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  • Andrew Kilpatrick on Property Wiltshire Business Online:

    Research from the Local Development Company reports a fall in shop vacancies across the UK during the first half of 2014. read more

  • Park is showing it means business Wiltshire Business Online:

    The men behind the Shrivenham100 Business Park are Chris Solly and Graham Denton. read more

  • Bucking the trend Wiltshire Business Online:

    CHIPPENHAM has one of the lowest rates of empty retail units in the UK, according to a leader in commercial property services. read more

  • BUCKING THE TREND Wiltshire Business Online:

    CHIPPENHAM has one of the lowest rates of empty retail units in the UK, according to a leader in commercial property services. read more

  • Nothing Twisted about tiny brewery’s success Wiltshire Business Online:

    Wiltshire’s newest micro brewer is already celebrating weekly sales of 3,500 pints sold through 62 pubs, all within a 25-mile radius of the brewery. read more

  • Need staff? Finding them may not be as easy as you think Wiltshire Business Online:

    WITH the economy picking up and firms looking to expand their workforces they are being warned it might not be as easy as they think. read more

  • The Amazing Frog wins a top award for Swindon Wiltshire Business Online:

    The Swindon game Amazing Frog? won its first ever award at he SPARKies Awards 2014 for Best Game. read more

  • Gemini House ready for its new occupants Wiltshire Business Online:

    A total of eight new companies have been attracted to Gemini House at Groundwell in Swindon since the first phase of its major refurbishment programme was completed. read more

  • Human waste to power a bus

    THE UK’s first ever bus powered on food and human waste has taken to the road today which engineers believe could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport - cutting emissions in polluted towns and cities. The 40-seater Bio-Bus, which runs on gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste that’s unfit for human consumption, helps to improve urban air quality as it produces fewer emissions than traditional diesel engines. It will be travelling from Bristol airport to Bath. Running on waste products that are both renewable and sustainable, the bus can travel up to 300km on a full tank of gas generated at Bristol sewage treatment works – a plant run by GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water. This week GENeco became the first company in the UK to start injecting gas generated from food waste and sewage into the national gas grid network and at the same time installed a gas refuelling plant for the bus. GENeco general manager Mohammed Saddiq said: “Through treating sewage and food that’s unfit for human consumption we’re able to produce enough biomethane to provide a significant supply of gas to the national gas network that’s capable of powering almost 8,500 homes as well as fuelling the Bio-Bus. “Gas powered vehicles have an important role to play in improving air quality in UK cities, but the Bio-Bus goes further than that and is actually powered by people living in the local area, including quite possibly those on the bus itself. “Using biomethane in this way not only provides a sustainable fuel, but also reduces our reliance on traditional fossil fuels.” The Bio-Bus can travel up to 300km on a full tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of around five people to produce.  Using the annual waste generated from one bus load of passengers, would provide enough power for it to travel a return journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats.   read more

  • BCS tells business to speed up cyber security

    BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is calling businesses to ensure that their employees are up to speed with cyber security. read more

  • Part of Dr Hull's car collection will be on show at the Heritage Motor Centre

    Jaguar Land Rover is providing the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, Warwickshire, with 16 British classic cars for static display from the extensive collection of 543 cars privately amassed by enthusiastic collector Dr. Hull over the last 25 years and more. read more

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