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Swindon-based Network Rail boss lines up against rivals in South West Director of the Year Awards

May 22, 2018
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Swindon-based Network Rail boss lines up against rivals in South West Director of the Year Awards

The managing director of Swindon-based Network Rail’s Western route is flying the flag for the town in one of the region’s top award schemes for boardroom excellence.  Mark Langman, who has overseen a multi-billion pound upgrade and led the drive to increase safety and reliability of the infrastructure across Network Rail’s West.region, is on...

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Business West urges Theresa May to ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the economy

May 22, 2018
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Business West urges Theresa May to ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the economy

The managing director of the West of England’s largest business group today joined more than 50 other chamber of commerce leaders to urge the Prime Minister to take radical action and ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the UK economy. Phil Smith from Business West – the organisation behind the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative – is...

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£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

May 20, 2018
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£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

Lloyds Bank has launched a £100m fund to help small businesses take advantage of supply chain opportunities linked to the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. The fund, which opened on Friday, will help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK access discounted lending and become involved in one of UK’s...

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Trade Horizons Roadshow rolls into Swindon next month to advise firms on all things Brexit

May 20, 2018
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Trade Horizons Roadshow rolls into Swindon next month to advise firms on all things Brexit

Swindon businesses are to be helped prepare for the challenges and opportunities that Brexit will bring when an Export for Growth roadshow arrives in the town next month. The day-long Trade Horizons event is one of four being staged across the South West by Business West – the region’s largest business advice group, which...

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Colliers International boosts its South West office with four promotions

April 25, 2018
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Colliers International boosts its South West office with four promotions

Four staff have been promoted in the South West office of global real estate services company Colliers International in the latest round of promotions across its UK business. Nick Williams of the project & building consultancy team has been made a director – his third promotion since joining the Bristol-based team. Tom Watkins from...

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100 jobs on the way as B&Q decides to build second giant warehouse in Swindon

April 18, 2018
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100 jobs on the way as B&Q decides to build second giant warehouse in Swindon

Swindon is to get a second giant B&Q distribution centre following a decision by its parent group Kingfisher and property developer Gazeley to site a new warehouse on the outskirts of the town. The building, which will create around 100 full-time jobs, is to be built in the shadow of the existing B&Q warehouse...

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New directors boost GVA South West office’s public sector and property management offerings

April 13, 2018
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GVA, the national property consultancy, has further strengthened its South West office with two director-level appointments. Laura Stamboulieh joins the Bristol office as senior director in its public sector advisory service team while Mike Ware arrives as director and regional head of property management. Laura, pictured, will be responsible for developing GVA’s public sector...

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Peak of endurance for Cushman & Wakefield boss raises £4,000 for Swindon youth charity

April 12, 2018
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Peak of endurance for Cushman & Wakefield boss raises £4,000 for Swindon youth charity

Swindon-based young people’s development charity Youth Adventure Trust is more than £4,000 better off after the head of property consultancy Cushman & Wakefield’s regional office completed a seven-day trek across Ethiopia. Tim Davis walked for between eight and 13 hours a day to reach the summit of Ras Dashen, at 15,000 ft the highest...

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Business West links with London and Manchester chambers to warn over impact of Brexit ‘uncertainty’

April 6, 2018
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Business West links with London and Manchester chambers to warn over impact of Brexit ‘uncertainty’

Business West, the region’s largest business body and the organisation that runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, is collaborating with two other powerful chambers to highlight the impact of uncertainty over Brexit a year before it takes effect. The Three Chamber Alliance – which includes the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and...

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Trainee surveyor takes up role in Colliers’ building surveying and project management team

April 3, 2018
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Trainee surveyor takes up role in Colliers’ building surveying and project management team

Property consultancy Colliers International has strengthened its building surveying and project management team in the South West with the appointment of Jessica Harding as a trainee surveyor. Jessica, who will be based in Colliers’ Bristol office, will be involved in work on behalf of commercial landlords and tenants on matters including dilapidations, due diligence,...

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