West firms urged to look east and explore opportunities in India

February 25, 2015
West firms urged to look east and explore opportunities in India

The Indian market will be demystified and the commercial opportunities outlined at a seminar for West of England firms next week. Speaking at the event in Castle Combe, near Chippenham, on Thursday March 5, will be Siddharth Mukne, business adviser at the UK India Business Council, and Waseem Hussain, internationally renowned expert on doing...

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‘We’re pro-business’ Ed Balls insists as he launches Labour’s business plan for the West of England

February 23, 2015
‘We’re pro-business’ Ed Balls insists as he launches Labour’s business plan for the West of England

A future Labour government would support business in the West of England – not damage it – by creating a more prosperous Britain and investing in skills and new technologies, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls said this week. Launching the party’s business plan for the region, he dismissed suggestions that Labour was anti-business, insisting it...

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What’s Right auction to raise funds for range of local charities

February 23, 2015
What’s Right auction to raise funds for range of local charities

Business networking group What’s Right is holding an auction at Bristol and Bath Science Park in aid of several local charities. The event, from 6pm on Thursday, is the latest staged by What’s Right, which has raised more than £20,000 for good causes. Bristol Rovers tickets, a round of golf, spa days, free business consultations and a...

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Finance director at Alliance Pharma to step down after nearly eight years

February 22, 2015
Finance director at Alliance Pharma to step down after nearly eight years

Alliance Pharma, the Chippenham-based speciality pharmaceutical company, has started the search for a new finance director following the announcement that Richard Wright, who has been in the role for nearly eight years, is to leave. Mr Wright, pictured, who will remain at the highly-acquisitive company until May 31, is to pursue other interests, the...

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LEP survey offers West firms chance to shape the skills agenda

February 22, 2015
LEP survey offers West firms chance to shape the skills agenda

Businesses across the West of England have the chance to shape the future skills make-up of the region by taking part in a new survey. The 2015 West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) business skills survey, which is now live, takes around 15 minutes to complete and will help develop an informed skills...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 22, 2015
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Monday 23 February Interim: Dechra Pharmaceuticals Finals: Audioboom Group, Bovis Homes, Bunzl, Greencoat UK Wind, HSBC, Tritax Big Box REIT, Unite, XP Power Trading statement: Associated British Foods AGM: Thomas Cook EGM: Velocys Economics: CBI reported sales Tuesday 24 February Interims: Ashmore Group, BHP Billiton, dotDigital, Green REIT, Just Retirement, Town Centre Securities Finals:...

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