Drive into luxury market planned by Swindon motor group Cambria as mainstream sales go into reverse

January 5, 2018
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Drive into luxury market planned by Swindon motor group Cambria as mainstream sales go into reverse

Cambria, the Swindon-based franchised motor dealer, is to head upmarket with new McLaren, Lamborghini and Bentley showrooms as it continues to struggle against the decline in mainstream car sales. The firm, which owns Swindon Land Rover in Royal Wootton Bassett and has redeveloped its former Swindon Motor Park in Dorcan as a Jaguar dealership, made...

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National Trust chief operating officer to take over charity’s top role in March

January 4, 2018
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National Trust chief operating officer to take over charity’s top role in March

Swindon-based The National Trust has named Hilary McGrady as its new director-general. She will officially take over on March 12 from current director-general Helen Ghosh, who announced last year that she would be stepping down to take up a new position.   Hilary, pictured, has worked for the conservation charity for 12 years –...

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Experienced marketer appointed manager of new Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub

January 4, 2018
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Experienced marketer appointed manager of new Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub

The recently relaunched Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub, which gives businesses access to impartial advice, information and support, has appointed experienced marketer and project manager Jo Minnaar as its manager. Jo, pictured, has a background in B2B marketing, partner relations and project management in the private and public sectors and has also run an...

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Businesses’ views sought on the future shape of Swindon and Wiltshire’s high-level skills

January 4, 2018
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Businesses’ views sought on the future shape of Swindon and Wiltshire’s high-level skills

Firms in Swindon and across Wiltshire are being invited to have their say about university-level courses in the area. The Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has identified the need for a higher skilled workforce in the area to meet a growing number of jobs requiring degrees or equivalent qualifications. The LEP has...

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Swindon & Wiltshire SME Growth Programme helps glassware business sparkle in US

January 4, 2018
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Swindon & Wiltshire SME Growth Programme helps glassware business sparkle in US

A scheme to encourage growth among Swindon and Wiltshire small and medium-sized businesses has helped glassware designer Phaedra Politis exhibit her colourful creations in a US art gallery. Phaedra, founder of Phaedra Glass, specialises in making kiln fired glassware and gifts. Phaedra’s striking designs include beautiful butterfly wings and other decorative wall art, eye-catching...

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Trio of appointments puts Optimum Professional Services on course for further growth

January 4, 2018
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Trio of appointments puts Optimum Professional Services on course for further growth

Optimum Professional Services, the Swindon-based group formed through the merger last September of accountancy practice Regulatory Accounting and law firm Hoffman Briggs, has continued to expand with three new appointments.   Accountant Michael Blaken has joined Optimum’s accountancy division, supporting the team with its fast-growing client base. Mandy Gibson has also come on board...

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