Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

PM fails to allay concerns as businesses warned to prepare for Brexit

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Britain's bosses are being warned by government that 'time is running out' to prepare for a no-deal Brexit at the end of the year – but business groups say the government is doing little to support them.

Anger spilled over following a hastily-arranged briefing to 250 business leaders by prime minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday.

Cabinet approves plans for Cultural Quarter in Swindon town centre

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Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed plans reported by Business Biscuit last week to build a brand new Cultural Quarter in the town centre.

Cabinet members met last night (Wednesday) to discuss the proposals and gave the go-ahead to building the Cultural Quarter on the Kimmerfields regeneration site, located between the railway station and opposite the former Debenhams building on Fleming Way.

New website sounds just the business for recording studio

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Stu McKay


The owner of a music recording studio hopes his new website will attract artists from around the world.

Run by one of the UK’s top alternative producers and engineers, Stu McKay (pictured) and supported by a select group of specialist engineers, Studio 6 in Royal Wootton Bassett provides high quality services and amenities for independent musicians and signed artists.

Dyslexic children across the world benefit from Wiltshire innovation

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Jack Churchill


A Westbury innovation is helping dyslexic children across the world – with a teaching device being hailed a UK export success.

Jack Churchill (pictured) and Toby Sutton founded teaching aid Scanning Pens in 2003. Their ReaderPen – which is just a little larger than a regular ink pen and can be easily handled by children – scans text and reads it aloud or via headphones.

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