Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Swindon awarded £1 million to boost regeneration

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Swindon has been awarded £1 million to accelerate the Kimmerfields regeneration project. The money is being awarded through the government's Towns Fund scheme, with Swindon receiving the largest sum available.

Late last year Swindon was named as one of 101 places given the opportunity by the government to bid for funding as part of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund.

Dyslexic florist sacked for bad spelling opens own shop

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A dyslexic florist who was sacked for her bad spelling has opened her first shop in Wanborough after starting her own floristry business during lockdown.

Charlotte Phipps has 17 years’ experience in the trade in spite of being sacked early on in her career for making a spelling mistake.

Four trainees stay on at law firm as qualified solicitors

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Clockwise from top left Sara Webb, Beth Williams, Sam Morris and Marcus Saunders


Four newly-qualified solicitors will be progressing their careers with Wiltshire law firm Wansbroughs after completing their training contracts with the practice.

Sara Webb, Beth Williams, Sam Morris and Marcus Saunders have spent two years working across departments at the Devizes-based firm, putting into practise the skills they learned while studying law.

Ealing Studios chooses Good Energy to turn the red carpet green

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Iconic movie lot Ealing Studios is deepening its commitment to going green by partnering with Good Energy's One Point service – which streamlines electric vehicle charging for businesses – to install three fast chargers at its base in West London.

The announcement reflects a growing trend for championing positive environmental change in the film industry. Big-budget movie 1917 became the first large-scale UK film to achieve the highest three-star certification for sustainable production from albert, BAFTA’s sustainability initiative.

Post-furlough job protection plans unveiled

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Rishi Sunak delivers his Winter Economy Plan


Government plans to protect jobs through the coronavirus pandemic have been unveiled by the chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak.

In a statement to the House of Commons yesterday (Thursday) he announced the launch of the Jobs Support Scheme, which will help to pay wages of workers who can work at least a third of their normal hours.

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