New initiative looks at what it’s like to do business here

This Is Wiltshire: Malcolm Gregory Malcolm Gregory

An exciting new initiative is being launched today to gauge what it’s really like to do business in Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Business Barometer is a quarterly survey designed to provide a snapshot of economic conditions in the region as well as insights into the hot topics of the day.

It is being driven by one of Wiltshire’s leading law firms, Withy King, in association with Wiltshire Business magazine.

The first survey will be emailed to hundreds of businesses across Wiltshire and the results will be reported in a four-page editorial feature in the November issue of Wiltshire Business, supported by interviews with participants, company profiles and advice from the experts.

“Wiltshire is home to an eclectic mix of businesses and we look forward to hearing their voices,” said Malcolm Gregory, head of corporate services at Withy King in Swindon.

“While there are plenty of national surveys out there, we felt it would be interesting to engage with businesses based in our region and hear their accounts of how wider economic conditions are impacting on their operations and future plans.

“We also felt it would provide a useful platform to identify and debate the issues which matter to businesses trading in Wiltshire or using this region as a base for national or international trade.

“We hope to hear the views of as many businesses as possible, making this representative and genuinely useful.

“We will share the results with everyone involved and encourage further discussion and networking via our LinkedIn group entitled Wiltshire Business Barometer, which will be launching soon, along with various events.”

The inaugural survey is now live. To take part and be in with a chance of winning the new iPad 3 follow this link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MSQ6GP9

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12:30pm Wed 10 Oct 12

RichardR1 says...

There is already several excellent monthly reviews.

http://www.swo.org.u
k/ is just one available to businesses
There is already several excellent monthly reviews. http://www.swo.org.u k/ is just one available to businesses RichardR1
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7:08pm Wed 10 Oct 12

itsamess3 says...

You do always claim to have better information than those with a better insight than yourself.
Do tell us where you studied business related degrees--or business law or any academic qualifications you have that should allow us to believe you know what you are talking about--as clearly you really have no idea whatsoever.
You do always claim to have better information than those with a better insight than yourself. Do tell us where you studied business related degrees--or business law or any academic qualifications you have that should allow us to believe you know what you are talking about--as clearly you really have no idea whatsoever. itsamess3
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12:50pm Thu 11 Oct 12

1 2 Could B says...

That chap looks a little like Sean Locke
That chap looks a little like Sean Locke 1 2 Could B
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6:00pm Thu 11 Oct 12

RichardR1 says...

I note Mr Itsamess can once again give it out but can't take and complains.

I did not state any expert knowledge merely that such services already exist, and are freely available as my link shows.
I note Mr Itsamess can once again give it out but can't take and complains. I did not state any expert knowledge merely that such services already exist, and are freely available as my link shows. RichardR1
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6:31pm Thu 11 Oct 12

itsamess3 says...

RichardR1 wrote:
I note Mr Itsamess can once again give it out but can't take and complains.

I did not state any expert knowledge merely that such services already exist, and are freely available as my link shows.
Bob
You seem to think that you are an expert on business-mainly through very pointless links. There are in fact many very astute and business oriented companies around that take great interest in our town--which includes some very excellent lawyers with extremely good knowledge of our town and advise accordingly--as each business may well have peculiarities that needs professional advice--rather than listening to failed politicians who are guided by their political masters--rather than expert advice.
[quote][p][bold]RichardR1[/bold] wrote: I note Mr Itsamess can once again give it out but can't take and complains. I did not state any expert knowledge merely that such services already exist, and are freely available as my link shows.[/p][/quote]Bob You seem to think that you are an expert on business-mainly through very pointless links. There are in fact many very astute and business oriented companies around that take great interest in our town--which includes some very excellent lawyers with extremely good knowledge of our town and advise accordingly--as each business may well have peculiarities that needs professional advice--rather than listening to failed politicians who are guided by their political masters--rather than expert advice. itsamess3
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9:53am Fri 12 Oct 12

RichardR1 says...

I don't claim any expertise merely pointing out facts and it's Richard. Once again it seems you've gone running to the Adver.
I don't claim any expertise merely pointing out facts and it's Richard. Once again it seems you've gone running to the Adver. RichardR1
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7:49pm Fri 12 Oct 12

itsamess3 says...

I have no need to run to the adver Bob.
Do remember the privacy rules on the site whereby the adver can and do hold isp addresses.
There are numerous sites which disclose known trolls throughout the country and will give a full list of sites visited by them--a public service to expose imbeciles.
Your common practice to post links that favour your posts is well known--or should i say the opinions you offer do coincide with links you post.
Do try to give your own opinions rather than some non-descript political party that has as much chance of running this country than hell freezing over.
I have no need to run to the adver Bob. Do remember the privacy rules on the site whereby the adver can and do hold isp addresses. There are numerous sites which disclose known trolls throughout the country and will give a full list of sites visited by them--a public service to expose imbeciles. Your common practice to post links that favour your posts is well known--or should i say the opinions you offer do coincide with links you post. Do try to give your own opinions rather than some non-descript political party that has as much chance of running this country than hell freezing over. itsamess3
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8:59am Sat 13 Oct 12

RichardR1 says...

Good heavens once again an obtuse post from the master troll.

Perhaps you could comment on the article rather on fantasy.

I didn't state an opinion, I stated a fact that many services and information sites exist some weekly some monthly covering every conceivable of running a business, including legal updates.

You have not commented whatsoever on the veracity of my posts, merely your opinion which is no more valid than mine.

By the way when you receive an interrupt message from the Adver saying someone has complained and you are the only one likely to, it rather suggests you have.

Or is that too logical for a man who claims to deal with logic. Or do you think everyone else on here hangs on your every word?

Second thoughts you probably do.
Good heavens once again an obtuse post from the master troll. Perhaps you could comment on the article rather on fantasy. I didn't state an opinion, I stated a fact that many services and information sites exist some weekly some monthly covering every conceivable of running a business, including legal updates. You have not commented whatsoever on the veracity of my posts, merely your opinion which is no more valid than mine. By the way when you receive an interrupt message from the Adver saying someone has complained and you are the only one likely to, it rather suggests you have. Or is that too logical for a man who claims to deal with logic. Or do you think everyone else on here hangs on your every word? Second thoughts you probably do. RichardR1
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11:02am Sat 13 Oct 12

itsamess3 says...

I didn't state an opinion, I stated a fact that many services and information sites exist some weekly some monthly covering every conceivable of running a business, including legal updates.

Typical incomplete sentence.

By the way when you receive an interrupt message from the Adver saying someone has complained and you are the only one likely to, it rather suggests you have.

To clarify this idiotic claim--you must be the only person in receipt of these so called "interrupt" messages--perhaps you should copy these to substantiate such a claim.

In general the administraters do not give reasons--or notification why posts or articles have been closed--as to the terms entered into when registering.

As to who you are--most regulars on here are of a singular opinion of how your known gaffes/grammar/spell
ing and claims leave no room for doubt.

I have not used the report facility for some considerable time.
I didn't state an opinion, I stated a fact that many services and information sites exist some weekly some monthly covering every conceivable of running a business, including legal updates. Typical incomplete sentence. By the way when you receive an interrupt message from the Adver saying someone has complained and you are the only one likely to, it rather suggests you have. To clarify this idiotic claim--you must be the only person in receipt of these so called "interrupt" messages--perhaps you should copy these to substantiate such a claim. In general the administraters do not give reasons--or notification why posts or articles have been closed--as to the terms entered into when registering. As to who you are--most regulars on here are of a singular opinion of how your known gaffes/grammar/spell ing and claims leave no room for doubt. I have not used the report facility for some considerable time. itsamess3
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12:15pm Sat 13 Oct 12

RichardR1 says...

Strangely enough I had intended to have it ready for when you made your latest inaccurate claim, that such a message wouldn't be sent, however the message cannot be copied, mind you I didn't try a photosnap.

As for incomplete sentences, much the same as you continually do which in your case you claim is just a mistake. I missed out one word, ASPECT, so sorry.

As for trolls following other trolls, that frankly is simply the Lemming syndrome, for those who are incapable of thinking for themselves.

But true to form you still fail to make any substantive comment on the article, whilst claiming others don't. That's hypocrisy.
Strangely enough I had intended to have it ready for when you made your latest inaccurate claim, that such a message wouldn't be sent, however the message cannot be copied, mind you I didn't try a photosnap. As for incomplete sentences, much the same as you continually do which in your case you claim is just a mistake. I missed out one word, ASPECT, so sorry. As for trolls following other trolls, that frankly is simply the Lemming syndrome, for those who are incapable of thinking for themselves. But true to form you still fail to make any substantive comment on the article, whilst claiming others don't. That's hypocrisy. RichardR1
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1:41pm Sat 13 Oct 12

itsamess3 says...

What a surprise--the adver sends replies via your e-mail--and indeed warnings if needed.
You rarely contribute to the article-you are obsessed with trolls-clearly you do not understand the meaning of that--give it a rest as we would like to enjoy sensible debate--something you lack.
What a surprise--the adver sends replies via your e-mail--and indeed warnings if needed. You rarely contribute to the article-you are obsessed with trolls-clearly you do not understand the meaning of that--give it a rest as we would like to enjoy sensible debate--something you lack. itsamess3
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5:25pm Sat 13 Oct 12

RichardR1 says...

I hate to point out the obvious but threads on deteriorate when you reappear, for at least a week there were good discussions, disagreement but civilised debate none the less.

You incite everyone one around you. I note how you ignore others who deride you.
I hate to point out the obvious but threads on deteriorate when you reappear, for at least a week there were good discussions, disagreement but civilised debate none the less. You incite everyone one around you. I note how you ignore others who deride you. RichardR1
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