Wiltshire Business

Love affair is still as strong after 25 years

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:43pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Celebrating the 25th birthday of its iconic two-seat sportscar this year, Mazda has launched the MX-5 Roadster Coupe 2.0-litre 25th Anniversary Limited Edition, which went on sale throughout the UK from the beginning of the month.

Former TV studio is live on market

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:39pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A former television studio situated in the heart of Old Town is on the market.

PROPERTY; with Andrew J Kilpatrick

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:36pm Thursday 14th August 2014

In the words of the old Neil Sedaka song “breaking up is hard to do” which is what some tenants have found when seeking to exercise break options in commercial property leases.

Our businessis hotting up

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:35pm Thursday 14th August 2014

EMMA DUNN meets the team behind the Wiltshire Chilli Farm where the products are literally hot stuff – and sales are up

FINANCE: with Simon Tombs

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:32pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Mid-sized law firms are out-performing their larger counterparts when it comes to growth in fee income and profitability, according to the latest national Professional Practices Survey, by MHA, the UK-wide group of accountancy and business advisory firms.

LAW: with Lauren Harkin

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

As it’s that time of year, I am looking at holidays, and in particular a recent European Judgment which has redefined how holiday pay is calculated. The case, Lock v British Gas, has ruled that when calculating statutory holiday pay, it should include commission and not just salary. Mr Lock was a salesman for British Gas. Around 60 per cent of his total earnings were made up of commission. When he took holiday he was only paid based on normal salary.

Sri Lanka contract is full of Eastern Promise for timber products firm

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:28pm Thursday 14th August 2014

GARDEN timber furniture manufacturer Dunster House has developed a trade partnership in Sri Lanka, which means it has become the 19th different market in two years.

Pieces falling in to place

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:26pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Innovative jigsaw manufacturer’s new twist on traditional ideas charms US

FINANCE; Rob Beale

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:19pm Thursday 14th August 2014

LAST month I learned a really good lesson in not just understanding the importance of a disaster recovery plan, but also understanding what it really means to have a plan that is written in Noddy language that even I can understand.

New centre welcomes first business tenants

Wiltshire Business Online:

5:33pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

The new Manor House Enterprise Centre in High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett has welcomed its first business tenants: Huntmill Transport Training, owned by husband and wife team John and Lynn Kelly.

Site will unlock county’s secrets

Wiltshire Business Online:

5:29pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

The keys to a ‘secret club’ of Wiltshire producers and experiences are being handed to residents and tourists alike, in the form of a new discovery website.

It’s game on as bank stumps up

Wiltshire Business Online:

5:27pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Eat Wild, the premium wild meat and game food company founded by Gloucestershire brothers William and Calum Thompson, has opened its first restaurant with the support of HSBC.

Stone cold focus on the customer

Wiltshire Business Online:

5:24pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

WHEN Nick Oldland and Nick Hockin set up Anything Stone in 2004, they never imagined how successful the business would be.

94 years and still standing

Wiltshire Business Online:

4:45pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THERE are not many shoe shops where you can still get your feet measured.

When’s a good time to start a business? Now!

Wiltshire Business Online:

4:34pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

It’s a great time to start a business in Swindon.

Park marks 20th year

Wiltshire Business Online:

4:32pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

IT WAS 20 years ago that Center Parcs Longleat first opened its doors to the public on Thursday, July 14, 1994.

Did you know?

4:28pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Michael Collins of Toast-masters International has 10 tips to help improve your ability to react quickly and save your presentation from disaster:

Just one course and | was hooked

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.

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