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Rural business team at Butler Sherborn boosted by two new recruits

May 28, 2015
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Rural business team at Butler Sherborn boosted by two new recruits

Property specialist Butler Sherborn has strengthened its rural business team in Cirencester with two new appointments. Georgina Bush has joined as senior surveyor and will help support the growth of the team’s professional capability with a wide range of specialist advice in farm, land and property management, while Julie Dawson has arrived to support...

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Queen’s Speech: EU referendum threatens to overshadow positive measures, says Business West

May 27, 2015
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Queen’s Speech: EU referendum threatens to overshadow positive measures, says Business West

Business West, the organisation that runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, has described this week’s Queen’s Speech as ‘bittersweet’, with positive measures counter balanced by risks linked to the EU referendum. The speech, which set out the new Government’s legislative programme for the year ahead, included a number of major measures which will impact...

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Hat-trick of nominations put UTC Swindon top of the class in regional building awards

May 26, 2015
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Hat-trick of nominations put UTC Swindon top of the class in regional building awards

Swindon’s showpiece £10m UTC building has been nominated for three awards in a regional scheme that champions the best construction projects of the past 12 months. The state-of-the-art University Technical College, built on part of Swindon’s original Great Western Railworks, is shortlisted for Best Change of use of an Existing Building or Conversion, Best...

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Art gallery plan fails to win £12.5m Lottery funding – but council says it will press ahead with project

May 21, 2015
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Art gallery plan fails to win £12.5m Lottery funding – but council says it will press ahead with project

Swindon Council is to continue with its ambitious plans to develop a new art gallery and museum in the town centre despite failing to secure the majority of the £15m needed from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The HLF said Swindon’s collection of 20th century British modern art and ceramics was of ‘outstanding heritage...

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New centre manager looks to put Regent Circus at heart of Swindon

May 20, 2015
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New centre manager looks to put Regent Circus at heart of Swindon

Swindon’s Regent Circus retail and leisure scheme has appointed Steve Bizley as centre manager. Regent Circus, which opened on February 14, includes a state-of-the-art Cineworld cinema, Morrisons supermarket and five restaurants – ASK Italian, Coal, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Nando’s and Prezzo – as well as two car parks. Steve, who was born just three...

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Logistics group’s arrival means business park is now fully occupied

May 20, 2015
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Logistics group’s arrival means business park is now fully occupied

Wroughton Business Park is now fully occupied after national courier group Diamond Logistics moved into the last remaining unit. Guildford-based Diamond has taken 2,550 sq ft Unit 8 on a five-year lease in a deal secured by the Swindon office of South West property agents Alder King on behalf of private clients. The quoting...

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Deputy chair appointed to Chippenham BID

May 19, 2015
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Deputy chair appointed to Chippenham BID

The Chippenham Business Improvement District (BID), the organisation promoting the town to bring in more visitors and improve it for residents, has appointed Ben Gregory as deputy chair. Mr Gregory, pictured, a director at printing firm Digiprint, will work closely alongside BID chair Melody Thompson, who is a director of recruitment firm 24-7 Staffing....

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Business Showcase South West 2015: Photo gallery

May 18, 2015
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Levi Roots, the Reggae Reggae Sauce entrepreneur who secured investment from Dragons’ Den, and Gerald Ratner, the jewellery group boss who came back from the business wilderness, were the star attractions of Business Showcase South West 2015. But the two-day event at Bristol’s Colston Hall last Thursday and Friday was also a great networking...

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Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

May 14, 2015
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Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

Swindon firms are today making their way to the South West’s biggest free business event with organisers saying it looks set to be a flyaway success. Up to 3,000 delegates are expected to attend the Business Showcase South West 2015, which returns to returns to Bristol’s Colston Hall today and tomorrow. Star attractions include...

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Warning to landlords over looming deadline in tenants’ deposit regulations

May 12, 2015
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Warning to landlords over looming deadline in tenants’ deposit regulations

A Swindon firm is warning landlords that time is running out to place tenants’ deposits into a Government-backed protection scheme, or face penalties. Tenant Screening, which provides a vetting service to landlords and letting agents across the country, said some landlords may be unaware that they have just weeks left to hand over the...

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