Swedish group snaps up Swindon industrial fastening firm

July 18, 2017
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Swedish group snaps up Swindon industrial fastening firm

Swindon-based industrial fastening firm Young Black has been acquired by international specialist engineering group Indutrade in a move that will help to secure its future. Young Black, which employs around 30 people at its base on Radway Road, Stratton St Margaret, will become part of Swedish group Indutrade’s special products division. Swindon-headquartered regional law...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 17, 2017
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Monday 17 July Trading statement: Rio Tinto AGM: DP Aircraft EGM: Inspired Energy Economics:  Rightmove house prices Tuesday 18 July Finals:  Ideagen, IG Group, NCC Group Trading statement:  BHP Billiton, dotDigital, Experian, Wizz Air Holdings AGMs:  Ambrian, Assura, Bloomsbury Publishing, British Land, Dairy Crest, Firstgroup, N Brown, Scapa Group, Summit Therapeutics EGM:  Magnolia Petroleum...

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Good Energy sees red over green rival Ecotricity’s power grab

July 13, 2017
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Good Energy sees red over green rival Ecotricity’s power grab

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable energy firm, has become embroiled in a power struggle with arch-rival Ecotricity that has sparked a surge of interest in the green sector. Ecotricity, 100% owned by hippie-turned-entrepreneur Dale Vince, pictured below, has amassed a 25.3% stake in Good Energy over the past year – and now wants Mr...

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Back-to-front shirt sponsorship deal with Derby County aims to pump up Avon Tyres’ brand

July 13, 2017
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Back-to-front shirt sponsorship deal with Derby County aims to pump up Avon Tyres’ brand

Wiltshire-based Avon Tyres has become the official shirt sponsor of Sky Bet Championship side Derby County – a promotion for the firm following its position as the club’s back-of-shirt sponsor last season. Melksham-based Avon, which described the new agreement as “multi-year”, initially teamed up with The Rams in February last year when it became...

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Govt drive to promote electric cars means law is catching up with technology, says industry expert

July 13, 2017
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Govt drive to promote electric cars means law is catching up with technology, says industry expert

Government plans to encourage more drivers to buy electric vehicles have been welcomed by automotive learning and development company RTS Group. Last month’s Queen’s Speech included details of a Bill that would pave the way for mandatory charging points at service stations. According to RTS, which works with automotive manufacturers, including those making electric...

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Growth in electric vehicle use sparks charging revolution at property firm’s buildings

July 13, 2017
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Growth in electric vehicle use sparks charging revolution at property firm’s buildings

Tenants in commercial buildings in Swindon and Wiltshire owned by property developer HPH will find it easier to swap their petrol or diesel cars for greener electric or hybrid ones following its investment of more than £20,000 in additional charging points. HPH said there had been an increase in requests from tenants for electric charging...

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