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Teams sought for Monahans charity quiz

November 5, 2013
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Teams sought for Monahans charity quiz

Accountants Monahans is inviting businesses to enter teams of four people in its annual charity quiz. The event, which takes place at Chippenham Sports Club on November 20, will raise funds for St Nicholas Special School, Chippenham’s £170,000 appeal for a new playground. Any businesses wishing to enter a team or, alternatively donate a...

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Mental health charity Mind to benefit from partnership with Zurich’s community trust

November 4, 2013
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Mental health charity Mind to benefit from partnership with Zurich’s community trust

The community trust run by insurance giant Zurich, which has one of its largest offices in Swindon, has selected Mind as a new national charity partner for the next three years. All UK-based Zurich employees were invited to choose one of three shortlisted projects, each of which addressed mental health issues. Mind joins children’s...

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Wiltshire communicators in running for region’s top PR accolades

November 4, 2013
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Wiltshire communicators in running for region’s top PR accolades

Some of Swindon and Wiltshire’s top public relations and communications professionals are in the running for this year’s hotly-contested 2013 CIPR South West PRide Awards. The awards, which this year celebrate their 10th anniversary, showcase the cream of the region’s public relations agencies, in-house teams, individuals and campaigns. They are widely regarded as the...

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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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