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    Comparison website gears up for change

    The UK's fifth largest comparison website, based in Gloucestershire, has today revealed a radical business overhaul which includes a major re-brand and website...

  • Bankers to be forced to hand back bonuses

    The Bank of England has confirmed plans for a tough new regime for reckless bankers allowing bonuses to be clawed back seven years after they are awarded.Change...

  • FTSE on back foot despite Barclays boost

    A focus on the world's biggest economy kept the FTSE 100 Index on the back foot, despite a boost to Barclays shares after better-than-expected results.The 4 per...

  • Sharp drop in number of deaths at work

    The number of people who lose their lives at work has dropped sharply by 85 per cent over the past 40 years, from over 650 every year in 1974 to a record low of...

  • Waste contract gets extension

    Waste contractor Viridor has extended its contract with the Borough of Poole for the receipt and processing of residual and recyclable waste through to 2027....

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    'Professional services' are set to boom

    Bristol has a strong professional services sector, with lawyers, accountants and the like working behind the scenes making the business world tick. Gavin...

  • Accountancy firm thriving

    A South West accountancy firm has handed £600,000 to its staff in bonuses after growing by 14 per cent this year alone.Old Mill, which employs 270 people...

  • Firm flies flag in Indonesia

    Export marketing business Tudor Rose International helped fly the flag for Gloucestershire on a major overseas trade mission.The Stroud-based company, which...

  • Project boosts stalled schemes

    A new project designed to boost economic growth has been offered £4.5 million of funding to help create 300 new jobs.The Eastover Hotel is a new...

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    Preserving the image of the Brits abroad

    You don't have to be a manufacturer to become a successful exporter, as Bristol-based jam and fruit juice business Stute Foods proves.The family business was...

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    Best contact centres in West awarded

    The best contact centres from across the South West celebrated their success at the sixth annual South West Contact Centre Awards, sponsored by Red Contact...

  • Former dairy on sale for £2.75 million

    The former Unigate Dairy in Melksham, Wiltshire, has been put on the market for £2.75 million, national property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH)...

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    'Economy is now bigger than in 2008'

    At some point over the last few months or so, we passed, without fanfare, one of the most important economic milestones of the last six years – the UK...

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    Profits soar in aerospace

    Plane parts maker GKN saw its pre-tax profits rise a healthy six per cent, in a further sign that the commercial aerospace sector is soaring.But, reflecting the...

  • Lorry sign sells Somerset to the country

    A lorry advertising what's good and wonderful about Somerset will be a prominent feature at this year's Wessex Truck Show.Framptons Transport Services fleet's...