Dream comes true for Swindon wedding planner

Swindon Advertiser:

3:44pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Swindon wedding planner, Natalie Lovett, has seen her dream come true this month with the launch of a new directory for brides to be.

Advisor given a 13-year ban

Swindon Advertiser:

3:35pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A financial adviser with the Cirencester-based St James’s Place Wealth Management Plc has been fined £300,000 and banned from acting as a director or managing or controlling a company for 13 years.

New office keeps law firm in the heart of town

Swindon Advertiser:

3:32pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Law firm Thrings has restated its commitment to the people of Marlborough by opening a new office in the town.

Npower - the worst of the worst

Swindon Advertiser:

12:27pm Thursday 18th September 2014

When it comes to customer service Npower is worse than Ryanair. And that’s official.

Calling all bright SPARKies in the West

Swindon Advertiser:

9:43am Thursday 18th September 2014

The hunt to find the best tech in the West has begun with the launch of The SPARKies – the region’s annual event to recognise and reward the leading lights of the local technology sector.

See the last flying Vulcan at RAF Gaydon

Swindon Advertiser:

9:14am Thursday 18th September 2014

The last flying Vulcan XH558 is to fly over the former RAF Gaydon base at the Heritage Motor Centre on Thursday September 25 at approx. 3pm as part of the Vulcan Cold War tour. 

£750k given to aid growth

Swindon Advertiser:

5:01pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

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

New MD for MAN Truck & Bus UK

Swindon Advertiser:

5:09pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Simon Elliott has been appointed MD of MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd. He took over at the business this week following the decision last month of Des Evans to stand down due to ill health.

Banks support Swindon's TWIGS

Swindon Advertiser:

11:59am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Accountants have totted up their fundraising haul for a Swindon charity and have already netted nearly £1,400, with yet more events in the pipeline.

Swindon Mitsubishi ready for Royal Berkshire show

Swindon Advertiser:

11:27am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A SWINDON car dealership is gearing up to take part in this year’s Royal Berkshire Show.

What Katie did next with Bower & Bailey

Swindon Advertiser:

11:22am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Katie Went, a partner at the Swindon branch of law firm, Bower & Bailey, embarked on a four-day cycle ride to Paris in support of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

£300,000 fine and 13 year ban for St James Place Wealth partner

Swindon Advertiser:

9:28am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A financial adviser with the Cirencester based St James's Place Wealth Management Plc has been fined £300,000 and banned by the High Court for 13 years from acting as a director or managing or controlling a company.

The People Network goes from strength to strength

Swindon Advertiser:

9:05am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A Swindon based IT Recruitment agency is continuing to expand its team.  Established in the town in 2003, The People Network has just had its second intake of Apprentice Consultants.

New Honda Jazz on show but it's not for Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

8:56am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Honda has released the first images of its new Jazz that will make its public debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.

Scots urged to stay by CBI

Swindon Advertiser:

8:46am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The leaders of the CBI’s regions and nations council network, together with the CBI’s President, Sir Mike Rake, are urging the people of Scotland to remain within the United Kingdom, arguing that the Union is the best way to grow the economy and boost jobs.

Travel firms merger has a global reach

Swindon Advertiser:

3:26pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The owner of Thomson and First Choice has agreed to merge with its German parent company to create the world’s largest tour operator, valued at £5.2bn.

IT firm’s decade of rapid growth

Swindon Advertiser:

3:31pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

One of Swindon’s leading IT, cloud and communications providers, Thirdline, is celebrating ten years of successful growth.

Accountancy firm up for top award

Swindon Advertiser:

3:32pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Swindon accountancy firm Banks BHG has been shortlisted in the British Accountancy Awards 2014.

Greggs’ profits forecast looks to be on a roll

Swindon Advertiser:

3:23pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Pasty and sausage roll maker Greggs said its profits will beat expectations after customers warmed to its new products and refurbished shops.

UTC opens its doors for its first term in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

2:47pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

UTC Swindon, the university technical college which lets 14-18 year olds combine academic subjects with technical and practical learning in areas such as engineering, manufacturing, medical technology and biomedical and environmental science, opened its doors for the first time today.

RAF Gaydon lecture at Heritage Motor Centre

Swindon Advertiser:

12:42pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The Heritage Motor Centre is to give visitors the chance to learn about the venues history as the former site of RAF Gaydon.  

Minister to address Swindon Mindful Network conference

Swindon Advertiser:

12:33pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Mark Harper MP, the Minister of State for Disabled People, will address the annual conference of Swindon Mindful Employer Network at Nationwide House on November 6.

Barclays joins forces with three Swindon firms to host property seminar

Swindon Advertiser:

11:59am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Barclays and three Swindon firms and are joining forces to host a property seminar to provide local insight on how to take advantage of the residential and commercial property market and profit from the development opportunities it offers.

Total Guide wins top Bath award

Swindon Advertiser:

11:55am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The best and brightest of the Bath business scene came together to celebrate the Bath Chronicle Business Awards 2014 and since their conception in 2010, the awards have grown to become a prestigious event in the Bath business calendar.

Beware fraudulent claims, say Close Bros

Swindon Advertiser:

8:53am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AS many as 18% of small and medium sized firms across the South West have received a fraudulent reference for a potential job candidate, a survey has revealed.

Apprentices light up at the chance to learn

Swindon Advertiser:

12:46pm Friday 12th September 2014

Three local apprentices are plugging into a new career at energy firm SSE, where, as talented engineers and electricians of the future, they will learn how to keep Wiltshire’s lights on and homes warm.

Expo aims to create jobs and allow for networking

12:48pm Friday 12th September 2014

COMPANIES are getting ready for next week’s South West Business and Community Expo taking place at the Steam Museum.

Festival to showcase innovative successes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:21pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Swindon’s status as one of the most innovative places in the country will be celebrated with its own festival on Saturday and Sunday.

Team in peak condition for Foodbank challenge

Swindon Advertiser:

5:20pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Work colleagues with a shared taste for climbing mountains will be putting their best feet forward this weekend when they embark on a challenge to climb the three highest peaks in the UK, in aid of Swindon Foodbank.

Bottle up Scottish independence with stamps

Swindon Advertiser:

11:16am Thursday 11th September 2014

How do you put out a fire? Grab a extinguisher and douse it in water, foam or chemical powder, right?  Well, 100 years ago they used fire extinguishers fuelled by sulphuric acid to tackle the blaze. These so-called soda acid extinguisher were patented in 1866, and the 11 examples of glass extinguisher vials going under the hammer at Moore Allen & Innocent’s auction of antiques in Cirencester next Friday, September 19, date from the turn of the 20th century. The candle-shaped blue, brown and clear glass vials were placed into a conical-shaped fire extinguisher, which was filled with water. When a plunger broke open the capsules, which contain sulphuric acid and baking soda, the resulting chemical explosion caused a jet of water to shoot at the fire. Conical fire extinguishers pop up regularly at auction but the original glass vials – these are by Minimax of Feltham, Middlesex - are far more unusual due to their fragile nature, and should achieve between £200 and £300.  Speaking of Burns, the auction takes place the day after Scottish nationalists bid for independence.  Whether the Scots give them the stamp of approval remains - at time of writing - to be seen, but meanwhile the union between the British nations is celebrated in a collection of First Day covers. The collection includes no fewer than 29 First Day Covers marking the 650th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath – another declaration of Scottish independence, made in 1320. The 5d stamps were issued in April 1970. The collection also includes First Day Covers celebrating the ninth British Commonwealth Games, held in Edinburgh in 1970, while a set from July 1971 featuring includes Sir Walter Scott, a February 1970 set celebrating British architecture includes Fife harling alongside Ulster thatch, Welsh stucco and local Cotswold limestone, and a set championing urban renewal, issued in April 1984, includes Perth alongside Liverpool, Bristol and Durham.  A bid of between £30 and £50 should secure the lot. A full auction catalogue can be viewed at www.mooreallen.co.uk

UTC Swindon recruitment campaign at STEAM

Swindon Advertiser:

11:11am Thursday 11th September 2014

UTC Swindon will launch its September 2015 intake recruitment campaign at this weekend's Swindon Railway Festival at STEAM.

Simon Elliott is the new boss of MAN Truck & Bus

Swindon Advertiser:

12:34pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Simon Elliott has been appointed as MD of MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd. He took over at the business this week following the decision last month of former MD Des Evans, to stand-down due to ill health.

Refresh for Carter Jonas

Swindon Advertiser:

12:25pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Property consultants Carter Jonas has launched its refreshed brand as part of the firm’s strategy for continued growth and development.

Wales boss picks up his new Vauxhall

Swindon Advertiser:

11:38am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Wales manager Chris Coleman is the latest footballing addition to the Vauxhall driving family.

New Honda car makes its debut in Paris

Swindon Advertiser:

10:22am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Honda has revealed the first images of the brand’s new European version of its small SUV ahead of its world premiere at the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris next month.

Barclays arrange finance for Unique Seafood

Swindon Advertiser:

9:27am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Unique Seafood Ltd, a leading seafood wholesaler and distributor, is making waves after securing a finance package of £2.8 million from Barclays to support its growth plans.

Helping to cope with the impact of bereavement

1:18pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

HR professionals are being invited to look at the impact of bereavement in the workplace at a free seminar run by law firm Withy King, Frankly Recruitment, and the charity Child Bereavement UK.

Award-winner James is a man in demand

Swindon Advertiser:

1:17pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

When business person of the month James Keith sat down to the lunch at the Swindon Marriott held in his honour this month, his hosts were left wondering how he’d managed to fit in time to break bread with them.

Milestone for training

Swindon Advertiser:

1:08pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Wiltshire training and learning provider TBG is celebrating a significant milestone.

Best pork in the south west say Golden Fork

Swindon Advertiser:

10:54am Tuesday 9th September 2014

The Great Taste Golden Fork for Best Speciality from the South West has been presented to Pipers Farm of Cullompton in Devon for its ‘stupendous’ Saddleback Pork Belly. 

Inner Flame celebrates its sixth birthday in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

10:07am Tuesday 9th September 2014

One of Swindon’s most well-respected charities, Inner Flame, is set to hold a networking event in the town, in association with Business Scene to celebrate their sixth birthday.

Chasing the Shadows on RSPB reserve for TV show

Swindon Advertiser:

9:51am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Rainham Marshes nature reserve, in Purfleet Essex, has featured in the new series of ITV crime drama Chasing Shadows, after part of the reserve was turned into a crime scene for filming.

Mansell signs up for Mitsubishi

Swindon Advertiser:

9:46am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Formula one legend Nigel Manselli has taken the driving seat for a new team - Mitsubishi Motors in the UK.

£620 for a 1900 stuffed perch at auction

Swindon Advertiser:

9:38am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A stuffed fish was catch of the day at an auction of sporting antiques in the Cotswolds. The 1lb, 15oz perch was landed by the aptly named G J Fisher on the River Tern in Shropshire on October 24, 1900.

RO Real Estate in Wiltshire Esso deal

Swindon Advertiser:

9:21am Tuesday 9th September 2014

RO Real Estate, the UK commercial property investment and development company, has completed the acquisition of Westacre Service Station in Salisbury for £1.9 million from Aureus Property Limited.

Barclays in secret finger deal with Hitachi

Swindon Advertiser:

9:15am Friday 5th September 2014

Barclays, in partnership with Hitachi Europe Ltd. is ramping up the fight against fraud with the launch of the Barclays Biometric Reader, developed with Hitachi’s Finger Vein Authentication Technology (VeinID*) - a new, ground-breaking method for customer authentication in UK banking.

New wedding directory launches for Swindon brides

Swindon Advertiser:

4:41pm Thursday 4th September 2014

There is a new wedding resource coming to the Wiltshire area for brides and grooms-to-be: The Whitewed Directory: www.whitewed.directory.

Ruling opens door to illness compensation

4:13pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A significant new court ruling will provide new opportunities for people with industrial diseases to claim compensation, even where they have agreed out-of-court settlements in the past.

Document managers shortlisted for five awards

Swindon Advertiser:

4:09pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Shrivenham-based UTAX (UK), one of the UK’s largest partner-only networks specialising in document management solutions, has been shortlisted for five awards in the 2014 Document Manager Awards.

Celebrating happy business marriage

4:22pm Thursday 4th September 2014

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



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