Two new joiners strengthen team at SWIG as demand for finance increases

August 4, 2020
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Regional alternative finance lender South West Investment Group (SWIG) has made two appointments to its growing team while also saying farewell to Brian Steer, one of its longest-standing employees, who has retired. Nicki Kimberley has joined as start-up loans officer, a role that involves supporting applicants to the Start Up Loans scheme and helping...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 2, 2020
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Monday August 3 Finals: Argentex Group, Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust, Ince Group, Tekmar Group  Interims: Dialight, Hiscox Q2 results: Kosmos Energy Tuesday August 4 Finals: Diageo, NWF, Science Group Interims: Brave Bison Group, Calisen, Direct Line, Keller, Meggitt, Spectris Economic announcement: PMI construction Wednesday August 5 Interims: Bank Pekao, Hill & Smith, Legal & General, Morgan Sindall Group, PageGroup, RHI Magnesita,...

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Wincanton accelerates drive into home shopping market with new eFulfilment centre

July 29, 2020
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Wincanton accelerates drive into home shopping market with new eFulfilment centre

Logistics group Wincanton is looking to take a bigger share of the online growth in the home, and health and beauty sectors by opening a new dedicated eCommerce facility. Chippenham-based Wincanton will operate the facility in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, under its W2 digital banner, with plans for further investment in cloud-fulfilment systems and robotics.  The...

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Royds Withy King welcomes move to allow Wills to be witnessed via video link

July 29, 2020
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Royds Withy King welcomes move to allow Wills to be witnessed via video link

Changes to legislation that will mean individuals can have their Wills witnessed via video links have been welcomed by law firm Royds Withy King, which has been using WhatsApp to liaise with clients in this way during lockdown. The government this week said that it will introduce a retrospective law to reassure thousands of people...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 26, 2020
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Monday July 27 Final: Bilby Interim: Ascential Tuesday July 28 Finals: Design Group, Games Workshop Interims: Fresnillo, Greggs, Quartix Holdings, St James's Place Trading announcement: Sanne Group Economic announcement: CBI distributive trade survey Wednesday July 29 Interims: Aptitude, Aston Martin Lagonda, Dignity, Drax, Jupiter Fund Management, PISC Magnit, Rathbone, Rio Tinto, Seplat Petroleum, Smith & Nephew, Smufit Kappa, Taylor Wimpey, Unite...

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Lockdown home shopping bonanza delivers boost to Wincanton

July 24, 2020
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Lockdown home shopping bonanza delivers boost to Wincanton

The increase in home deliveries triggered by the spike in online shopping during lockdown will boost profits at logistics group Wincanton, its directors have said. The Chippenham-headquartered group, which has a fleet of 3,500 vehicles and operates 14m sq ft of warehouse space, is a major player in both the supermarket fulfilment and home...

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