Wiltshire Business

Andrew Kilpatrick on Property

Wiltshire Business Online: Andrew Kilpatrick

5:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

New guidance notes have just been published by the RICS for surveyors acting as Independent Experts in commercial rent reviews, or lease renewals under PACT, setting out recommended good practice for surveyors acting for landlords or tenants and advise the parties how to find a dispute resolver and manage the process from start to finish.

Photographer is snapping up let

Wiltshire Business Online: Photographer is snapping up let

5:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A prominently situated mid-terrace property suitable for an A1/A2 use situated in Commercial Road, Swindon, is being marketed by Kilpatrick & Co on behalf of private clients.

Broker in move up to second

Wiltshire Business Online: Broker in move up to second

5:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Amalgamated Berkshire Group, jointly represented by Savills and Loveday, has let the entire second floor at Station Square, Swindon, to Arthur J Gallagher.

Concrete experts mine the future

Wiltshire Business Online: Wiltshire Concrete director Kevin McQuaid at Wick Quarry near Bristol where Wiltshire Concrete is embarking on a long-term project to extract material

5:59pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Wiltshire Concrete is now involved in a new long term project, extracting limestone from Wick Quarry in Bristol, which will lead to the site being restored to a natural landscape for wildlife.

Foodbank will be packaging firm’s charity

Wiltshire Business Online: Andrew Hill of Swindon Foodbank and David Pedley, MD of GWP Group at Foodbank’s warehouse

5:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

GWP Packaging in Cricklade has adopted Swindon Foodbank as its chosen charity for the year.

Turtle company shells out for marine group

Wiltshire Business Online: Turtle company shells out for marine group

5:55pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Kemble doormat manufacturer The Turtle Mat Company has become a gold sponsor of the Marine Conservation Society As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.

Lauren Harkin on the Law

Wiltshire Business Online: Lauren Harkin

4:42pm Friday 11th April 2014

As an employment law solicitor, I spend a lot of time advising businesses and trying to help them avoid employment tribunal claims.

Law firm with a cow of a history

Wiltshire Business Online: Bevirs partners Sonyia Woolnough, left, Stuart McNel, Cathryne Locke and Nick Sewell, with the portrait of Harry Bevir in the background

4:40pm Friday 11th April 2014

It’s not every law firm that can boast about having had a real, live cow in its reception office.

Know how...

Wiltshire Business Online: Know how...

4:37pm Friday 11th April 2014

When doing business with foreign companies, how much do you invest in translation? If you understand the pitfalls of cutting corners, says Agnes Marceau of Swindon firm Syntacta, you realise why it’s the effort to get it right

Simon Tombs on Finance

Wiltshire Business Online: Simon Tombs on Finance

4:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

I am delighted to write my first monthly column in the Wiltshire Business Magazine to bring interesting and relevant issues to the attention of the business community. We’ve just had the 2014 Budget which was the last chance George Osborne had to significantly affect voters before the 2015 election and the Autumn Statement revealed that new anti-avoidance legislation will be brought forward to challenge so called mixed partnerships which came into effect from 6 April 2014.

LEP cash to help promote growth

Wiltshire Business Online: Staff from Power Logistics in Draycot Cerne near Chippenham at the Velodrome on the Olympic park

4:27pm Friday 11th April 2014

A company that helped put the spark into the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies is one of four firms in Wiltshire to receive a grant from the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

We’re still on time

Wiltshire Business Online: Richard Deacon is the sixth generation of the family to run the business from Old Town in Swindon

4:25pm Friday 11th April 2014

Watchmaker went back to the future to become stronger

Exports are vital to us

Wiltshire Business Online: Eyedot technical director David Ayres and technicians Tom Tatlor, Michael Brown, Paul Bull and Seb Gorstki at the firm’s base on the Hopton Industrial Estate

4:23pm Friday 11th April 2014

Devizes firm Eyedot, which was founded 25 years ago to service big main frame computers, is now at the cutting edge of technology with customers all over the world.

I got a slice of Russian trade

Wiltshire Business Online: Coombe Castle international sales manager Richard Green has been all over Europe, Russia and the UAE this so far year

4:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

High tea helps exporter to find a new market

Time is right for exports says director

4:17pm Friday 11th April 2014

 UK Trade and Industry regional director Russell Jones says there’s never been a better time to begin exporting.

Design for success

Wiltshire Business Online: Paul Moore of APS in Swindon has just finished a major project at the Great Western Hospital’s A&E department

4:14pm Friday 11th April 2014

Seven years ago, Paul Moore set up Advanced Partitioning Solutions – a partitions, refurbishment and office fit out company – and hasn’t looked back since

First word

Wiltshire Business Online: Nicky Alberry

4:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

Nicky Alberry, chair of Influence, looks ahead to next month’s conference at STEAM and tells us why it is unmissable

Paul Archer on the Law

Wiltshire Business Online: Employment with Paul Archer

4:06pm Friday 11th April 2014

From April 6 there will be a new system of Early Conciliation through the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Finance with Warren Shute

Wiltshire Business Online: Warren Shute

4:03pm Friday 11th April 2014

When the media raises the subject of beating the market through astute stock picking, the name Warren Buffett is usually cited. But what does this legendary investor actually say about the smart way to invest?


Wiltshire Business Online: FULL STEAM AHEAD

3:56pm Friday 11th April 2014

Wiltshire Business chosen as media partner for county’s biggest business show

Mitsubishi boss feeling good about year ahead

Wiltshire Business Online: Mitsubishi MD Lance Bradley is feeling confident about rising sales in 2014 after a strong 2013

2:41pm Thursday 6th March 2014

After a couple of indifferent years Mitsubishi is now motoring with the best and with its UK headquarters at Cirencester it provides jobs for more than 200 local people. 2014 marks the milestone for Mitsubishi Motors Corporation as it will celebrate forty years of non-stop presence in the European market.

Property by Andrew Kilpatrick

Wiltshire Business Online: Andrew Kilpatrick

2:36pm Thursday 6th March 2014

THE economy continues to show signs of improvement, which is trickling through to the commercial property market.

Rentals in Gorse Hill are nailed on

Wiltshire Business Online: Commercial Road unit

1:18pm Thursday 6th March 2014

A prominently situated ground floor retail unit with extensive storage area in the centre of the retail area of Gorse Hill is being marketed by Kilpatrick & Co on behalf of private clients.

You’re going to the final!

Wiltshire Business Online: Excaliber Communications MD James Phipps announces nominations for the leadership and social influence award.

1:11pm Thursday 6th March 2014

We now have the finalists for the 20th Wiltshire Business of the Year awards – regarded as the most prestigious business awards in the south west.

The Law with Lauren Harkin

Wiltshire Business Online: Lauren Harkin

1:15pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

We recently ran a mock employment tribunal in Swindon for 130 business managers and owners. The scenario was an employee who had been unfairly dismissed as a result of inappropriate comments on Facebook.

Finance with Rob Beale

Wiltshire Business Online: Rob Beale

1:12pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

With March here again, another year flies by and we can look forward to the Chancellor’s annual budget.

Business by Warren Shute

Wiltshire Business Online: Warren Shute

1:10pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

Lexington is working with businesses to ensure they meet their obligations for auto-enrolment.

My best moment by Cynthia and Maxime Bell, Pointe

Wiltshire Business Online: My best moment by Cynthia and Maxime Bell, Pointe

1:08pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

“After spending years travelling to Bristol, Reading and London to buy ballet pointe shoes, and still not being completely happy with what we could get, setting up a shop was something we had always wanted to do – but we weren’t sure how to go about it.

My worst moment by Roly Gillard The Little Print Shop

Wiltshire Business Online: My worst moment by Roly Gillard The Little Print Shop

1:05pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

“I’d won a large three-year contract with one of the biggest companies in town.

Who knew they did that...

Wiltshire Business Online: Peter and Matt Bowyer toast the success of their Swindon whisky export business

12:59pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

We look at the jobs you never knew existed. This month, Swindon whisky exporter Marlborough International On the edge of Swindon, father and son team, Peter and Matt Bowyer of Marlborough International are meeting global demand for top quality champagne, cognac and whisky.

The Law with Paul Archer

Wiltshire Business Online: Employment with Paul Archer

12:54pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

Most employees and some employers are not aware that, with limited exceptions, employees have the right to a copy of their personnel file.

As smokers go digital, what should employers do?

Wiltshire Business Online: As smokers go digital, what should employers do?

12:53pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

Wednesday March 12 is No Smoking Day, when those who are still ardent tobacco users are nudged towards the various routes that can lead them to healthier lungs, fresher breath and a rosier bank balance.

First word the apprenticeship issue

Wiltshire Business Online: Mike Godfrey

12:47pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

This month brings with it National Apprenticeship Week, a commendable campaign to raise the profile of apprenticeships as a route to skilled employment for young people, and a solution to meeting the particular needs of employers.

A moving story

Wiltshire Business Online: Renault’s versatile Kangoo won two categories in the first ever Business Van of the Year Awards – Green Van of the Year and Best Small Trades Van

4:55pm Thursday 6th February 2014

IT was a double celebration for the Renault Kangoo Van after winning the two most hotly contested categories at the inaugural Business Van of the Year Awards in London.

Quacking chance for would-be landlords

Wiltshire Business Online: The 16th Century Duck Inn has 12,000sqft and is set in excess of half-an-acre

4:52pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Historic Cotswolds inn The Wild Duck is up for sale for £2.8m with property adviser Christie & Co.

Back on our manor

Wiltshire Business Online: Nexus Business Centre in Cheney Manor

4:51pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Danfoss Power Solutions has returned to Cheney Manor at Nexus Business Centre.

Andrew Kilpatrick on Property

Wiltshire Business Online: Andrew Kilpatrick on PROPERTY

4:46pm Thursday 6th February 2014

What a start to 2014. Ever since our return from the Christmas holidays, we have been inundated with calls from tenants suffering from leaking roofs, flooding and storm damage to buildings we manage.

Market is finally starting to move

Wiltshire Business Online: retail site in Morley Road is expected to stir up some interest

4:44pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Commercial property in Swindon is beginning to speed up and a prominently situated ground floor retail unit with extensive first floor storage area in the centre of the retail area of Gorse Hill is being marketed by Kilpatrick & Co on behalf of private clients.

Consultancy marks 25 years with office move

Wiltshire Business Online: David Elkin, Walid Jamous, Jerad O’Pray, David Miljkovic and Tim Johns

4:38pm Thursday 6th February 2014

An environmental and engineering consultancy marking 25 years in business has moved to new offices in Trowbridge.

Paul Archer on The Law

Wiltshire Business Online: Employment with Paul Archer

4:35pm Thursday 6th February 2014

The continuing saga of Lord Rennard and the Liberal Democrats has brought the issue of sexual harassment back on the agenda.

Warren Shute on Finance

Wiltshire Business Online: Warren Shute

4:33pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Whether you’re retired or working, do you really know where you spend your money?

Engineering a bright future

Wiltshire Business Online: Old Town Engineering director Robin Pound with employee Marco Lorusso, above, and, below, with fellow directors Hayley Gash and Nick Heritage

4:26pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Tucked away on a light industrial estate in Swindon is an engineering company with a few surprises up its sleeve.

We're in the pink

Wiltshire Business Online: We're in the pink

4:24pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Pink Box Cosmetics was one of Wiltshire’s success stories in 2013 and is going from strength to strength this year.

Who knew they did that...?

Wiltshire Business Online: Roger Hall, MD Paul Jenkins, Paul Armstrong and Nigel Peart of Thamesdown Transport

4:21pm Thursday 6th February 2014

We look at the jobs you never knew existed. This month, Thamesdown Transport

New jobs on the move

Wiltshire Business Online: Buddy Earp, the manager of David Hathaway’s new warehouse in Royal Wootton Bassett, where the firm has taken on the £1.2 million site

4:17pm Thursday 6th February 2014

TRANSPORT firm David Hathaway’s move to a new £1.2 million depot in Royal Wootton Bassett will create 13 new jobs.


Wiltshire Business Online: Engine builder Alex Ingham, designer Mike Morkot, MD Paul Broadway and engine builders Mike Vines and Malcolm Wilcocks at Ridgeway Racing Engines

4:15pm Thursday 6th February 2014

ENGINE builder Paul Broadway saw his future clearly when he decided to focus on the past.

You have been judged

Wiltshire Business Online: Richard McNairn of NatWest, left, Emma Gwynne of Mainline Employment, James Phipps of Excalibur, Graham Rogers of BBC Wiltshire, Sharon Omer-Kaye of Baker Tilly, Alex Pinhey of Thrings LLP, Gary Lawrence, editor of the Swindon Advertiser, Ben Allen vice p

5:49pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

More than 100 companies have entered the 20th Wiltshire Business of the Year awards – regarded as the most prestigious business awards in the south west.

‘We went for a round of golf and ended up buying a hotel’

Wiltshire Business Online: Peter Neil was a former sales manager at Marsh Farm Hotel so he knew what a good opportunity buying it represented – but he soon realised it needed work

5:45pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

Eight years ago Peter Neil was catching up with old friend Robert Howe, over a game of golf.

Lauren Harkin on The Law

Wiltshire Business Online: Lauren Harkin

5:41pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

For most businesses, their most important asset is their employees. Without employees to carry out work, many businesses would simply not function at all.

Where will James Dyson find 3,000 engineers?

Wiltshire Business Online: Where will James Dyson find 3,000 engineers?

5:40pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

SIR James Dyson took the business world of Wiltshire by surprise when he announced a £250 million plan to build a research and development Nirvana at his headquarters in Malmesbury.

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