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Chancellor needs to lift confidence in Budget, Business West warns as inflation hits five-year high

October 17, 2017
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Chancellor needs to lift confidence in Budget, Business West warns as inflation hits five-year high

Firms across Swindon and Wiltshire are looking for Chancellor Philip Hammond to deliver a shot in the arm and lift confidence in next month’s Budget following today’s rise in inflation, according to the region’s largest business group. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose to 3% in September, according to today’s official figures – taking...

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Second Marlborough office for Carter Jonas after it recruits Humberts directors

October 17, 2017
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Second Marlborough office for Carter Jonas after it recruits Humberts directors

National property consultancy Carter Jonas has opened its second office in Marlborough after two directors from rival firm Humberts joined it. Christopher Jerram and Craig Horton – who between them have more than seven decades of experience – moved from Humberts to Carter Jonas this summer some members of their team. The move has...

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New business development manager takes up regional role at architects AHR

October 5, 2017
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New business development manager takes up regional role at architects AHR

International architecture and building consultancy practice AHR has appointed Natasha Spooner as business development manager for the South West. Natasha, pictured, will work across the firm’s architecture and building consultancy practices, covering the South West, South Coast and South Wales.  Natasha, who will be based in AHR’s Bristol office, brings more than 10 years’...

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Workshop site offers occupiers one-acre yard near the M4

September 29, 2017
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Workshop site offers occupiers one-acre yard near the M4

Property agents are expecting strong interest in a vacant workshop site and one-acre yard close to the M4 that has just come onto the market. The former premises of Ardent Hire Solutions in Hullavington, near Chippenham, pictured below, is being offered for sale leasehold by Alder King’s Swindon office following its recent relocation to...

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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

September 18, 2017
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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

The CBI has appointed Ben Rhodes as its new assistant regional director in the South West. Ben, pictured, joins from the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, where he was chief executive for five-and-a-half years. His responsibilities in the newly created role will include promoting the South West as a great place to invest and...

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Marketing expert joins Wincanton as non-exec director

September 15, 2017
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Chippenham-headquartered logistics group Wincanton has appointed former John Lewis and Co-operative Group marketing director Gill Barr as an independent non-executive director. Ms Barr, whose new role becomes effective from today, will also sit on the company’s audit, nomination and remuneration committees. She is also a non-executive director of PayPoint and a trustee director of...

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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned next month

September 14, 2017
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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned next month

The search is on to find Britain’s female start-up of the Year – with the winner following in the footsteps of two West of England-based businesswomen. The successful entrant will be crowned in Bristol next month following a live pitching session on stage at the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, which returns to the...

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CBRE launches team to handle major development schemes across South West

September 6, 2017
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CBRE launches team to handle major development schemes across South West

National property services firm CBRE has formed a new team to lead on development projects across the South West and South Wales. The team, which is based in CBRE’s Bristol office, will be led by Marcus Plaw, who joins as planning director, and Philip Marsden, who becomes associate director. Marcus joins from Lambert Smith...

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Redrow staff on a high after abseil and mud race challenges bring in cash for cancer charity

September 1, 2017
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Redrow staff on a high after abseil and mud race challenges bring in cash for cancer charity

Staff at housebuilder Redrow Homes’ South West division have taken part in a range of fundraising events including a nail-biting abseil, gruelling Tough Mudder race and a football tournament to net £11,450 for cancer counselling charity We Hear You (WHY). The charity provides emotional and practical support to patients, families, friends and carers across...

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Poll of EU workers points to potential skills crisis for West firms as thousands say they will leave UK

August 31, 2017
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Poll of EU workers points to potential skills crisis for West firms as thousands say they will leave UK

Tens of thousands of EU workers in the South West could leave the UK over the next few years, potentially triggering a major skills headache for the region’s firms, according to a new survey. Some 28% of all EU nationals working in the region say they are considering quitting their jobs, while 4% have...

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