Saturday, August 19, 2017

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...

Donation is just the business for Swindon charities

TWO Swindon charities are better off to the tune of £400 thanks to a donation from networking group Business Village. Community garden project Twigs and youth charity Inner Flame, were each given £200 from Business Village, which meets every Thursday...

Bespoke role for trainer Lindsay

PROFESSIONAL facilitator and trainer Lindsay Marcer has joined the team at one of Swindon’s most respected management development and coaching companies Bespoke Training Services. Lindsay, who lives in the town, is an experienced learning and development specialist and had a previous...

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...