WILTSHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS: BRITANNIA CAPITAL SECURITIES - Britannia Capital Securities LLP are delighted and proud to be among the finalists in the 2005 Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards.

The business has various trading styles, the most recognisable being Britannia Loans and Mortgages. The company is a specialist secured loan and remortgage broker dealing direct with the public throughout the UK. Commercial finance facilities are also a core product.

Founders Nick Yalden and David Salsbury run the company along with Nigel Griffiths. A further 20 staff are employed in sales and administration roles.

Although always based in Swindon, Britannia relocated to Old Town in March 2004 to facilitate expansion plans. Since then, the business has doubled its turnover and profitability. It anticipates that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

Asked to summarise Britannia's success, Nick Yalden said: "It is a combination of our diverse and unique marketing strategy, coupled with our employees' dedication to both customer service and the company ethos, which has consistently given us the edge over our competitors."

The future for Britannia appears to be a bright one.

If you would like more details of Britannia's Secured Loan products visit www.britannia-loans.co.uk or for commercial enquiries please call 0800 7810683.

Also due to continued expansion, Britannia may have the job opportunity you are looking for. Please email your CV to jj@britannia-loans.co.uk.


THE popular women's clothes shop on Wood Street in Old Town offers an intimate yet varied collection of high-end designer gear to suit most tastes and budgets.

Ideal for that new outfit for a summer wedding or a great evening dress for a formal dinner, you are guaranteed to be impressed with the choice on offer.

Juvals prides itself on the friendly welcome and personal service to every customer and has a large range of evening wear, jewellery, handbags and a small selection of boots.

Designers include Aparnage, Mac, Oui, Nougat, Bernshaw and Avoca.

And for those partners who are perhaps a little worried about buying their loved ones or friends the perfect outfit, Juvals offers gift vouchers.

Call Val on 01793 513196 at Juvals, Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon


Quicksilva Software Solutions was formed to provide high value IT/business systems to both the public and private sectors. The company has undertaken many prestigious projects in the central/local government, healthcare and pharmaceutical markets, often delivering under testing conditions (complex integration, short timescales).

Our services range widely from assisting health organisations to making the best use of existing investment in IT - this through systems integration and data sharing to bespoke systems delivery and website development (including integration with GP back office systems).

Quicksilva's data handling product Spinal Tap enables third party systems, for example, PMRs to connect securely to the NHS data network.

The staff at Quicksilva not only work hard but play hard resulting in them being ranked the 10th best Intelligent Sport Team in the world competing in the World Team Challenge 2005 just before Christmas.

To learn more about life and work at Quicksilva contact Alphonso Archer on 01249 751000.


Being recognised as a finalist in the Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards 2005 is reflective of the continued successes Archers Recruitment has enjoyed since it opened its doors in late 2003.

Managing director Patricia Archer said: "We are thrilled to have been selected as finalists in these prestigious awards.

"It is a great chance for us to show off all the good things we have achieved over the past couple of years and for me to thank my staff and clients for all their hard work and support."

Last year proved to be fantastic for the popular recruitment agency in Gorse Hill. It had a steady flow of temporary and permanent staff, with positions to match.

The generous agency also proved its commitment to the local community by dedicating five full days and raising £1,306 for Children in Need.

So what's in store for 2006? Watch this space as Archers is currently in discussions for some large contracts with local companies.

Aside from this, it still has a wide range of positions to suit all skills and needs, from temporary to permanent, so speak to one of the team today on 01793 436363.