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Swindon firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

February 9, 2016
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Swindon firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

The search starts today to find the South West’s happiest workplace – and staff working for Swindon’s forward-looking businesses are being encouraged to take part. The contest, launched last year in Bristol and Bath, proved so popular that organisers workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde Interior Architecture have extended it cover the entire region....

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Sale of specialist steel fabrication firm handled by Watershed’s Swindon office

February 8, 2016
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Sale of specialist steel fabrication firm handled by Watershed’s Swindon office

The Swindon office of corporate finance specialists Watersheds has arranged the management buy-in of an architectural and structural steel fabricators. Bristol-based Long Engineering, which specialises in bespoke architectural products for the construction industry, has been acquired by a group of businessmen from the city. Business owner Lance Harris bought it in 2004 through a...

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Larger office accommodates care group’s expansion plans

February 8, 2016
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Larger office accommodates care group’s expansion plans

Care-at-home company Bluebird Care Swindon has doubled the size of its office to herald future expansion. The firm, which has been operating since October 2011, employs more than 45 staff and is recruiting more people to meet demand. Bluebird looks after more than 100 people in their own homes – largely elderly people or...

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Real estate lawyer takes up post as South West chair of BCO NextGen

February 1, 2016
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Real estate lawyer takes up post as South West chair of BCO NextGen

An organisation that mentors and encourages the next generation of professionals to become future leaders in the office sector has appointed lawyer Drew Nesbitt as its new regional chairman. Drew, pictured, a senior associate in Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon’s real estate team, will lead the British Council for Offices (BCO) NextGen in the...

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Property management specialist joins Lambert Smith Hampton’s West of England team

February 1, 2016
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Property management specialist joins Lambert Smith Hampton’s West of England team

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has boosted its West of England senior property management team with the appointment of associate director Kevin Mills. Kevin, pictured, will be responsible for managing estates held by clients including Mayfair Capital, Canal and River Trust, Courts Nominee/Cumbrian Pension Fund, Land Securities Trillium and Nottinghamshire County Council...

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Building work on Bristol Airport’s £24m terminal extension reaches new high

January 31, 2016
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Building work on Bristol Airport’s £24m terminal extension reaches new high

A key milestone in the construction of Bristol Airport’s west terminal extension has been marked with a ‘topping out’ ceremony. The celebration – a longstanding tradition in the construction industry – followed the completion of the steel work for the £24m structure. Guests from the design team, including architects, structural engineers, mechanical and electrical...

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Annual search starts to find the West of England’s best businesses

January 31, 2016
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Annual search starts to find the West of England’s best businesses

Swindon’s top firms are being urged to enter the region’s most prestigious business competition – accountants PwC’s annual West of England Business of the Year Awards. The widely-respected awards are now in their 28th year and previous winners represent the cream of the region’s top companies. Previous winners have included Swindon-based construction group Beard,...

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Firms invited to celebrate the Year of the Monkey and strengthen business links with China

January 31, 2016
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Firms invited to celebrate the Year of the Monkey and strengthen business links with China

Swindon’s business community is being invited to welcome in the Chinese New Year of the Monkey in style with a banquet at one of the region’s top restaurants. The gala banquet has been organised by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, which works to connect businesses in the region with businesses in...

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Swindon Business News Advertorial. Grade II listed office space available for Swindon firms

January 31, 2016
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Swindon Business News Advertorial. Grade II listed office space available for Swindon firms

With 2016 set to celebrate Swindon’s heritage through the 175th anniversary of the rail works that put the town on the map, local firms have the chance to base themselves at a Grade II listed building in the town centre. Due to the completion of a large scale project by tenant English Heritage, a...

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Confidence builds in West property sector, survey shows, as major schemes come on stream

January 31, 2016
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Confidence builds in West property sector, survey shows, as major schemes come on stream

The South West’s property and construction industry is among the most confident in the UK, according to a new report by accountancy group Smith & Williamson. The firm’s annual survey of more than 200 property and construction professionals revealed a rise in confidence over the past 12 months, with 84% of South West-based respondents...

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