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CBI warns of ‘devastating’ impact of ‘no deal’ Brexit on South West’s economy

January 22, 2019
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CBI warns of ‘devastating’ impact of ‘no deal’ Brexit on South West’s economy

Leaving the EU without a deal would be ‘devastating’ for the South West’s economy, hitting the region’s output by a staggering £13bn a year, the CBI warned today. As Prime Minister Theresa May continues to refuse to rule out a ‘no deal’ Brexit if her deal is not approved by Parliament, business groups have...

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Pressure grows on Bristol Airport to increase capacity after annual passenger numbers soar again

January 18, 2019
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Pressure grows on Bristol Airport to increase capacity after annual passenger numbers soar again

Bristol Airport’s passenger numbers rose sharply again last year – up by 6.2% to 8.6m – as it prepares to avoid hitting full capacity within less than three years. Annual traffic through the airport’s terminal is limited to 10m passengers under its current planning permission. Continued growth forecast this year will take passenger numbers...

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Hat-trick of contract renewals for Wincanton as it drives supply chain performance

January 17, 2019
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Hat-trick of contract renewals for Wincanton as it drives supply chain performance

Logistics group Wincanton has secured contract renewals with three of its existing major customers – Asda, British Sugar and Lucozade Ribena Suntory. With Asda, Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton will provide dedicated transport and warehousing for the next three years, extending their relationship to 16 years.  The renewal continues Wincanton’s operations at four key Asda sites –...

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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

January 14, 2019
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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

Nearly 40% of West of England business owners back a second Brexit referendum while just one in 10 is confident the government will secure a good deal for the UK, according to the region’s largest business survey. Worryingly, more than 40% of the senior managers and directors taking part did not know whether their...

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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Swindon-born Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards – now in their...

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Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s South West industrial & logistics team

January 7, 2019
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Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s South West industrial & logistics team

The South West office of national commercial property consultancy Knight Frank, which acts for a number of substantial warehouses in Swindon, has appointed Rhys Jones as a graduate surveyor in its industrial & logistics team. Rhys, pictured, joins the team in Bristol from Bruton Knowles’ office in the city, where he spent two years...

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1,000 new jobs promised by Bristol Airport as it unveils latest expansion plan

December 19, 2018
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1,000 new jobs promised by Bristol Airport as it unveils latest expansion plan

Bristol Airport has said it will create more than 1,000 jobs over the next decade as part of its further development to enable it to handle 12m passengers a year. The scheme, which has just been submitted to North Somerset Council planners, would also generate an additional £1.4bn for the regional economy by the...

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Royds Withy King welcomes new pricing and transparency rules as ‘opportunity rather than a threat’

December 11, 2018
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Royds Withy King welcomes new pricing and transparency rules as ‘opportunity rather than a threat’

Online calculators to help businesses and individuals estimate their legal costs for conveyancing, debt recovery and probate have been launched by regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon.   The three calculators are in response to new rules from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on pricing and transparency which...

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‘Utter dismay’ among Swindon bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

December 11, 2018
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‘Utter dismay’ among Swindon bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

Company bosses from Swindon and across the West of England are “intensely frustrated” with the latest delay affecting Brexit, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West – which runs the Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative – said time was now running out for a managed departure from the EU as a result of...

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Office market expert joins GVA’s South West base as it prepares for new era

December 10, 2018
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Office market expert joins GVA’s South West base as it prepares for new era

International property agency GVA has appointed former Savills and Colliers director Paul Williams to lead its South West office agency. Paul, pictured, is a highly respected figure within the regional commercial property industry with a strong track record in all aspects of sale, leasing and acquisition of offices over a 30-year career.  He arrives...

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