Support for Businesses through Funding and Finance
A review of a few of the sources of Business Support and Funding
Young Entrepreneurs Swindon Network Launch - The Purpose of Networks
Thursday 31 January sees the launch of the Young Entrepreneurs Swindon Network but what is the purpose of business network groups?
The Apprenticeship Levy Across Swindon & Wiltshire – Beyond Year One
Looking at the impact of the Apprenticeship Levy in Swindon & Wiltshire.
Support for High Growth Business in Swindon & Wiltshire
One option If you are a growing business and looking for support and advice to aid your growth is Inspire, one of our local Chambers of Commerce organ...
Higher Education Strategy
See the latest updates on the SWLEP Higher Education Strategy and access the downloads
The Swindon Investment Guide
Thinking of relocating your business to the Swindon area?


Inquiry into Nationwide plan to buy Virgin Money
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Swindon-...
NatWest report shows stronger business demand
Strengthening demand conditions and improved client confidence has spurred new business growth acros...
Agreement to refurbish Swindon’s Oasis
Swindon Borough Council has exchanged contracts with SevenCapital on a new development agreement for...
Applications open for Economic Advisory Board for ...
Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council are launching an open recruitment process for the newl...
Beard Group begins first RAAC project
Swindon-based Beard Group has started work on its first reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete RAAC ...
Wiltshire Council to take on business support func...
SWLEP functions currently cover both the Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council authority are...
PM Rishi Sunak visits new Swindon hub
The Prime minister Rishi Sunak has visited the former Honda site in Swindon to officially break the ...
SW commercial property market ‘set to recover’
The South West commercial property market is expected to bounce back in 2024 after a subdued perform...
FigFlex office space ‘now 97 percent occupied’
The requirement for premium office space in Swindon town centre is said to be heating up as FI Real ...
Panattoni begins demolition on former Honda site
The demolition of the ex-Honda factory in Swindon is beginning this month to allow the £700m redevel...
Swindon Council wins social housing award
Swindon Borough Council’s £34m scheme to build 149 homes on Queens Drive has beaten competition from...
New plan for Mechanics’ Institute put forward
A roadmap which sets out how Swindon’s Mechanics’ Institute could be brought back into use will be d...
Plans to refurbish the Oasis to be discussed by Co...
Law firm Buckles to open branch in Swindon
Extending reach in new growth strategy
Monahans reports soaring insolvencies
90 per cent increase on last year
SWLEP CEO, Paddy Bradley MBE, retires
Having worked for the SWLEP for over ten years, Paddy Bradley MBE, is to retire. He said: "I can h...
Planning permission granted for Swindon scheme
Trade and warehouse units of 100,000 sq ft
Beard starts work on Newport Porsche centre
£16m project for Swindon’s Dick Lovett
Pegasus Planning takes Cirencester offices
A prominent 11,000 sq ft three storey building.
Johnson Matthey in BP biofuels contract
Collaborating in Louisiana project
CMS SupaTrak joins livery company
First corporate member in 500 years.
Swindon commercial property market improves
Despite shortage of industrial stock
Swindon ‘a leader in UK productivity’
New report ranks workers highly
Management buyout at Rygor Group
Swindon outlet included in deal.
Excalibur wins another Vodafone award
Swindon company recognised.
Grant UK takes 80,000 sq ft in Swindon
Premises to include training academy
Swindon plans new Investment Zones
Submission made to Government
Powertrain launches new EV battery pack
Swindon company’s ‘off the shelf’ product
Swindon company LandHawk acquired
Idox deal will boost its services
Tetronics wins multi-million Sellafield contract
Swindon company’s technology employed
WH Smith recovery carries on
Travel related shops perform strongly
Hills Group supports Foundation project
£10,000 awarded for sports facility
Beard Group in major hospital project
£3.5m contact for Circle Health Group
Swindon software forum formed
Boost for town’s developer community
Swindon Ukrainian Sofiia is walking to the UK’s hi...
Ukrainian refugee, Sofiia Volovyk (22) is embarking on a huge 589 mile walk from Swindon to the high...
New boost for Swindon town centre
inSwindon BID announces rebranding
Monahans expands in Swindon
Relocating to larger offices
£1.3m investment at Boxes and Packaging
New equipment to meet growing demand
Industrial property demand remains strong
Swindon seeing new development
Projects developing innovative carbon removal tech...
Projects across the UK will benefit from a share of over £54 million to develop technologies that re...
Swindon based ABSL receives award from Direct Air ...
Projects across the UK will benefit from a share of over £54 million to develop technologies that re...
Swindon’s Apsley House to be sold
Museum and Art Gallery to be moved
WH Smith recovery continues
Optimism on full year results
TM Group purchase ‘anti-competitive’
CMA rules against takeover deal.
Councils to boost homeowner solar power
Wiltshire scheme to be cost effective
SSGC acquires Bristol security firm
Part of planned acquisition policy.
Good Energy in line for sustainability award
Nominated in short-listed by Which?
Wind River wins Tempest fighter contract
Software selected by BAE Systems
Highway upgrade to benefit Swindon
£460m to eliminate A417 “missing link”
Catalent acquires Oxfordshire Vaccine Centre
US company to invest £120m in development.
Beard Group wins £17m Bristol contract
Aztec West to be redeveloped
Ukraine war hits MAN truck production
Deliveries of wiring harnesses held up.
Local Economic Assessment
Swindon and Wiltshire is an area of major economic significance; attracting substantial overseas and...
Employer Apprenticeship Survey
An apprenticeship research project carried out by Wiltshire Council to gather data to support and pr...
£1m film studio planned for Swindon
Government funding to fund launch
Yuasa building new Swindon HQ
Japanese battery company expands
£33m Swindon boulevard project
Colas Projects wins contract
Council seeking creative ideas to enhance Swindon’...
Swindon Borough Council is looking for creative, civic-minded entrepreneurs to add real value to the...
Optimism on Kimmerfields investment
Council hopes investment will snowball
Old Town gives benefit to shoppers
Card scheme aims to boost funds
Swindon Carriage Works returning to use
Bath University project progressing
Swindon in official bid for rail HQ
Historic past could favour decision
Demand rising for industrial property
Office market subdued, says Alder King
Debt crisis 'to hit Swindon companies'
Report warns of financial distress.
Government unveils levelling up plan that will tra...
Michael Gove to unveil the government’s flagship Levelling Up White Paper, setting out a plan to tra...
Beard wins tennis centre contract
All England Club to invest in young players
Swindon’s town centre 'will recover'
New report predicts turnaround.
£40m internet project for Swindon
10,000 Council homes to be connected
Applications open for hospitality and leisure busi...
The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant for businesses is now available to apply for in Swindon an...
Arval signs strategic partnership
Swindon company in global agreement
PPS in co-development energy agreement
Links with Hive Energy and Ethical Power.
Swindon Designer Outlet sold
Part of £600m deal with Nuveen.
New funding for Swindon town centre
Government to help with regeneration
WHSmith wins sustainability ranking
Named as a global leader in the field.
£3m expansion at vet hospital
New MRI scanner installed.
Wasdell Group continues expansion
New testing service in Ireland.
Oasis Leisure Centre listed Grade II
New questions about redevelopment.
Major Swindon land transaction
Development project for 2,500 new homes.
Amazon Swindon depot employing 2,000
Company makes £2,000 sign-on offer
Swindon to become home to pioneering recycling pla...
Recycling Technologies and INEOS Stryolution join forces.
Major deal for Advanced Biofuel Solutions
To construct municipal waste plants
WH Smith reports business upturn
Good start to new financial year
More than 80 exhibitors and over 1,000 delegates are expected to gather at the DoubleTree by Hilton ...
Aspen in WH Smith projects
New InMotion stores opened.
Industry 'against electronic waste’
Call for new world regulation.
New occupiers for Old Town offices
Gracie Swindon takes 2,800 sq ft.
Growth Hub Newsletter
The programme is offering eligible small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Swindon & Wiltshire ...
South West Expo Exhibitions
Physical Exhibitions now being held in Swindon
Swindon magnet company acquired
Bunting takes over MagDev
National Highways’ congestion-busting scheme opens...
Multi-million pound scheme, which will tackle congestion and help unlock thousands of new homes in S...
Minister visits the Swindon and Wiltshire Institut...
Working adults across the region will be offered free digital skills courses delivered by the IoT as...
Royal Agricultural University opens Swindon cultur...
Range of courses offered.
Pfizer vaccine to be made in Swindon
Deal announced with Thermo Fisher.
Swindon Designer Outlet 'for sale'
Investment company 'seeking buyer'
Top leadership change at Nationwide
CEO Joe Garner and chairman to stand down
Royds takes new Swindon offices
Follows Newbridge refurbishment.
Japan boost for Dialog Semiconductor
'Winning combinations' created.
Vacancy: Skills Adviser – Swindon & Wiltshire Loca...
Do you want to be part of a team which supports our local business community to thrive?
£24.5m Mechanics' Institute plan
Public use proposal to be discussed.
Swindon property market varied
Retail demand picking up as demand for office space drops.
Panattoni launches online consultation this weeken...
The project team wants to hear the local community’s view on the initial proposals for the site and ...
Senior Zurich leader joins taskforce
To improve social mobility in City.
WH Smith raises £325m
New travel stores planned.
Recycling Technologies in major deal
Joins Ineos and Trinseo in project.
Swindon expected to bounce back
Report predicts fast growth this year.
Key appointments at Wasdell
Bayliss becomes group finance director.
Johnson Matthey in 'green' fuel project
Wind-based ethanol plant in Chile.
Swindon Borough Council launches vision to deliver...
Nationwide apprenticeships begin
Linked with new Institute of Technology.
Recycling Technologies in £1.2m project
Joint funding with universities.
Swindon less reliant on furloughs
Town has lower take up than most.
Wasdell to appeal on science park plan
Challenge to council refusal decision.
T Level funding for New College
New funding for technical qualification courses.
Speedy opens new Swindon centre
Tools and equipment firm expands into Swindon.
WH Smith sees Christmas upturn
Better performance welcomed after the pandemic.
Council joins forces with HSE to crack down on bus...
Swindon Borough Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact 6000 busine...
Poor outlook for retail and office property
Swindon market reflects UK conditions.
Honda faces second shutdown this year
Shortage of parts at Swindon factory.
E-commerce 'to drive packaging growth'
Seen as primary focus for 2021.
£25m for Salisbury and Trowbridge
Government funding to help high streets.
Campaign to save Swindon's Oasis
Council urged to take back ownership.
Government funds to boost Swindon
Swindon will get £25m to fund railway station and town centre improvements.
Swindon scientists in key space project
Funding for climate monitoring project.
Optimum takes on new recruits
Professional services firm expands
Draft carbon reduction strategy
Climate change is an issue that affects us all so Swindon Borough Council would like your feedback o...
Honda pauses Swindon production
Parts delayed by docks problems.
The South West Expo (Swindon) returns Virtually on...
The South West Virtual Business Expo (Swindon) is back!
Render Media to help boost exports
Showcasing through augmented reality.
Swindon Council company in power deal
Links with energy storage company.
College Court sold for £1.2m
Swindon town centre property sold.
Action Learning programme for women in business ac...
Action learning programme for women leading SME's and not-for-profit businesses across Swindon and W...
Cabinet approves plans for Cultural Quarter in Swi...
Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed plans to build a brand new Cultural Quarter in the town...
Support for Honda workers discussed
Government Minister chairs Honda special task force meeting.
Big Wiltshire companies form new group
Aim to develop manufacturing in the local area from the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative Manufacturing...
Swindon Council in green energy deal
Solar site to provide offset power for Council.
Local support for workers and supply chain is key ...
Latest Honda national task meeting outlines support for workers on site and through the supply chain...
BCS moves to Newbridge Square
Two new deals have been completed at Swindon's refurbished Newbridge Square.
Swindon Council rejects science park plan
Wasdell warns it may relocate after science park plans fall through.
Water Research Centre sold to RSK
Cheshire company also buys subsidiary.
Green Light for Hob-creating distribution building
Proposals to develop a new distribution centre on an existing business park in Swindon have received...
Virtual Event Studio proves a success
Lockdown alternative to live events proven to work effectively and effciently.
SsangYong Motors moving HQ to Swindon
Company to relocate from Luton.
New college Swindon and Swindon College announce m...
New College Swindon and Swindon College have announced their merger from Today, Monday 17th August.
Early signs of job market recovery in Swindon and ...
Dragana Houston dives into the Swindon and Wiltshire job market to discover less signs of decline as...
Swindon voltage controls company merges
Swindon-based Fundamentals forms partnership with Australian firm.
Swindon Small Business Discretionary Grant Fund
Swindon launches its Discretionary Grant Fund
Community News
Swindon's solar power increases
PPS reports 20% rise in generation of green energy compared to last year.
Clarke Holt announces appointments
Co-founder Jeremy Holt, of Clark Holt Solicitors is to retire.
Queen's Award for BG International
A major overseas supplier, based in Swindon, has been recognised with a Queen's Award.
Data transfer company relocates in Swindon
Secure Data Media Solutions has signed a new lease at County Park Business Centre.
New College and Swindon College to merge
Preparing for new Institute of Technology
Local partners working behind the scenes to suppor...
Actions to help Honda-associated companies deliver a programme of welfare support for their Swindon ...
Swindon to benefit from a £25m fund
Among Government support for 100 towns
Community News
£500,000 earmarked for Mechanics Institute restora...
Historic England provides cash to save Swindon building
Another Success for 'Young Enterprise Swindon' (YE...
Young Enterprise Swindon (YES) hosted its second official event with young professionals and guest s...
Swindon listed building in £12m renovation
Former Paragon laundry to become a hotel -Swindon listed building in £12m renovation
Plans to transform Swindon Town Centre move a step...
Exciting plans to revitalise Fleming Way by creating a new bus interchange have received a significa...
Business West offering business advice in Swindon
One-to-one mentoring sessions with a business adviser
Salisbury woman named Best in aerospace
Samantha Bunyan wins Aerospace Consortium award
Argos announces the closure of Swindon outlet
New blow to the hard hit retail sector in the town.
Major new industrial development for Swindon
Construction begins at Trinity Park, Hillmead
Arcadia to close five Swindon shops
Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Miss Selfridge, Wallis and Evans earmarked for closure.
Community News
Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub launches new comm...
Exclusive offers for businesses who join the Growth Hub
Launch of Great British High Street Awards 2019
Competition launches in reigning high street champion Crickhowell – nominations are now open.
Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership...
Community News
Frame maker invests in new 3,910 sq ft workshop
Frameco established five years ago
Community News
Nationwide Building Society buys Trilogy building
A prominent headquarters office building
Community News
TechSwindon to be unveiled at a networking meeting
Event at the headquarters of building society Nationwide
Community News
Swindon falls from top place to find a job
Swindon is now third, behind Cambridge and Oxford
Community News
Wiltshire-based Evaporate moving to a new HQ
New office space enables business to grow
Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership B...
SWLEP are looking to local business leaders to strengthen their Board.
Community News
Strong figures for Swindon-based Beard Group
Annual turnover rises to £150.2m
Government backs £21m Institute of Technology for ...
Crucial project will help support the vision and focus on developing opportunities and growth for Sw...
Community News
Software company Montala moves to Shrivenham
Purchases the freehold of a 4,700 sq ft headquarters
What support is available for my small business?
Our modern Industrial Strategy is helping to support small businesses and improve productivity acros...
Community News
Images show new Swindon Science Park
Oxford Architects and Architecture in Motion progressing on project
Community News
New arts and cultural centre proposed by Council
Ageing Wyvern Theatre could be replaced
Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub enters into colla...
The Growth Hub announces a partnership with Europe’s leading grants database.
Community News
Public Power Solutions joins national energy savin...
Ground-breaking pilot project to develop smart, integrated energy solutions
Community News
WH Smith continues with investment abroad
Swindon company marks entry into the Netherlands at Airport Schiphol
Good Energy to work with partner companies
Good Energy to engage with Belecxtric and Powerstar; both specialists in renewable energy engineerin...
Royal Agricultural University to deliver cultural ...
The Royal Agricultural University will deliver a new postgraduate and professional training hub in S...
1000th Digital apprentice completes apprenticeship...
A software developer from Lloyds Banking Group is the 1000th digital apprentice to have successfully...
Funding call for reducing plastic pollution: ocean...
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop solutions that tackle the environ...
Opening of business applications for the new UK In...
UK businesses can now apply to be included on a list of businesses able to support overseas firms to...
Carriage Works shortlisted for prestigious plannin...
Swindon’s iconic Carriage Works has been shortlisted in the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Sou...
The 2018 SWLEP Annual Report
The Swindon & Wiltshire Local Economic Partnership (SWLEP) has published its 2018 Annual Report
The Great British High Street - 2018 AWARDS ENTRIE...
The high street is the life and soul of communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ire...
Hydrogen Hub welcomes Energy Minister Claire Perry...
Find out what happened when Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry attended the Hydrogen Hub ...
"Shining a Light" - Wiltshire Business Awards
As proud sponsors of the Wiltshire Business "Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility Awar...
What does 2018 look like for Swindon and Wiltshire...
The Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise (SWLEP) looks at what 2018 holds for the area.
Are you a small business with a big heart?
The Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise (SWLEP) is sponsoring the Wiltshire Business Awards ‘Corpor...
Could you be the South West FSB Small Business of ...
The South West awards final will be held at Somerset County Cricket Ground, Taunton on 20th February...
Wiltshire Business Awards 2018 open for business
More than 100 entrepreneurs, small to medium enterprises, and larger businesses came together at tit...
Switch On To Swindon
Switch on to Swindon A campaign designed to highlight the strength of Swindon as a great place in wh...

Community Insights

Young Entrepreneurs Swindon Network Launch - The Purpose of Networks
Thursday 31 January sees the launch of the Young Entrepreneurs Swindon Network but what is the purpose of business network groups?
The Apprenticeship Levy Across Swindon & Wiltshire – Beyond Year One
Looking at the impact of the Apprenticeship Levy in Swindon & Wiltshire.
Support for High Growth Business in Swindon & Wiltshire
One option If you are a growing business and looking for support and advice to aid your growth is Inspire, one of our local Chambers of Commerce organ...
Higher Education Strategy
See the latest updates on the SWLEP Higher Education Strategy and access the downloads
The Swindon Investment Guide
Thinking of relocating your business to the Swindon area?

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