Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 14, 2019
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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The woman who ran a female-only software business in the 1960s and strived to change the gender makeup of the technology sector is set to inspire a new generation of women in business as the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England this week. Dame Stephanie Shirley, now 85, pictured...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 14, 2019
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Monday October 14 Nothing listed Tuesday October 15 Finals: Bellway, Nanoco, Sareum Interims: Lidco, Walker Greenbank Trading announcement: Hays Economic announcements: Claimant count, unemployment rate Wednesday October 16 Final: Applied Graph Trading announcement: Tullow Oil Economic announcements: Producer price index, Consumer price index Thursday October 17 Economic announcements: Retail sales Friday October 18 Nothing listed  

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CBI calls for greater devolution to boost region’s economy and close productivity

October 14, 2019
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CBI calls for greater devolution to boost region’s economy and close productivity

Devolving more power from Westminster to the South West will turbo-charge its economy and end a productivity gap that costs its workers an average of £5,000 a year in lost income, according to a new report. But decisions on spending money devolved from central government must be taken by an independent regional board rather...

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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Your guide to where to invest

October 14, 2019
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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Your guide to where to invest

Whitechurch Financial Consultants’ series of exclusive sponsored infographics for Swindon Business News continues with an easy-to-use guide to where to invest. Please click on the image to read more

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New roles for 18 Thrings’ staff in its largest ever round of promotions

October 9, 2019
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New roles for 18 Thrings’ staff in its largest ever round of promotions

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has made its largest ever round of promotions with three new partners, a legal director, six associates and eight senior associates – a new role for the firm. The new partners are planning expert Ros Trotman and agricultural litigator Robert James – both based in its Bristol office, along with...

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New partner brings wealth of experience to Deloitte’s private business team in South West

October 8, 2019
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New partner brings wealth of experience to Deloitte’s private business team in South West

International accountancy group Deloitte has appointed Lizzie Hill as a partner in its South West practice to help ‘supercharge’ the growth of its family-owned and entrepreneurial business clients in the region. Lizzie, pictured, who was previously based in its Cambridge office, now heads the Deloitte Private team in the South West.  The team, based...

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