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Business boost sparked by Government change in renewable heating rules

November 21, 2014
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A Government scheme aimed at encouraging homeowners to invest in carbon-saving biomass boilers has led to a boom in business for installation firm Wessex Biomass. The firm, based near Malmesbury, says it has seen a surge in inquiries since the Government extended the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme to domestic properties earlier this year....

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Stirling effort in refurbishing Swindon office building pays off as travel firm moves in

November 7, 2014
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Stirling effort in refurbishing Swindon office building pays off as travel firm moves in

A refurbished office building on Swindon’s outskirts is half let having attracted Capita Travel and Events as an occupier. The firm has taken just over 10,500 sq ft on the first floor of Stirling House at South Marston, leaving just the ground floor of 10,520 sq ft available. It was previously based at the...

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Warning over impact on landlords of new rules to screen tenants

November 7, 2014
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Warning over impact on landlords of new rules to screen tenants

Landlords in Swindon should be aware of new rules on screening tenants which could soon be rolled out across the UK, according to a firm that provides a vetting service to landlords and letting agents across the country. Swindon-based Tenant Screening says the new Right to Rent scheme now being piloted is likely to...

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Packaging firm Kite flying high after buying site to expand its Swindon branch

October 31, 2014
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Packaging firm Kite flying high after buying site to expand its Swindon branch

Kite Packaging is to expand its Swindon operation and create jobs after acquiring a two-acre site at South Marston. The fast-growing national firm, which employs 18 people in its current Swindon base at South Marston’s IO Centre, expects to move onto the nearby new site next February. It predicts further expansion to create around...

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Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

October 20, 2014
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Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

Property agency GVA has expanded its regional office agency team with the appointment of Alex Riddell as a senior surveyor. Alex, pictured, joins GVA at a time of strong growth for the South West office in Bristol and its office agency team in particular, which has just been placed at the top of the...

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Two solicitors join Thrings’ commercial property team as market recovery spurs growth

October 20, 2014
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Two solicitors join Thrings’ commercial property team as market recovery spurs growth

M4 corridor commercial law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has appointed two solicitors to its fast-growing commercial property team as a result of continued organic growth and a series of new client wins. Associate Steve Schofield and solicitor Beth Nicholls will further strengthen Thrings’ commercial property and construction offering across...

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Construction firm Beard’s dragon boat team boosts Prospect Hospice’s coffers

October 10, 2014
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Construction firm Beard’s dragon boat team boosts Prospect Hospice’s coffers

Staff from Swindon construction firm Beard have raised £445 for the company’s chosen charity Prospect Hospice by dragon boat racing. The 20 members of staff and their families – from directors to the newest trainee – raised the money through sponsorship for their team in the Swindon Rotary Club annual Dragon Boat Race for...

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Swindon office campus to be torn down to make way for Aldi supermarket

October 10, 2014
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Swindon office campus to be torn down to make way for Aldi supermarket

Plans for an Aldi supermarket on the site of a disused Swindon office campus have been given the go-ahead. London-based Picton Capital won approval for the scheme at Westlea Campus from Swindon Borough Council’s planning committee. It is the latest in a string of redevelopment projects of outdated offices and factories around the town....

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Powerful boost to Swindon’s economy expected after Hinkley Point C nuclear plant gets approval

October 9, 2014
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Powerful boost to Swindon’s economy expected after Hinkley Point C nuclear plant gets approval

Swindon’s economy will get a boost from the £24.5bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station approved this week by the European Commission, according to experts. The controversial plant, on the Somerset coast near Bridgwater, will be Britain’s first new nuclear reactor for nearly 20 years and could create around 25,000 jobs across the region...

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Wraps taken off plans for Swindon town centre’s ‘vibrant’ new commercial heart

October 3, 2014
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Wraps taken off plans for Swindon town centre’s ‘vibrant’ new commercial heart

The second phase of Swindon’s Kimmerfields regeneration scheme has been launched with promise that it will bring “vitality and vibrancy” to the town centre by adding a new and much-needed commercial district capable. The £350m project, led by Muse Developments and backed by landowner Homes and Communities Agency, is transforming a prime 20-acre zone...

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