Wiltshire Business

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Wiltshire Business Online:

3:50pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Former carpenter lands himself a new career as a fishmonger

How I did it...

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:44pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Little more than a year ago Rebecca Allison was an enthusiastic amateur baker – now she’s a successful professional. She told Emma Dunn how

It’s all ship shape

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:40pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Firm wins web contract for London’s new floating superhotel

The thrill of it all is the key for me

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:37pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Graphic design firm Ninepoint Design Consultants is marking almost 20 years in business by celebrating with the customers who have helped make it a success and by launching a new website.

Sewing up the crafts business

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:28pm Thursday 10th July 2014

50 years on, shop expands into place next door

Tetronics aims to help China clean up its act

3:25pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Beating through the export door to China is Tetronics of Swindon who have just won £50,000 from the Government to help establish a base in that country.

Pub couple relishing a three bar melody

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:23pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Pair planning to use winning formular on their third hostelry

The personal touch

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:16pm Thursday 10th July 2014

EMMA DUNN looks at a company which celebrated its 100th birthday when England won the World Cup in 1966

Rob Beale on Finance

Wiltshire Business Online:

4:11pm Thursday 10th July 2014

It strikes me that sometimes the rule of thumb can give a better snapshot of the state of the economy than pages of in depth analysis. Lately I’ve had more people talking to me about concerns of their Inheritance Tax (IHT) liability and what they can do about it.

Finance with Warren Shute

Wiltshire Business Online:

4:07pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A well-designed plan is necessary for successful investing, but you must also have the discipline to stay on course, rebalance, and tax-manage, as needed. Unfortunately, most investors do not have a written plan.

Helping bridge the gap with fast broadband

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:19pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Wiltshire IT company Systemagic has been instrumental in helping one of the south west’s most successful construction companies to improve performance.

Architectural gem has possibilities

Wiltshire Business Online: The former antiques shop in Lechlade was once four separate homes and is expected to spark a lot of interest

5:53pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

A FORMER antiques shop in Lechalde is up for sale after the business went into liquidation.

Andrew J Kilpatrick on Property

Wiltshire Business Online: Andrew Kilpatrick

5:51pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

AFTER a noticeable increase in commercial property enquiry levels from the start of the year, Spring has seen an unexpected lull, hopefully only temporary, as positive economic signs continue to be reported.

Firm’s blueprint for real success

Wiltshire Business Online: Fascia Graphics staff and management at a team-building day to mark the company’s 20th anniversary

5:49pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

Graphic expert celebrates 20 years in business GRAPHIC printing firm Fascia Graphics celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party for its 60 staff.

Paul Archer on The Law

Wiltshire Business Online: Employment with Paul Archer

5:46pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

The Equality Act 2010 provides legal protection at work against discrimination or harassment on grounds of sexual orientation.

Free office rental for young entrepreneur

Wiltshire Business Online: Free office rental for young entrepreneur

5:42pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

Are you a young entrepreneur? Have you just started your own business? Do you run a business from home and want to expand? Then we want to hear from you.

Rob Beale on Finance

Wiltshire Business Online: Rob Beale

5:39pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

I was talking to someone the other day who had recently passed their driving test about being the designated driver on a night out – the upshot wasn’t that they were concerned about their own driving so much as who else might be out on the roads and what damage they might do.

New laser boosts agricultural firm’s growth

Wiltshire Business Online: New laser boosts agricultural firm’s growth

5:37pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

A RESURGENT Devizes company that can trace its origins back six decades has invested £400,000 on a high-speed laser cutter that has become its pride and joy.

Lauren Harkin on the Law

Wiltshire Business Online: Lauren Harkin

5:34pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

Most companies will have required advice on business transfers, and the implication of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (known as TUPE).

Postcodes earn a stamp of approval

Wiltshire Business Online: Postcodes have been helping sorting office staff move mail quickly for 40 years. Tony Blackburn helped promote postcodes at their launch in 1974

5:30pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

Royal Mail is celebrating 40 years since the allocation of postcodes to every town in Britain was completed in 1974.

Simon Tombs on Finance

Wiltshire Business Online: Simon Tombs on Finance

5:24pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

The latest Monahans MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Survey results point towards a year of growth and change in 2014 for manufacturers in the South West.

Family firm sells up after 20 years

5:22pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

A family business based in Chippenham has been sold to its management team with help from professional advisers at Withy King and Baker Tilly. The Woods Group, which provides fund-raising fulfilment services to charities and has an annual turnover of more than £8m, was sold by the Shutter family for an undisclosed sum.

Supercar dreams a racing certainty

Wiltshire Business Online: Mark Hanner with his team and some of the cars customers can pay to drive

5:21pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

For millions of people who settle down on a Sunday evening to watch Top Gear, the idea of driving the supercars on the screen will never be anything more than a pipe dream.

Warren Shute on Finance

Wiltshire Business Online: Warren Shute

5:31pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

The fashion industry is fickle, pushing and pulling trends to keep consumers forever turning over their wardrobes. Much of the financial services industry works the same way.

He’ll pack them in at show

Wiltshire Business Online: Rob Law, founder and director of the firm behind the Trunki, will be the keynote speaker on May 15

5:18pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

Trunki founder will say on May 15 about how he built his business – and took on the Dragons

First word

Wiltshire Business Online: Nicky Alberry, chair of Influence, takes the pulse of Swindon plc as the nation’s economic health begins to improve

5:15pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

Nicky Alberry, chair of Influence, gives an insight into a bid for Government cash that could change the county forever

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.

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