Regional director appointment bolsters Lloyds’ commitment to mid-tier businesses

August 10, 2017
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Regional director appointment bolsters Lloyds’ commitment to mid-tier businesses

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has strengthened its support for medium-sized businesses in the West of England with the appointment of a new regional director. Andrew Kemp, pictured, joins the bank’s mid-markets team having previously led its acquisition finance loan management team in London. He brings with him more than 25 years of experience in...

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Swindon Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Modest growth ahead as uncertainty weighs on businesses

August 10, 2017
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Swindon Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Modest growth ahead as uncertainty weighs on businesses

By Donna Kehoe, Bank of England agent for the South West of England I always enjoy the conversations I have each day with those running businesses, charities and other organisations here in the South West. These discussions provide an up-to-the-minute insight into what’s really happening in the economy across the UK. And at the...

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BBC journalist tech deal is good news for SCISYS following German acquisition

August 9, 2017
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BBC journalist tech deal is good news for SCISYS following German acquisition

The roll-out of a next-generation news management system by the BBC to thousands of its journalists has boosted Chippenham-based specialist IT group SCISYS following its acquisition of the German firm behind the technology. Munich-headquartered Annova had a 12-year contract with the BBC to supply its OpenMedia software when SCISYS paid €11.35m (£9.64m) upfront in...

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Thrings’ specialist residential property expertise earns it entry into elite group of law firms

August 8, 2017
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Thrings’ specialist residential property expertise earns it entry into elite group of law firms

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has joined an elite group of legal practices that have been independently recognised for the high-quality advice they offer to residential property leaseholders. Just a handful of South West law firms are members of the influential Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), the professional body set up to ensure...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 6, 2017
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Monday 7 August   Interims: Navigator Holdings, Plus500, Telit Communications, Ultra Electronics   AGM: Tanfield   Economics: Halifax house prices   Tuesday 8 August   Interims: Clarke (T), Intercontinental Hotels, IWG, Mereo Biopharma, Morgan Sindall, Paddy Power Betfair, Polypipe, Quarto, Rotork, SIG, Standard Life, Synthomer, TP ICAP, Worldpay, Zotefoams   Final: Hargreaves Services   Trading...

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RTS Group puts IAAF World Championship volunteers in the driving seat

August 4, 2017
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RTS Group puts IAAF World Championship volunteers in the driving seat

Specialist learning and development agency RTS Group has helped more than 170 volunteers get to know the vehicles they will use to drive athletes around at the IAAF World Championships in London. Japanese car giant Toyota, which has supplied the cars for the Championships, called in the firm, based at Notton, near Chippenham, to...

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