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New office is just the job for expanding recruitment firm CMD

July 2, 2015
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New office is just the job for expanding recruitment firm CMD

Wiltshire recruitment firm CMD has opened an office in Melksham as it continues to expand its services across Wiltshire and into Bath. The firm, which already has offices in Devizes and Calne, has moved into a 1,700 sq ft office on Melksham’s Bowerhill Industrial Estate. It is now seeking six recruitment consultants to work...

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Swindon business figures to take to the saddle for 12-hour static charity cycle challenge

June 26, 2015
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Swindon business figures to take to the saddle for 12-hour static charity cycle challenge

Swindon independent estate agents Castles Residential Sales & Lettings is to host a 12-hour static cycling challenge to raise money for The Salvation Army and support local GB triathlete Kev Tonner. Kev, who will compete at the 2015 Geneva ETU Triathlon European Championships, will take part in the challenge at Castle’s Commercial Road office...

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EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

June 24, 2015
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EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

More than 80% of West of England firms fear leaving the EU would pose a risk to the UK economy, according to results of a survey among nearly 1,000 businesses in the region. Two thirds also believe it would be bad for their own business. The survey by Business West, the organisation that runs...

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£24m extension planned at Bristol Airport to handle security checks on soaring passenger numbers

June 23, 2015
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£24m extension planned at Bristol Airport to handle security checks on soaring passenger numbers

Bristol Airport is to build a £24m extension to its terminal featuring state-of-the-art technology aimed at streamlining passenger security checks and ending peak-time bottle necks. The airport, the UK’s ninth largest and one of its fastest growing, is holding talks with security firms to install the industry’s most-advanced equipment to speed up queuing times...

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Large warehouse and industrial building attracts high level of interest

June 23, 2015
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Large warehouse and industrial building attracts high level of interest

The largest fully refurbished industrial/warehouse building in Chippenham – the former DTR VMS building on the Bumpers Farm industrial estate – has come onto the market. The 90,000 sq ft building, pictured below, now rebranded as The Hub, has been empty since the automotive components manufacturer relocated to a larger site in Trowbridge. Owner...

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Newly branded Chippenham looks for connections to realise its ‘huge potential’

June 19, 2015
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Newly branded Chippenham looks for connections to realise its ‘huge potential’

A range of ambitious projects to help Chippenham realise its “huge potential” were announced today – from a new brand for the town to free wi-fi and its own app. The Chippenham Connected brand was officially unveiled at the Chippenham Business Improvement District’s (BID) first event, which brought together businesspeople from the town to...

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Speculative development gets under way at Swindon industrial park as demand gathers pace

June 19, 2015
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Speculative development gets under way at Swindon industrial park as demand gathers pace

Work has started on the second phase of a successful Swindon business park as demand continues to grow from occupiers. Phase one of the Glenmore Business Park on the Westmead Industrial Estate was the first speculative industrial development in the town for seven years when construction started last year. Now, following its runaway success,...

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Tax calculator launched after report reveals SMEs are missing out on millions of pounds in R&D relief

June 18, 2015
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Tax calculator launched after report reveals SMEs are missing out on millions of pounds in R&D relief

Accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has launched a free tax calculator to enable businesses to work out how much tax they could be saving on their research and development (R&D) costs. The online tool has been set up in the light of research suggesting that thousands of businesses could be missing...

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Royal Wootton Bassett office deal gives IT firm Leading Resolutions its own home

June 18, 2015
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Royal Wootton Bassett office deal gives IT firm Leading Resolutions its own home

IT consultancy Leading Resolutions has acquired its own office in Royal Wootton Bassett as it continues to expand. The firm, which was previously based in Malmesbury, bought the 4,000 sq ft unit at Coped Hall from owner Virgin Holidays. The office had housed Virgin Holiday Cruises until it relocated to Crawley. Leading Resolutions supplies...

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Multi-million pound council joint venture will kick-start Swindon’s stalled Wichelstowe development

June 12, 2015
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Swindon Council is to form a joint venture with Barratt Developments to build the next phase of the town’s major Wichelstowe development, including at least 3,000 new homes. The joint venture will involve the council and Barratt equally sharing the risks and rewards of the 20-year project. The council, which described the scheme as...

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