Recognition for talent programme driving up standards in the commercial vehicles industry

November 16, 2018
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Recognition for talent programme driving up standards in the commercial vehicles industry

A programme to attract and develop new talent among commercial vehicles sales teams has scooped a top industry award.   The Van Talent programme, which has scooped a prestigious BESMA, or British Excellence in Sales Management Award, was created by Mercedes-Benz Vans and Chippenham-based learning and development agency RTS Group to attract and nurture...

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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

November 15, 2018
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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

The West of England’s largest business organisation today urged “calm compromise” from politicians over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan to avoid what it said would be the “tremendously damaging” impact of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Business West – which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative – said...

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Regional group launched to empower women in design and address industry’s gender gap

November 12, 2018
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Regional group launched to empower women in design and address industry’s gender gap

A national network promoting gender equality in the design industry has launched in the South West to stage activities and events that will empower women and inspire change.  Kerning the Gap was founded three years ago in London to help support female talent in design and encourage more women to reach leadership positions.  Since...

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Trio of director appointments among 54 promotions in KPMG’s South West office

November 12, 2018
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Trio of director appointments among 54 promotions in KPMG’s South West office

A total of 54 employees have been promoted in the regional office of international accountancy group KPMG, including three senior managers who have become directors. Shaun Gealy, Nick Cullimore-Davies and Neil Clarke work in audit, tax and consulting respectively. Shaun, pictured top, has spent 13 years with KPMG and specialises in the insurance sector,...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 12, 2018
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Monday November 12 Nothing listed Tuesday November 13 Final: McCarthy & Stone Interims: Firstgroup, Land Securities, Vodafone, Experian, Premier Foods Trading updates: Taylor Wimpey Economic announcement: Employment data (claimant count, unemployment rate, average earnings) Wednesday November 14 Final: Grainger Interims: SSE, British Land, Cisco Trading updates: Smiths Group Economic announcement: CPI (October) Thursday November...

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Bristol Airport aims to cut delays with investment in specialist aircraft recovery system

November 8, 2018
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Bristol Airport aims to cut delays with investment in specialist aircraft recovery system

Bristol Airport has invested £400,000 in state-of-the-art aircraft recovery equipment designed to ease disruption should a plane need to be removed from the runway or other operating area. The equipment, which is used in airports across the world, will dramatically cut the time it takes to move the aircraft and so limit any knock-on...

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