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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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Major national insolvency award for Begbies Traynor’s regional team

October 14, 2013
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Major national insolvency award for Begbies Traynor’s regional team

Business recovery specialist firm Begbies Traynor has scooped the title of South West Regional Insolvency Practitioner Firm of the Year in the national Insolvency and Rescue Awards.  The accolade was presented to partner and head of the South West Regional team, Julie Palmer, at a packed ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel. The company’s...

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High street spending rises again but canny shoppers are still looking for bargains

October 7, 2013
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High street spending rises again but canny shoppers are still looking for bargains

Consumers in the South West are continuing to shrug off the tough economic conditions by spending more in the shops and online, new data out today shows. Spending by families and individuals in the region grew by 2.8% last month – the sixth month in a row that it has been above inflation. Restaurants...

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Good Energy to fund production of green power through corporate bond

October 2, 2013
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Good Energy to fund production of green power through corporate bond

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier, has launched its first corporate bond to finance production of its own green energy. The Good Energy Bonds offer investors a coupon of 7.25% a year, paid half-yearly. Any Good Energy customer or generator investing in the bonds will also be paid, at maturity, the equivalent to...

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September edition out now!

September 21, 2012
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The September edition of Swindon Business News is out now!

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