Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Training expert warns companies about effects of furlough on sales teams

Diane Banister


A training expert is warning companies that their sales teams will need help in adapting to a new way of working when they return from furlough.

Diane Banister, managing director of Royal Wootton Bassett-based Intelligent Dialogue, said the long lay-off could have left staff rusty and anxious about switching their selling to video or phone calls as businesses adapt to a ‘new normal’.

Windows firm to open doors at business park

Unit 29-34, Bluestone Centre, Amesbury


A new trade counter operator in windows and plastics for builders and DIY customers has acquired a recently-constructed unit on a new development at one of Wiltshire’s most popular business parks.

Bluestone Windows & Plastics Ltd has taken Units 29-34 at Amesbury’s Bluestone Centre, which are between industry giants Screwfix and Howdens Joinery.

Developers back Swindon Council’s 'bus boulevard' bid


Major landowners and transport organisations have thrown their support behind Swindon Borough Council’s plans to transform the area around Fleming Way.

The final business case to create a new bus interchange and gateway into Swindon town centre has just been submitted to the Government’s Future High Streets Fund after making it through the first stage of the bidding process last year.

FSB keeps up pressure over grants for self-employed


The Federation of Small Businesses is exerting pressure on the government over grants for self-employed people hit by coronavirus restrictions.

Pressure is mounting on the government as millions of sole traders face a financial cliff edge at the end of May, when the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has runs its course.

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