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Flight guidelines ‘not good enough’

12:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Call for rules over hostile air routes

PayPal is broadening its horizons into cash advance

Swindon Advertiser:

11:54am Thursday 24th July 2014

Online payments firm PayPal is to start advancing cash to UK small businesses, the company has announced.

Parcels worry for Royal Mail

9:22am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Is honeymoon over for company privatisation?

Interest rates set to stay low, says report

Swindon Advertiser:

9:34am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Slow wage growth will keep the Bank of England from raising interest rates this year, despite a run of strong economic data, according to an influential report.

House sales hit a high, but not among the young

Swindon Advertiser:

9:25am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

UK property sales in June hit their joint highest monthly total since the financial crisis began, but sales among young adults are low.

Your home ‘will be worth 8% more’

Swindon Advertiser:

9:36am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Property website Rightmove has raised its forecast for annual house price growth in 2014, despite a fall in values this month for the first time this year.

Tesco’s chief executive bows out as sales slump

Swindon Advertiser:

9:29am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Tesco’s chief executive Philip Clarke is to leave the retailer in October after the UK supermarket giant said it would miss profit forecasts.

Economy hits a sweet spot

9:27am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Faster growth in UK predicted for 2014

Energy moans hit record high

3:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Complaints about energy companies have risen to their highest level, according to data from the Energy Ombudsman.

Better broadband vital for business, says report

Swindon Advertiser:

3:17pm Thursday 17th July 2014

The Federation of Small Businesses says that the UK's broadband target is simply not ambitious enough when compared to other nations.

Jobless figure drops but wages stay low

3:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

UK unemployment fell by 121,000 to 2.12 million in the three months to May, official figures show.

James now has proof that he’s a true Master

Swindon Advertiser:

3:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Chairman of Arkell’s, James Arkell, was inaugurated in London last week as the Master of the Worshipful Company of Brewers, one of the oldest City Guilds which dates back to the 12th Century.

Payday loan cap to ease anguish

Swindon Advertiser:

9:32am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Plans for a cap on the amount that payday lenders can charge their customers have been announced by the City regulator.

Sharp leap in inflation

9:33am Wednesday 16th July 2014

The rate of UK inflation rose sharply in June, pushed up by higher prices for clothing and footwear as well as food and non-alcoholic drinks, official figures show.

Grant Thornton appoints new practice leader

Swindon Advertiser:

8:00am Monday 14th July 2014

Grant Thornton UK LLP has appointed Tim Lincoln as practice leader for the South West region. John Golding continues as head of regional PSA practice – and Allister Weir becomes a tax partner

More call on bosses’ time

Swindon Advertiser:

4:15pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Smartphones lead to culture of extra hours

M&S nets less in web change

Swindon Advertiser:

9:59am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Marks and Spencer has reported a big drop in online sales after its move to a new website platform hit trading.

Heather dives in to help protect our coastline

Swindon Advertiser:

10:14am Wednesday 9th July 2014

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.

Co-op members to get £1.6m share of profit

10:13am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Members of The Midcounties Co-operative in Swindon are among those set to receive a share of more than £1.6m, as the society announces its largest share of profits payments to date.

Photographer puts business profiles in the frame

Swindon Advertiser:

10:12am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Swindon photographer Lis McDermott has published her first business book about the value of a good headshot in business.

£1bn-a-day e-banking

Swindon Advertiser:

10:06am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Mobile phone and internet banking transactions now total almost £1 billion a day, a study has suggested.

They’re in the saddle for Tour de Baker Tilly

Swindon Advertiser:

10:19am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Staff from Baker Tilly’s offices across the south west played their part in a charity bike ride from London to Leeds timed to arrive just before the start of the Tour de France.

Celebrating secret army of volunteers

10:17am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Involve Swindon has recognised the ongoing dedication of volunteers from businesses across the town as part of its 10-year anniversary celebrations.

Wiltshire warning on tax credits

Swindon Advertiser:

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.

Mitsubishi clean up the town for charity

Swindon Advertiser:

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.

Pebley Beach is the best of the west

Swindon Advertiser:

12:40pm Monday 7th July 2014

Pebley Beach Hyundai, in Swindon is one of the UK’s best garages, according to a Trading Standards-approved ‘Garage of the Year’ customer satisfaction survey run by Motor Codes.

Withy King's five make it 35

Swindon Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 7th July 2014

A further five solicitors from Wiltshire-based Withy King have been named ‘Leaders in their Field’ bringing the number at the firm with this highly sought-after accolade to 35.

Old Mill bike challenge to rival the Tour de France

Swindon Advertiser:

10:25am Monday 7th July 2014

Ninteen staff are taking part in the Old Mill Office Cycle Challenge where they will cycle to all five offices in two days.

Chipside boss wins £1,000 prize

Swindon Advertiser:

8:49am Monday 7th July 2014

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.

Froome rides his bike under the Channel

Swindon Advertiser:

8:45am Monday 7th July 2014

Tour de France 2013 winner Chris Froome is the first person to cycle from the United Kingdom to France under the sea.

Two awards for Jaywing at contact centre forum awards

Swindon Advertiser:

7:00am Monday 7th July 2014

Jaywing’s Swindon-based contact centre has been recognised as a leader in its field, by winning two awards at this year’s South West Contact Centre Forum awards, held at The Grand Hotel in Bristol.

Rare motorcycles for sale with COYS

Swindon Advertiser:

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.

Truckers to get the facts through CMS Supatrak, Aligra and Tachodisc

Swindon Advertiser:

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.

Withy King makes it to the top three times

Swindon Advertiser:

11:09am Friday 4th July 2014

Lawyers from Swindon and Marlborough-based Withy King have helped raise over £9,000 for charity by completing the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge.

Pera Technology's £2m prize for new manufacturing project

Swindon Advertiser:

11:02am Friday 4th July 2014

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.

Baker Tilly welcomes new partner

Swindon Advertiser:

10:36am Friday 4th July 2014

Accountancy firm Baker Tilly has welcomed Audit and Advisory Partner Tom Morgan to its Bristol office based at Hartwell House in Victoria Street. 

UTAX continues getting bigger and better

Swindon Advertiser:

10:31am Friday 4th July 2014

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.

Arval keeps safety at the forefront of their vehicles

Swindon Advertiser:

10:25am Friday 4th July 2014

Arval, a leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company, joined forces with Bosch and Thatcham Research to deliver its first ‘eSafetyAware! Driving Experience’ event.

UK car sales up 10 per cent in first six months

Swindon Advertiser:

9:41am Friday 4th July 2014

A total 1,287,265 new cars were registered in first six months of the year – a 10.6 per cent rise and the best half-year total since 2005.

All action at the Castle Combe track

Swindon Advertiser:

9:31am Friday 4th July 2014

The Castle Combe circuit's passion for older cars has no end and over the weekend of July 12 and 13, there are two days of indulgence for those who like to them being pushed to their limits.

Wiltshire nurses overwhelmed with hot desk offers

Swindon Advertiser:

9:23am Friday 4th July 2014

Julia’s House nurses have been thrilled by the response they have received from Wiltshire residents and businesses after appealing for a ‘hot desk’ to work from in central Salisbury.

Mitsubishi will be all washed up this weekend

Swindon Advertiser:

9:18am Friday 4th July 2014

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.

Tesco have the lowest of the lowest

Swindon Advertiser:

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.

Meet Dame Mary Peters with McCarthy & Stone today in Wiltshire

Swindon Advertiser:

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.

Nervous networking is a popular subject

Swindon Advertiser:

11:38am Thursday 3rd July 2014

First business workshop for women proves a hit

Place in finals for clear communication

Swindon Advertiser:

11:41am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Swindon-based translation agency Syntacta has been recognised as a key service for businesses trading and looking to trade internationally.

Field Recruitment's expansion plans

Swindon Advertiser:

9:48am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A Swindon-based recruiter is set to expand nationally thanks to investment in new IT which will enable it to improve services to job-seekers and extend its customer base.

SW manufacturers happy with new EU role

Swindon Advertiser:

9:36am Thursday 3rd July 2014

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.

Vauxhall's new Insignia Coutry Tourer arrives in Oxford & Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

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.

Last chance to check your tax credits

Swindon Advertiser:

8:58am Thursday 3rd July 2014

With the tax credits renewal deadline of July 31 less than one month away, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has launched a new online service for the vast majority of claimants to use.






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