Archive for the ‘Business’ Category
One of the most important events in the Cotswolds agricultural calendar attracted hundreds of farmers to an abandoned airfield this week.
The 850 lot collective machinery auction at Southrop Airfield, between Lechlade and Fairford, is a chance for farmers to buy and sell implements, tools and requisites – anything from a wheel barrow to a flat bed lorry. Read the rest of this entry »
A Marlborough business coach has helped a niche manufacturing company scoop a major European business award.
Herefordshire-based aerospace specialist Midas-NDT Systems was a finalist in the Manufacturing category of the 2013 ActionCOACH Business Excellence Awards, after business coach Nigel Scott helped the company to put in place strategies to manage soaring sales. Read the rest of this entry »
Two Devizes law firms, which pride themselves on traditional values and high professional standards, are to merge.
Solicitors from Morris Goddard & Ward (MGWLaw) will join forces with Wansbroughs on Friday, May 17. Read the rest of this entry »
A Marlborough filling station could be demolished to make way for a prestige housing development that will “enhance the gateway to the town,” under ambitious plans unveiled by its owner this week.
Alex Dean, who owns Bridge Fuels on London Road, plans to flatten the filling station – one of two serving the town – to create a riverside housing development. Read the rest of this entry »
Bristol-based action sports goods distributor Shiner has scooped a major European business award for customer service.
And the importer of skateboards, roller skates, scooters and BMX bikes is on a roll – having bagged two trophies in as many months.
The company’s success is also good news for Wiltshire business mentor Nigel Scott, of ActionCOACH, who has been helping Shiner to ramp up its operations over the past three years. He’s been presented with the ActionCOACH award for Best Client Results. Read the rest of this entry »
- Vodafone employs 5,000 people at its Newbury HQ, but only has chairs for 3,500 of them.
- Blackberry – famous for its mobile phones with keyboards – is doing away with buttons and will be launching new touchscreen software and hardware soon.
- Microsoft is no longer an IT company – it’s all about devices and services these days.
- We’re all doing unpaid overtime equating to 240 hours a year, thanks to our smartphones.
- There’s still a place in our digital world for the humble ballpoint pen.
Those were some of the bombshells dropped at the Swindon Technology and Innovation Forum yesterday (Wednesday). Read the rest of this entry »
Andrew Stibbard comes to the firm from Jones Lang LaSalle in London, where he managed portfolios for big names including Deutsche Bank and Scottish Widows.
As Moore Allen & Innocent’s new commercial surveyor, Andrew will be overseeing the sale and letting of shops, offices, industrial properties and development land along with provision of management and other professional commercial services in and around Cirencester. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s a question that has divided opinion for as long as cars have been on the road – who’s best at parking: boys or girls?
Now men and women are taking to Facebook to settle the argument once and for all, in an online game that challenges players to park a car in a space using their computer cursor keys, without crashing into other cars or obstacles.
The game, which can be played at www.facebook.com/Parkshare, was launched by the creator of ParkShare, an online community which aims to connect people with empty driveways or garages and commuters who need to park a car, but would rather not use an expensive car park. Read the rest of this entry »