Swindon directors urged to enter awards that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

January 24, 2020
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Swindon directors urged to enter awards that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

The region’s top annual business award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom has been launched. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs while also focusing UK-wide attention on success in the region.  Nominations – which opened this week – can be...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 19, 2020
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Monday January 20 Trading announcements: Audioboom Group, Etalon S, Henry Boot Tuesday January 21 Interims: IG Group Holdings, Joules Group, Sensyne Health Economic announcement: Consumer price index Trading announcement: Dixons Carphone Economic announcements: Unemployment rate, Claimant count rate Wednesday January 22 Interim: Van Elle Trading announcements: Close Bros, Sage Group Economic announcement: CBI industrial...

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CBI calls for government to appoint Minister for the South West to rival success of Northern Powerhouse

January 13, 2020
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CBI calls for government to appoint Minister for the South West to rival success of Northern Powerhouse

The South West needs its own government minister to champion the case for more funding and spur its economic growth, the CBI’s director general said on a visit to the region. Such a move would ‘power up’ the region, Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured, told a gathering of the region’s business leaders.  The result would...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 12, 2020
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Monday January 13 Trading announcement: XP Power Economic announcements: Industrial production, Balance of trade, Index of services, Manufacturing production Tuesday January 14 Interim: Gateley Holdings Q4 result: PageGroup Trading announcements: Boohoo, PageGroup, Taylor Wimpey Economic announcement: Consumer price index Wednesday January 15 Interim: Knights Group Trading announcements: Persimmon, Quiz, Rev Bars, Ten Ent Group...

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Range of blue-chip partners line up to support MEET South West 2020

January 10, 2020
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Range of blue-chip partners line up to support MEET South West 2020

MEET South West 2020, the region’s only trade show dedicated to the events industry, has announced its full list of its sponsors and partners. Ranging from media outlets to specialist technology firms and from destination marketing organisations to signage manufacturers, the roster reads like a who’s who of the sector’s key businesses.  Organisers of...

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Business and cultural ties to be celebrated at West of England’s Chinese New Year banquet

January 10, 2020
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Leading figures from the West of England’s business community will gather next month for the region’s annual banquet to mark the Chinese New Year. Organised by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, the high-profile event not only celebrates the most important date in the Chinese calendar but acts as a showcase for...

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