Honda picks up top Which? award

Wiltshire Business Online:

12:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Honda (UK)'s Hondacare Assistance has been awarded 'Recommended Provider' status by Which? after scoring an impressive 84% for overall performance and customer satisfaction in the Which? Car Survey 2014.

Lloyds appoint new boss for SME banking

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:49am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed Paul McCluskey as head of Professional Practices for SME banking, where he will lead a 100-strong team of relationship managers, supporting the growth of law and accountancy firms across England and Wales.

Saga tells Government to get on with it over airport capacity

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:13am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Saga, one the UK’s leading travel companies, has today urged the Government to accelerate the decision about more airport capacity.

UTAX ready for the awards

Wiltshire Business Online:

3:38pm Monday 1st September 2014

Shrivenham based UTAX (UK) Ltd, one of the UK’s largest partner-only networks specialising in Document Management Solutions,has been short-listed for five awards in the 2014 Document Manager Awards.

Kew Green Hotels complete Holiday Inns deal

Wiltshire Business Online:

1:44pm Monday 1st September 2014

Kew Green Holdings Ltd (Kew Green) today completed the acquisition of 19 Holiday Inn hotels from LRG Holdings Ltd, bringing its portfolio of Holiday Inns to 38 and making it InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) largest Holiday Inn franchise partner in Europe.

Up the Arsenal with Cooper Tire

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:36am Monday 1st September 2014

Cooper Tire Europe of Melksham, the Official Tyre of Arsenal Football Club, welcomed 10 youngsters from Arsenal’s ‘Premier League Kicks’ programme as guests to the Arsenal versus Besiktas Champions League game at Emirates Stadium..

A dream piece of Wiltshire up for sale

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:21am Monday 1st September 2014

A parcel of agriculture land with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside of Old Sarum in Wiltshire is to go under the auctioneer's hammer. The 11.3-acre site, to the north of Salisbury and bordering the River Avon, is among 19 lots being sold by regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson.

Bishop Fleming signs its 150th Academy

Wiltshire Business Online:

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

West-based Bishop Fleming, the UK's second biggest specialist for academy schools, has signed its 150th Academy School client.

Swindon Recital Series begins next month featuring Miranda Dale & Paul Turner

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:50am Monday 1st September 2014

Swindon Recital Series’ first afternoon concert features violinist Miranda Dale accompanied by pianist Paul Turner in a programme that features Franck and Massenet as well as pieces by Kreisler and Fauré.

More solar farms on the cards in the west

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:24am Monday 1st September 2014

Businesses in Wiltshire and the West are likely to be among those gaining the most from opportunities to invest in a wider range of green technology qualifying for 100% tax breaks.

Cambridge Weight Plan opens up in Bristol

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:16am Monday 1st September 2014

Business couple Chris and Jackie Beckett are expanding their successful Wiltshire Cambridge Weight Plan consultancy by opening a new central hub in Bristol.

CEMEX increase their MAN fleet numbers

Wiltshire Business Online:

10:24am Friday 29th August 2014

Building materials solutions provider CEMEX UK, has added a fleet of 27 new MAN TGX 26.440BLS 6x2 tractor units for operation out of its cement production plant in Rugby.

Marriott Hotel joins team to ride 1,640 miles for Prince's Trust

Wiltshire Business Online:

10:12am Friday 29th August 2014

In just over two weeks time a team of keen amateur cyclists working in a variety of roles for the Swindon Marriott Hotel will be joining an extraordinary challenge, in aid of youth charity The Prince’s Trust; cycling from The Bournemouth Marriott Hotel to The Swindon Marriott Hotel a distance of 75 miles.

Creative Consortium celebrates its 20th birthday

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:58am Friday 29th August 2014

The Creative Consortium, a PR company from Stroud, is celebrating its 20th birthday.

Birmingham Airport boss to get doctorate

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:35am Friday 29th August 2014

The Chairman of Birmingham Airport, John Hudson, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate next Tuesday at a Birmingham City University graduation ceremony.

Ten out of TEN for Pillow May

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:25am Friday 29th August 2014

Small rural businesses across Swindon and Wiltshire are benefiting from a grant which helps them pay for specialist advice to help them grow.

Nationwide reckons house prices are on the up

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:08am Friday 29th August 2014

UK house prices increased by 0.8 per cent in August and house prices have gone up 11 per cent in the last year, according to the Nationwide Building Society. The average price of a house in the UK is £189,306 Robert Gardner, Nationwide's Chief Economist, said: “The UK house increase in August, marking the sixteenth successive monthly price rise.

Increase on UK's new homes

Wiltshire Business Online:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

New figures released today by NHBC show that the number of new homes being registered across the UK remains slightly ahead of corresponding statistics for last year.

CTB-Locker virus can infect business health

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:15am Thursday 28th August 2014

A well established IT company is warning Wiltshire businesses to beware of a new virus which has the potential to lock down their systems and hold them to ransom.

Cherry & Folk furniture ready for Bowood Game & Country Fair

Wiltshire Business Online:

1:58pm Thursday 28th August 2014

CHERRY & FOLK, the innovative company who design and make stylish country sofas, will be exhibiting their current range of beautiful furniture at The Bowood Game & Country Fair on September 27/28.

Polishing decorating skills for a brighter reputation

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

This autumn, Dulux Decorator Centre Swindon is helping to support the professionalism of local painters and decorators by hosting a dedicated programme of activity at its stores on Hobley Drive.

Sales on the High Street are booming

Wiltshire Business Online:

12:50pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Retail sales grew strongly in the year to August with the pace of growth expected to accelerate again in the month ahead, according to the CBI’s latest quarterly Distributive Trades Survey. The survey of 142 firms also showed that sales were broadly average for the time of year with retailers more optimistic about their business situation for the next quarter than at any time since May 2002.

Carlton Business Centre's special offer to Wiltshire tenants

Wiltshire Business Online:

10:47am Thursday 28th August 2014

The Carlton Business Centre in Calne, Wiltshire is offering a zero notice exit policy for any new tenants whose business has begun trading within the last 12 months. Available immediately, this unique offer aims to help small businesses move from their home office into professional office space by reducing the financial commitment.

£750,000 for jobs boost in Wiltshire & Swindon

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:03am Thursday 28th August 2014

The Gateway for Growth programme has now awarded £750,000 to businesses in Wiltshire, to help them grow and reach their commercial potential.

Go down on farm for an organic way of life

Wiltshire Business Online:

5:06pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

This week The Soil Association, the UK’s charity campaigning for healthy and humane food, launches its 2014 national Organic September campaign.

Co-op boss steps out to boost teen cancer charity

Wiltshire Business Online:

5:09pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Ben Reid, CEO of the Midcounties Co-operative, completed a 194-mile coast-to-coast challenge to help raise more than £4,700 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Begbies Traynor partner up for major award

Wiltshire Business Online:

2:57pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Julie Palmer, regional managing partner for business rescue and recovery specialist Begbies Traynor in the South West and Wales, has been shortlisted for an award.

Pop-up shop keeps the service going for the Co-op in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Business Online:

2:47pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Shoppers in Market Lavington, Wiltshire are the first in the south of England to use The Co-operative Food’s new pop-up shop, which will provide a temporary replacement while the village’s main food store closes for a major refurbishment.

Bibby sees businesses are on the investment trail

Wiltshire Business Online:

12:05pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

The majority of small and medium sized enterprises in the South West expect to invest in their businesses this quarter, according to research from Bibby Financial Services..

Wiltshire NHS want your views on services

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:58am Wednesday 27th August 2014

PEOPLE are invited to give their views on community healthcare services run by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Wiltshire.

Top award for Baker Tilly associate director

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:18am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Zoe Martin, associate director at Baker Tilly’s Swindon office has passed all her exams to achieve a specialist private client qualification which recognises expertise in the fields of trusts and estates.

Rocky to help RSPB preserve the stone curlew

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:11am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Salisbury based knitting group Knit ‘n’ Knatter team-up with the RSPB to create the first ever knitted stone-curlew Once widespread in England, numbers of this vulnerable chalk grassland bird have declined dramatically since the 1930s. The RSPB is now reversing that decline by working with landowners and local communities through the EU LIFE+ funded Stone-curlew Recovery Project.

New trio joins Banks in Swindon

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:38am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Three new recruits have joined the ranks of Swindon accountancy firm Banks BHG, created from a merger between two practices.

Home Business Initiative will suit Swindon, says TaxAssist

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Business owners across Swindon will benefit from a new Government initiative which aims to make life easier for the estimated 2.9 million home-based companies across the UK, according to a local small business accountancy specialist.

Wiltshire Council hosting free HR seminars

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:10am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Businesses across Wiltshire are being urged to take advantage of a host of free sessions to improve staff retention and develop their workforce.

Alison & Louise switch roles for Wiltshire training

Wiltshire Business Online:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Sales expert Louise Elliott has become the first employee of growing Wiltshire business Sales Coaching Solutions.

Another satisfied client at Basepoint

Wiltshire Business Online:

10:45am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Now in its 20th year, Basepoint Business Centres has a history of supporting small businesses in its communities.

Rombourne celebrates 10 years with Hub Networking Services

Wiltshire Business Online:

4:14pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Swindon’s Rombourne Serviced Offices and Hub Network Services are celebrating a 10 year business marraige.

Big doors but no big heads for auctioneers Moore & Allen

Wiltshire Business Online:

2:36pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Bidders at antiques auctions conducted by Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester will be making a grander entrance from now on, as the firm opens the huge doors of its new offices.

UK tax system is rubbish, says Bishop Fleming boss

Wiltshire Business Online:

12:29pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

One of Britain's top accountants agrees with the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee that the UK tax system is far too complex, poorly designed, and badly managed.

Network Rail steams ahead with new £45m project

Wiltshire Business Online:

12:21pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Network Rail’s £45m project to upgrade the line between Swindon and Kemble was successfully completed over the bank holiday weekend, paving the way for greater capacity, reduced journey times and a better experience for passengers.

Systems managers win MoD contract

10:43am Tuesday 26th August 2014

COGNICA Ltd, based at Blagrove in Swindon, has been awarded a contract to manage and deliver the operation and maintenance documentation for the Hercules project in Lyneham.

New wedding directory for Wiltshire

Wiltshire Business Online:

1:25pm Friday 22nd August 2014

There is a new wedding resource coming to the Wiltshire area for brides and grooms-to-be: The Whitewed Directory: Due to launch on 1st September 2014, The Whitewed Directory is THE definitive wedding directory showcasing ONLY approved wedding suppliers in the Wiltshire area.

Bakers Dolphin are Running for the Future

Wiltshire Business Online:

12:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

West Country coach operators Bakers Dolphin are backing a campaign to raise awareness of prostate cancer in Bristol.

PC Howard Swindon joins in the Palletways celebrations

Wiltshire Business Online:

11:42am Friday 22nd August 2014

Swindon-based logistics firm, PC Howard Swindon celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Palletways European distribution network this week.

Soil Association just loves Pigstock in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Business Online:

9:35am Friday 22nd August 2014

This week The Soil Association, the UK’s leading charity campaigning for healthy and humane food that tastes really good, launches its 2014 national Organic September campaign – the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic.

Cloud accounting in a nutshell at event

Wiltshire Business Online:

12:31pm Thursday 21st August 2014

MONAHANS, one of the largest firms of chartered accountants in the west of England, will be exhibiting at the South West Expo 2014 and holding a free workshop on cloud accounting from 11am to 11.30am on September 18 in Swindon.

Athlete has financial backing of town PR agency

Wiltshire Business Online:

12:29pm Thursday 21st August 2014

redhead PR, the Swindon public relations agency, is providing £1,000 worth of support to town athlete Kev Tonner, who is representing Great Britain at the 2014 Edmonton ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships.

Record breaking Bristol Airport

Wiltshire Business Online:

2:52pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Bristol Airport recorded another major milestone last week (Thursday 14 August), experiencing its busiest ever day with a total of 25,390 passengers passing through the terminal in 24 hours.

Barclays motors on to support Chippenham dealer

Wiltshire Business Online:

1:19pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A Wiltshire-based motor company, Chippenham Motor Company, has acquired the freehold of its 29,000 sq.ft. headquarters, in order to secure and meet future expansion plans.

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