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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

April 29, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

The successful Business Showcase South West returns next month to again celebrate the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. The event, the largest of its kind in the South West, this year takes place at the newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, meaning it will be even bigger. Delegates from Swindon and...

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Specialist cleaning firm’s speedy move to Kembrey Trade Centre unit

April 28, 2016
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Specialist cleaning firm’s speedy move to Kembrey Trade Centre unit

The Swindon office of property agency Keningtons has let a unit on the Kembrey Trade Centre to specialist cleaning firm Around the Clock Cleaning Services. The 1,610 sq ft unit was under offer when Around the Clock approached Keningtons but, due to unforeseen circumstance, the potential occupier had to withdraw. Keningtons Swindon partner Jeremy...

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Business owner who slammed Chippenham’s BID gets on board to shape its future

April 22, 2016
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Business owner who slammed Chippenham’s BID gets on board to shape its future

One of the most vocal critics of Chippenham’s Business Improvement District (BID) has joined its board, promising to bring passion to his role as a director. Nic Puntis, pictured, who co-owns the town’s Sarah-Jayne’s Café with his wife, slammed the BID last year for what he claimed was a poorly organised Christmas Lights Switch...

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Thrings’ headline sponsorship of Swindon175 makes it platform to showcase town’s innovation

April 22, 2016
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Thrings’ headline sponsorship of Swindon175 makes it platform to showcase town’s innovation

Regional law firm Thrings has become the headline business sponsor of Swindon175, the year-long commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the Great Western Railway in the town. Celebrations this year include a programme of community events, art trails, festivals, education, heritage and history exhibitions – including one on renowned railway engineer...

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Record growth for construction group Beard as it builds on raft of project wins

April 22, 2016
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Record growth for construction group Beard as it builds on raft of project wins

Swindon-based regional construction group Beard is predicting strong growth again this year as it builds on another record set of financial results. Pre-tax profits rose by 24% to £2.9m in the year to December 31 on turnover up 26% at £110.8m following a string of project wins. The family-owned firm’s order book ended the...

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Estate agent takes up president role at BNI chapter

April 21, 2016
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Estate agent takes up president role at BNI chapter

Swindon-based Castles Residential Sales and Lettings’ managing director Mark Noble has become the new chapter president of Read BNI, part of the world's largest referral organisation. The Read Chapter has referred £791,853 worth of business in the past 12 months to its 31 members. During this period, Mark, pictured, held the important position of...

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Regional jobless fall bucks national trend as confidence among West firms continues to hold steady

April 21, 2016
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Regional jobless fall bucks national trend as confidence among West firms continues to hold steady

Unemployment has continued to fall in the South West, bucking the national trend and pointing to a brighter outlook for the region’s businesses. But Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, warned the national rise signalled a slowing economy and could impact on firms in the Swindon area if the Government did not take...

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Landmark Gloucester regeneration scheme completed by Thrings

April 20, 2016
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Landmark Gloucester regeneration scheme completed by Thrings

Commercial law firm Thrings has advised on the acquisition of two landmark grade II-listed buildings that will help transform the historic heart of Gloucester. The agreement between Ladybellegate Estates – part of the L&R Group – and Gloucester City Council will lead to the restoration and refurbishment of two former merchants’ office buildings at...

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New solicitors boost Withy King’s commercial property team

April 20, 2016
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New solicitors boost Withy King’s commercial property team

Law firm Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has strengthened its commercial property team with the appointment of solicitors Rhiannon Campbell and Richard Gorham. Rhiannon joins from the London office of US firm McGuireWoods. She has also worked for London and Bristol firm RPC and Bristol-based law firm Bevan Brittan. At Withy...

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Hills celebrates concrete production landmark with its own mini milestones

April 15, 2016
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Hills celebrates concrete production landmark with its own mini milestones

Hills Quarry Products has literally created its own milestones to mark the production of its millionth cubic metre of ready-mixed concrete. The Swindon-based firm, part of the family-owned Hills Group, has produced a commemorative concrete block which now stands in its County Park head office. It has also made mini concrete cubes pictured below,...

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