Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 10, 2021
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Monday January 11 Trading announcements: Abcam, Signature Aviation Group AGM: Honye Financial Services Tuesday January 12 Interims: Accrol Group Holdings, Games Workshop Group, Gateley (Holdings) Trading announcements: Ferrexpo, JD Sports Fashion, Nichols, Rathbone Bros, THG Plc, Vistry Group, XP Power AGMs: Carr’s Group, Myanmar Inv International Wednesday January 13 Final: Shoe Zone Interim: Kromek Group Q4 result: PageGroup Trading announcements: Just Eat, Persimmon,...

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Export Academy set up to give Swindon firms help selling to overseas markets

January 8, 2021
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Export Academy set up to give Swindon firms help selling to overseas markets

Swindon’s small businesses can access help and advice to grow internationally through a new, free, post-Brexit programme. The Export Academy involves overseas trade experts from the Department for International Trade (DIT) hosting a series of online workshops and events offering advice and support directly to business owners.  The programme has been designed for businesses...

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Former World Bank lead economist to become next chair of alternative regional lender SWIG Finance

January 6, 2021
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Malachy McReynolds, the chair of regional alternative finance lender SWIG Finance, is to step down in March after five years in the role. He will be replaced by Christine Allison, a former lead economist for the World Bank, who has been a non-executive director of SWIG Finance for the past three-and-a-half years. During that...

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New ‘body blow’ for Swindon businesses as UK enters third national lockdown

January 5, 2021
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New ‘body blow’ for Swindon businesses as UK enters third national lockdown

The latest lockdown will be another “body blow” to Swindon firms, coming after the uncertainty caused by Brexit and lost trade in the run-up to Christmas, the region’s biggest business group warned today. Business West, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, said firms that had survived so far with Covid-related support from the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 4, 2021
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Monday January 4 Economic announcements: PMI manufacturing, M4 money supply  Tuesday January 5 Trading announcements: Morrison (WM) Supermarkets, Next AGM: Edenville Energy Wednesday January 6 Trading announcement: Greggs Economic announcements: BRC shop price index, PMI services Thursday January 7 AGMs: Cambria Automobiles, Global Petroleum, Ormonde Mining Economic announcement: PMI construction Friday January 8 Final: Intermediate Capital Group Trading announcement: Barratt Developments  

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Pair of new non-exec directors strengthens pharma group Vectura’s board

January 4, 2021
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Pair of new non-exec directors strengthens pharma group Vectura’s board

Chippenham-based specialist pharmaceutical firm Vectura has boosted its board with the appointment of two new independent non-executive directors. Jeanne Hecht and Jeanne Thoma took up their roles at the firm, which develops inhalable dry-powder drugs that treat lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, on December 31.  Jeanne Hecht was most recently CEO...

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