Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Residents in need urged to apply to Trust

Dawn-Marie Moir


Residents of Trowbridge and the surrounding villages are being urged to apply to a charitable trust if they find themselves in financial hardship.

Since 1966 the Trowbridge Town Trust has supported people in need in the town and its environs. It has paid for people to go on courses, to improve their education, to get some help in the home, and even to repair wheelchairs.

Logistics company to sell parcel delivery firm


Logistics company Connect Group PLC has announced it is to sell courier firm Tuffnells in a £15m deal.

The Swindon-based distributor of newspapers, magazines, books and consumables has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement with Palm Bidco to dispose of The Big Green Parcel Holding Company Ltd and its subsidiaries, including Tuffnells Parcels Express.

MiPermit creates free digital parking permits for NHS staff

Paul Moorby


Software development company Chipside has partnered with Swindon Borough Council to create free digital parking permits for NHS staff and critical care workers.

Using its popular MiPermit app, the digital permits will allow frontline health workers to park for free in on-street parking places and council-owned car parks without having to worry about cost or time restrictions.

New contracts result in pharmaceuticals firm taking a new site at industrial estate

Daniel Tedham


Pharmaceutical and health product specialist group Wasdell has moved part of its operation into a new 108,000 sq ft site at Groundwell Industrial Estate, North Swindon, in a bid to service additional contracts.

Wasdell, which has its head office at Blagrove, Swindon, opened a new €36m purpose-built facility in Dundalk, Ireland, last year in response to Britain’s planned departure from the EU.

Apply for a loan now to avoid cash crunch, growth specialist advises

Rob Perks


Businesses that do not have enough reserves to pay staff and suppliers until June should apply without delay for a government-backed business interruption loan.

That's the message from business growth specialist Inspire, which has been helping firms in Wiltshire navigate the choppy waters of running a business during the coronavirus pandemic.

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