Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Law firm promotes two solicitors to partner status

Stewart Donald and Jane Healey


Law firm Forrester Sylvester Mackett has made solicitors Stewart Donald and Jane Healey partners in the business.

Stewart joined the private client department in 2017 and is based in the Malmesbury office. He specialises in administration of trusts and estates, personal tax planning advice, preparing wills and powers of attorney, and making applications to the Court of Protection.

Was famous suffragette behind painting at auction house?

Jon White and Steve Bucknell

Antiques dealers Jon White and Steve Bucknell are appealing for information about the creator of a water colour picture who they believe may have been a famous suffragette.

The picture, Champery 1885, recently bought locally is currently on display at Old Bank Antiques in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Expert advice: top tips for winning a business award

Denise O'Leary


Winning an award can boost team morale, drive competitive advantage and secure trust in your business.

Have you always wanted to win a business award, but don't know where to start, or what you should include in your entry?

Here are some things for awards entrants to consider:

Construction firm celebrates 125 years with book about its history

Mark Beard

Construction firm Beard has published a book marking 125 years of the family-run firm.

Penned by deputy chairman Alan Beard, the book – 125 Years of Construction 1892–2017: A Family Story – traces the history of the Swindon-based firm through five generations of the Beard family, beginning with the somewhat wayward George Henry Beard.

Digital content expert puts vlogging in the frame

Pam Jones


With video fast becoming an essential marketing tool, one Swindon digital content specialist has created a two-day course to help business owners get their video blogging in the can.

Pam Jones of Eight Interactive, which creates video and digital content for businesses, has devised the VIP – Video Implementation Programme. The VIP has been created in response to seeing many video blogs (or vlogs) that Pam believes would be better left on the cutting room floor.

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