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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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Spring Statement 2018: Main points so far . . .

March 13, 2018
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Key points from today’s Spring Statement: Next spending review will take place in 2019 UK economy grew by 1.7% in 2017 OBR has increased forecast for growth next year but downgraded those for 2021 and 2022  Investment programme of £44bn to raise housing supply to 300,000 a year by the mid-2020s. Extra £1.7bn to...

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Seminars on lean thinking and apprenticeships added to Bath Business Expo’s busy schedule

March 13, 2018
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Seminars on lean thinking and apprenticeships added to Bath Business Expo’s busy schedule

Two more seminars have been added to Bath Business Expo’s packed schedule with less than a week to go to what will be one of the largest general business exhibitions and networking opportunities in the region this year.  The expo, which takes place this Friday, March 16, will build on the success of last...

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Spring Statement 2018: Business West calls for action on housing and infrastructure

March 12, 2018
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Spring Statement 2018: Business West calls for action on housing and infrastructure

Chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to tackle Swindon’s housing crisis and invest in its infrastructure in his Spring Statement tomorrow. The plea has come from Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, which also runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative. With only a year until we leave the European Union, Business West also...

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