Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Local firms recognised as among most dynamic in UK

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1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain


Four Swindon and Wiltshire businesses have been recognised as among the most dynamic SMEs in the UK by the London Stock Exchange Group.

Swindon's Fundamentals and REPL were named along with Chippenham's Alliance Pharma and Good Energy in the seventh edition of its 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report, which identifies the UK’s most dynamic and fastest-growing small and medium sized enterprises.

Fifty young interns get a Kickstart with Chippenham company

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Denise O'Leary


A ground-breaking remote digital marketing internship has been launched in Chippenham under the UK government's Kickstart Scheme.

Bid-writing and strategic marketing company Purpol Marketing is working with 50 interns to give them a start in digital marketing and to build their experience.

Increased demand for online retail drives bounce-back for haulage firm

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Britain's largest third-party logistics company Wincanton has bounced back to financial health, according to half year results announced today (November 5).

Although profits at the Chippenham-based haulage firm shrank from £26.2 million to £19.1 million in the first half of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the firm said that it expected its full year results to be "materially ahead of current market expectations."

Former pub, where Shakespeare’s players performed, comes to market

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116 High Street Marlborough


A pub that once hosted a performance by Shakespeare's theatre company, The Lord Chamberlain's Men, has come to the market with independent property consultant Stibbard Property.

For over 100 years, the Grade II Listed 116 High Street was the headquarters of the Devizes Conservative Association. Members dined on the ground floor, while MPs – including former Northern Ireland secretary Michael Ancram – enjoyed views of the town from the large office window on the first floor.

IT recycling firm warns of tech shortage

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Simon Crisp


An IT recycling firm has warned of a shortage of used tech that could be sold or donated to schools and charities.

For 10 years Green Machine in Ramsbury, near Swindon, has been refurbishing and recycling unwanted tech.

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