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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

Chancellor Philip Hammond started his speech at 3.33pm and finished at 4.43pm. He open by saying he will deliver a Budget for “hard-working families … who live their lives far from this place … and care little for the twists and turns of Westminster politics”.  Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to...

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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

October 16, 2018
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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is staged in the West of England this week for its seventh year to once again support women to build and grow sustainable businesses. Hundreds of women self-starters are expected to attend the day-long event in Bristol this Friday, October 19, to hear, learn from and be inspired by...

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Thrings boosts construction law team with new partner appointment

October 8, 2018
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Thrings boosts construction law team with new partner appointment

Construction law specialist Michael Chilton has joined Swindon-headquartered M4 firm Thrings as a partner as it continues to strengthen its offering to the sector. During his 20-year legal career, Michael, pictured, has advised on a range of construction projects, including city office developments, mixed-use and retail schemes, infrastructure projects, housing schemes, student accommodation, out-of-town...

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid position aims to promote awareness...

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More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

August 16, 2018
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More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

Forward-thinking Swindon firms that put their staff’s wellbeing front and centre now have more time to enter the South West’s only awards that champion workplace happiness. The deadline for the competition, now in its fourth year, has been extended into next month due to an unprecedented number of entrants.  The South West Happiest Workplace...

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French connection could generate cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Swindon firms

August 13, 2018
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French connection could generate cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Swindon firms

Swindon firms operating in the nuclear sector could benefit from an agreement between industry organisations in South West England and Normandy in France which aims to create jobs, unlock opportunities and attract new investment to both regions. The memorandum of understanding between Nuclear South West and Nucleopolis potentially connects companies with £50bn worth of...

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Interest rate rise divides business groups – with IoD calling it ‘ill-judged’ but CBI defending Bank

August 6, 2018
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Interest rate rise divides business groups – with IoD calling it ‘ill-judged’ but CBI defending Bank

Business groups are divided over the need for last week’s 0.25% increase in interest rates by the Bank of England. The move, which took the base rate from 0.5% to 0.75%, is only the only the second time the Bank has hiked the cost of borrowing since the economy crashed 10 years ago.  Most...

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New chief executive lands at Bristol Airport as it prepares for next phase of ambitious expansion

August 1, 2018
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New chief executive lands at Bristol Airport as it prepares for next phase of ambitious expansion

Bristol Airport’s new chief executive officer Dave Lees took up his post today with a pledge to work with businesses, politicians and local communities to build on the airport’s success and oversee its next phase of growth. Mr Lees, pictured, joins from of Southampton Airport where he was managing director. During his time at...

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Former Logica and Laird boss takes over as chairman of Wincanton

July 20, 2018
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Former Logica and Laird boss takes over as chairman of Wincanton

Wincanton, the UK’s largest logistics firm, has appointed Dr Martin Read CBE as its new chairman with effect from August 1. Dr Read, pictured, joins the Chippenham-headquartered firm as he steps down from the franchise board of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market, where he has served for nine years.  He has extensive and...

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Promotion to international partner for Cushman & Wakefield’s South West capital markets boss

July 16, 2018
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Promotion to international partner for Cushman & Wakefield’s South West capital markets boss

Nick Allan, head of global property agency Cushman & Wakefield’s capital markets team in the South West, has become an international partner in the firm. Nick, pictured, is one of eight international partner promotions at Cushman & Wakefield, one of the world’s largest real estate businesses with 48,000 staff in 400 offices across 70...

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