Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Entrepreneur wins two global awards in Las Vegas

Denise O'Leary with her award and book


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.

Furniture company fined £400,000 for serious health and safety breaches

Image courtesy of Swindon Borough Council


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.

Entrepreneurs launch book subscription box service on World Book Day

Tales by Mail


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.

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