Andy to launch sport-flavoured networking initiative

ENTREPRENEUR Andy Morton-Holmes has launched a new networking venture combining business with sport. The 36-year-old from Swindon has wanted to offer high quality networking opportunities for fellow entrepreneurs who enjoy sport, but without annual fees for monthly subscriptions. He said: “I...

Lettings agency flies high to smash fundraising target

A LETTINGS agency, which launched an appeal to help two Wiltshire charities, has smashed its fundraising target. Cricklade-based mlettings hoped to raise £800 to split between Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Cricklade Open Door, which supports older people living in the community. But...

£1m barrier smashed by Swindon chapter of global networking organisation BNI

READ BNI (West Swindon) passed £1,104,837 worth of business between its members this year. The achievement means the West Swindon chapter of the global networking organisation, BNI, has not only exceeded its annual target but has grown by over 25 per...

Firm’s Advent box to help Chippenham’s homeless this Christmas

STAFF at John Williams Heating Services in Chippenham are appealing to customers and business neighbours to spare a thought for the town’s homeless this Christmas. They are running a Reverse Advent Calendar event and are asking people to donate a gift...

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...

Wiltshire garden centre launches contest for artistic youngsters to crown santa

CHILDREN across the Warminster area are invited to make a festive crown to present to Santa in his grotto as part of a garden centre’s festive activities. Santa will be visiting Lakeside Garden Centre, Crockerton, Warminster on Saturday and Sunday...

Wiltshire gift retailer named one of the nation’s Small Biz 100 winners

PinkBox Boutique, the Wiltshire-based company which offers unique and ethical gifts, has been chosen as one of the UK’s Small Biz 100 winners 2016. Small Biz 100 is part of a national initiative Small Business Saturday to encourage people to...

New DanceWear shop opens in time for festive season

SEAMSTRESS Clare Boldon has taken her talents to new level by opening a shop – DanceWear - in her home town of Chippenham. Clare, aged 42, is well known in Wiltshire for her beautifully crafted bespoke tutus and dance costumes made...

Former footballer will drive a United sales force at DL Windows

A FORMER footballer who used to train with Manchester United will be trying to hit targets of a different kind after being snapped up to lead the sales team of a Wiltshire glazing firm. Mike Ogden, who spent two years...

Get your handwriting analysed as Cross and Sheaffer open new store in Swindon

ICONIC stationery duo Cross and Sheaffer are proud to announce the opening of their new outlet store in the MacArthur Glen Designer Outlet in Swindon. Both brands, who are synonymous with trustworthiness, quality and understated style, will open its doors...

7 reasons to shop locally and Small Business Saturday 2016 in Swindon

IT'S almost here! No, not the Cocoa-Cola lorry – I hate that thing. It’s nothing to do with Christmas and everything to do with commercialism of the worst kind. No! I’m talking about something much more important: Small Business Saturday....

Firms across Swindon and Wiltshire are turning a blind eye to risks in their...

TOO many business owners are risking their companies’ survival by relying on a single customer or supplier. According to a large research study of business owners across the UK, Haines Watts has found many owner managers have an ‘all eggs...

Chippenham heating and plumbing firm give carers a warm reception

DEBBIE and John Williams, co-founders of one of Wiltshire’s most successful heating and plumbing companies, have pledged to be employers who support staff who are carers. The couple recently publicly showed their support for Carer Support Wiltshire by hosting a...

Mixing the old and the new: Unique Corsham shop celebrates first birthday

A VINTAGE and homewares shop with a community and celebrity clientele, is celebrating its first anniversary in a popular Wiltshire town. Previous Homewares in Corsham High Street was founded and is run by entrepreneur Nicola White and offers an eclectic...

DL Windows set to leave Chippenham base as part of south west expansion plan

AFTER nearly 50 years in business, a Chippenham double glazing firm is set to relocate its headquarters out of the town as part of an ambitious expansion plan. DL Windows has put its Malmesbury Road showroom on the market after...