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Whiteley: RoyaleLife appoints Sequence Group as its sole national estate agency

In a landmark deal, Whiteley based RoyaleLife, the UK’s largest bungalow provider, has appointed national estate agency network Sequence Group as its sole selling...

South East: HCR corporate team advise on Quantuma acquisition

HCR’s corporate team in the South East advised on the acquisition of Quantuma Advisory by professional services firm K3 Capital Group – the team,...

Southampton: Enable Law expands presence

Enable Law, the specialist medical negligence, personal injury and mental capacity firm, has announced its expansion in Southampton with the acquisition of Blake Morgan's...

Thames Valley: Berkshire LEP appoints new chair

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced the appointment of Bob Beveridge as its new chair. Beveridge has a diverse business career...

Oxford: Is the housebuilding industry closer to adopting modern methods of construction

The proportion of homes built using modern methods of construction (MMC) over the next 10 years will rise from around 8% today closer to...

Solent: £1,600 grants available to help businesses affected by Covid-19

Small and medium-sized businesses based in the Solent region can apply for a £1,600 grant to help respond to the challenges of the Covid-19...

Whiteley: RoyaleLife appoints Sequence Group as its sole national estate agency

In a landmark deal, Whiteley based RoyaleLife, the UK’s largest bungalow provider, has appointed national estate agency network Sequence Group as its sole selling...

South: Recruitment activity declines at weaker rate in July

The latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs: South of England survey showed a softer fall in overall recruitment activity across the region...

Southampton: Enable Law expands presence

Enable Law, the specialist medical negligence, personal injury and mental capacity firm, has announced its expansion in Southampton with the acquisition of Blake Morgan's...

Oxford: Is the housebuilding industry closer to adopting modern methods of construction

The proportion of homes built using modern methods of construction (MMC) over the next 10 years will rise from around 8% today closer to...

Thames Valley: Berkshire LEP appoints new chair

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced the appointment of Bob Beveridge as its new chair. Beveridge has a diverse business career...

Features

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Solent 250 webinar: Making your business fit for purpose in the new normal

Are you ready for the new normal? The second in our series of Solent 250 webinars explored some of the tax, HR and legal...
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The Solent 250 programme continues with a range of webinars

June 25 kick started the first in a series of webinars for the Solent 250 businesses. Sponsors CMA, HSBC UK, Irwin Mitchell and RSM...
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How technology can help engage your teams – wherever they are

An engaged, motivated workforce is vital to the success of any business, and a challenge to achieve at the best of times. For many...
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Planning for a better future

While post-Covid life may look the same as before, for many of us, the new normal will be completely different. Jeremy Hill from Kleinwort...
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Lockdown DIY boost for DK Tools

Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, one Greater London business has seen a huge surge in enthusiasm for DIY projects. DK Tools manufactures and distributes hand tools...
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Post-Covid office boom is coming

Reading is in a prime position to benefit from a Post-Covid shift in how and where we work, moving businesses from Central London out...

Special Features

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Special Feature: Digital Communications

Most organisations will instinctively know that digital should be somewhere in their marketing mix.  Few organisations in 2020 exist without a website. For some, SEO...
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Special Feature: Focus on Portsmouth

Portsmouth is the south’s waterfront city - and renowned as the home of the Royal Navy. And now it is undergoing a major transformation...
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Special Feature: Reading 2020

In many ways COVID-19 has changed so much of our economic landscape – forcing us re-evaluate how we live, work and do business. And...
Reading: Oxford Properties closes £563m Green Park sale to Mapletree

Special Feature: Business Parks/Commercial Property

It was back in the 1980s that the business park – a concept exported from the US – came to the UK. Large corporate...

Advisory

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Dorset: New call for businesses to put safety first

Businesses in Dorset are being urged to update their risk assessments to ensure workplaces are Covid safe for returning employees as government advice changes. The...

Whiteley: Business adviser warns of potential mass unemployment

A business adviser has expressed his concern about potential high unemployment over the coming months as the closing date for the furlough scheme draws...

South: Personal insolvencies set to rise in coming months

Personal insolvencies are set to rise over the coming year with a spike in the run-up to Christmas, according to the R3 trade body...

Reading: Crowe secures 100% CBILS success rate for businesses

Since the introduction of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe has helped companies raise £19...

South: Goringe Accountants expands with Bristol office

One of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the Thames Valley is expanding again with two new appointments to its audit and tax department,...

Thames Valley: Quantuma appoints new director

Business advisory firm Quantuma continues the expansion of its Thames Valley team with the appointment of new director Michael Hall. Hall is a chartered certified...

Community

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Berkshire: Portal launched for residents facing skills and employment challenges

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched Berkshire Opportunities – berkshireopportunities.co.uk – the area’s premier gateway to finding out about jobs, apprenticeships...
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Southampton: Meachers joins City Council to mark Green City Charter anniversary

Meachers Global Logistics has joined Southampton City Council in marking a year since the launch of its Green City Charter, with a virtual event. The...

Fareham: Manufacturer repurposes to produce hand sanitiser

Contact lens manufacturer CooperVision has repurposed part of its R&D and production facilities in Hampshire to enable it to produce bottles of hand sanitiser....

Thames Valley: Scores of charities under threat from COVID-19

More than half of charities based in the Thames Valley region consider their future to be under threat, according to a survey carried out...

Fareham: The Rainbow Centre takes its charity work online

The Rainbow Centre is a charity based in Fareham, Hampshire, that helps children and adults with neurological disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, MS...

Abingdon: Milton Park businesses surveyed on return to work

Milton Park, a leading science and technology community in Oxfordshire, has found that 95% of business leaders based at the Park have a COVID-19...

Companies

Southampton: Chilworth Partnership recognised for gold service

Hampshire recruitment agency Chilworth Partnership has been listed as a gold service provider for the second year running, by the Institute of Interim Management. Each...

Reading: Horseman Coaches awarded national safety standard

Horseman Coaches, award-winning private coach hire company based in Berkshire, has been awarded the national ‘We're Good to Go' Industry Standard for its commitment...

Oxford: Printing company gains £1.8m CBILS support

Mayfield Press, a printing company based in Oxford, has been supplying vital Personal Protective Equipment to the healthcare industry since April after receiving a...

Abingdon: Millbrook Healthcare relocates to business park

Royal London Asset Management has successfully completed the final letting of its 192,000 sq ft Blacklands Way development at Abingdon Business Park in Oxfordshire. Millbrook...
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South: Job vacancies plummet by nearly 63%

According to the latest quarterly job market report from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, job numbers plummeted by 62.7% in Q2 2020, compared to...

Reading: Office design and fit-out company moves in

Commercial interior designer and office fit-out specialist Glenside Commercial Interiors LLP is moving to Reading. The company will be moving into a new 11,000...

Deals

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South East: HCR corporate team advise on Quantuma acquisition

HCR’s corporate team in the South East advised on the acquisition of Quantuma Advisory by professional services firm K3 Capital Group – the team,...

Wantage: Williams and Foresight invest further in robotics company

Foresight Group, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, and Williams Advanced Engineering have announced a £1.45 million follow-on investment from Foresight...

Oxford: Printing company gains £1.8m CBILS support

Mayfield Press, a printing company based in Oxford, has been supplying vital Personal Protective Equipment to the healthcare industry since April after receiving a...
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Maidenhead: Wilson Partners advises Helecloud on acquisition

Wilson Partners Corporate Finance, based in Maidenhead, has advised BGF portfolio company, Helecloud, on its acquisition of cloud software engineering specialist DataStork. The acquisition, backed...
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South: Portable Multimedia secures growth funding investment

Nextbase brand owner and world’s leading dash cam manufacturer, Portable Multimedia, secured growth funding investment from Sandton Capital Partners on July 8. Herrington Carmichael...

Hampshire: YFM invests in buyout at loss adjuster GHG

Loss adjusting and claims management specialist GHG, based at Eastleigh, has funded its primary buyout by securing a £7 million equity investment from YFM...

Education

Portsmouth: University gets £3.6m for extended reality centre

As part of developing a strategic road to recovery, the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has awarded the University of Portsmouth £3.6 million towards...

Fareham: The Rainbow Centre takes its charity work online

The Rainbow Centre is a charity based in Fareham, Hampshire, that helps children and adults with neurological disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, MS...
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Hampshire: Business survey launched by university

The coronavirus pandemic is having an exceptional impact on the economy across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. In response, the University of Portsmouth, on...

Southampton: Synairgen and university expand drug trial

The trial of an inhaled drug that could prevent worsening of COVID-19 in those most at risk is to be expanded to dose patients...

Henley: Business School launches new podcast series

Henley Business School has launched a new series of podcasts, called Leading Edge. Thomas Mason, business journalist, is joined by some of the School's leading...

Hampshire: Nursery group sold to French childcare operator

Specialist property business adviser Christie & Co has announced the sale of Futurepath Childcare, a renowned family-run nursery group located in Hampshire. The established group, which...

Events

Thames Valley: Last chance to enter Tech Awards

The deadline for nominations for the Thames Valley Tech Awards has been extended by one week - to July 31. The virtual event is free...

Tech Awards: Watch for free, enter for free

Companies can enter the Thames Valley Tech Awards for free - and watch the virtual ceremony online for free. Free access is also available for...

Thames Valley: BDB Pitmans and Chamber host restart webinar

On Tuesday July 14 at 12pm, law firm BDB Pitmans will be hosting another webinar on behalf of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce...

South: Economic update webinar planned

Accountancy firm and business adviser MHA MacIntyre Hudson is hosting an economic update webinar on July 13. The economic update and live Q&A session will...
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Thames Valley: Calling tech and telecoms companies across the region

Technology and telecoms companies across the Thames Valley should get their entries in now for the virtual Tech Awards. Organiser The Business Magazine has today...

South Coast: Virtual business webinar attracts 100 people

Smith & Williamson’s South Coast office has hosted a virtual Business Breakfast Club, attracting more than 100 participants. Traditionally held as morning face-to-face events in...

Finance/Economy

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Solent: £1,600 grants available to help businesses affected by Covid-19

Small and medium-sized businesses based in the Solent region can apply for a £1,600 grant to help respond to the challenges of the Covid-19...
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Thames Valley: Berkshire LEP appoints new chair

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced the appointment of Bob Beveridge as its new chair. Beveridge has a diverse business career...
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South Coast: £250K grant to boost recovery of Solent’s small businesses

The Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government has announced £20 million funding to help small businesses across the country, with a £250,000 allocation...

Whiteley: Business adviser warns of potential mass unemployment

A business adviser has expressed his concern about potential high unemployment over the coming months as the closing date for the furlough scheme draws...

South: EY predicts V-shaped recovery now less likely

The EY ITEM Club Summer Forecast has significantly downgraded the near-term economic outlook for the UK with GDP now expected to contract by 11.5%...

South: Personal insolvencies set to rise in coming months

Personal insolvencies are set to rise over the coming year with a spike in the run-up to Christmas, according to the R3 trade body...

Hospitality

Hampshire: Marwell Zoo reopens with £4.3m support

Marwell Zoo has reopened after three months of closure, with support from a £4.3 million Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) from NatWest. The zoo...

Thames Valley: Peach Pubs backed by HSBC for reopenings

One of the UK’s leading gastro-pub groups, Peach Pubs, is beginning preparations to reopen in line with government guidance after securing a £1.5 million...

South: Hospitality re-opening poses data problems

The much-anticipated re-opening of businesses in the food and drink sector has been given the green light for July 4, a welcome decision for...

Hampshire: Portland appointed hotel administrators

Hampshire-based insolvency practice Portland Business Recovery has been appointed administrators of Ston Easton Park Hotel, which was forced to close its doors due to...

South: COVID ‘chaperone’ is in demand

As the country emerges slowly from the coronavirus lockdown a new type of job has emerged – the ‘COVID chaperone’. Berry Recruitment says the number...
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Reading: CH&CO completes fundraise

Reading-based hospitality caterer CH&CO has completed a refinancing and fundraise with its existing lenders and shareholders. The proceeds of the fundraise, when combined with the...

International

Can you make money from travelling?

Everyone plans to spend money when they travel. It’s part and parcel of the experience and many people use the excuse of being on...

Basingstoke: International trade training programme launched

Businesses keen to ‘go global’ and trade overseas after the pandemic can access a training programme run for the first time from Basingstoke. The Covid-safe...
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South East: Manufacturers appeal to government

A new report from Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, and accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP shows that manufacturing continues to be an...
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South Coast: Webinar on future development of ports

Ports - Future Development and Expansion Plans - is the subject of a webinar sponsored by law firm BDB Pitmans and Built Environment Networking. The...

Poole: BOFA appoints international sales manager

BOFA International, a global leader in portable fume and dust extraction systems, has appointed Tom Reimann as sales manager - international to help drive...
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Abingdon: Employers ‘unable to hire new EU arrivals’

Latest government data analysed by Abingdon-based immigration law firm, Migrate UK, reveals that only 2% of UK employers currently possess a licence to sponsor...

Law

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Southampton: Enable Law expands presence

Enable Law, the specialist medical negligence, personal injury and mental capacity firm, has announced its expansion in Southampton with the acquisition of Blake Morgan's...
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Thames Valley: Moorcrofts Corporate Law firm launch legal podcast

Corporate Law Firm, Moorcrofts is launching its own legal podcast – Moorcrofts Means Business, which will see its partners and highly-regarded lawyers, as well...

Redundancy: Your questions answered

Solicitor Andrea Corr, in Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ Employment Law team, explains the process of redundancy and answers the common questions that employees have...

E-forensics: Latest Boyes Turner podcast

Barry Stanton, a partner in Boyes Turner's employment team, discusses technology assisted review and AI in e-forensics with Simon Price, VP sales, OpenText LegalTech...

Solent: Shoosmiths launches ‘new way of working’

Law firm Shoosmiths will re-open its Solent office on August 3, emerging with a new way of working – giving employees more choice to...
Reading: Avignon Capital buys retail unit for £3.2m

Retail: The move towards turnover-based leases

Technological changes in the way we shop, the fast rise in e-commerce and the upheaval caused by Covid-19 are all creating a lasting impact...

Manufacturing

Wantage: Williams and Foresight invest further in robotics company

Foresight Group, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, and Williams Advanced Engineering have announced a £1.45 million follow-on investment from Foresight...

Portsmouth: Major manufacturing tenant signs up for Dunsbury Park

Portsmouth City Council's award-winning business park Dunsbury Park will be a major part of the post-Covid-19 recovery after a major new engineering, manufacturing tenant...
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South East: Manufacturers appeal to government

A new report from Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, and accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP shows that manufacturing continues to be an...

Fareham: Manufacturer repurposes to produce hand sanitiser

Contact lens manufacturer CooperVision has repurposed part of its R&D and production facilities in Hampshire to enable it to produce bottles of hand sanitiser....
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South East: Hard-hit manufacturers call for support

South East manufacturers are calling on the Government to provide immediate support for the sector in any emergency Budget as the full impact of...

South: Manufacturing on slow path to recovery

Manufacturing output across the UK increased significantly in May from its record low level as manufacturers started to emerge from the coronavirus lockdown, according...

Motoring

Guildford: Sportscar dealer opens new showroom with HSBC backing

Bell & Colvill, a specialist car dealership in West Horsley, has purchased and renovated a new showroom in Guildford after securing a £1.5 million...

Reading: Boyes Turner advises on electric vehicle charger deal

Specialist Reading-based tech law firm Boyes Turner has advised on an investment deal which will help drive growth at a smart electric vehicle charger...

South: Hyundai to relocate from Wycombe to Leatherhead

Hyundai, the South Korean car manufacturer, has announced that it will relocate to Leatherhead later this year where it will take 17,000 sq ft...

Bicester: Electric vehicle maker continues rapid expansion

Electric van maker Arrival has taken on another new property at Network @ Link 9 in Bicester as it continues its rapid expansion. The Oxfordshire...

Hampshire: MBD delivers tech solution for dealerships

A Hampshire digital agency is putting car dealership customers in the virtual driving seat during the coronavirus pandemic. MediaBase Direct (MBD) is using technology to...

Thatcham: Xtrac wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Vehicle transmission specialist Xtrac, whose energy-efficient gearbox designs are helping to influence radically different technology for future road cars, has received the Queen's Award...

People

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South: Recruitment activity declines at weaker rate in July

The latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs: South of England survey showed a softer fall in overall recruitment activity across the region...
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Thames Valley: Berkshire LEP appoints new chair

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced the appointment of Bob Beveridge as its new chair. Beveridge has a diverse business career...

Redundancy: Your questions answered

Solicitor Andrea Corr, in Blandy & Blandy Solicitors’ Employment Law team, explains the process of redundancy and answers the common questions that employees have...

Solent: Shoosmiths launches ‘new way of working’

Law firm Shoosmiths will re-open its Solent office on August 3, emerging with a new way of working – giving employees more choice to...

Southampton: Savills expands agency team

International real estate adviser Savills has expanded its Southampton-based commercial agency team with the appointment of Will Elgeti. Elgeti joins as an associate with over...

South Coast: Long-term remote working presents challenges

As the nation continues to work from home for the most part, new research reveals that a quarter (24%) of those currently working from...

Property

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Whiteley: RoyaleLife appoints Sequence Group as its sole national estate agency

In a landmark deal, Whiteley based RoyaleLife, the UK’s largest bungalow provider, has appointed national estate agency network Sequence Group as its sole selling...
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Oxford: Is the housebuilding industry closer to adopting modern methods of construction

The proportion of homes built using modern methods of construction (MMC) over the next 10 years will rise from around 8% today closer to...
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Dorset: New call for businesses to put safety first

Businesses in Dorset are being urged to update their risk assessments to ensure workplaces are Covid safe for returning employees as government advice changes. The...
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Whitney: Tungsten Properties secures third Witney warehouse deal

Tungsten Properties, one of the UK’s leading mid-box industrial and warehouse developers, has completed the freehold sale of Unit 7 at Downs Road, Tungsten...
Reading: Avignon Capital buys retail unit for £3.2m

Retail: The move towards turnover-based leases

Technological changes in the way we shop, the fast rise in e-commerce and the upheaval caused by Covid-19 are all creating a lasting impact...
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South East: Rents and demand fall as pandemic hits property

The global pandemic continues to take its toll on the South East commercial market, as the Q2 2020 RICS UK Commercial Property Survey points...

Technology

E-forensics: Latest Boyes Turner podcast

Barry Stanton, a partner in Boyes Turner's employment team, discusses technology assisted review and AI in e-forensics with Simon Price, VP sales, OpenText LegalTech...

South Coast: Long-term remote working presents challenges

As the nation continues to work from home for the most part, new research reveals that a quarter (24%) of those currently working from...

Wantage: Williams and Foresight invest further in robotics company

Foresight Group, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, and Williams Advanced Engineering have announced a £1.45 million follow-on investment from Foresight...
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Maidenhead: Wilson Partners advises Helecloud on acquisition

Wilson Partners Corporate Finance, based in Maidenhead, has advised BGF portfolio company, Helecloud, on its acquisition of cloud software engineering specialist DataStork. The acquisition, backed...

Thames Valley: Last chance to enter Tech Awards

The deadline for nominations for the Thames Valley Tech Awards has been extended by one week - to July 31. The virtual event is free...

Uxbridge: Tech firm Validity takes space at Charter Building

Landid has signed tech firm Validity for 8,500 sq ft at The Charter Building in Uxbridge. Validity had originally based itself in Spaces, the...

Roundtables

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Getting back on track – lessons learned from the lockdown

The Business Magazine invited a diverse line-up of business leaders, who have supported it over the years, to participate in this virtual roundtable to...
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2020: Welcome to uncertainty

At this roundtable, business leaders from finalists and sponsors of the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards shared their views on issues that included when...
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Challenges and opportunities for leaders of growing businesses

Advisory and accountancy firm BDO, Lloyds Bank, law firm Gateley Legal, commercial and residential advisers Vail Williams and Henley Business School sponsored this roundtable,...
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Sustainability and green manufacturing

Accountants MHA McIntyre Hudson, Lloyds Bank, and motorsport gearbox manufacturer Xtrac sponsored this roundtable held at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre at the Madejski...
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Growth and success in 2019

Winners, finalists and sponsors of the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards attended this roundtable, hosted by The Business Magazine at the Royal Berkshire Conference...
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Sustaining growth through 2019

The Business Magazine hosted this roundtable with Thames Valley 250 sponsors Henley Business School, HSBC, advisory and accountancy firm BDO, law firm Gateley plc,...

Latest Deals Updates

MBO of GHG, backed by YFM Equity Partners and Triplepoint

Submission Date: 13/06/20 Completion Date: 07/07/20 Target:­­ GHG Value: £17 million Acquirer: MBO vehicle led by Austin Snelgrove and backed by YFM Equity Partners. Deal Description: Spectrum Corporate Finance...

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