Dealmaker joins YFM to focus on South West as it targets region’s growing businesses

April 21, 2020
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Dealmaker joins YFM to focus on South West as it targets region’s growing businesses

Private equity provider YFM has appointed David Wrench as an investment director with a particular focus on the South West market. David, pictured, has joined the team to invest in growth capital and buyout opportunities. His appointment follows the recent raising of a new £80m YFM buyout fund.  David previously worked for accountancy firm...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 20, 2020
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Monday April 20 Final: Pennant Internationl Q1 result: Bankmuscat Trading announcement: BMO Real Estate Investments Tuesday April 21 Finals: Calisen, Card Factory, Filta Group, Flowtech Fluidpower, Lidco Group, Sumo Group Interims: Associated British Food, Egdon Resources Trading announcement: Segro Economic announcements: Unemployment rate, CBI industrial trends survey Wednesday April 22 Finals: Boohoo, Fevertree Drinks,...

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Royds Withy King lawyers turn to Zoom to meet requirements for witnessing wills

April 20, 2020
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Royds Withy King lawyers turn to Zoom to meet requirements for witnessing wills

The private client team at regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, is using online and mobile video links with clients to meet a growing demand for wills during the coronavirus crisis. By using platforms such Zoom, WhatsApp and Skype, the firm’s lawyers are also meeting the requirement of...

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Coronavirus update: More than 40,000 firms log on to Business West’s Covid-19 advice portal

April 20, 2020
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Coronavirus update: More than 40,000 firms log on to Business West’s Covid-19 advice portal

More than 40,000 businesses have sought advice and guidance on how they can survive the coronavirus pandemic from a special service set up by Business West, the organisation behind the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative. Trading Through Coronavirus, which went live exactly a month ago, provides expert information and guidance to businesses as well as...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 12, 2020
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Monday April 13 Final: Gaming Realms Tuesday April 14 Finals: MHP SE, Proteome Trading announcements: Mediclinic, Sirius Real Estate Wednesday April 15 Final: JD Sports Interim: Carrs Group Trading announcement: Hunting Thursday April 16 Final: Learning Tech Trading announcements: Hays, Norcross, Rentokil Initial Economic announcement: Retail sales Friday April 17 Trading announcements: Cranswick, Record...

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Coronavirus update: South West manufacturers fear widespread job cuts as sales and orders plummet

April 8, 2020
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Coronavirus update: South West manufacturers fear widespread job cuts as sales and orders plummet

Nearly nine out of 10 South West manufacturers expect the coronavirus pandemic to hit their sales over the next six months, with half saying they will need to axe staff to stay in business. And despite action by the government to support businesses during the crisis, three-quarters of manufacturers in the region believe it...

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