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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns for sixth year with host of top speakers

March 10, 2017
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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns for sixth year with host of top speakers

Small business support group Enterprise Nation is to head west again to stage its flagship female-focused event, the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs. The event, the largest of its kind in the UK, has been held in Bristol since it was launched six years ago. Taking place this year on October 20, it will attract...

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Rare chance to snap up high-quality industrial unit on Swindon trade park

March 9, 2017
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Rare chance to snap up high-quality industrial unit on Swindon trade park

A high-quality industrial/business unit on of Swindon’s most popular established business parks has come into the market, offering a rare opportunity in a tight market. Property consultancy Alder King’s Swindon office, which is marketing the 4,428 sq ft unit on the Equity Trade Centre in Stratton, expects strong interest in the building. Equity Trade...

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Unrivalled networking opportunities for Swindon firms at Bath Business Expo

March 9, 2017
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Swindon firms are being invited to attend the successful Bath Business Expo, which returns to the city this week. One of the region’s largest general business exhibitions, it offers unrivalled exhibition and networking opportunities for firms across the West of England. ​The Expo takes place on Thursday March 16 between 10am and 3pm in the...

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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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