Drive towards eCommerce during pandemic puts Wincanton on road to better-than-expected growth

April 11, 2021
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Drive towards eCommerce during pandemic puts Wincanton on road to better-than-expected growth

Logistics group Wincanton is expanding its eCommerce capacity to meet soaring demand as it continues to benefit from changes in shopping and distribution due to Covid-19. The Chippenham-based group is to lease a 528,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art, automated eFulfilment facility in Northamptonshire – its second following the acquisition of one in Warwickshire last year. ...

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New Good Energy CEO to take up role as green power pioneer enters new growth phase

April 11, 2021
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New Good Energy CEO to take up role as green power pioneer enters new growth phase

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based 100% renewable electricity supplier, has appointed former Moneysupermarket.com chief commercial officer Nigel Pocklington as its new chief executive officer, succeeding Juliet Davenport, who launched the business two decades ago. Juliet announced in February that she wished to step down once a suitable successor had been identified.  Nigel, pictured, is expected to join...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 29, 2021
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Monday March 29 Finals: Dev Clever Holdings, Digitalbox, Eleco, Globaltrans Investment, Impact Health, Quixant, Ten Entertainment Group Economic announcement: Nationwide house price index Tuesday March 30 Finals: Animalcare Group, Barr (A.G.), Central Asia, Chesnara, Dialight, EKF Diganostics Holdings, Itaconix, Loopup Group, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, REI Agro, S & U, Silence Therapeutics, Yu Group Interim: Nanoco               Trading announcements: 3i Group,...

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Change at the top at BLB Solicitors as managing director steps down after 13 years

March 29, 2021
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Regional law firm BLB Solicitors, which has offices in and around Swindon, is to undergo a rare change of management – only the second in its 42-year history. Managing partner Stephen Bishop is stepping down from the role, although he will remain with the practice as head of residential property. The new joint managing...

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PwC report shows UK’s best place for women to work is still the South West, but says more must be done

March 29, 2021
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PwC report shows UK’s best place for women to work is still the South West, but says more must be done

The South West continues to be the best place in the UK for gender equality at work, according to research by accountancy group PwC. The firm’s latest annual Women in Work Index places the region in the top spot for the second year in a row. It has also extended its lead over second-ranked Scotland...

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Honda site sold to major property developer with promise to create thousands of jobs

March 26, 2021
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Honda site sold to major property developer with promise to create thousands of jobs

Honda’s giant Swindon car plant, where production ends this summer, has been sold to an industrial property developer in a move that could create thousands of jobs. The new owner Panattoni, Europe’s largest developer of industrial and logistics facilities, said it will invest £700m into the sprawling 370-acre site on the outskirts of the...

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