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Great news for business people. Let me be the first to tell you of the exciting news about the changes to Financial Reporting that are coming in during 2015, and you can adopt them earlier if you choose – okay, perhaps less enthusiasm, its dull and will business people really care?
5:06pm Friday 6th December 2013
Paul Booth, franchisee of eight McDonald’s restaurants, is celebrating 30 years’ service with the ubiquitous brand. He tells how he built his business – and has advice for anyone starting in business now…
4:46pm Friday 6th December 2013
Christmas 2012 could have potentially been a worst moment for inSwindon – the weather had been appalling in November and as wind and rain was still being forecasted, we took the decision to postpone the town centre Christmas light switch-on in the hope the weather would improve.
4:43pm Friday 6th December 2013
Last year was my eighth Christmas at Broad Street Mall in Reading and I was determined it would be the year Santa abseiled into the Christmas lights switch-on from the top of the centre’s glass atrium roof.
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Employment Law is full of traps and pitfalls so, to help you keep abreast of changes affecting the workplace over the next year I have highlighted some of the potential legal challenges ahead for employers in 2014.
Nicky Alberry, chair of Influence, looks at the challenge Wiltshire faces in making its young people work ready
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Mechanical engineer David Pedley only went into the packaging industry to get sales experience. But instead of returning to engineering, he is now co-owner of GWP Group – a £10m Wiltshire success story Back in 1984 I’d had the two best years as a mechanical engineer that anyone could have, with the Joint European Torus at Culham Science Centre – one of the precursors to the CERN Large Hadron Collider.
5:50pm Tuesday 12th November 2013
Charlie Shotton-Gale was once a size 24 but she told Joanne Moore she is now on her way to being Britain’s strongest ever woman and using her own experiences to train others to get fit Charlie Shotton-Gale, who runs SG Fitness in Swindon, has been preparing for this month’s powerlifting world championshipsbut that hasn’t distracted her from her clients.
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The combination of being at risk of redundancy and YouTube propelled Nick Howard into the world of cider making and launching Circle Cider. Now in his third season of pressing, production has more than doubled
4:07pm Tuesday 12th November 2013
2011 was a good year for apples. It was also the year that Nick Howard was at risk of redundancy from his job in the construction sector. Seeing the potential of the combination of the two, he turned a burgeoning hobby into Swindon’s only cider microbrewery.
4:01pm Tuesday 12th November 2013
Thinking about moving from private cars for staff to investing in a fleet and saving mileage allowances? Dom Threlfall, MD of Pebley Beach in Swindon, has a few things you might want to consider...
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Nicky Alberry, chair of Influence, on why Wiltshire must do more to produce more of its own energy to protect its economy
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One to watch: Wood Street Food Hall is taking on the supermarkets – and making quality and provenance the key word on food shoppers’ lips
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The Equality Act 2010 provides special protection against discrimination for disabled people. In summary, employers must not treat disabled people less favourably than non-disabled people and must make reasonable adjustments to the working environment to ensure that disabled people are not disadvantaged in the workplace. The starting point the definition of disability. The legal definition is that an employee is disabled if they have a medical condition that has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. The condition is long term if it has lasted for 12 months or is likely to last for 12 months.
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Nicky Alberry, chair of Influence, takes the pulse of Swindon plc as the nation’s economic health begins to improve
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3:21pm Tuesday 24th September 2013
Honda took the wraps off the new British built Civic Tourer ahead of its official unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month. This is another new model which will be built in Swindon and help safeguard the thousands of jobs at South Marston.
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A recent discussion paper issued by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills caught my attention as its title started alarm bells ringing. “Transparency & Trust: Enhancing the Transparency of UK Company Ownership and Increasing Trust in UK Business” - anything that uses these terms suggests the detail needs reviewing as they will contain more red tape or risk for business owners.
3:14pm Tuesday 24th September 2013
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development recently estimated that there are around one million workers in the UK with zero hour contracts. This includes around 300,000 workers who provide care to elderly and disabled people at home.
3:11pm Tuesday 24th September 2013
Simon Billingham, manager of SEQOL’s ICES, Wheelchair Service and Medical Devices SEQOL If you’d told Simon Billingham’s parents ten years ago that he’d be in charge of providing 18,000 items of community equipment to Swindon residents, they almost certainly wouldn’t have believed you.
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Ensuring the UK’s medium-sized businesses have access to growth finance and can recruit skilled employees will be critical to a sustainable economic recovery in the UK. Our economic growth relies on being able to mobilise the UK’s medium-sized firms into a powerhouse to match the German Mittelstand.
2:59pm Tuesday 24th September 2013