The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire Edition 21: Oct/Nov 2015 - Page 3

CONTENTS NOTE FROM THE EDITOR INSIDE THIS EDITION Welcome to the latest edition of The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire. I’m not quite sure where the summer went, but it’s now autumn and business is certainly back in full swing, with companies determined to end the year on a high. There are networking events aplenty in the coming weeks, read our ‘Connect’ page (24) and put some key dates in your diary. Don’t forget further event listings can be found on the homepage of our website. In this edition we celebrate some of the county’s most successful businesswomen. Turn to page 14 to find out more about the women that are leading the way in a whole range of industries from renewable energies, to recruitment and specialist sales training. In commercial property Daniel Smethurst of Smethurst Property Consultants looks at the current climate of the Swindon office market and Greg Callard of Withy King provides top tips for negotiating a new lease (see pages 22 & 23). In Profile focuses on Al Keck, founder and managing director of toinfinity, one of the leading digital agencies in the South West. I hope you enjoy reading this edition and we look forward to producing our December/January edition celebrating the business successes of 2015 and emerging trends for 2016. Have a fruitful few months. Best wishes, Anita Editor: Anita Jaynes E: anita@tbeswindonandwilts.co.uk T: 01793 847966 4 BUSINESS NEWS A round-up of this month’s business news 7 APPOINTED Recent appointments made by companies in Wiltshire 8 LEGAL Legal news and advice to help your business 10 FINANCE We find out what’s going on in the world of finance and provide useful information for your business 11 PERSONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TBE experts provide top tips and advice for getting ahead in business 12 CREATIVE THINKING News from Wiltshire’s thriving creative sector 14 WILTSHIRE WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS We profile some of the county’s leading business women 18 TECHNOLOGY Profiling technologies that will give you the business edge 20 REVVED UP Geoff Maxted reviews the Maserati Ghibli 21 IN PROFILE We interview Al Keck, managing director of toinfinity 22 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Smethurst Consultants review the current conditions of the Swindon property market 24 CONNECT Networking events happening in Wiltshire DECEMBER 2015 / JANUARY 2016 EDITION BUSINESS REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2015 WHAT’S NEW 2016 A look back at Wiltshire firms successes throughout the past year. The perfect feature to be part of if you’ve had something to celebrate in 2015. We look at emerging trends, legislations and events that are likely to change the business landscape in the coming year. INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS IN 2016 We look at planned technological developments and launches for 2016 and how embracing them will give you the business edge. Advertising: Dave Stewart E: press@tbeswindonandwilts.co.uk T: 01793 847966 Web: www.tbeswindonandwilts.co.uk The Business Exchange is part of: Planning your marketing strategy for the coming year? Arrange your no obligation meeting to see how we can help raise your profile locally combining print, digital and social media platforms. To find out more contact us by emailing: press@tbeswindonandwilts.co.uk or call 01793 847966 Design: Juicy Design www.juicy-designs.com Artwork: Studio Creative Services www.studio-cs.co.uk Print: Acorn Press www.acornpress.co.uk THE BUSINESS EXCHANGE KEY STATISTICS- PRINT Readership: 15,000 Circulation: 5,000 Follow us on Social Media @TBESW Facebook.com/tbeswindonandwilts “The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire” THE BUSINESS EXCHANGE 2015 3