Swindon Business News Travel: Walking into the unknown on an adventure trip to Portugal

April 18, 2019
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Swindon Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe packs her walking boots for a guided tour of Portugal’s wild Atlantic coast and, on the way, also finds some great beer and food in Lisbon …   I’m in the gardens of the Regaleira Palace in the historic UNESCO city of Sintra when my guide, Frank, leads...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 14, 2019
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Monday April 15 Finals: Crossword Cybersecurity, Filta Group Holdings, Mobile Tornado Group Interims: Carr’s Group, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Trading updates: Petra Diamonds, Rio Tinto, Sirius Real Estate Tuesday April 16 Finals: Card Factory, Flowtech Fluidpower, JD Sports Fashion, Parity Group, Telit Communications Interims: Bank of America, Netflix, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Ashmore Trading updates:...

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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 14, 2019
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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in the red. Export sales and...

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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

April 14, 2019
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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

The West of England’s top accountants have been advised to have ‘micro-adventures’ such as skinny dipping in a river while on their way to a meeting or sleeping outside on a hill in summer. The unusual plea was made to the 400 guests at the profession’s regional annual dinner by guest speaker National Geographic...

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Former TSB commercial lawyer joins Royds Withy King to strengthen its corporate team

April 10, 2019
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Former TSB commercial lawyer joins Royds Withy King to strengthen its corporate team

Reional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has appointed Dan Meadon-Bower as a partner in its corporate and commercial law team. Dan, pictured, joins from TSB Bank, where as a senior commercial lawyer he led a number of high-profile projects supporting the bank’s procurement, marketing, products and SME business...

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New jobs on the cards as labels firm unveils ambitious growth plan for factory

April 8, 2019
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New jobs on the cards as labels firm unveils ambitious growth plan for factory

Specialist labels firm CCL Design UK is aiming to double its factory’s turnover and create up to 40 jobs as it seeks to build on its success since acquiring the site a year ago. CCL, the UK design arm of the world’s largest label maker CCL Industries, bought Chippenham-based Fascia Graphics last February in a...

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