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IoD extends deadline and introduces new category in SW Director of the Year Awards

March 7, 2018
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IoD extends deadline and introduces new category in SW Director of the Year Awards

The deadline to enter the region’s top awards for boardroom excellence has been extended and a new category introduced to give as many directors as possible a chance to shine this year. Entrepreneurs now have until March 29 to submit their applications for the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) South West Director of the...

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Medical practice relocation points to further move into primary care market for Thrings

March 7, 2018
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Medical practice relocation points to further move into primary care market for Thrings

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has moved further into the primary care sector by acting on the relocation of a large medical practice into purpose-built premises. Thrings lawyers advised on the commercial property aspects of the move by Keynsham-based St Augustine’s Medical Practice from Station Road to the new site less than a quarter...

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New Women in Property South West chair pledges to make a difference in the industry

March 2, 2018
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New Women in Property South West chair pledges to make a difference in the industry

Industry group Women in Property has appointed Carly Willis, a quantity surveyor with commercial interior design and fit-out company Claremont, as its new South West chairman. Carly, pictured, has been on the Women in Property committee for more than five years, most recently as vice-chair.  With nearly 250 members and hosting more than 100...

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Deadline looming for Swindon bosses to enter the South West’s Director of the Year Awards

February 23, 2018
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Deadline looming for Swindon bosses to enter the South West’s Director of the Year Awards

Time is running out for Swindon’s best business leaders and entrepreneurs to enter the region’s top awards for boardroom excellence. This year’s Institute of Directors (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2018 have already proved the most successful yet, with a record number of registrations to enter. And with next Wednesday’s deadline...

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Thrings helps property crowdfunder find room for growth in student accommodation market

February 19, 2018
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Thrings helps property crowdfunder find room for growth in student accommodation market

Experts from Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings are helping the UK’s biggest property crowdfunding platform move into the fast-growing student accommodation sector. London-based Property Partner makes it easy for individual investors to club together to buy property and earn a rental income. Shortly after its launch into the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) market, it...

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Thrings targets further growth in London market with relocation to ‘dynamic’ City location

February 13, 2018
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Thrings targets further growth in London market with relocation to ‘dynamic’ City location

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has restated its commitment to the London legal market by relocating its office there to a prime City location.   The firm, which has had a base in the capital since 2007, has signed a 10-year lease on 5,640 sq ft (523 sq m) of grade A office space in...

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New chief executive officer appointed at Bristol Airport

February 9, 2018
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New chief executive officer appointed at Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport today announced that Southampton Airport managing director Dave Lees has been appointed as its new chief executive officer.  Mr Lees, pictured, will take up his new role on August 1. He has also served as operations director and planning & development director at Southampton Airport, which has achieved record passenger numbers and...

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SafeContractor accreditation recognises commitment to health and safety at SMARTech energy

February 8, 2018
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SafeContractor accreditation recognises commitment to health and safety at SMARTech energy

Energy management firm SMARTech energy has been awarded accreditation for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. The Corsham-based firm gained the award from Alcumus SafeContractor, a leading third-party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management among contractors. SMARTech energy, founded by Stuart Pearce in 2014, offers...

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Cat charity looking for ‘purrfect’ location for new-style department store

February 8, 2018
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Cat charity looking for ‘purrfect’ location for new-style department store

Cats Protection, the UK’s largest feline welfare charity, is on the prowl across the South West for a suitable location for a major ‘department store’ and donation centre to serve the region. The charity has 120 charity shops nationwide – 19 of them in the South West – with the money raised from them...

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Former Herman Miller ‘blue building’ gets new lease of life as defence warehouse for Wincanton

February 1, 2018
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Former Herman Miller ‘blue building’ gets new lease of life as defence warehouse for Wincanton

Logistics group Wincanton has leased the high-profile former Herman Miller distribution base in Chippenham to fulfil a new defence-related contract on behalf of a leading customer. The 79,000 sq ft building, pictured – a stone’s throw from Wincanton’s Chippenham headquarters – was designed for the iconic office furniture group by leading contemporary architect Sir...

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