Swindon & Wiltshire Business News
Entrepreneur Denise O’Leary has celebrated World Book by returning to her Chippenham office from Las Vegas to the Uk with an international award for her first business guide, How to WIN Business Awards.
The book won her a silver award at the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in Las Vegas – the world’s top honours for customer service, contact centres, business development and sales professionals.
The parent company of Swindon-based Oak Furnitureland has been fined nearly £400,000 for failing to protect its employees from hazardous and explosive conditions at its premises in Cheney Manor Industrial Estate.
JB Global, which owns the furniture company, pleaded guilty to significant breaches of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health following a prosecution by Swindon Borough Council.
With home improvement shows suggesting that modern living revolves around the kitchen, the Swindon-based National Self Build & Renovation Centre is hosting a brand new workshop focussing on the hub of the home.
The workshop will provide visitors with all the information needed to create the kitchen and bathroom they've always dreamed of.
Entrepreneurs Libby Harris and Kate Morris-Double have launched a new book subscription box and podcast for young readers today, World Book Day.
The former Bath Spa University students currently run successful young-adult-focused book subscription, Book Box Club, which has been named as one of the best book subscription services by The Independent, The Evening Standard and Red Magazine.
Their new venture - called Tales by Mail - will be a bi-monthly service, delivering two new reads, exclusive author content, games and activities and small bespoke gifts to young book-lovers around the world.
The average woman in Swindon and Wiltshire effectively works a quarter of the year for free compared to the average man, according to analysis published today (Wednesday) by the TUC.
With a pay gap of 23.7 percent, it means women in Swindon work 87 days for free. And the situation is little better in Wiltshire, where the pay gap is 21.3 percent, meaning women work 78 days for free.
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