Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 12, 2020
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Monday July 13 Final: Rua Life Sciences Q2 result: Centamin Tuesday July 14 Finals: AO World, Halma, Mercia Asset, Motorpoint, Omega Diagnostics, Polar Capital Technology Trust Interims: McColl’s, Ocado, Synectics Trading announcement: McBride Economic announcements: Gross domestic product, Manufacturing production, Index of services, Industrial production, Balance of trade Wednesday July 15 Interim: McCarthy & Stone Trading announcement: Burberry Economic announcements: Retail price index,...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: National business reaction

July 8, 2020
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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: National business reaction

The CBI said Chancellor Rishi Sunak was “absolutely right” to prioritise jobs in his summer statement this afternoon. Director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured, said: “Flattening the daunting unemployment curve about to hit our country could not be more important. Joblessness scars lives and hits the young and most disadvantaged hardest.  “Today’s jobs plan is an...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Regional business reaction

July 8, 2020
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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Regional business reaction

Measures to address the huge economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic announced this afternoon by Chancellor Rishi Sunak have been welcomed by Business West, the region’s largest business group. Matt Griffith, director of policy at Business West – which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative – described them as impressive but also added that...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Key points . . .

July 8, 2020
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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Key points . . .

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is making his economic statement in the Commons. He said the government would do “all we can” to help prevent job losses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The main points were:  Government will pay £1,000 to businesses for each furloughed employee they bring back and retain until January. Cut in...

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Promotion for Knight Frank’s South West head of property asset management

July 7, 2020
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Promotion for Knight Frank’s South West head of property asset management

Joanna Crofts, commercial property consultancy Knight Frank’s head of property asset management for South Wales and the South West, has been promoted from associate to partner. Joanna, pictured, joined Knight Frank as a graduate in 2004 and in 2014 joined the property asset management (PAM) team, which manages key industrial, office and retail buildings on...

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Waitrose home delivery contract gives Wincanton poll position in fast-growing market

July 7, 2020
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Waitrose home delivery contract gives Wincanton poll position in fast-growing market

Logistics company Wincanton has struck what it has called a ‘transformational’ deal with supermarket group Waitrose to create a customer fulfilment centre for its online grocery deliveries. In a first for the industry, Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton, which has worked with Waitrose for 20 years, will develop and operate the centre to handle 25,000 deliveries a...

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