Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Restaurant group named as one of 100 Best Companies to Work For

Rick Stein Marlborough


The business empire of restauranteur Rick Stein has been named one of the 100 best companies in the UK for which to work.

The Rick Stein Group has been recognised for the first time as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work For in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies awards. It was ranked 55th. The announcement was made in London this week.

Screwfix pre-let Warminster trade park unit

Screwfix Warminster


The fast-growing Warminster Business Park continues to expand – attracting major players such as Screwfix to the newly developed Swan Business Centre.

Screwfix, the UK’s largest tools and hardware outlet, pre-let a frontage unit on an established Warminster trading estate and is now operating successfully from the park.

Blunsdon housing development named best in the borough

Hillside at Blunsdon


A housing development in Blunsdon has been named the best in the Swindon borough. Hills Homes’ Hillside development won the Best New Large Housing Development award from Swindon Borough Council’s building control team.

The variety of house elevations, the layout of the houses, the technical design and quality of the built homes were all recognised as winning factors at the awards ceremony which took place on Wednesday (February 19).

Science Park to get international platform

Porton Science Park


Porton Science Park is set to gain international recognition after it was awarded a coveted Life Sciences Opportunity Zone status.

The Government announced this week it was one of only six sites – out of dozens that applied – which were successfully granted the status.

Courses aim to turn businesses on to video

Pam Jones


A new course aiming to put business people in the picture with video blogging has almost sold out.

There are just two places left for the March course, run by Swindon-based Eight Interactive, which creates video and digital content for businesses.

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