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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

April 28, 2021
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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

Small business confidence has staged a dramatic recovery in the South West, according to the results of a new survey, as firms look head to life after lockdown. The latest quarterly survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), conducted among its members last month, reveals levels of optimism not seen for nearly seven...

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Register now for Swindon Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

April 24, 2021
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Register now for Swindon Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

Time is running out to register for Swindon Business News’ exclusive webinar aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain time. Staged with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox , Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. It takes place this Thursday, April 29, from 9:30am to 10:30am....

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Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

April 22, 2021
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Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

Family-owned firms based in Swindon can get free advice and support on using digital technology to improve and streamline their business processes. The three-month programme, called Evolve Digital, will enable family businesses to identify key areas such as moving into online sales, electronic invoicing or working remotely the where digital technology can benefit them.  It...

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Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

April 18, 2021
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Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

Exports by South West businesses have slumped to historic lows as they are hit by higher trade barriers due to Brexit, according to a major new survey. Manufacturers have been impacted most, the research by the British Chambers of Commerce South West shows.  Some 53% of exporters said they had been impacted by the...

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Business development specialist joins Royds Withy King to further build its profile

April 18, 2021
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Business development specialist joins Royds Withy King to further build its profile

Law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has appointed Mark Stubberfield as its new director of marketing and business development. Mark, pictured, joins from international law firm DAC Beachcroft, where he was head of sector business development.  He previously held senior positions with leading global law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and...

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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

April 12, 2021
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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

Swindon Business News has teamed up with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox to host an exclusive virtual event aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain times. A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. Expert presenters from Tinderbox will discuss the tactics needed...

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Change at the top at BLB Solicitors as managing director steps down after 13 years

March 29, 2021
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Regional law firm BLB Solicitors, which has offices in and around Swindon, is to undergo a rare change of management – only the second in its 42-year history. Managing partner Stephen Bishop is stepping down from the role, although he will remain with the practice as head of residential property. The new joint managing...

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PwC report shows UK’s best place for women to work is still the South West, but says more must be done

March 29, 2021
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PwC report shows UK’s best place for women to work is still the South West, but says more must be done

The South West continues to be the best place in the UK for gender equality at work, according to research by accountancy group PwC. The firm’s latest annual Women in Work Index places the region in the top spot for the second year in a row. It has also extended its lead over second-ranked Scotland...

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Data centre operator plugs into £38.7m investment with help from Royds Withy King

March 7, 2021
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Data centre operator plugs into £38.7m investment with help from Royds Withy King

Regional firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Bath, has completed a £38.7m private equity investment deal for a major UK data centre owner and operator. Amito, a long-standing client of Royds Withy King, delivers high-quality, colocation services through a network of 20 facilities across the UK.  Based in Reading, where it...

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BUDGET 2021: Swindon business reaction

March 3, 2021
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Swindon business leaders have given many of the measures in today’s Budget a warm welcome – especially the previously-trailed furlough extension – but there was also concern over the delayed Corporation Tax increase. Business West, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, said businesses would welcome the extension of the full range of Covid-19...

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