New regional head of restructuring at Grant Thornton aims to help firms flourish

July 26, 2017
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New regional head of restructuring at Grant Thornton aims to help firms flourish

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed Alistair Wardell as head of restructuring for the South of England – a role in which he aims to help Swindon area businesses reach their full potential. Alistair, pictured, brings more than 20 years’ experience to the job, most recently as practice leader in Grant Thornton’s Cardiff office. ...

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Boost for BMW Swindon workers as go-ahead given for UK production of new electric Mini

July 25, 2017
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Boost for BMW Swindon workers as go-ahead given for UK production of new electric Mini

Workers at BMW’s Swindon plant are cheering the German car giant’s decision to build the electric version of the Mini in the UK. The new car, which will enter production in 2019, will be based on the existing Mini three-door Hatch model – body panels and other parts for which are made at the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 23, 2017
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Monday 24 July   Interims: Ascential, Dialight, McColl’s Retail, Microgen, Reckitt Benckiser, SThree   Final: Tungsten Corp   Trading statements: Cranswick, Ryanair   AGMs: Active Energy, Connemara Mining, Cranswick, Mx Oil, Paternoster Resources, Petrel Resources, Prime People, Proxama, Solo Oil, Uvenco   EGM: Proxama     Tuesday 25 July   Interims:  Croda International, Domino’s...

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Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

July 21, 2017
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Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

Swindon’s forward-looking employers now have more time to enter a top awards scheme that champions the happiest workplaces in the West following a decision by organisers to extend the deadline for entries. Staged by Bristol-based and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, the Happiest Workplace competition recognises firms that go the extra mile to ensure...

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Govt support for South West exporters help them lift overseas sales

July 21, 2017
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Govt support for South West exporters help them lift overseas sales

Exporting firms based in the South West received support worth £3.2m from the government’s export credit agency UK Export Finance (UKEF) over the past year – helping them achieve overseas sales of more than £41m. The figures emerge from UKEF’s latest annual report. The agency works alongside the Department for International Trade (DIT) to...

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To the manor re-born. Hartham Park unveils new-look interior to transform its serviced workspace

July 21, 2017
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To the manor re-born. Hartham Park unveils new-look interior to transform its serviced workspace

Wiltshire manor house-turned-business centre Hartham Park has been given a new look as it expands its offering to embrace more flexible ways of working. The Georgian building, pictured below, set in 50 acres of parkland near Corsham, called in workplace designers Wylde IA to refurbish its restaurant, formerly called Jack’s, replacing it with a...

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