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Alder King hails ‘barnstorming performance’ to claim 16th consecutive ‘most active agent’ title

March 9, 2017
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Alder King hails ‘barnstorming performance’ to claim 16th consecutive ‘most active agent’ title

A string of flagship deals in Swindon and across Wiltshire helped regional property consultancy Alder King retain its title as the South West’s most active agent for an unprecedented 16th year in succession. As well as winning the overall title, the firm, which has an office on Swindon’s Kembrey Park, was ranked top in...

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Spring Budget 2017: Property sector reaction

March 8, 2017
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The Local Government Association (LGA) welcomed the move giving councils £300m to provide discretionary business rates relief. Chair of its resources board, Claire Kober, said: “We have long argued that giving councils the freedom and funding to set discounts and reliefs locally would help them better support small businesses and local economies. “We are...

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Spring Budget 2017: Swindon business reaction

March 8, 2017
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Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, described Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget as “underwhelming” but warned there were some measures that will make firms nervous. These included the National Insurance increase for the self-employed – which it feared could dampen entrepreneurship – and the impact of business rate rises, despite help for some...

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Spring Budget 2017: National business reaction

March 8, 2017
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Business organisation the CBI’s director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described today’s Budget as a “breakthrough for skills”. She said: “There has never been a more important time for the UK to sit at the global top table of technical education for young people. “Firms will be looking for ongoing partnership with the government as they try...

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Surveyor appointment for Lambert Smith Hampton’s South West valuation team

March 7, 2017
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Surveyor appointment for Lambert Smith Hampton’s South West valuation team

The South West office of national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has appointed a new surveyor to its expanding valuation division. Roseanne Falconer, pictured, an RICS registered valuer, will focus on development appraisals and investment property for secured lending purposes in her new role. Based in LSH’s Bristol office, she will across the region...

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CBRE boosts South West capital markets team with associate director appointment

February 28, 2017
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CBRE boosts South West capital markets team with associate director appointment

Property advisory firm CBRE has appointed Tom Morris as associate director of the capital markets team in its South West office. Tom, pictured, has moved into his new role from CBRE’s valuation team. Based in CBRE’s Bristol office, he will now be responsible for advising clients on the acquisition and disposal of their real estate assets,...

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Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

February 24, 2017
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Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

The highly experienced judging panel for one of this year’s prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards has been announced. Among the judges are former winners of the award – widely regarded as the region’s top business accolade – as well as respected figures from the business community. Now in their...

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Wiltshire is England’s most sustainable area, analysis shows – but Swindon is more prosperous

February 17, 2017
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Wiltshire is England’s most sustainable area, analysis shows – but Swindon is more prosperous

Wiltshire is the most resilient and sustainable area of England, according to new analysis – but it lags behind many other parts of the country when it comes to inclusion, equality and prosperity. The county is ranked first out of 324 local authority areas for ‘resilience and sustainability’ in a major research project by...

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Beard strengthens its management team with commercial director promotion

February 16, 2017
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Beard strengthens its management team with commercial director promotion

Swindon-headquartered regional construction group Beard has promoted Darren Miller to commercial director to drive further growth at the £137m turnover business. Darren, pictured, will be responsible for managing all commercial activity and central procurement for the family-owned business, which operates across the South of England. He joined Beard in 2006 as commercial manager for...

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Grants available for rural firms to generate jobs and growth

February 16, 2017
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Grants available for rural firms to generate jobs and growth

Rural businesses across Swindon and Wiltshire targeting higher growth and innovation are being encouraged to apply for grants from a £3.9m fund secured by Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The LEP sees the fund as a huge boost to the rural economy through job creation and driving growth. Rural businesses engaged in...

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