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Article 50: Future of EU workers tops list of concerns for Swindon firms, say advisors

March 30, 2017
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Business advisors covering Swindon are poised to deal with a wide range of concerns impacting on their clients following the triggering of Article 50 – from employment to tariffs and tax. They say the major worry – and one that is already affecting some firms – is the uncertainty over the status of EU nationals...

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Article 50: National business reaction

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: National business reaction

The CBI called today’s triggering of Article 50 a “pivotal moment in country’s history” but said early wins were needed in the negotiations with the EU to keep business on side. President Paul Drechsler said the Prime Minister’s commitment to free trade and European values should “hearten those around the table and set a...

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Firms’ ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union, Business West survey reveals

March 29, 2017
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Firms’ ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union, Business West survey reveals

Just over half of West of England firms are either ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ about the UK leaving the single market and customs union, according to the latest survey by the region’s largest business organisation. Released to coincide with today’s triggering of Article 50, the results of the Business West survey reveal a widespread...

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Infographic: Swindon firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows as Article 50 triggered

March 29, 2017
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Infographic: Swindon firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows as Article 50 triggered

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Two director arrivals and five new appointments boost JLL’s regional office

March 28, 2017
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Two director arrivals and five new appointments boost JLL’s regional office

International property agency JLL has made two director-level appointments that will bring a new breadth of expertise to its South and Wales region residential development services team. James Petherick has joined as director of residential development, having been an associate in rival GVA’s Bristol office for almost 10 years. Chris Dadds arrives as a...

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Wiltshire acquisition continues to build Kellaway’s regional branch network

March 22, 2017
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Wiltshire acquisition continues to build Kellaway’s regional branch network

A Wiltshire building supplies firm has been acquired by expanding regional builders’ merchants Kellaway in a deal completed by Swindon-based law firm Thrings.  Marlborough Building Supplies becomes Bristol-based Kellaway’s 13th branch and extends the group further into Wiltshire. It already operates a branch in Kembrey Park​, Swindon. Marlborough Building Supplies was established in 2001...

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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

March 21, 2017
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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The clock is ticking for Swindon directors to enter the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The deadline for the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 is March 31 and organisers are urging Swindon’s top executives to get their skates on and submit their...

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Associate appointment strengthens Royds Withy King’s property disputes team

March 20, 2017
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Associate appointment strengthens Royds Withy King’s property disputes team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has offices in Swindon and Marlborough, has strengthened its property disputes team with the appointment of associate Sarah Taylor. Sarah, pictured, joins from the Bristol head office of national firm Bevan Brittan, where she helped NHS trusts, housing associations and other clients to resolve their property disagreements....

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Spring Budget 2017: Swindon property sector reaction

March 13, 2017
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Swindon’s property industry has rounded on Chancellor Philip Hammond, accusing him of failing to listen to pleas to ease the burden of higher business rates. While the Budget included measures to help some business, critics called it too little, too late and said most still faced swingeing increases. Business rate experts at West property agents...

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Two Swindon charities to benefit from Beard’s 125th anniversary celebrations

March 10, 2017
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Two Swindon charities to benefit from Beard’s 125th anniversary celebrations

Swindon-headquartered construction firm Beard has kicked off its 125th anniversary celebrations with a staff fundraising campaign to raise £15,000 for two local charities. The initiative is part of a company-wide campaign to raise £125,000 for local charities this year in areas where it operates across the South of England.   Two organisations have been...

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