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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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South West manufacturers will have a more powerful voice in Brussels and Strasbourg from today following the appointment of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation’s Chief Executive, Terry Scuoler, as chair of the representative body for European Manufacturing for the next three years. He takes over as Chairman of CEEMET officially from today and will represent the interests of manufacturers in discussions with officials at the Commission and Parliament. He assumes the role at a critical time for the future of Europe - following the European elections - and the EU economy, and will help drive policies to boost manufacturing across Europe. His first role is to launch a roadmap for reform of the EU at a reception with new MEPs in Strasbourg today. The roadmap, in which EEF has played a key role, sets out far-reaching proposals to help promote an industrial renaissance across Europe with the aim of achieving the EU’s target of raising manufacturing’s contribution to EU GDP from the current 15.1% to 20% by 2020. The roadmap sets out specific proposals for reform of the Commission and Parliament to make economic growth and high skill job creation a priority.
9:04am Thursday 3rd July 2014
Skurrays Vauxhall can share with motorists in Swindon and Oxford news of a new addition to the Vauxhall line-up – the New Insignia Country Tourer FWD. Order books are open now at the dealership on Langley Road, Swindon for this model, which is based on Vauxhall’s New Insignia Country Tourer 4X4 variant. It offers drivers all the off-road styling of its 4x4 counterpart, but with lower CO2 emissions thanks to its FWD 163PS engines, giving high miles per gallon and tax benefits, too. Steve Hammill, Sales Manager at Skurrays Vauxhall, said: “ “Its ground clearance and all-round tough appearance add to the Country Tourer’s appeal. The ride and handling are equally impressive, plus it offers confident handling and stability in a range of conditions.” The front wheel drive model delivers the rugged off-roader presence and style of the Insignia Country Tourer 4X4, but thanks to the addition of its 2.0 CDTi 163PS engines, it achieves outstanding performance and efficiency: 119g/km CO2 and up to 62.8mpg.
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