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Hunt for Swindon’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 9, 2017
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Hunt for Swindon’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in the Swindon area’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Swindon Business News and its sister titles, the Happiest Workplace competition...

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More growth at Beard Construction as it builds for the future

April 9, 2017
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More growth at Beard Construction as it builds for the future

Annual profits at Swindon-based regional construction group Beard leapt by 41% last year as it continued to win major, high-profile projects. Pre-tax profits reached £4m during the year to December 31 for the first time on turnover up 23% at £136m. The family-owned firm, which celebrates its 125th business anniversary this year, has a current...

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Engineering firm beats other bidders to acquire sought-after industrial unit

April 7, 2017
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Engineering firm beats other bidders to acquire sought-after industrial unit

A shortage of quality industrial property in the region led to competitive bidding for a sought-after unit on a popular business park. Family-run metal fabricating firm De Marchi Engineering beat off stiff competition to acquire the long leasehold interest of Unit 1 Bumpers Way in Chippenham after property agents Alder King and Strettons invited...

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Article 50: Future of EU workers tops list of concerns for Swindon firms, say advisors

March 30, 2017
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Business advisors covering Swindon are poised to deal with a wide range of concerns impacting on their clients following the triggering of Article 50 – from employment to tariffs and tax. They say the major worry – and one that is already affecting some firms – is the uncertainty over the status of EU nationals...

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Article 50: National business reaction

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: National business reaction

The CBI called today’s triggering of Article 50 a “pivotal moment in country’s history” but said early wins were needed in the negotiations with the EU to keep business on side. President Paul Drechsler said the Prime Minister’s commitment to free trade and European values should “hearten those around the table and set a...

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Firms’ ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union, Business West survey reveals

March 29, 2017
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Firms’ ‘alarming concerns’ over leaving single market and customs union, Business West survey reveals

Just over half of West of England firms are either ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ about the UK leaving the single market and customs union, according to the latest survey by the region’s largest business organisation. Released to coincide with today’s triggering of Article 50, the results of the Business West survey reveal a widespread...

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Infographic: Swindon firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows as Article 50 triggered

March 29, 2017
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Infographic: Swindon firms ‘not prepared’ for Brexit, Business West survey shows as Article 50 triggered

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Two director arrivals and five new appointments boost JLL’s regional office

March 28, 2017
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Two director arrivals and five new appointments boost JLL’s regional office

International property agency JLL has made two director-level appointments that will bring a new breadth of expertise to its South and Wales region residential development services team. James Petherick has joined as director of residential development, having been an associate in rival GVA’s Bristol office for almost 10 years. Chris Dadds arrives as a...

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Wiltshire acquisition continues to build Kellaway’s regional branch network

March 22, 2017
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Wiltshire acquisition continues to build Kellaway’s regional branch network

A Wiltshire building supplies firm has been acquired by expanding regional builders’ merchants Kellaway in a deal completed by Swindon-based law firm Thrings.  Marlborough Building Supplies becomes Bristol-based Kellaway’s 13th branch and extends the group further into Wiltshire. It already operates a branch in Kembrey Park​, Swindon. Marlborough Building Supplies was established in 2001...

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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

March 21, 2017
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Swindon directors urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The clock is ticking for Swindon directors to enter the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The deadline for the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 is March 31 and organisers are urging Swindon’s top executives to get their skates on and submit their...

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