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Happiest Workplace Awards give enlightened Swindon firms reasons to be cheerful

June 10, 2018
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Happiest Workplace Awards give enlightened Swindon firms reasons to be cheerful

Swindon firms that go the extra mile to ensure their staff are cheerful and fulfilled are being invited to enter the annual South West Happiest Workplace Competition.   The brainchild of workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, the contest has successfully championed enlightened businesses since it was launched four years ago.  This year it...

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Associate director appointment strengthens LSH’s regional property management team

June 4, 2018
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Associate director appointment strengthens LSH’s regional property management team

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has boosted its South West property management team with the appointment of a new associate director. Nicola Storry, pictured, will be based in LSH’s Bristol office, where she will be responsible for managing assets held by clients including Mayfair Capital, Canals and Rivers Trust and Northwilds.   ...

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GVA boosts public sector advisory team with appointment of former South West RDA director

May 30, 2018
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GVA boosts public sector advisory team with appointment of former South West RDA director

Former South West Regional Development Agency (RDA) director Ian Thompson has been appointed to the regional office of property consultancy GVA as an associate in its UK public sector advisory. Ian, pictured, joins GVA in Bristol from the city office of Cushman & Wakefield, where he was also an associate in its UK consulting...

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The Workshed incubation hub on track to deliver much-needed space for Swindon’s tech innovators

May 24, 2018
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The Workshed incubation hub on track to deliver much-needed space for Swindon’s tech innovators

Swindon’s long hoped for business incubation hub opens its doors next week, giving the town’s fast-growing innovative tech and creative firms access to modern and affordable office space. The Workshed will boast mainly open-plan co-working space for 150 workstations, with some serviced offices and hot-desk facilities of the type that have become popular with...

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Six of the best: Swindon firms take their place among UK’s most inspiring businesses

May 24, 2018
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Six of the best: Swindon firms take their place among UK’s most inspiring businesses

Six very different Swindon companies have been named among 1,000 of the UK’s most inspiring small and medium-sized businesses. Appsbroker, Beard, Excalibur Communications, Outsource Recruitment, RFS and Wasdell Group appear in the London Stock Exchange Group’s latest 1000 Companies list, which celebrates the most dynamic SMEs in the UK.  The respected annual report, now...

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Number of empty units at new low following spate of deals at Swindon industrial estate

May 24, 2018
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Number of empty units at new low following spate of deals at Swindon industrial estate

A flurry of transactional activity at Swindon’s Ash and Birch Industrial Estate have left just four units available out of 42. The Swindon offices on property agents Alder King and Loveday, who are marketing the 160,000 sq ft estate at Kembrey Park, say it is highest occupancy rate for several years – and another...

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Swindon-based Network Rail boss lines up against rivals in South West Director of the Year Awards

May 22, 2018
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Swindon-based Network Rail boss lines up against rivals in South West Director of the Year Awards

The managing director of Swindon-based Network Rail’s Western route is flying the flag for the town in one of the region’s top award schemes for boardroom excellence.  Mark Langman, who has overseen a multi-billion pound upgrade and led the drive to increase safety and reliability of the infrastructure across Network Rail’s West region, is...

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Business West urges Theresa May to ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the economy

May 22, 2018
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Business West urges Theresa May to ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the economy

The managing director of the West of England’s largest business group this week joined more than 50 other chamber of commerce leaders to urge the Prime Minister to take radical action and ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the UK economy. Phil Smith from Business West – the organisation behind the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative –...

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£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

May 20, 2018
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£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

Lloyds Bank has launched a £100m fund to help small businesses take advantage of supply chain opportunities linked to the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. The fund, which opened on Friday, will help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK access discounted lending and become involved in one of UK’s...

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Trade Horizons Roadshow rolls into Swindon next month to advise firms on all things Brexit

May 20, 2018
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Trade Horizons Roadshow rolls into Swindon next month to advise firms on all things Brexit

Swindon businesses are to be helped prepare for the challenges and opportunities that Brexit will bring when an Export for Growth roadshow arrives in the town next month. The day-long Trade Horizons event is one of four being staged across the South West by Business West – the region’s largest business advice group, which...

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