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Wiltshire acquisition continues to build Kellaway’s regional branch network

March 22, 2017
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Wiltshire acquisition continues to build Kellaway’s regional branch network

A Wiltshire building supplies firm has been acquired by expanding regional builders’ merchants Kellaway in a deal completed by Swindon-based law firm Thrings.  Marlborough Building Supplies becomes Bristol-based Kellaway’s 13th branch and extends the group further into Wiltshire. It already operates a branch in Kembrey Park​, Swindon. Marlborough Building Supplies was established in 2001...

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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

March 21, 2017
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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The clock is ticking for Swindon directors to enter the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The deadline for the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 is March 31 and organisers are urging Swindon’s top executives to get their skates on and submit their...

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Associate appointment strengthens Royds Withy King’s property disputes team

March 20, 2017
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Associate appointment strengthens Royds Withy King’s property disputes team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, has strengthened its property disputes team with the appointment of associate Sarah Taylor. Sarah, pictured, joins from the Bristol head office of national firm Bevan Brittan, where she helped NHS trusts, housing associations and other clients to resolve their property disagreements....

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Spring Budget 2017: Swindon property sector reaction

March 13, 2017
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Swindon’s property industry has rounded on Chancellor Philip Hammond, accusing him of failing to listen to pleas to ease the burden of higher business rates. While the Budget included measures to help some business, critics called it too little, too late and said most still faced swingeing increases. Business rate experts at West property agents...

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Two Swindon charities to benefit from Beard’s 125th anniversary celebrations

March 10, 2017
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Two Swindon charities to benefit from Beard’s 125th anniversary celebrations

Swindon-headquartered construction firm Beard has kicked off its 125th anniversary celebrations with a staff fundraising campaign to raise £15,000 for two local charities. The initiative is part of a company-wide campaign to raise £125,000 for local charities this year in areas where it operates across the South of England.   Two organisations have been...

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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns for sixth year with host of top speakers

March 10, 2017
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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns for sixth year with host of top speakers

Small business support group Enterprise Nation is to head west again to stage its flagship female-focused event, the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs. The event, the largest of its kind in the UK, has been held in Bristol since it was launched six years ago. Taking place this year on October 20, it will attract...

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Rare chance to snap up high-quality industrial unit on Swindon trade park

March 9, 2017
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Rare chance to snap up high-quality industrial unit on Swindon trade park

A high-quality industrial/business unit on of Swindon’s most popular established business parks has come into the market, offering a rare opportunity in a tight market. Property consultancy Alder King’s Swindon office, which is marketing the 4,428 sq ft unit on the Equity Trade Centre in Stratton, expects strong interest in the building. Equity Trade...

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Unrivalled networking opportunities for Swindon firms at Bath Business Expo

March 9, 2017
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Swindon firms are being invited to attend the successful Bath Business Expo, which returns to the city this week. One of the region’s largest general business exhibitions, it offers unrivalled exhibition and networking opportunities for firms across the West of England. ​The Expo takes place on Thursday March 16 between 10am and 3pm in the...

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Alder King hails ‘barnstorming performance’ to claim 16th consecutive ‘most active agent’ title

March 9, 2017
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Alder King hails ‘barnstorming performance’ to claim 16th consecutive ‘most active agent’ title

A string of flagship deals in Swindon and across Wiltshire helped regional property consultancy Alder King retain its title as the South West’s most active agent for an unprecedented 16th year in succession. As well as winning the overall title, the firm, which has an office on Swindon’s Kembrey Park, was ranked top in...

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Spring Budget 2017: Property sector reaction

March 8, 2017
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The Local Government Association (LGA) welcomed the move giving councils £300m to provide discretionary business rates relief. Chair of its resources board, Claire Kober, said: “We have long argued that giving councils the freedom and funding to set discounts and reliefs locally would help them better support small businesses and local economies. “We are...

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