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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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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...

  • 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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    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...

  • Airbus in order struggle

    It is perhaps the most recognisable passenger plane since the Concorde, but questions are being asked whether the Airbus super jumbo, the A380, will really take...

  • Russia key for oil giant

    Oil giant BP has warned that further international sanctions on Russia could have a "material adverse impact" on the company.The UK business owns a...