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Swindon and Wiltshire prove fertile ground for investment by foreign firms

July 24, 2014
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Swindon and Wiltshire prove fertile ground for investment by foreign firms

A strong performance by Swindon and Wiltshire in attracting business investment from overseas has helped the UK achieve the highest number of inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s, new figures show. In the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area, 10 new investment projects were started by overseas companies in...

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HSBC funds £0.5m upgrade for Blunsdon House Hotel

July 23, 2014
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HSBC funds £0.5m upgrade for Blunsdon House Hotel

Family-owned Blunsdon House Hotel near Swindon has secured a £500,000 finance package from HSBC to support renovation of its main restaurant and upgrade other areas of the property. The hotel, which dates back to the 1950s and was Wiltshire’s first to gain four stars, is launching the new restaurant – to be called Flame...

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Space at Melksham’s Avonside Enterprise Park to be marketed by Kavanaghs

July 21, 2014
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Space at Melksham’s Avonside Enterprise Park to be marketed by Kavanaghs

Property consultancy Kavanaghs has been appointed to manage Avonside Enterprise Park in Melksham by EBS Management, part of Charles Stanley Group. The mixed-use scheme includes retail, office, industrial and warehouse space covering 87,000 sq ft of floor space on a 2.54-acre site on the River Avon. Kavanaghs, which has offices in Trowbridge and Melksham,...

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Work starts on £21m Wiltshire College campus in Chippenham

July 21, 2014
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Work starts on £21m Wiltshire College campus in Chippenham

A turf-cutting ceremony has marked the official start of work on Wiltshire College’s new £21m campus in Chippenham. The development is being funded by an award from the Skills Funding Agency and forms part of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Economic Partnership initiative and Chippenham Vision Master Plan. Existing buildings on the site will...

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Exclusive: Strong recovery for Swindon’s commercial property market, report shows

July 17, 2014
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Exclusive: Strong recovery for Swindon’s commercial property market, report shows

Swindon’s commercial property market is back on track after hitting the buffers during the recession, a major new report shows – with the rail industry providing much of the growth. The latest Market Monitor from property agents Alder King shows a turnaround in fortunes for Swindon, particularly in the key town centre office market....

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Swindon’s Beard Construction named West of England Business of the Year

July 10, 2014
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Swindon’s Beard Construction named West of England Business of the Year

Swindon-based construction group Beard has been named as the West of England’s top company in the prestigious Business of the Year awards. The firm beat five other finalists to claim the prestigious title in the annual awards sponsored by international accountants PwC. Beard chief executive Mark Beard was presented with the coveted trophy at...

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Buildings of the future to be tested at pioneering research centre on Swindon’s doorstep

July 10, 2014
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Buildings of the future to be tested at pioneering research centre on Swindon’s doorstep

An innovative research centre based near Swindon is to play a leading role in developing low carbon construction materials which will be used in the buildings in the future. The University of Bath’s HIVE will be at its new Building Research Park (BRP) at The Science Museum at Wroughton. The £1m project – the first...

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Acquisition-hungry Swindon car sales group Cambria expects to overtake last year’s financial results

July 8, 2014
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Acquisition-hungry Swindon car sales group Cambria expects to overtake last year’s financial results

Swindon-based car dealership group Cambria has bought its first Land Rover franchise and added to its Jaguar showroom portfolio by snapping up a North London site for more than £10m. Cambria also this week told shareholders in a London Stock Exchange update that it continued to perform well in a strong new car market...

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From new roads to skills and science: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

July 7, 2014
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From new roads to skills and science: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

The Government has announced funding of £12.8m for Swindon and Wiltshire under its Local Growth Deal. This money is for projects which start in 2015/16 and 2016/17. It also announced £116.3m of possible future funding. Key projects to benefit from the first round of funding include: Swindon’s Eastern Villages infrastructure. A package of road...

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£12.8m boost for Swindon and Wiltshire economy to create jobs and build roads and homes

July 7, 2014
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£12.8m boost for Swindon and Wiltshire economy to create jobs and build roads and homes

Swindon and Wiltshire are to receive Government funding worth £12.8m to create jobs, generate economic growth and accelerate much-needed housebuilding over the next two years. A further £116.3m could be invested in the area beyond 2017 under the Local Growth Deal including £23m for a new road tunnel under the M4 linking the Wichelstowe...

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