Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wiltshire businessman’s award-winning “Rockit” set to soothe millions of babies

A WILTSHIRE businessman is aiming for the stars with an innovative baby product backed by the Design Council. Matt Dyson and his team have developed an award winning, portable baby rocker that can be fitted to prams, buggies, cribs and...

New deal takes Swindon-based Arval’s vehicle assets to £1.7 BILLION

SWINDON vehicle leasing giant Arval has completed the acquisition of GE Capital’s European fleet management activity - bringing the company's four-wheeled assets to £1.7 billion. The scope of this acquisition covers more than 160,000 vehicles in 12 European countries, of which...

Dozens of Swindon businesses to benefit from broadband scheme

ALMOST 70 businesses in Swindon have boosted their broadband thanks to a government initiative. The Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme, which was supported by Swindon Borough Council, was designed to get small and medium enterprises to move into a faster digital...

Apprentice ambassador shares passion for on-the-job training

DEBBIE Williams, co-founder of John Williams Heating Services, will be one of the guest speakers at the launch of an initiative to create more apprenticeships in Wiltshire. As an Apprenticeship Ambassador for the national Skills Funding Agency, Debbie is supporting...

Wiltshire business owners warned over impending tax change

CHANGES to the dividend tax system are fast approaching - and it could mean massive bill increases for local business owners. New rules kick in on 6 April 2016, and it means those who have previously paid themselves a small salary...

New faces at chartered accountants and business advisors

TWO new faces have joined the team at chartered accountants and business advisors Haines Watts Swindon. Suzanne Black and Ionut Serpie have brought their skills to a firm which has served businesses in the town and the surrounding area for the last...

Ramsbury laptop firm celebrate anniversary with special offer for students

STUDENTS heading off to university or college next month are being offered a birthday present by eco computer provider Green Machine. The company marks its fourth anniversary on August 25, and to celebrate is offering students a 20 percent discount...

IT firm which started life in school dorm celebrates best year yet

A SWINDON-BASED tech firm that started life in a school dorm room 12 years ago has just celebrated its most successful year to date. The company’s headcount has increased by a third – up from 10 to 15 – as...

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...

Dragon’s Den inventor inspires next generation of Wiltshire entrepreneurs

DRAGONS' Den winner Jordan Daykin has been on a mini tour of local secondary schools to talk business and the value of determination. Trowbridge-based Jordan visited John of Gaunt and Abbeyfield to chat to pupils about his entrepreneurial success. He invented Grip It...

IT provider couldn’t find perfect web company – so launched its own

THEY say necessity is the mother of invention, so when Swindon-based IT provider Thirdline couldn’t find its perfect web design company, it had to create its own. Phoenix Factory – which launches this week – was established after clients started...

Coworking and the shifting sands of the 21st Century workplace

IT'S inescapable that the landscape of the working world has undergone a seismic shift in recent years. The old days of one job-one life are long gone and with new pension rules and an extended working life facing the...

Pink&Green founder wins another national skincare award

ONLY launched just over one year ago, Swindon-based Pink&Green’s creator and founder, Carol Aplin, has won another national award, this time for her 'Eye Love' night serum. From the hundreds of entries received in the '2016 New For' Janey Loves...

Pensions software in the spotlight for Swindon businesses

PAYROLL professional and business advisers involved in the delivery of sweeping workplace pension reforms can learn more about the software involved at the next Swindon Friends of Automatic Enrolment lunch this month. The group, which meets at Banks BHG chartered...

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...