Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 26, 2021
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Monday July 26 Interim: Science Group Trading announcement:  Cranswick Tuesday July 27 Finals: Cohort, Foresight Group Holdings, Games Workshop, In The Style, Ince Group, Moonpig Interims: Ascential, Capital & Counties Properties, Croda International, International Personal Finance, Kitwave Group, Reach, Restore, Sabre Insurance Group, Unite, Vivo Energy Q2 result: BP Trading announcements: Greencore, Mitie, Virgin Money UK Economic announcement: BRS shop...

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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

July 26, 2021
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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

Swindon’s food businesses are being urged not to bin their surplus produce but to redirect it to FareShare Southwest, the region’s largest food redistribution charity, as it gears up to prevent children going hungry during the school holidays. The food will help the charity, whose mission is to fight hunger while tackling food waste,...

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Relaxing workplace Covid rules has created new stress for employers, Royds Withy King lawyer warns

July 26, 2021
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Relaxing workplace Covid rules has created new stress for employers, Royds Withy King lawyer warns

Employers have been warned to take urgent action to a avoid stress and potential conflict in the workplace following the easing of government Covid restrictions yesterday. Kate Benefer, a partner in the employment law team at law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, said the removal businesses had to take decisions...

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New joiners give Cushman & Wakefield’s regional hub another double boost

July 19, 2021
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New joiners give Cushman & Wakefield’s regional hub another double boost

International commercial property agency Cushman & Wakefield has made a second double appointment to its regional hub in as many months. Louise Claxton has been taken on as a surveyor in the valuation & advisory team while Lauren Harrison has joined the firm’s graduate scheme.  Louise previously worked at Carter Jonas in Bristol, where she...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 19, 2021
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Monday July 19 Interim: SThree Trading announcement:  Parsley Box Group Tuesday July 20 Finals: Begbies, Gateley Holdings, Sosandar, Supreme Interim: Audioboom Group, One Media IP Group, TClarke Trading announcements: Anglo American, BHP Group, Cloudcall Group, CVS Group, Luceco Economic announcement: Current account Wednesday July 21 Final: Polar Capital Technology Trust Interims: RTC Group, Gresham Q2 result: Etalon Group Trading announcements: Antofagasta, Close Bros,...

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Employment lawyer says ‘fire and rehire’ can backfire on firms using it to change staff conditions

July 19, 2021
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Employment lawyer says ‘fire and rehire’ can backfire on firms using it to change staff conditions

Controversial ‘fire and rehire’ practices being used by some firms should only be deployed as a last resort, a top employment lawyer has warned. Tim Gofton, pictured, a senior associate in the retail and hospitality team at regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, said getting it wrong could also have public relations...

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Key appointment for Made Tech as it targets further expansion across the South West

July 19, 2021
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Key appointment for Made Tech as it targets further expansion across the South West

Made Tech, the public sector delivery firm, has appointed Robin Wyles as its South West and Wales market principal. Robin, pictured, who is from Bath, will be responsible for delivering specialist technology services to customers the firm’s customers across the regions, including the Driving and Vehicles Licencing Association (DVLA) in Swansea and NHS Gloucestershire.  He...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 12, 2021
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Monday July 12 Final: Thruvision Group Interim: Photo-Me  International Trading announcement: Dechra Pharmaceuticals Economic announcement: PMI services Tuesday July 13 Finals: Omega Diagnostics Group, Solid State, Zoo Digital Group Interim: Synectics Trading announcement: City of London Group, City of London Investment Trust, DP Poland, Kier Economic announcement: Retail sales Wednesday July 14 Finals: Accrol Group Holdings, Great Eastern Energy Groiup, Knights Group, Kromek...

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New flights take off from Bristol Airport ahead of quarantine-free travel for amber list passengers

July 12, 2021
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New flights take off from Bristol Airport ahead of quarantine-free travel for amber list passengers

Bristol Airport and two of its main airlines have welcomed the ending of quarantine restrictions for passengers returning from amber list countries on July 19. The decision by the government means the airport – the UK’s ninth busiest – can start to plan a return to near normal services later this summer.  It also...

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Possible bidding war for Vectura as US tobacco giant’s £1bn counter offer gets thumbs up

July 12, 2021
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Possible bidding war for Vectura as US tobacco giant’s £1bn counter offer gets thumbs up

Philip Morris International, the US tobacco group behind the Marlboro cigarette brand, is to buy Chippenham-based specialist pharmaceutical firm Vectura for just over £1bn after outbidding global private equity giant Carlyle. Vectura, which has its roots in a spin-out from the University of Bath, had agreed to Carlyle’s £958m approach but withdrew support after receiving...

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