Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

New world of motorsports beckons Swindon commentator

Chris Dawes


Award-winning motorsports commentator Chris Dawes is in the driving seat for a new venture – commentating on e-sports.

Lockdown due to Coronavirus, and the cancelling of live sports, has led to an explosion in the popularity of e-sports – or gaming sports – and Chris is now being engaged to commentate on motorsports.

Marlborough law firm expands into Hungerford

The Courtyard, Hungerford


A Marlborough law firm has expanded into Hungerford, in a property deal brokered by commercial property agents Kilpatrick & Co.

Marlborough Law will be moving into The Courtyard, Hungerford alongside another new tenant, Claritas Accountancy Ltd.

Expert advice: Coronavirus advice for commercial landlords

Jonathan Frayling


Across the UK, businesses are feeling the impact of the measures taken by the government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. With forced closures, huge reductions in sales and a sharp downturn in required services, commercial tenants may be struggling to meet their lease obligations. As a commercial landlord, how should you respond to the crisis?

New report reveals daily impact of coronavirus lockdown on South West economy

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A new report has revealed the daily impact of the coronavirus lockdown on the South West economy and highlighted which sectors are performing the strongest and protecting the UK from even greater damage.

According to UK Powerhouse, a report by legal and financial services firm Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr), Gross Value Added, or GVA – the measure of the value of goods and services produced in an area, industry or sector of an economy – is estimated to be falling in the region by 36 percent, or £185 million every day during the lockdown.

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