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Hope for the best but plan for the worst, Swindon businesses warned after May’s Brexit speech

January 18, 2017
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Hope for the best but plan for the worst, Swindon businesses warned after May’s Brexit speech

Swindon firms should hope for the best but plan for the worst, according to the region’s largest business organisation following Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech yesterday outlining her plans for Brexit. Business West, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, said while the landmark speech gave some clarity to the government’s intentions over leaving the European Union,...

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Associate joins Cushman & Wakefield’s South West office in healthcare sector role

January 12, 2017
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Associate joins Cushman & Wakefield’s South West office in healthcare sector role

International property agency Cushman & Wakefield has appointed experienced healthcare sector specialist Sophia Sham as an associate in its South West office. Sophia, pictured, joins the firm’s UK healthcare advisory team in Bristol. Her arrival further boosts the team, which was formed in April last year and has already valued or advised on assets worth more than...

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Swindon’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

January 9, 2017
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Swindon’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

Swindon firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business are being urged to enter the South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their fifth year, the coveted awards champion businesses that demonstrate commitment to using and promoting fairtrade and supporting fair and ethical business practices. The awards are free to enter....

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Tyre firm moves into Swindon’s iconic former Renault warehouse

January 6, 2017
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Tyre firm moves into Swindon’s iconic former Renault warehouse

Swindon’s iconic 1980s Spectrum Building, designed by renowned architect Lord (Norman) Foster as a warehouse and showroom for French car giant Renault, is back in use as a tyre distribution centre. The yellow building, pictured – famously used as a backdrop in the 1984 James Bond film A View To A Kill – is occupied...

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Sale of top London design agency signed off by Swindon legal and finance experts

January 6, 2017
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Sale of top London design agency signed off by Swindon legal and finance experts

Swindon legal and financial expertise has helped secure the sale of an award-winning London-based signage and design firm to an internationally renowned design and architecture brand.  Partners from the Swindon office of leading commercial law firm Thrings advised The Holmes Wood Consultancy on its acquisition by the Benoy Group while corporate finance specialists at...

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Christmas sales hit record high at Swindon’s Designer Outlet centre as shoppers hunt down bargains

January 5, 2017
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Christmas sales hit record high at Swindon’s Designer Outlet centre as shoppers hunt down bargains

Post-Christmas bargain hunters racked up record business for Swindon’s Designer Outlet retail centre, with sales on December 27 soaring by 37% compared to the same day in 2015. The extended Christmas retail period helped the 123-store centre, pictured, managed by McArthurGlen, achieve its best festive figures ever. Over the full eight-week Christmas trading season,...

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Swindon car dealer group Cambria expects to avoid market slowdown

January 4, 2017
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Swindon car dealer group Cambria expects to avoid market slowdown

Swindon-based franchised motor retailer Cambria has repeated its warning that new car sales could slow this year as the weak pound puts the skids under economic growth. But the group, which owns Swindon Motor Park in Dorcan and Grange Swindon Land Rover in Royal Wootton Bassett, said it believes it will continue to find...

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Second partnership in East Midlands for Swindon-based tenant screening firm

January 3, 2017
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Second partnership in East Midlands for Swindon-based tenant screening firm

Tenant Screening, the Swindon company providing a vetting service for landlords and letting agents across the UK, has formed a partnership with a second East Midlands organisation. The company has linked up with Derby-based DASH Services – a joint initiative with local authorities, property owners, landlords and tenants, which aims to improve conditions in...

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Swindon’s business outlook for 2017: Rail heritage and location will be platform for post-Brexit growth

December 29, 2016
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Swindon’s business outlook for 2017: Rail heritage and location will be platform for post-Brexit growth

By Ian Larrard, director of Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative at Business West Making predictions about what the next 12 months will have in store is always a tricky business. But if one thing’s for certain about 2017, it will be a bellwether year for the local economy. This, of course, is all down to...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Swindon Business News

December 23, 2016
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Swindon Business News

Swindon Business News wishes its readers, subscribers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. We will continue to provide the area’s most authoritative business news, information and analysis throughout the festive period. Our next Swindon Business News e-bulletin will be published on Thursday, January 5.  

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