World’s largest label maker snaps up Chippenham firm Fascia Graphics for £6.5m

February 3, 2018
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World’s largest label maker snaps up Chippenham firm Fascia Graphics for £6.5m

Chippenham-based specialist manufacturer Fascia Graphics has been acquired by the UK design arm of CCL Industries, the world’s largest label group, in a $9.3m (£6.58m) deal.   Fascia has grown into the UK’s leading supplier of screen printed labels, membrane keypads and graphic overlays since it was established in 1994.  It operates from a...

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Former Herman Miller ‘blue building’ gets new lease of life as defence warehouse for Wincanton

February 1, 2018
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Former Herman Miller ‘blue building’ gets new lease of life as defence warehouse for Wincanton

Logistics group Wincanton has leased the high-profile former Herman Miller distribution base in Chippenham to fulfil a new defence-related contract on behalf of a leading customer. The 79,000 sq ft building, pictured – a stone’s throw from Wincanton’s Chippenham headquarters – was designed for the iconic office furniture group by leading contemporary architect Sir...

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Alder King’s Swindon office strengthened with chartered surveyor appointment

February 1, 2018
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Alder King’s Swindon office strengthened with chartered surveyor appointment

Regional property consultancy Alder King has boosted its services from its Swindon office with the appointment of chartered surveyor Tanya Atkinson.   Tanya, pictured, joined the firm’s expanding South West valuation team from Cushman & Wakefield in Cheltenham, where she qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2014.  As a RICS Registered Valuer, Tanya will work...

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Firms have duty to help disadvantaged people into work, says Business in the Community

January 30, 2018
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Firms have duty to help disadvantaged people into work, says Business in the Community

Swindon businesses have been urged to engage with their local communities to create programmes that help disadvantaged jobseekers into employment. The call to action came from a meeting of some of the South West’s most influential executives hosted by Business in the Community (BITC).  The event drew on existing programmes that support inclusive employment...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 27, 2018
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Monday January 29 Final: SThree Interims: Lockheed Martin Tuesday January 30 Interims: PZ Cussons, McDonald’s, Pfizer, AMD Trading updates: Domino’s Pizza Wednesday January 31 Final: Centamin Interims: eBay, Microsoft, Facebook, Boeing, PayPal Trading updates: SSE, Britvic, Dairy Crest Thursday February 1 Final: Unilever Interims: Shell, 3i, Glencore, Rank Group, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Alibaba Trading...

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BrandSoup: AI? Oyez!

January 27, 2018
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BrandSoup: AI? Oyez!

Just before Christmas, an old friend asked BrandSoup for some help with a spot of online infringement. Our friend, a town crier (yes, such things do still exist!), was having trouble with his Twitter account. He tweets as @ramsburycrier, sharing snippets from the village diary and details of upcoming local events. But late in...

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