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Chance for growing business to move into modern business park office

August 19, 2016
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Chance for growing business to move into modern business park office

Modern office space on one of the area’s largest business parks has come onto the market. The ground floor of Newbury House on Trowbridge’s White Horse Business Park would make an ideal base for a growing business, according to agents Carter Jonas. The accommodation consists of office space of 2,850 sq ft, a 332...

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UK first for Kembrey Park as forklift truck engineer training centre opens

August 19, 2016
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UK first for Kembrey Park as forklift truck engineer training centre opens

The UK’s first dedicated forklift truck engineer training centre has opened in Swindon. The national centre, on the town’s Kembrey Park business park, has been set up to train the next generation of UK forklift truck service engineers as well as giving mature engineers the chance to upgrade their knowledge and keep pace with the...

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Major investment firm goes shopping for two Swindon retail units

August 18, 2016
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Major investment firm goes shopping for two Swindon retail units

A Swindon retail scheme has changed hands for nearly £7.2m as the town’s commercial property market continues to attract investors. The 44,600 sq ft retail warehousing scheme – part of the County Road Retail Park, off Ocotal Way – has been bought by London-based UK property investment company Custodian REIT. Its two units are...

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Hot Pepper’s new studio and gallery add spice to Old Town’s revival

August 17, 2016
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Hot Pepper’s new studio and gallery add spice to Old Town’s revival

Swindon design agency Hot Pepper is to create a studio, art gallery and design shop in Old Town to showcase local and international artists.  The firm is to relocate from its base at Wyvern Theatre to the vacant 1,500 sq ft unit in Victoria Road – the latest arrival in the area as it...

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Promotion for staff at CBRE as it continues to expand South West office

August 12, 2016
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Promotion for staff at CBRE as it continues to expand South West office

Property consultancy CBRE has promoted seven staff in its South West office as it continues to invest in its workforce. Staff numbers have grown by 10% over the past year at the office. Guy Mansfield, Peter Craske and Ian Banks have been promoted from associate director to director; Mark Kelly and Marcus Hutchings are...

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Edmont’s emphasis on health and safety puts it in running for national award

August 11, 2016
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Edmont’s emphasis on health and safety puts it in running for national award

Updating its health and safety procedures has earned Swindon joinery, shopfitting and construction firm Edmont a place on the shortlist for a prestigious national woodworking award. The firm, which was set up as a small local business in Swindon in 1972 and now employs more than 100 people, is competing in the Health and Safety Hero category...

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New managing director for Beard Construction as it enters next phase of growth

August 10, 2016
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New managing director for Beard Construction as it enters next phase of growth

Swindon-based regional construction group Beard has appointed David Sershall as managing director as it maintains its strong growth. David, pictured, joins the family-owned business from Hertfordshire-based engineering and construction company VolkerFitzpatrick, where he was managing director of the building division.  He takes over the post from Mark Beard, who becomes executive chairman. Under Mr...

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Barclays backs pioneering Swindon dementia care home with £8m funding deal

August 10, 2016
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Barclays backs pioneering Swindon dementia care home with £8m funding deal

An £8m state-of-the-art dementia care home has opened in Swindon supported by a tailored finance package from Barclays. Abbey House, which is expected to create 200 jobs once fully operational, is the latest investment by Milestones Trust – a charity with a long history of providing care and support to vulnerable people with learning...

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Swindon leads drive to encourage more biodiversity with two new ‘magic’ roundabouts

August 9, 2016
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Swindon leads drive to encourage more biodiversity with two new ‘magic’ roundabouts

Two roundabouts at the entrance to a Swindon business park have burst into bloom as part of a groundbreaking national project to create floral meadows at busy road junctions. The Elgin Drive and Kembrey Park roundabouts are now a riot of meadow flowers and hardy perennials following two years of careful planning, preparation, planting and...

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Warehouse last used as gym on popular business park could be good fit for fast-growing firm

August 9, 2016
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Warehouse last used as gym on popular business park could be good fit for fast-growing firm

A warehouse has come onto the market, offering expanding businesses the rare chance to buy their own building on a sought-after business park. The 10,000 sq ft unit on the Bumpers Farm industrial estate in Chippenham, pictured, was most recently used as a fitness centre. It is being marketed jointly by the Swindon office of...

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