Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

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.

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?

New contract creates 30 new jobs at pharmaceutical firm

 Ayo Sotannde


Pharmaceutical and health product specialist company Wasdell are creating 30 brand new roles after securing a contract to supply medicines and dietary supplements direct to patients and consumers.

Wasdell, which has its head office at Blagrove, Swindon, is currently recruiting for a range of roles, including two qualified pharmacists, to fulfil its contract with a major health care company from its Groundwell estate premises.

Safety award for house builder

GreenSquare's contracts manager John Mumford, operations manager Tony Knight, managing director Barry Wood and site manager Martin Bance


A provider of shared-ownership homes has won a health and safety award for the second year running from the UK’s largest construction safety group.

Chippenham-based GreenSquare Homes was a winner at the Building Safety Group's fifth annual Health and Safety Awards, scooping the prize for Member of the Year – Central and South.

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.

Turnover soars at communications firm

Peter Boucher


Managed IT and telephony firm Excalibur Communications has announced turnover for the past year increased 13 percent to £9.2 million.

The performance follows another year of strong growth for the company’s IT and fixed line business and an increase in revenues from its mobile business. Profitability has risen by 24 percent to £1.6 million.

Solicitor puts families first with new law firm

Natalee Worthington


A family law solicitor with a decade of experience has set up her own business to provide a more personal service to clients.

Natalee Worthington has founded Worthingtons Family Law, based in West Swindon. Her philosophy is to offer a more flexible and personal service than the average High Street law firm, and she specialises only in family law.

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