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Software Developer, Security Professional and Services Company of the year are among some of the new categories added to this year’s UK IT Industry Awards, run by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and Computing which launch today. The new additions reflect the ever changing nature of the profession. The annual Awards are renowned as the Oscars for the IT profession, providing a platform to showcase and celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. Entrants can be organisations or individuals involved in IT across the public, not for profit and commercial sectors. Adam Thilthorpe, of the Chartered Institute for IT, said: “IT makes a really important contribution to our society, health, wealth and happiness. The UK IT Awards are a great way of celebrating that positive impact. New technology and digital disruption is dramatically changing the way that businesses operate, public services are used and innovations are built.
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Since 2012 the Government has introduced a raft of planning measures to help deliver housing and to kick start economic growth. From 2013 rights to change the use of properties without the need for Planning Permission have been temporarily relaxed.
11:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014
John Lewis proved it is still the best at keeping customers happy as it retained its position as the nation’s best retailer for customer satisfaction at the Verdict Customer Satisfaction Awards, held today at the London Stock Exchange.
9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Bishopsgate, a division of the Ward Thomas Group, has acquired the freehold of Unit 1 Interface Business Park in Royal Wootton Bassett near Swindon in a transaction negotiated by property consultants Alder King and Colliers.
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Jaguar UK ambassador and sporting icon José Mourinho has taken delivery of the first F-TYPE R Coupé to be specified for a UK customer, which was presented by two Jaguar manufacturing employees at a private event in London.
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At a seminar jointly organised by the Enterprise Europe Network South West, Business West and The UK's Technology Strategy Board, Mark Beach, Professor at the University of Bristol predicted that by the year 2020, more than seven trillion devices would be connected to the global mobile network, and that the current 3G and 4G technology will simply not be able to cope.
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“It is extremely positive to see that the motorcycle market was up by an impressive 18.2% last month following February’s -3.6% decline”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.
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Wiltshire IT company Systemagic has been instrumental in helping one of the south west’s most successful construction companies to improve performance. Systemagic, which has offices in Trowbridge and in Bath, has been working with construction company Halsall since June last year, to work more smartly across its many sites. Halsall is a business known particularly for its work in the residential, health, and education sectors. As a result, staff work across many construction sites which change frequently and may be many miles away from Halsall’s head office in Peasedown St John, near Bath. James Eades, MD of Systemagic, said: “Halsall was a company frustrated by the fact their remote sites were sometimes unable to connect back into head office to access emails and files. One of the reasons for this was extremely slow broadband.” Staff at Systemagic have resolved the problem by installing a superfast fibre optic broadband line direct to Halsall’s premises, giving extremely fast and reliable access to the internet. James said: “This is a real example of how taking a more strategic view of a business’s technology requirements can made a significant difference to performance.” Carol Heneghan, new business and marketing manager for Halsall, said the partnership with Systemagic was transforming the business. “Systemagic came up with a solution to increase our connectivity across multiple sites. At any one time we can have up to 15 sites active, some are in quite remote areas presenting various challenges when it comes to communication. Already the speed of connection has been brilliant. Everyone in the business is benefiting from the improvement in speed and connectivity. The business has grown considerably over the last year and our ambition is continue the growth and improve our customer service experience through improved business and IT strategies and working towards ISO 9000 accreditation.” Systemagic Ltd is a successful company which has been providing IT support for businesses across the south west for more than a decade. Its team provide comprehensive services to businesses of any size, through a range of tailored solutions to make business life easier, cost efficient and more secure.
11:13am Wednesday 16th April 2014
Responding to the latest labour market figures published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “With wages increasing by just 1.7 per cent, barely enough to keep up with a prices measure that doesn’t even include housing costs, the cost of living crisis is far from solved. This is not worth even half a cheer.
9:29am Wednesday 16th April 2014
A new ATM has been installed at the TSB branch at The Parade, Swindon. This is part of a wider effort to install 80 new ATMs across the UK. All these new ATMs will be free to use and installed before the end of April.
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– 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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.