Poll of EU workers points to potential skills crisis for West firms as thousands say they will leave UK

August 31, 2017
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Poll of EU workers points to potential skills crisis for West firms as thousands say they will leave UK

Tens of thousands of EU workers in the South West could leave the UK over the next few years, potentially triggering a major skills headache for the region’s firms, according to a new survey. Some 28% of all EU nationals working in the region say they are considering quitting their jobs, while 4% have...

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Partner appointment further strengthens Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

August 29, 2017
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Partner appointment further strengthens Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

Leading regional law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has continued its expansion on the South Coast with the appointment of commercial and corporate specialist Mary Chant as partner. Mary, who advises businesses on their commercial and contractual contracts and arrangements, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, joint ventures and data...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 28, 2017
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Monday 28 August UK Bank holiday – nothing scheduled Tuesday 29 August Interims:  Bunzl, Polymetal AGMs: Cadence Minerals, Findel, Healthperm Resourcing, Omega Diagnostics EGM: Ultra Electronics Wednesday 30 August Interims: BATM Advanced Communications, Gym, HSS Hire, IFG, Petrofac, Puretech Health, Quantum Pharma Trading statement: Diploma AGMs: Collagen Solutions, Ultimate Sports EGM: Zameno Economics: BRC...

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Economic clouds gathering, but we’re better prepared to weather them, Bank of England tells West bosses

August 25, 2017
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Economic clouds gathering, but we’re better prepared to weather them, Bank of England tells West bosses

The outlook for the global economy is “highly uncertain”, a top Bank of England official has warned West business leaders, but he insisted that Britain’s financial services industry is in far better shape to cope with any sudden shocks than it was ahead of the last recession. China’s huge debt problem, Brexit and complacency...

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Swindon Business News Travel – 72:00 hours in Nantes

August 25, 2017
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Swindon Business News Travel – 72:00 hours in Nantes

The former European Green Capital nestles on the Loire river in Western France, 50km inland from the Atlantic coast. And, with direct flights from Bristol Airport, it couldn’t be easier to add a couple of extra days and combine a business trip with a little sight-seeing. On a recent visit Swindon Business News travel...

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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

August 25, 2017
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High-profile speaker line-up announced for Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

Branding, exporting and the challenges of being a woman boss in the male-dominated world of professional football are among the issues that will be showcased at this year’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs in Bristol. The event, staged by small business support group Enterprise Nation on October 20, has become the largest of its kind...

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