindon office has been rebranded following the acquisition of the firm’s trading arm by rival Baker Tilly. The office, in Westmead, has been one of the area’s largest accountancy practices in recent years offering a range of services to businesses and individuals across Wiltshire and along the M4 corridor. It was boosted...

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