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Colliers International boosts its South West office with four promotions

April 25, 2018
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Colliers International boosts its South West office with four promotions

Four staff have been promoted in the South West office of global real estate services company Colliers International in the latest round of promotions across its UK business. Nick Williams of the project & building consultancy team has been made a director – his third promotion since joining the Bristol-based team. Tom Watkins from...

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100 jobs on the way as B&Q decides to build second giant warehouse in Swindon

April 18, 2018
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100 jobs on the way as B&Q decides to build second giant warehouse in Swindon

Swindon is to get a second giant B&Q distribution centre following a decision by its parent group Kingfisher and property developer Gazeley to site a new warehouse on the outskirts of the town. The building, which will create around 100 full-time jobs, is to be built in the shadow of the existing B&Q warehouse...

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New directors boost GVA South West office’s public sector and property management offerings

April 13, 2018
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GVA, the national property consultancy, has further strengthened its South West office with two director-level appointments. Laura Stamboulieh joins the Bristol office as senior director in its public sector advisory service team while Mike Ware arrives as director and regional head of property management. Laura, pictured, will be responsible for developing GVA’s public sector...

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Peak of endurance for Cushman & Wakefield boss raises £4,000 for Swindon youth charity

April 12, 2018
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Peak of endurance for Cushman & Wakefield boss raises £4,000 for Swindon youth charity

Swindon-based young people’s development charity Youth Adventure Trust is more than £4,000 better off after the head of property consultancy Cushman & Wakefield’s regional office completed a seven-day trek across Ethiopia. Tim Davis walked for between eight and 13 hours a day to reach the summit of Ras Dashen, at 15,000 ft the highest...

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Business West links with London and Manchester chambers to warn over impact of Brexit ‘uncertainty’

April 6, 2018
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Business West links with London and Manchester chambers to warn over impact of Brexit ‘uncertainty’

Business West, the region’s largest business body and the organisation that runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, is collaborating with two other powerful chambers to highlight the impact of uncertainty over Brexit a year before it takes effect. The Three Chamber Alliance – which includes the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and...

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Trainee surveyor takes up role in Colliers’ building surveying and project management team

April 3, 2018
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Trainee surveyor takes up role in Colliers’ building surveying and project management team

Property consultancy Colliers International has strengthened its building surveying and project management team in the South West with the appointment of Jessica Harding as a trainee surveyor. Jessica, who will be based in Colliers’ Bristol office, will be involved in work on behalf of commercial landlords and tenants on matters including dilapidations, due diligence,...

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Upbeat outlook for region’s small firms, FSB survey shows, but concerns remain over economy

March 27, 2018
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Upbeat outlook for region’s small firms, FSB survey shows, but concerns remain over economy

Confidence among small business owners in the South West has bounced back thanks to lower inflation, progress on Brexit talks and the Chancellor’s positive Spring Statement, according to a survey published today. The report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) – Britain’s biggest business representation group – also reveals a two-year high in...

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Spring Statement 2018: Swindon business reaction

March 14, 2018
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Swindon business experts have been reacting to yesterday’s Spring Statement, with most pointing to what Chancellor Philip Hammond failed to deliver rather than what he said. Dominic Bourquin, pictured, corporate tax partner at accountants MHA Monahans, whose Swindon office is one of eight across the West of England, said Mr Hammond couldn’t be accused...

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Spring Statement 2018: A disconnect between actions and words, says Business West

March 13, 2018
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Spring Statement 2018: A disconnect between actions and words, says Business West

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond’s assertion in his Spring Statement that he would continue to “support British businesses” – but it insisted that his actions had to speak louder than words.  The £80m pledge to help small firms take on apprentices and the opening up of the construction...

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Spring Statement 2018: Business reaction

March 13, 2018
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CBI chief economist Rain Newton-Smith said the Chancellor was rightly backing British business to secure the UK’s future prosperity in a new economy. “It’s great to see an upgrade in the state of our public finances and rightly sensible to set more aside for a rainy day with Brexit uncertainty still weighing on the...

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