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New-look Swindon office building proves magnet for small firms

November 28, 2014
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Eight companies have been attracted to a refurbished office building on Swindon’s Groundwell industrial estate since the first phase of its major refurbishment programme was completed. Gemini House, owned by London-based property investment firm Minton Group, now has a new reception area and totally-overhauled communal internal courtyard which have helped transform it into a...

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Industrial unit offers rare chance to take space on popular trading estate

November 28, 2014
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Industrial unit offers rare chance to take space on popular trading estate

A 20,000 sq ft industrial building on a popular North Wiltshire trading estate has come onto the market. Commercial property agency Kavanaghs has been appointed jointly with Carter Jonas to market the vacant Unit 3 building on the Leafield Industrial Estate in Corsham by commercial property developer HPH. The estate, four miles south of...

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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

November 28, 2014
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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

Stands for The Business Showcase South West – the major business event which celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise – are now on sale and pre-registration for delegates has also gone live. Following the huge success of the inaugural event in April this year, The Business Showcase South West returns...

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Business groups urge Chancellor to boost economy not play politics in next week’s Autumn Statement

November 27, 2014
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Business groups urge Chancellor to boost economy not play politics in next week’s Autumn Statement

Chancellor George Osborne has been asked to play Santa in next week’s Autumn Statement and give Swindon firms three early Christmas presents – action on business rates, infrastructure and apprenticeships. The wish-list comes from Business West, the organisation that runs the Initiative in Swindon & Wiltshire. It wants to see the Chancellor, pictured, build...

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Logistics group Wincanton’s new commercial director on board to keep it in fast lane for growth

November 25, 2014
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Logistics group Wincanton’s new commercial director on board to keep it in fast lane for growth

Chippenham-based supply chain and logistics firm Wincanton is looking to accelerate its growth after appointing Martin Palmer as commercial director. Mr Palmer, pictured, joins from rival Norbert Dentressangle where he was business development director for four-and-a-half years. Prior to that he was a business unit director at TDG and has also held senior business...

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Business boost sparked by Government change in renewable heating rules

November 21, 2014
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Business boost sparked by Government change in renewable heating rules

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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