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Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

April 18, 2021
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Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

Exports by South West businesses have slumped to historic lows as they are hit by higher trade barriers due to Brexit, according to a major new survey. Manufacturers have been impacted most, the research by the British Chambers of Commerce South West shows.  Some 53% of exporters said they had been impacted by the...

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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

April 12, 2021
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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

Swindon Business News has teamed up with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox to host an exclusive virtual event aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain times. A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. Expert presenters from Tinderbox will discuss the tactics needed...

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Drive towards eCommerce during pandemic puts Wincanton on road to better-than-expected growth

April 11, 2021
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Drive towards eCommerce during pandemic puts Wincanton on road to better-than-expected growth

Logistics group Wincanton is expanding its eCommerce capacity to meet soaring demand as it continues to benefit from changes in shopping and distribution due to Covid-19. The Chippenham-based group is to lease a 528,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art, automated eFulfilment facility in Northamptonshire – its second following the acquisition of one in Warwickshire last year. ...

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PwC report shows UK’s best place for women to work is still the South West, but says more must be done

March 29, 2021
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PwC report shows UK’s best place for women to work is still the South West, but says more must be done

The South West continues to be the best place in the UK for gender equality at work, according to research by accountancy group PwC. The firm’s latest annual Women in Work Index places the region in the top spot for the second year in a row. It has also extended its lead over second-ranked Scotland...

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Honda site sold to major property developer with promise to create thousands of jobs

March 26, 2021
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Honda site sold to major property developer with promise to create thousands of jobs

Honda’s giant Swindon car plant, where production ends this summer, has been sold to an industrial property developer in a move that could create thousands of jobs. The new owner Panattoni, Europe’s largest developer of industrial and logistics facilities, said it will invest £700m into the sprawling 370-acre site on the outskirts of the...

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Wiltshire included in Michelmores’ extended South West property awards

March 14, 2021
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Wiltshire included in Michelmores’ extended South West property awards

The South West’s top property awards have been widened to include Wiltshire for the first time since they were launched 19 years ago. Staged by regional law firm Michelmores, the awards celebrate the best projects from the South West real estate and construction sectors during the year. They have become a fixture of the region business calendar...

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Western powerhouse should plug into region’s high-growth sectors to spur economic growth, says report

March 14, 2021
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Western powerhouse should plug into region’s high-growth sectors to spur economic growth, says report

Cyber technology, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy and the green economy should be harnessed to drive recovery and growth in the Western Gateway, the regional powerhouse that includes Swindon, the West of England and South Wales. The recommendation comes in an independent report published this week which also suggests the region should focus on raising productivity...

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New regional chair of Women in Property takes up role at challenging time for the industry

March 10, 2021
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New regional chair of Women in Property takes up role at challenging time for the industry

Avison Young senior valuation surveyor Sophie Endacott has become the new South West chair of Women in Property, the organisation that has helped improve inclusion and diversity in the industry for the past 34 years. Sophie, pictured, has been a member of Women in Property for the past six years. She takes over from Rachael Sherratt,...

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BUDGET 2021: Swindon business reaction

March 3, 2021
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Swindon business leaders have given many of the measures in today’s Budget a warm welcome – especially the previously-trailed furlough extension – but there was also concern over the delayed Corporation Tax increase. Business West, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, said businesses would welcome the extension of the full range of Covid-19...

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BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

March 3, 2021
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The CBI said Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to hike Corporation Tax to 25% in one leap – the first increase since 1974 – would “cause a sharp intake of breath” for many businesses. It also warned that the move – which is planned to come into effect in 2023 – sent a worrying signal to those...

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