Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Financial experts strengthen wealth management team with new appointment

Neil Rushton


Melksham-based financial experts Old Mill have appointed chartered financial planner and fellow member of the Personal Finance Society, Neil Rushton, to its wealth management team.

The 39-year-old has more than 18 years’ experience in financial services having held roles across the sector. Neil joins Old Mill from independent financial planning firm Citimark, where he looked after a portfolio of high net worth clients, helping them explore aspirations and achieve financial independence.

Wiltshire businesswomen named in list of 100 most inspiring

Emma Boatman and Denise O'Leary


A campaign that highlights inspiring female business leaders across the UK has named virtual assistant Emma Boatman and marketing expert Denise O'Leary in its f:Entrepreneur #ialso Top 100.

The list celebrates female entrepreneurs who have inspired their peers and communities through their businesses and wider activities.

TV star and auctioneers join forces to raise funds for air ambulance

Paul Martin


Television personality and contemporary interiors business owner Paul Martin is joining forces with Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd auctioneers to help raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance with a free valuation service for prospective sellers.

Paul, who is an ambassador for Wiltshire Air Ambulance and formerly star of BBC’s Flog It!, will link up with the family-run business at Melksham Assembly Hall this Saturday, January 25, from 10am to 3pm.

Personal injury law firm welcomes new solicitor and launches new service

Karen Perugini


Specialist personal injury law firm Novum Law has appointed a solicitor to head its new wills, trusts and estate planning team based in Salisbury's Woodford Valley.

Karen Perugini, who has nearly 20 years’ experience advising people in the Salisbury area, on their personal and legal affairs, joins from Sampson Coward Solicitors, where she was head of wills and probate – a new area of interest for the Salisbury-based firm.

Free seminar puts spotlight on major changes in employment rules

Julian Thompson


With significant changes to employment rules planned this year, employers and HR professionals wanting to keep up-to-date are being invited to a free seminar.

Independent recruiter 24-7 Staffing is teaming up with the employment law solicitors, McCabe and Co, to stage the event at Chippenham Golf Club on Thursday February 27.

Government unveils biggest shake-up of agriculture in 40 years


The biggest shake-up of agriculture in 40 years has been unveiled by the government. The agriculture bill aims sows the seeds of the future of farming post-Brexit.

The revised bill, which was introduced to parliament yesterday (Thursday) after the original bill was abandoned in 2018, aims to ensure minimal disruption to food supplies after the country leaves the EU and while new trade deals are sought.

New year, new job for young writer

Amalie Bleackley


Expanding design and marketing agency Resolution Design has appointed a new in-house copywriter to develop and drive the content creation side of the business.

Amalie Bleackley started her new role at the Devizes-based agency in January. After graduating with a first class degree in English Literature, she started out writing content for a well-known website, until she was snapped up by a creative agency, where she wrote SEO-friendly copy for a diverse range of clients.

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