Zurich team raises £40,000 from London marathon

Wiltshire Business Online: Zurich team raises £40,000 from London marathon

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Zurich Community Trust had a team of local Swindon employees running in last weekend's Virgin London Marathon to raise £20k for the charity.

Boost your business at top event

11:52am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Businesses can now register to attend the Wiltshire Business Expo 2014 – an event dedicated to showcasing local companies and exploring how digital technology can boost business.

Star team ready to swap four wheels for two

Wiltshire Business Online: IT Manager Stuart Smith, Operations General Manager David Ramsey and Credit and Operations Manager Graham Vinnicombe are taking part in the bike ride challenge

11:51am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TEAM from Mitsubishi’s Cirencester headquarters is gearing up to take part in a gruelling fundraising bike ride.

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.

AFL backs Wiltshire Air Ambulance with donation

4:14pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

– AFL, a manufacturer of fibre optic cable and accessories and provider of services, nominated Wiltshire Air Ambulance as 2014 Charity of the Year. The announcement comes during a visit to Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s Air Support Unit in Devizes, UK where AFL associates presented a grant for £1,000 made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program.

Swindon npower employee raised £2,000 with London marathon

4:03pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

An npower employee from Swindon ran the London Marathon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sensata celebrates its 10th birthday

Wiltshire Business Online: Sensata celebrates its 10th birthday

12:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A Swindon IT company, which has built an extensive client base throughout the South and South West, is celebrating ten years in business.

Excalibur brings the sword to Somerset Cricket Club

Wiltshire Business Online: Karen Thornley head of marketing at Excalibur and Jez Curwin, head of Commercial Operations at Somerset CC.

12:39pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

South West based Excalibur Communications has become the official IT & Communications partner of Somerset County Cricket Club.

Networking at chambers

11:52am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Swindon Chamber of Commerce is throwing open its doors for an evening of free networking on Monday, April 28. An expected 120 businesses will meet at Marsh Farm Hotel, Royal Wootton Bassett from 6-8pm to network.

Haine & Smith win practice award

Wiltshire Business Online: Haine & Smith win practice award

12:31pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Wiltshire-based optical group, Haine & Smith have won Software Practice of the Year at the 2014 Optician Awards.

Inflation will continue to fall, says Business West

11:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Annual CPI inflation in March 2014 is 1.6%, down from 1.7% in February and the largest contribution to the fall in inflation came from motor fuels, followed by clothing and furniture and household goods.

Mandela's hand sold at auction

Wiltshire Business Online: Mandela's hand sold at auction

11:29am Tuesday 15th April 2014

An image of Nelson Mandela’s handprint -  a lithograph limited to 1,000 copies and signed in pencil by the former president himself - was sold at auction for £3,200 at Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester.

Baker Tilly to be absorbed by RSM

10:54am Tuesday 15th April 2014

RSM International, the worldwide audit, tax and advisory network of independent firms, has enhanced its international representation by admitting Baker Tilly as its UK member firm.

Barts does a wet deal for OTP Foods funded by Santander

9:14am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Bristol-based The Bart Ingredients Company Limited , the well-known manufacturer and supplier of herbs and spices, is to expand into the wet ingredients market after acquiring the assets of Berkshire-based OTP Foods Limited in a multimillion pound deal funded by Santander Corporate & Commercial.

Eric the Split wins top ad award

Wiltshire Business Online: Eric the Split wins top ad award

9:11am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The Volvo Trucks launch campaign for the new truck series continues to win awards. In the global advertising competition Art Directors Club Awards, Volvo Trucks’ campaign claimed the most awards of all nominees – including the prestigious Black Cube award.

Kia does deal with Surrey Cricket Club

Wiltshire Business Online: Kia does deal with Surrey Cricket Club

9:07am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Kia Motors (UK) Limited has partnered with Surrey County Cricket Club to supply Graham Ford and Graeme Smith, this year’s Coach and Captain, with two top specifications Sorento SUVs.

Property Care Association's top student

Wiltshire Business Online: Property Care Association's top student

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A PRESERVATION technician from Trowbridge has been honoured by a national trade body at a top industry event.

HSBC says 2014 is turning point for business

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

2014 will mark a turning point for ambitious businesses in the South West of England, as they look to capitalise on the UK economic recovery to invest in growth, so finds HSBC’s new ‘Business of Growth’ report released today. The report highlights the constant upwards revision of GDP growth over the last 12 months, the UK economy’s outperformance of the Eurozone and a rise of business confidence as providing the perfect conditions for growth.

Business on show

1:43pm Monday 14th April 2014

The South West’s leading business exhibition returns next month hosted by Business West, sponsored by Excalibur and with media partners Swindon Advertiser and Wiltshire Business. The Business Show Swindon 2014, once again hosted at STEAM, will run on May 15 from 9am-4pm and is free to attend. With an expected attendance of more than 800 powerful and influential businesses, the show remains the highlight of the business calendar and the networking event of the year.

Construction company keeps excellence award

Wiltshire Business Online: Liz Anderson, HR and training manager for Beard with the Investors in People Gold Award accreditation

1:43pm Monday 14th April 2014

Construction company Beard which has offices in Swindon, Oxford and Guildford has retained its Investors in People Gold Award which recognises the firm’s management excellence and exceptional commitment to developing and empowering staff.

Builder Beard's pretax profits up 20 per cent

Wiltshire Business Online: Builder Beard's pretax profits up 20 per cent

4:01pm Monday 14th April 2014

Regional construction group Beard which has offices in Guildford, Oxford, Swindon has announced a strong set of results for 2013.

Soaring Worldwide wins CIA Fire & Safety brief

2:58pm Monday 14th April 2014

Cirencester based strategic communications specialist Soaring Worldwide has been appointed by CIA Fire & Security Group to look after its PR and marketing activities.

Outsource staff in charity parachute jump

Wiltshire Business Online: Outsource staff in charity parachute jump

2:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

Four colleagues from recruitment consultancy Outsource UK proved the sky’s literally the limit for the company when they each completed a two-mile tandem charity skydive.

Federation meets

1:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

The next business meeting of the Federation of Small Businesses North & West Wiltshire Branch is on April 24 from 5.30pm at Beechfield House Hotel, Beanacre (on A350 between Chippenham and Melksham) SN12 7PU.

Four star Co-op

1:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Midcounties Co-operative has been recognised with a four star rating in Business in the Community’s annual benchmark of responsible business, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index).

Hotelopia with with easyjet

1:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

easyJet holidays has announced that it will become a major pan-European tour operator through a new partnership with the online travel agency Hotelopia.

Business against Poverty seminar

1:14pm Monday 14th April 2014

Business against Poverty (BaP), the business brand of local charity, People against Poverty, has launched its second initiative this year: the BaP Business Skills Academy - for professional learning & development. It promises to deliver training programmes with a difference, with ethical business practice a core theme throughout the series.

Savills to sponsor Olympic hopeful

Wiltshire Business Online: Savills to sponsor Olympic hopeful

10:42am Monday 14th April 2014

Savills has announced its sponsorship of Gloucestershire-based 2016 Olympic Games cycling hopeful James Lowsley-Williams.

Lechlade's Antique Arcade up for sale with Alder King

Wiltshire Business Online: Lechlade's Antique Arcade up for sale with Alder King

9:59am Monday 14th April 2014

Property consultants Alder King has been instructed by Hazelwoods The Liquidator  for Riverside (Lechlade) Limited to sell the former Antiques Arcade in Lechlade.

AA tops the UK brands

8:59am Monday 14th April 2014

The top five UK brands, excluding charities and armed forces are:

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

Novum Law is helping victims of asbestos cancer

10:26am Friday 11th April 2014

After many years of lobbying from asbestos support groups, victims and their families, the Mesothelioma scheme is now open for applications.

A&S ready for Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce

8:30am Friday 11th April 2014

A&S are providing  keynote speaker at the Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce Monthly Mixer on April 24.

Capital Travel & Events says health & safety is now urgent

Wiltshire Business Online: Capital Travel & Events says health & safety is now urgent

8:59am Friday 11th April 2014

More event managers expect and need health and safety expertise from their agencies, according to Capita Travel and Events, part of which is based in Swindon.

Own up to the HMRC and avoid prosecution

8:28am Friday 11th April 2014

A HMRC facility which encourages people who have committed tax fraud to admit their offences in exchange for avoiding a criminal investigation has attracted 129 requests from individuals since it launched at the beginning of 2012.

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