Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Swindon education business sold for undisclosed sum

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Simon Hore


Corporate lawyers from Thrings have advised on the sale of Swindon-based education business Financial Services 4 Schools (FS4S) to a leading provider of software, training and professional services to the education sector.

FS4S, which offers bespoke finance, payroll and HR services to schools, academies and multi-academy trusts across the UK, has been acquired by Juniper Education for an undisclosed sum.

Nearly 20,000 self-employed workers access income support scheme

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Nearly 20,000 self-employed workers in Swindon and Wiltshire whose business was adversely affected by the pandemic ave accessed the government's income support scheme.

New figures released by the government over the weekend show that 19,500 people accessed £53 million worth of grants via the second tranche of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

Nationwide celebrates 50th anniversary

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One of the most recognisable names on Britain's high streets celebrates its 50th anniversary this week.

The Co-operative Permanent Building Society rebranded as the Nationwide Building Society on September 16, 1970.

Law firm's family department expands with new appointment

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Heidi Cardoza


Growing Wiltshire law firm Goughs has appointed experienced solicitor Heidi Cardoza to its family team.

Heidi will work across a range of family matters including separation and divorce, financial settlements, children disputes, cohabitation disputes and injunction proceedings from the firm's Devizes office.

Cobra business club snakes its way towards UK wide coverage

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Ed Williamson and Andrew Hatcher


An online business club – hatched from an idea dreamed up in lockdown by two Wiltshire businessmen – has now expanded into a network of groups ‘virtually’ covering the UK.

Andrew Hatcher, business adviser and founder of Swindon Consultants, and Ed Williamson, from the Federation of Small Businesses, together devised a plan to help people carry on networking, collaborating and passing referrals, while the country was in lockdown.

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