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Anticipation builds ahead of Business Show Swindon

April 22, 2015
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Anticipation builds ahead of Business Show Swindon

More than 800 people are making tracks to Swindon’s STEAM museum today to attend the fifth annual Swindon Business Show. The show, staged by Business West, has become the town’s premier business and networking event – and this year will be no exception, with top-rate advice, support and guidance for businesses from Swindon, Wiltshire...

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Private buyers acquire Cotswolds antique ‘gem’ in need of renovation

April 20, 2015
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Private buyers acquire Cotswolds antique ‘gem’ in need of renovation

A former antiques emporium described as an architectural gem but needing substantial renovation has been sold by liquidators more than a year after it went on the market. The Grade II listed property, in a prominent position in Lechlade’s conservation area, was previously run as an antiques centre by Riverside (Lechlade) Ltd, which was...

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Lawyer becomes new chairman of Forum for the Built Environment’s regional branch

April 15, 2015
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Lawyer becomes new chairman of Forum for the Built Environment’s regional branch

Eric Livingston, a partner and construction solicitor at regional law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has become chairman of the Forum for the Built Environment’s (fbe) Great Western branch. Eric, pictured, a specialist in construction procurement, contract preparation and negotiation and resolving construction disputes, assumes the role after serving as...

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Praise for Swindon Council’s innovative approach to green energy generation

April 13, 2015
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Praise for Swindon Council’s innovative approach to green energy generation

Swindon Council has been nationally recognised as the first in the UK to use an innovative planning measure to encourage more low carbon energy generation.  The Local Development Orders (LDO), which will be discussed by the planning committee tomorrow, could eventually mean all Swindon’s housing will be powered by clean energy. Some 29 sites...

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Unique opportunity to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

April 10, 2015
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Unique opportunity to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

Swindon firms have just over a month to make sure they secure sponsorship, exhibition stands and free delegate passes for the region’s biggest business show. The Business Showcase South West 2015 will provide a platform for the best of the West of England’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. It has already attracted blue-chip sponsors such...

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Help us boost Chippenham as a business centre, BID urges town’s firms

April 7, 2015
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Help us boost Chippenham as a business centre, BID urges town’s firms

Businesses in Chippenham are being urged to share their views on the town in a survey to help develop new branding and promotional activity. The online survey is being staged by Chippenham Business Improvement District (BID) in conjunction with the Chippenham Town Council and Chamber of Commerce. Residents and those who work in the...

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Solicitor takes up role as chair of Association of Women in Property in the South West

April 2, 2015
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Solicitor takes up role as chair of Association of Women in Property in the South West

Construction and engineering solicitor Natalia Sokolov has been elected chair of the Association of Women in Property (WiP) in the South West. Natalia, pictured, a specialist in construction procurement projects and engineering disputes at regional law firm Thrings, will assume responsibility for the strategic direction of the South West branch of WiP, the national...

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Specialist tile firm’s sales climb sharply as more builders make light work of its roofing products

March 30, 2015
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Specialist tile firm’s sales climb sharply as more builders make light work of its roofing products

Sales at Metrotile UK, the Chippenham-based steel roofing tile firm, rose by nearly a third last year as more builders and developers rejected traditional tiles in favour of its lightweight, cost-saving products. The 32.8% year-on-year growth took sales to just over £7.1m in the year to the end of January. Annual pre-tax profits fell...

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New finance director appointed to Swindon building group Beard

March 27, 2015
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New finance director appointed to Swindon building group Beard

Regional construction company Beard has appointed chartered accountant Michael McCabe as finance director based at its Swindon office. In his new role, Michael, pictured, will have management responsibility for finance, business systems and procurement for family-owned construction group, which operates across the South of England. Having trained with accountants Price Waterhouse (now PwC), he...

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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is preparing to welcome Swindon businesses among the hoped-for 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been extended from one...

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