Older people in Swindon to benefit from community grant

Care at home provider Bluebird Care Swindon is again offering to back a local group which supports older people. The company will fund a £250 community grant, and is currently looking for applications from groups, charities and organisations which work...

Employers invited to quiz pension providers on auto enrolment

A PANEL of pension providers will be in the hot seat this week at a Swindon event aimed at answering queries and concerns about auto-enrolment. Accountancy firm Regulatory Accounting - a subsidiary of the RFS Group, a leading FT100 regulatory...

Firm hopes paid gym time will mean fighting-fit staff

SWINDON'S Smarter Media have announced they will be putting the promotion of a healthy body and healthy mind within the workplace as a priority for their hard-working employees. It's not just customers who are important; employees are too and this...

Lis helps women be ready for social media spotlight

PROFESSIONAL photographer and business author Lis McDermott is running an event to help fellow business women look their best in front of the camera. Lis, author of the book Headshot Diva – why your business profile affects your bottom line,...

Wiltshire recruiter heads driver accreditation group for third year

A FREIGHT Transport Association accreditation scheme, aimed at raising standards among driver recruitment companies, is being chaired by a Wiltshire businessman for the third consecutive year. Julian Thompson, founder and director of Chippenham-based 24-7 Staffing, helped set up the FTA...

New directorship created for expanding lead generation businesses

TWO growing Swindon-based lead-generation companies have created the role of sales and marketing director to underpin their ambitious expansion plans. Martin Dugan, who has been with The Business Generation Group (TBG) and its sister company VHO for five years as...

Georgina is heating firm’s latest successful apprentice

ANOTHER apprentice has made the grade at Wiltshire’s leading heating company John Williams Heating Services. Georgina Williams, 21, who lives in Chippenham, now works as a full-time administrator at the company which is run by her parents John and Debbie....

‘Record level’ of industrial property take-up despite Brexit vote

THE take-up of industrial and warehouse premises grew in 2016 by 50% in Swindon, according to property experts Whitmarsh Lockhart, who handled three quarters of the total floorspace transacted in the town. Across the Swindon last year, over 1.4 million...

Nursing staff needed to fill posts across Wiltshire

HEALTHCARE assistants and registered nurses are needed by First City Nursing & Care to work across Wiltshire. New contracts to provide staff to care homes across Wiltshire means 80 staff are needed immediately across the area, including Chippenham, Devizes, Calne...

New training package targets young professionals

A NEW training programme for young professionals has been launched in Swindon. Anne Messer, managing director of Bespoke Training Services, has created a new ‘Young Talent’ training programme aimed at 18 to 26-year-old young professionals. Her new package is designed to...

Young boxers boosted by recruitment specialist

A CHARITY that supports young people in Swindon has been given a boost by local recruitment specialist Aligra with a £500 donation. Aligra MD Mark Neilson said: “Aligra has been a supporter of Scrappers for a number of years and...

Change of colour by Butterfly welcomed on other side of the world

WHEN care company Butterfly Home Help decided to refresh their brand by changing colour schemes and therefore the uniforms of their staff, they had no idea it would make a difference on the other side of the world. As staff...

Pension auto enrolment set to sweep up ‘micro’ businesses

IT'S a crucial year for small and micro businesses now being drawn into the Government’s staff auto enrolment pension programme, says Jeremy Leslie-Smith, of The Pensions Regulator. He told Swindon Auto Enrolment Support group that although the amount of penalties...

Top tips for budding business speakers at ‘Bradcamp’

LEADING motivational business speaker, the founder of 4Networking, Brad Burton, is bringing his ‘Bradcamp’ here. Brad, 44, will be hosting a seminar for anyone who wishes to become a successful and paid public speaker with his one-day speaker training programme...

Estate agency sets £1k goal for homeless charity

THE team at Swindon estate and lettings agent Ashcox & Stone have pledged to raise a thousand pounds during 2017 to support the town’s homeless. By running events and setting team challenges, the team, who specialise in selling homes worth...