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Promotion for Swindon-based Alder King valuer

September 1, 2015
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Promotion for Swindon-based Alder King valuer

South West focused property consultancy Alder King has promoted Andrew Cullen, who is based in its Swindon office, to associate.    A registered RICS valuer, Andrew, pictured, joined Alder King’s professional team in 2005. He advises clients across Wiltshire and Gloucestershire on valuation, landlord and tenant and business rates issues.  He has also developed...

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Kite Packaging soars into space as it opens larger Swindon operation

August 28, 2015
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Kite Packaging soars into space as it opens larger Swindon operation

Packaging distributor Kite Packaging has officially opened its new Swindon branch, from which it will cover an area stretching from the Thames Valley to South Wales. The renovated 36,000 sq ft building with two acres of office and yard space on the South Marston Industrial Estate, was officially opened by the firm’s chairman Bruce...

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Beard achieves early completion for new Swindon primary school

August 25, 2015
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Beard achieves early completion for new Swindon primary school

Swindon-based construction company Beard has completed a much-needed new primary school in the town ahead of schedule. The long-established firm worked with the Clifton Diocese and Swindon Borough Council on the 10,760 sq ft (1,998 sq m) building for Holy Cross School in Queens Drive, pictured below. Constructed as a design-and-build project, the building...

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Skills, training and employment to be tackled at Swindon construction immersion event

August 14, 2015
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Skills, training and employment to be tackled at Swindon construction immersion event

Wiltshire construction businesses are being invited to discuss their concerns over challenges such as skills and employment at a sector-specific event in Swindon. Staged by Business West and Impress HR – Wiltshire Council’s HR support service – the Construction Immersion event will also look at developing training provision to match needs in the local...

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Activity grows at Shrivenham Hundred Business Park as more units change hands

August 14, 2015
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Activity grows at Shrivenham Hundred Business Park as more units change hands

Telecoms firm Comec is to move onto the Shrivenham Hundred Business Park, near Swindon – the latest in a growing number of businesses to take space on the popular site. Comec, an Avaya Enterprise telephone system reseller, is relocating from Wantage having bought the long leasehold interest in two adjoining units on the business...

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New general manager at the helm at Swindon’s Brunel Shopping Centre

August 3, 2015
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New general manager at the helm at Swindon’s Brunel Shopping Centre

The Brunel Centre, Swindon town centre’s largest retail scheme, has appointed Kevin Gwilliam as general manager. Kevin, pictured, has extensive experience of managing large department stores and shopping centres. He was most recently centre manager at the Crossgates centre in Leeds and has also managed centres in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Ashford and Wellingborough. Early in...

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£1m investment to spark more growth at Swindon kitchen firm Manor Interiors

July 31, 2015
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£1m investment to spark more growth at Swindon kitchen firm Manor Interiors

Bespoke kitchen specialist Manor Interiors is to boost production at its Swindon manufacturing plant by 50% after investing £1m in new hi-tech machinery. The increased capacity will create up to six jobs and enable Manor to expand its contracts business with some of the UK’s largest housebuilders as well as growing its network of...

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Tileflair opens Swindon trade counter after long search for suitable outlet

July 31, 2015
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Tileflair opens Swindon trade counter after long search for suitable outlet

Tile retailer Tileflair has acquired a unit on the Equity Trade Centre in Stratton St Margaret – ending a long search for an outlet in the Swindon area. The Bristol-based firm has bought 3,900 sq ft Unit 16, which was previously occupied by Zanussi Appliance World. Managing director Matthew Johnson said: “This will be...

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Imagine Cruising sails over M4 into Dolby’s prestigious Wootton Bassett head office

July 31, 2015
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Imagine Cruising sails over M4 into Dolby’s prestigious Wootton Bassett head office

Fast-growing Swindon specialist holiday firm Imagine Cruising is moving across the M4 to larger offices in Royal Wootton Bassett. The firm, which has expanded rapidly since its launch four years ago, has taken over the first floor in sound engineer Dolby’s showpiece Portland House office on the Interface Business Park. Emirates-owned Dnata Travel acquired...

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TH White helps bring revolutionary battery technology to UK

July 31, 2015
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TH White helps bring revolutionary battery technology to UK

An innovative battery that charges with electricity generated from solar panels is to make its first UK appearance thanks to Wiltshire agricultural equipment and construction material supplier TH White. The Tesla Powerwall is set to revolutionise how buildings use energy as it will allow homes to store solar energy generated during the day to...

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