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7 Jan 2015 13:15

Caversham cosmetic clinic is looking good

A cosmetic clinic has celebrated its first year in business.

16 Apr 2014 08:00

Crossrail's extension to Reading welcomed

BUSINESSES and politicians have welcomed the landmark decision to extend Crossrail to Reading.
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15 Apr 2014 15:00

Record turnover for arts centre

AN ARTS centre has posted a record turnover as it prepares to open a second site for new, experimental projects.
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15 Apr 2014 09:30

Bed down for Byte Night

BUSINESSES across Berkshire are being invited to bed down under the stars and raise funds during a major charity sleep-out.
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26 Mar 2014 11:10

New VCT rules need a smart response

At a time of austerity no fiscal stone is being left unturned in the ongoing Government attempt to push Britain back into financial recovery, and some previously attractive investments are now effectively set to be marked down.

24 Mar 2014 17:14 • Gary Farmer

With Gamification in Learning, Training Just Got a Whole Lot More Fun

Games are everywhere – they’re in our social media, on our phones and ready to be picked up as soon as we hit upon some increasingly rare free time for ourselves. ILX is industry recognised as the market leader in business games in their learning and education, with gamification taking the age-old practice of learning and revolutionising it in completely new and unexpected ways.

24 Mar 2014 17:07 • Gary Farmer

Emerging Trends in Project Management

Project management is an industry that is constantly shifting and changing, with new technology and fresh trends changing the way in which we manage projects and attempt to steer them towards ultimate success. Sadly there’s no such thing as a PM crystal ball, making it impossible to predict what these changes will be and how exactly they might alter the way in which project teams work on a day-to-day basis.

19 Mar 2014 17:15

Companies to learn why social networking will work for them

THAMES Valley Business Advisors, in conjunction with Regus, are holding an interactive seminar called Passport to Success – Social Networking For Business in Slough this week.
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18 Mar 2014 15:15

Companies warned not to miss out on £2,000 tax break

BUSINESS owners across Berkshire were urged today not to miss out on a new tax break which could save them up to £2,000 from next month.
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18 Mar 2014 14:30

SMEs in the south east cautious over economic recovery

SMEs in the South East are split on the extent of the impact which the economic recovery will have on stability and opportunity but are looking to work together to achieve growth.
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13 Mar 2014 17:00

Staff on target for charity

STAFF from development and infrastructure consultants Peter Brett Associates (PBA) are more than half way towards this year’s £10,000 charity target for cancer research.

13 Mar 2014 12:00

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP's Budget message for Chancellor George Osborne

THAMES Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has written to Chancellor George Osborne ahead of next week's Budget calling for more investment in the area's infrastructure, enterprise and skills.
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13 Mar 2014 07:30

SMEs in the south are shooting for the stars

SMALL and medium-sized businesses in the South of England are planning for growth and seeing increased levels of orders and new customers, according to the results of a leading index of SME sentiment and performance for Q4 2013.
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12 Mar 2014 14:15

Time running out to nominate your property champions

THERE are just six days left for nominations for the 2014 Thames Valley Property Awards.
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18 Feb 2014 12:30

Are you a flooding victim? Thames Valley Chamber channels help

COMPANIES hit by the floods are getting more offers of help this week being channeled through the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce.
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14 Feb 2014 08:30

Regus offers free emergency office space for Berkshire's flood hit companies

REGUS, the global workspace provider with 18 business centres in Berkshire, is coming to the aid of flood-hit companies by offering temporary office facilities for displaced staff - free of charge.
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14 Feb 2014 07:30

MP Alok Sharma at Reading's Green Park to salute Cisco's apprenticeship scheme

READING West MP Alok Sharma geared up for National Apprenticeship Week by making a visit to the offices of Cisco at Reading’s Green Park.
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13 Feb 2014 16:15

Thames Valley business bosses from FSB call for MPs' support on flood insurance

THE Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) – representing 7,500 small firms in the Thames Valley – is calling on the Government to offer more insurance protection for companies hit by floods.
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13 Feb 2014 16:13

HMRC offers support for taxpayers bit by Berkshire's floods

HM REVENUE and Customs (HMRC) has launched a new telephone helpline for anyone affected by the recent floods.
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6 Feb 2014 17:00

Airline bosses welcome Sir Howard Davies report's Heathrow option

AIRLINE chiefs today welcomed the Airports Commission interim report which narrows the options to Heathrow and Gatwick.
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20 Dec 2013 09:00 • Judith Edwards

The right stuff and the right staff

As owner of The Ironing Lady, in Tilehurst, Jackie Chappell is a consummate professional and at the heart of everything she does is a passion to help other people achieve their full potential.

18 Dec 2013 09:15 • Gary Farmer

Overseas study isn’t just about “the job”

In the current economic climate it’s probably fair to say there’s no such thing as a guaranteed route to a job, or at least to a specific job – as many unemployed or underemployed graduates will testify.

6 Dec 2013 11:20

Rob Wilson welcomes help for high streets

READING East MP Rob Wilson has welcomed news that 5,000 business properties in Reading will benefit from a package to help the high street and support businesses.

2 Dec 2013 09:30

Green business ideas could win share of £330,000 cash pot

The deadline is fast approaching for green-thinking companies to apply to Shell Springboard 2014, with total prize money of £330,000 up for grabs.

14 Nov 2013 14:55

Town celebrates Woodley Festival of Business

BUSINESS leaders from some of the world’s largest companies will be rubbing shoulders at the inaugural Woodley Festival of Business this evening.
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