Anaesthetic gel acquisition to boost Alliance Pharma earnings

December 1, 2017
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Anaesthetic gel acquisition to boost Alliance Pharma earnings

Alliance Pharma, the specialty pharmaceutical company, has acquired the rights to the anaesthetic gel Ametop from global medical firm Smith & Nephew for $7.5m (£5.5m). The Chippenham-based firm, which buys underperforming drugs brands and realises their potential through investment, said the deal would immediate boost its earnings.  Ametop is a topical anaesthetic gel product...

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Family law expert joins Thrings’ Hampshire office as fourth partner

December 1, 2017
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Family law expert joins Thrings’ Hampshire office as fourth partner

Swindon-headquartered legal firm Thrings has appointed a family law expert with more than 20 years’ experience as the fourth partner in its Southampton office. Sally Pike, pictured, is a specialist in all aspects of marriage, civil partnerships, divorce and separation. She joins from Hampshire, Thames Valley and Sussex firm Coffin Mew, where she was...

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Prestigious festival selection for Swindon-made film exploring mental health

November 30, 2017
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Prestigious festival selection for Swindon-made film exploring mental health

Swindon film production company BALDnHAIRY has been awarded an official selection by Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network for its film EDGE, which will screen at the London Lift-Off this month. The film, which was selected for viewing from more than 3,000 global entrants, will be scored alongside other contenders by festival goers, with the...

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Swindon’s Carriage Works creative and tech innovation hub gets on track as first tenant signs up

November 29, 2017
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Swindon’s Carriage Works creative and tech innovation hub gets on track as first tenant signs up

Branding and design agency Bravedog is to become the first tenant to move into Swindon’s Carriage Works, the town’s long-awaited innovation hub for tech and creative businesses. The Carriage Works is being developed in phases in former railway workshops on Sheppard Street. The refurbishment of an initial 7,000 sq ft, which is taking place...

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Investment banker and healthcare business advisor joins Vectura as non-executive director

November 29, 2017
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Investment banker and healthcare business advisor joins Vectura as non-executive director

Specialist pharmaceutical firm Vectura has appointed Juliet Thompson as an independent non-executive director with effect from December 1. Juliet, pictured, will also join the audit committee of the Chippenham-based firm, which makes innovative devices and formulation for inhaled airways diseases.  Juliet has spent around 20 years working as an investment banker and strategic advisor...

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Key appointments bolster Novum Law as demand for its specialist services continues to grow

November 29, 2017
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Personal injury law firm Novum Law has strengthened its team with two key appointments in its Swindon head office. David Lockyer joins as Novum Law’s risk and compliance manager while Stuart Gist arrives as a personal injury solicitor specialising in brain injury. Both previously worked for large Bristol firms.  David, pictured right, an experienced...

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