Cat charity looking for ‘purrfect’ location for new-style department store

February 8, 2018
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Cat charity looking for ‘purrfect’ location for new-style department store

Cats Protection, the UK’s largest feline welfare charity, is on the prowl across the South West for a suitable location for a major ‘department store’ and donation centre to serve the region. The charity has 120 charity shops nationwide – 19 of them in the South West – with the money raised from them...

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Study will show how Swindon’s manufacturers can help solve the UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’

February 8, 2018
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Study will show how Swindon’s manufacturers can help solve the UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’

Swindon’s small to medium-sized manufacturers are being urged to have their say in a major research project into productivity in the sector across the UK. Recent economic data has suggested UK industry is starting to solve the so-called ‘productivity puzzle’ with efficiency levels in the sector showing signs of improvement. This comes after years...

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Royds Withy King targets growth in key sectors with clutch of senior hires

February 8, 2018
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Royds Withy King targets growth in key sectors with clutch of senior hires

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has strengthened its business development and marketing team with three senior hires as it seeks to increase its profile and revenues through a new strategy based on industry sectors. The arrival of Kevin Peake as director of business development, marketing and communications,...

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Govt’s ‘fudge’ over Brexit negotiations is harming Swindon firms, says Business West

February 7, 2018
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Govt’s ‘fudge’ over Brexit negotiations is harming Swindon firms, says Business West

The West of England’s largest business organisation today warned the government that its approach to Brexit was “positively damaging” firms in the region. Business West, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, is backing an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) calling for clarity on the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 5, 2018
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Monday February 5 Final: Rangold Resources Trading update: Electrocomponents Economic announcement: Service sector PMI (January) Tuesday February 6 Finals: Ocado, BP, St Modwen, BNP Paribas, Munich Re Interims: Hargreaves Lansdown, Chipotle, Disney, General Motors Trading updates: Babcock Wednesday February 7 Final: Rio Tinto, Tullow Oil, Smurfit Kappa, GlaxoSmithKline Interims: Redrow, Tesla Trading updates: Bellway,...

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Pioneering breathalyser firm sold as founder’s anti drink-driving campaign steps up a gear

February 4, 2018
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Pioneering breathalyser firm sold as founder’s anti drink-driving campaign steps up a gear

The Swindon office of corporate finance specialists Watersheds has helped a businessman’s ambition to cut drink-driving accidents by arranging the sale of his company to a major fleet management firm. Former motorsports industry executive David Whittock set up Alcolock GB in 2006 after seeing a niche in the market for a device that could...

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