BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

July 3, 2019
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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

Adidas likes to think of itself as synonymous with its famous logo – so much so that its founder, Adolph ‘Adi’ Dassler, referred to it as the “three-stripe company”. From early days, Adi was concerned to give his products a distinctive look. Very much ahead of his time, he designed his shoes to stand...

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Recognition for Business West’s India market expert in prestigious Top 100 table

July 2, 2019
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Recognition for Business West’s India market expert in prestigious Top 100 table

Ameeta Virk, regional business support group Business West’s India market specialist, has been named as one of the 100 most influential people in UK-India relations. Ameeta’s inclusion in the table – compiled by India Inc, the publisher of India Global Business fortnightly magazine – recognises her work helping South West companies grow their export...

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Alliance Pharma founder bows out after 23 years having developed a global business

July 1, 2019
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Alliance Pharma founder bows out after 23 years having developed a global business

The founder of specialty healthcare firm Alliance Pharma has stepped down from its board after more than 20 years, leaving it as a £353m international company. John Dawson, pictured, formed the Chippenham-headquartered firm 23 years ago. It has since then developed a strong track record of acquiring the rights to underperforming drugs brands and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 30, 2019
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Monday July 1 Economic announcement: Mortgage approvals, PMI Manufacturing, M4 Money Supply Tuesday July 2 Finals: HML Holdings, Solid State Interim: St Modwen Properties Economic announcement: PMI Construction Wednesday July 3 Final: Purplebricks Trading announcement: Electrocomponents Economic announcement: PMI Services Thursday July 4 Final: Superdry Friday July 5 Economic announcements: Halifax House Price Index

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‘Highly commended’ accolade for Royds Withy King at The Lawyer Awards

June 27, 2019
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‘Highly commended’ accolade for Royds Withy King at The Lawyer Awards

Royds Withy King, the regional law firm with an office in Swindon, has been highly commended in one of the legal sector’s most prestigious national awards schemes. The Lawyer Awards, which were held in London earlier this week, celebrate the best private practices, in-house lawyers and barristers. They attract hundreds of entrants all eager...

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Eight senior promotions boost Deloitte’s South West practice

June 24, 2019
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Accountancy giant Deloitte has promoted eight senior staff across its South West practice, with two becoming partners and six appointed as directors. The new partners are Tess Williams and James Hunter, pictured below, while the six new directors are from three business areas and include Joanne Hale, Dan Pople, Tom Smith (all tax); James...

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