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Powerful message to inspire young people is served up by Bloodhound Project at ICAEW dinner

April 27, 2018
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Powerful message to inspire young people is served up by Bloodhound Project at ICAEW dinner

The innovative Bloodhound project to build the world’s fastest-ever car is inspiring young people to pursue careers that use maths, engineering and technology, the region’s business leaders have been told. Nearly 400 chartered accountants and guests from across the business community gathered at the annual ICAEW West of England annual dinner last week heard...

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‘Acceleration hubs’ to boost region’s advanced engineering and digital firms

April 9, 2018
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‘Acceleration hubs’ to boost region’s advanced engineering and digital firms

More than 200 advanced engineering firms and digitally-innovation small and medium-sized enterprises from across the West of England are to gain access to expert support and advice through two new ‘business acceleration hubs’  The University of Bath.has been awarded £1.5m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver start-up, scale-up, open innovation and...

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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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SCISYS tunes into 10-year media tech contract extension with BBC

February 9, 2018
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SCISYS tunes into 10-year media tech contract extension with BBC

The BBC has renewed its contract with SCISYS, the Chippenham-headquartered specialised software and IT services firm, for its world-leading radio technology. The deal extends the BBC’s use of SCISYS Media & Broadcast division’s dira! media asset management platform, pictured, for up to 10 years. The bespoke version of dira! is used by the BBC...

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World’s largest label maker snaps up Chippenham firm Fascia Graphics for £6.5m

February 3, 2018
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World’s largest label maker snaps up Chippenham firm Fascia Graphics for £6.5m

Chippenham-based specialist manufacturer Fascia Graphics has been acquired by the UK design arm of CCL Industries, the world’s largest label group, in a $9.3m (£6.58m) deal.   Fascia has grown into the UK’s leading supplier of screen printed labels, membrane keypads and graphic overlays since it was established in 1994.  It operates from a...

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Three new categories added as coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards are launched

January 18, 2018
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Three new categories added as coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards are launched

Outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs from the Swindon area are being urged to enter the region’s top awards recognising excellence in the boardroom.  Launched this week, the Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards 2018 showcase the wealth of executive talent and leadership across the region. New categories have been added...

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Businesses’ views sought on the future shape of Swindon and Wiltshire’s high-level skills

January 4, 2018
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Businesses’ views sought on the future shape of Swindon and Wiltshire’s high-level skills

Firms in Swindon and across Wiltshire are being invited to have their say about university-level courses in the area. The Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has identified the need for a higher skilled workforce in the area to meet a growing number of jobs requiring degrees or equivalent qualifications. The LEP has...

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Good Energy looks for epic gain from new non-exec director who is so Moneysupermarket.com

December 7, 2017
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Good Energy looks for epic gain from new non-exec director who is so Moneysupermarket.com

The digital innovator credited with the success of Moneysupermarket.com is to join Chippenham-based renewable energy group Good Energy as an independent non-executive director. Tim Jones, chief information officer of Moneysupermarket.com Group, has more than 20 years’ experience in using digital to drive change in organisations. He is widely regarded as one of the UK’s top...

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Swindon’s Carriage Works creative and tech innovation hub gets on track as first tenant signs up

November 29, 2017
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Swindon’s Carriage Works creative and tech innovation hub gets on track as first tenant signs up

Branding and design agency Bravedog is to become the first tenant to move into Swindon’s Carriage Works, the town’s long-awaited innovation hub for tech and creative businesses. The Carriage Works is being developed in phases in former railway workshops on Sheppard Street. The refurbishment of an initial 7,000 sq ft, which is taking place...

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SCISYS lands £16m German satellite deal as its space division takes off

October 24, 2017
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SCISYS lands £16m German satellite deal as its space division takes off

Shares in SCISYS, the Chippenham-headquartered specialist IT group, soared to a new high yesterday after it won a €18m (£16m) contract to supply technology to the pioneering Heinrich Hertz satellite-communications project. The group’s space division will provide the ground station control and communications infrastructure for the German national mission as prime contractor – a...

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