Energy moans hit record high

3:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Complaints about energy companies have risen to their highest level, according to data from the Energy Ombudsman.

Better broadband vital for business, says report

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:17pm Thursday 17th July 2014

The Federation of Small Businesses says that the UK's broadband target is simply not ambitious enough when compared to other nations.

Jobless figure drops but wages stay low

3:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

UK unemployment fell by 121,000 to 2.12 million in the three months to May, official figures show.

James now has proof that he’s a true Master

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Chairman of Arkell’s, James Arkell, was inaugurated in London last week as the Master of the Worshipful Company of Brewers, one of the oldest City Guilds which dates back to the 12th Century.

Payday loan cap to ease anguish

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:32am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Plans for a cap on the amount that payday lenders can charge their customers have been announced by the City regulator.

Sharp leap in inflation

9:33am Wednesday 16th July 2014

The rate of UK inflation rose sharply in June, pushed up by higher prices for clothing and footwear as well as food and non-alcoholic drinks, official figures show.

Grant Thornton appoints new practice leader

Wiltshire Business Online:

8:00am Monday 14th July 2014

Grant Thornton UK LLP has appointed Tim Lincoln as practice leader for the South West region. John Golding continues as head of regional PSA practice – and Allister Weir becomes a tax partner

More call on bosses’ time

Wiltshire Business Online:

4:15pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Smartphones lead to culture of extra hours

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.

M&S nets less in web change

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:59am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Marks and Spencer has reported a big drop in online sales after its move to a new website platform hit trading.

Heather dives in to help protect our coastline

Wiltshire Business Online:

10:14am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Turtle Mat customer service manager Heather Scott has set herself the challenge to swim one kilometre in the sea off the coast of Eastbourne to help the Marine Conservation Society raise awareness for the protection of the British coastline.

Co-op members to get £1.6m share of profit

10:13am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Members of The Midcounties Co-operative in Swindon are among those set to receive a share of more than £1.6m, as the society announces its largest share of profits payments to date.

Photographer puts business profiles in the frame

Wiltshire Business Online:

10:12am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Swindon photographer Lis McDermott has published her first business book about the value of a good headshot in business.

£1bn-a-day e-banking

Wiltshire Business Online:

10:06am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Mobile phone and internet banking transactions now total almost £1 billion a day, a study has suggested.

They’re in the saddle for Tour de Baker Tilly

Wiltshire Business Online:

10:19am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Staff from Baker Tilly’s offices across the south west played their part in a charity bike ride from London to Leeds timed to arrive just before the start of the Tour de France.

Celebrating secret army of volunteers

10:17am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Involve Swindon has recognised the ongoing dedication of volunteers from businesses across the town as part of its 10-year anniversary celebrations.

Wiltshire warning on tax credits

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:30pm Monday 7th July 2014

Swindon and Wiltshire small businesses and business owners are being urged to act now to ensure they receive vital tax credits. Lawrence Harrison who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Swindon said; “July 31st is the deadline for tax credit renewals, which for Swindon small business owners means they don’t have long to complete their tax returns. The self-employed will need those tax returns in order to complete much of their renewal form. “For employed tax credit claimants, HMRC is encouraging employers to sit down with staff to double-check their figures. Failure to meet the deadline could result in the wrong payments being made and worst case, your tax credits payments being stopped altogether.” Filing tax returns early could be beneficial to small business owners in other ways, said Lawrence Harrison.

Mitsubishi clean up the town for charity

Wiltshire Business Online:

12:45pm Monday 7th July 2014

A TEAM from the headquarters of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK raised nearly £350 for a cancer charity with a car wash. The group held the fundraiser at the Mitsubishi Specialist Vehicle Operations centre at Love Lane Industrial Estate, Cirencester, on Saturday, to add to the money they are raising for this year’s Race for Life at Cirencester Park on July 20th. Motorists enjoyed tea, coffee and home-made cakes while they waited for their vehicles to be cleaned inside and out and a total of £344 was raised on the day for Cancer Research UK. Verity May, PA to the MD of the company Lance Bradley, who organised the team, said: “We’re so pleased with how the car wash went. It was a great day and we’re really grateful to the support from the people of Cirencester.

Pebley Beach is the best of the west

Wiltshire Business Online:

12:40pm Monday 7th July 2014

Pebley Beach Hyundai, in Swindon is one of the UK’s best garages, according to a Trading Standards-approved ‘Garage of the Year’ customer satisfaction survey run by Motor Codes.

Withy King's five make it 35

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:00am Monday 7th July 2014

A further five solicitors from Wiltshire-based Withy King have been named ‘Leaders in their Field’ bringing the number at the firm with this highly sought-after accolade to 35.

Old Mill bike challenge to rival the Tour de France

Wiltshire Business Online:

10:25am Monday 7th July 2014

Ninteen staff are taking part in the Old Mill Office Cycle Challenge where they will cycle to all five offices in two days.

Chipside boss wins £1,000 prize

Wiltshire Business Online:

8:49am Monday 7th July 2014

Alison Edgar, MD of Wiltshire-based Sales Coaching Solutions has announced the winner of the prize draw she ran at the Wiltshire Expo business show. Business owners and directors who visited the stand of Sales Coaching Solutions at Monkton Park, Chippenham had the opportunity to enter a prize draw for a new composite door worth over £1,000.  The winner was Paul Moorby, MD of Chipside Ltd, based in Brinkworth, near Swindon. The company operates nationally providing local authorities with systems for managing parking payments in car parks, or parking  permits.  Mr Moorby intends to have the new door fitted at home. Sales Coaching Solutions Ltd focuses on sales and customer service training for start-up enterprises, SMEs and corporate organisations. Its team helps to create and improve sales strategy, route to market and customer experience. For start-up enterprises and growing businesses, there are often grants and funding available to help cover the costs of training and development. Alison and her team can provide information, these schemes are often available nationally and delivered at a local level.

Froome rides his bike under the Channel

Wiltshire Business Online:

8:45am Monday 7th July 2014

Tour de France 2013 winner Chris Froome is the first person to cycle from the United Kingdom to France under the sea.

Two awards for Jaywing at contact centre forum awards

Wiltshire Business Online:

7:00am Monday 7th July 2014

Jaywing’s Swindon-based contact centre has been recognised as a leader in its field, by winning two awards at this year’s South West Contact Centre Forum awards, held at The Grand Hotel in Bristol.

Rare motorcycles for sale with COYS

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:29am Friday 4th July 2014

Renowned for auctioning an extensive range of classic cars, COYS are to put over 90 motorcycles under the hammer at Blenheim Palace on Friday July 11. Included in the auction is an extremely rare 1974 Ducati 750 surfacing from a prominent Italian collection, and a Harley-Davidson XR750, described as one of the most famous racing bikes in American motorcycle history.

Truckers to get the facts through CMS Supatrak, Aligra and Tachodisc

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:23am Friday 4th July 2014

There will be a transport breakfast briefing on Thursday July 17 @ Delta 1200, Welton Road, Swindon SN5 7XZ which is aimed at business owners, transport managers and fleet managers across Wiltshire and the surrounding area.

Withy King makes it to the top three times

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:09am Friday 4th July 2014

Lawyers from Swindon and Marlborough-based Withy King have helped raise over £9,000 for charity by completing the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge.

Pera Technology's £2m prize for new manufacturing project

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:02am Friday 4th July 2014

A new competition is set to give small and mediums-sized engineering and manufacturing businesses in Swindon and other manufacturing cities the chance to win up to £2m (€2.5m) worth of R&D funding to develop innovative new products.

Baker Tilly welcomes new partner

Wiltshire Business Online:

10:36am Friday 4th July 2014

Accountancy firm Baker Tilly has welcomed Audit and Advisory Partner Tom Morgan to its Bristol office based at Hartwell House in Victoria Street. 

UTAX continues getting bigger and better

Wiltshire Business Online:

10:31am Friday 4th July 2014

In a year which has seen far-reaching developments across the MFD and DMS supply chain, coupled with a challenging, pan-European economic background, UTAX (UK), the UK’s largest office equipment partner-only network, has for the fourth consecutive year enjoyed double digit growth in turnover of over 18 per cent.

Arval keeps safety at the forefront of their vehicles

Wiltshire Business Online:

10:25am Friday 4th July 2014

Arval, a leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company, joined forces with Bosch and Thatcham Research to deliver its first ‘eSafetyAware! Driving Experience’ event.

UK car sales up 10 per cent in first six months

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:41am Friday 4th July 2014

A total 1,287,265 new cars were registered in first six months of the year – a 10.6 per cent rise and the best half-year total since 2005.

All action at the Castle Combe track

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:31am Friday 4th July 2014

The Castle Combe circuit's passion for older cars has no end and over the weekend of July 12 and 13, there are two days of indulgence for those who like to them being pushed to their limits.

Wiltshire nurses overwhelmed with hot desk offers

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:23am Friday 4th July 2014

Julia’s House nurses have been thrilled by the response they have received from Wiltshire residents and businesses after appealing for a ‘hot desk’ to work from in central Salisbury.

Mitsubishi will be all washed up this weekend

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:18am Friday 4th July 2014

A TEAM from the headquarters of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK are getting into shape for Cirencester’s Race for Life with a charity car wash this weekend. The team will be cleaning cars, inside and out, for a donation of £10 at the Mitsubishi Specialist Vehicle Operations (MSVO) at Love Lane Industrial Estate from 9.30am tomorrow (Saturday, July 5th.)  Mitsubishi’s fleet of heritage vehicles, including the Tommy Makinen Edition Lancer Evolution VI, 1986 Starion Turbo 2.0l ‘Wide Body’ and the Model A, will also be on display as part of the celebrations of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK’s 40th anniversary.

Tesco have the lowest of the lowest

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:11am Friday 4th July 2014

Tesco Bank has announced it has reduced the interest rate on personal loans from £7,500 to £15,000, offering both new and existing customers the lowest loan rate currently available in the market, and the lowest rate ever offered by Tesco Bank.

Meet Dame Mary Peters with McCarthy & Stone today in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:06am Friday 4th July 2014

McCarthy & Stone, the leading developer of retirement apartments, is inviting members of the public to attend a opening with former British Olympic champion, Dame Mary Peters, at its Anstie Court development.

Nervous networking is a popular subject

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:38am Thursday 3rd July 2014

First business workshop for women proves a hit

Place in finals for clear communication

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:41am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Swindon-based translation agency Syntacta has been recognised as a key service for businesses trading and looking to trade internationally.

Field Recruitment's expansion plans

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:48am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A Swindon-based recruiter is set to expand nationally thanks to investment in new IT which will enable it to improve services to job-seekers and extend its customer base.





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