Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Business world reacts to election result


Business leaders have been reacting to the results of yesterday's general election, which saw the Conservative Party returned with a majority. All were happy to see the uncertainty of a hung parliament averted, and many are now keen to see the threat of a no-deal Brexit addressed.

Wiltshire business leader addresses UN Climate Change Conference

Juliet Davenport


A Wiltshire entrepreneur has told delegates at a global climate change conference that attitudinal barriers to meeting Britain's power needs with renewable energy have disappeared.

Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO of Chippenham-based Good Energy, which has been providing customers with electricity sourced from renewable energy since 2003, was speaking at the United Nations COP25 climate summit in Madrid.

Energy reduction specialist appoints new general manager

Clive Milner


Energy reduction specialist SMARTech has appointed Clive Milner to its management team, in the newly created role of general manager.

With more than 20 years’ experience within senior operational roles and 14 years as an Officer in the British Army, Clive will head up SMARTech energy’s management team and support the company in its growth ambitions within the energy management sector.

Expert opinion: How will the EU Settlement Scheme affect the temporary and permanent workforce|

Dan Barfoot


If you have been following the Brexit drama lately, you might have heard an advert about a new scheme designed to allow EU, EEA and Swiss workers to stay, live and work here in the UK. This is regardless of whether we leave the EU with a deal or without one and it applies to family members as well.

But just what is this EU Settlement Scheme and how will it affect the temporary and permanent workforce here in the UK?

Swindon firm joins global brands in developing industrial chemical recycling industry

Recycling Technologies' RT7000 machine


A Swindon company whose innovative new technology converts plastic waste back into oil has joined forces with energy company Total and global brands Nestlé and Mars to develop an industrial chemical recycling industry in France.

The new consortium has been formed in response to a call for projects made by French packaging compliance scheme Citeo to promote eco-design and recycling and recovery projects for plastic and paper.

Building firm branches out into developments

Ben Lang Richard Cherry and  Matt Aitkenhead


Building firm Stonewood, a specialist in high-specification refurbishment, conversion, and bespoke construction projects, has branched out into housing development with a 38-home project in north Wiltshire.

Somerbrook, at Brook Farm in Great Somerford, is the first foray into development for Stonewood Partnerships, a new offshoot of the Stonewoood Group.

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