Speaker line-up revealed for MEET South West 2020 – with sessions on tech trends and ‘losing sponsors’

October 29, 2019
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Speaker line-up revealed for MEET South West 2020 – with sessions on tech trends and ‘losing sponsors’

The first four speakers for MEET South West 2020, the region’s only trade show dedicated to the event industry, have been announced – with their sessions ranging from staying distinctive in a busy market to ‘the best ways to lose sponsors’. Lined up for the event are Visit Bath interim CEO Kathryn Davis, Lis...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 26, 2019
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Monday October 28 Trading announcement: Photo-Me Economic announcement: CBI distributive trades survey Tuesday October 29 Economic announcements: Consumer credit, M4 money supply, Mortgage approvals Wednesday October 30 Final: Leaf Clean Q3 result: Smurfit Kappa Economic announcements: BRC shop price index, Nationwide house price index Thursday October 31 Finals: Oncimmune, Proactis Q3 results: Indivior, Royal Dutch...

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Business West sets up support service to help Swindon firms prepare for Brexit

October 24, 2019
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Business West sets up support service to help Swindon firms prepare for Brexit

Swindon firms can get up-to-date information on preparing for Brexit – including the likely impact of a no-deal exit on them – from Business West.  The region’s largest business organisation, Business West is being funded by the government to offer a support and signposting service to firms across the West of England ahead of...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 20, 2019
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Monday October 21 Finals: Bioventix, Gfinity Tuesday October 22 Interims: Whitbread Q3 results: Georgia Capital Trading announcements: Anglo American, Reckitt Benckiser Economic announcements: Public Sector net borrowing, CBI industrial trends survey Wednesday October 23 Final: Softcat Interim: HarbourVest Private Equity Trading announcement: Antofagasta Economic announcements: BA mortgage lending figures Thursday October 24 Final: RDI Reit Interim:...

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Children of family-owned firms’ founders must earn their place in the boardroom, survey reveals

October 17, 2019
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Children of family-owned firms’ founders must earn their place in the boardroom, survey reveals

The days of the South West’s family-owned firms automatically being passed on to their founders’ offspring are long gone, with few now believing in a right to succession, according a new survey. Instead, most owners want to ensure their offspring are qualified to take over on merit not blood ties and should only gain...

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New regional director for large corporates joins Lloyds Bank

October 15, 2019
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New regional director for large corporates joins Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed Carmen Peacock as director for large corporate clients in the South West and South Wales – a role that supports businesses’ growth plans, including debt origination. Carmen, pictured, brings more than 10 years’ banking industry experience, joining from Santander’s Bristol office, where she worked with a large number...

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