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Wincanton looking to deliver higher-than-expected profits as eFulfilment drives growth

January 20, 2022
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Wincanton looking to deliver higher-than-expected profits as eFulfilment drives growth

Shares in Chippenham-headquartered logistics group Wincanton shot up by nearly 13% today after it said continued strong demand for its services was expected to lead to better-than-expected profits.   In a trading update the group said its third-quarter revenue had grown by 15% compared to the same period last year as it overcame a shortage...

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National role for JLL South West director as it focuses on regeneration and sustainability

January 19, 2022
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National role for JLL South West director as it focuses on regeneration and sustainability

International property agency JLL has promoted its Bristol office lead director Simon Peacock to head of regions, giving him responsibility for its 10 regional offices across the UK. Simon, pictured, will also join JLL’s UK executive board while continuing to oversee the firm’s South West and Wales regions, which are served from offices in Bristol,...

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Sensory room opened at Bristol Airport to help passengers with autism

January 14, 2022
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Sensory room opened at Bristol Airport to help passengers with autism

Bristol Airport has become only the second in the UK to open a purpose-built sensory room for passengers with autism, dementia or cognitive impairment. The room, pictured, provides a safe, private and interactive space where users with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) can feel relaxed when in unfamiliar surroundings.  Made by specialist US firm Fun &...

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Business West managing director Phil Smith: 2022 will be a year of challenges but also opportunities

January 4, 2022
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Business West managing director Phil Smith: 2022 will be a year of challenges but also opportunities

With the ongoing impact of the pandemic, climate change and Brexit, 2022 will be another tough year for many Swindon businesses. Phil Smith, managing director of Business West – the organisation behind the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative – looks at the needs and challenges for this year?  What do Swindon businesses need from the government as...

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Associate director and senior surveyor promotions at CBRE’s regional office

December 3, 2021
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Associate director and senior surveyor promotions at CBRE’s regional office

Global real estate advisor CBRE has made four promotions in its South West office. Nikita Dheir and Hannah Marshall have been promoted from their roles as senior surveyors to associate directors while former surveyors Stella Hicks and Hannah Hicks are now senior surveyors.  Nikita, who joined CBRE as a graduate in 2016 and now...

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Cornish nursing home sale for Royds Withy King as it continues to build reputation in busy market

December 2, 2021
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Cornish nursing home sale for Royds Withy King as it continues to build reputation in busy market

Regional law firm Royds Withy King has advised on the sale of another nursing home as it continues to position itself as a major player in the busy residential care market.   Hillcrest Nursing Home, a well-respected and long-established 88-bed nursing and dementia home in Looe, Cornwall, was sold by owners Mike and Sharon...

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Experienced alternative dispute resolution advocate joins Royds Withy King

November 28, 2021
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Experienced alternative dispute resolution advocate joins Royds Withy King

Law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has strengthened further its construction and engineering dispute resolution team with the appointment of Sean Randall-Morris as a partner.    Sean, pictured, joins from the Bristol office of Davies & Partners Solicitors, where he spent nearly three years as an advocate and an arbitrator specialising...

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Wincanton secures Primark distribution contract with aim to cut retailer’s carbon emissions

November 19, 2021
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Wincanton secures Primark distribution contract with aim to cut retailer’s carbon emissions

Fashion retailer Primark has awarded a five-year contract to Chippenham-headquartered logistics group Wincanton to make deliveries to all its 191 UK stores.   Under the contract, which begins early next year, Wincanton will make more than 50,000 deliveries to Primark stores each year.  Wincanton said it would result in significant operational efficiencies for Primark’s supply...

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Two new appointments strengthen Knight Frank’s South West commercial office

November 17, 2021
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Two new appointments strengthen Knight Frank’s South West commercial office

Global property consultancy Knight Frank has expanded its regional team with the appointment of Jemima Young on the graduate programme and Claire Stretton as a senior surveyor in the residential development valuation team. Claire, pictured right, joins with 15 years' experience in real estate, having worked at South West property agents Alder King and, most...

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Rare sale of Wiltshire specialist dementia care homes handled by Royds Withy King team

November 11, 2021
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Rare sale of Wiltshire specialist dementia care homes handled by Royds Withy King team

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has advised on the sale of two specialist dementia care homes by long-standing client, the Wiltshire care provider Equality Care.   Family-owned Equality Care, which is based in Trowbridge, sold the homes to Buckinghamshire-based Care Concern Group, which runs more than 50...

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