Business Development


Setting up and Running a Payroll System
A brief guide to payroll systems
Support for Businesses through Funding and Finance
A review of a few of the sources of Business Support and Funding
The Grand Challenge Missions: Our Industrial Strategy in 2019
A review of the grand challenges that make up the Governments Industrial Strategy
Community News
Is your business taking advantage of the latest technology?
Don't fall behind this fast moving industry.
University Level Learning in Wiltshire – An Evolution
The latest insight into the evolving Higher Education landscape across Swindon and Wiltshire and what is available to you as a business and as an indi...
Market Information and Statistics
This factsheet provides an overview of some of the main sources of market information and statistical data available and how to access them.
Business in Wiltshire
There are many advantages to starting up in the UK and locating your business in Swindon & Wiltshire gives you the best of both worlds.


Campaign to save Swindon's Oasis
Council urged to take back ownership.
Government gives us the green light to A303 Stoneh...
The Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has approved our Development Consent Order (DCO) a...
BCS moves to Newbridge Square
Two new deals have been completed at Swindon's refurbished Newbridge Square.
Green Light for Hob-creating distribution building
Proposals to develop a new distribution centre on an existing business park in Swindon have received...
Thousands of business advisers to offer free servi...
Thousands of expert professional and business services advisers have signed up to offer free online ...
Flagship business support programme launches in Sw...
£2.4m business support programme launches
DPD to create 6,000 Jobs and Invest £200m
DPD readies to upscale business in effort to be the leading parcel delivery company in the UK.
Announcement of National Innovation Centre for Rur...
New centre to help unlock potential of the UK’s rural economies
Multi-million pound investment at Wasdell
New packaging equipment to be acquired.
Porton Biopharma Limited licenses Erwinase® to Cli...
Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) sign new contract with Clinigen Group plc to start in January 2021.
Connect Group to sell Tuffnells
Courier group part of disposal package.
Paper Bag Co responds to crisis
Encouraging delivery and takeaway food at a great price to help the community.
Research to better understand cyber security guida...
An offer from the Behavioural Insights Team on behalf of the Economy & Society Engagement Team at th...
Bath Spa University introduces an MSc in Cyber Sec...
This new course launches in September 2020.
Wiltshire’s jewel in the crown given international...
Porton Science Park is awarded a coveted Life Sciences Opportunity Zone status.
Launch of digital tools for traders
Two digital tools on launched to provide information to businesses exporting goods in and out...
Community News
Buy-in at Optimum Professional Services
Management team made up of equal partners
Business Basics Programme
The Business Basics Programme is designed to test innovative ways of encouraging small and medium si...
Local partners working behind the scenes to suppor...
Actions to help Honda-associated companies deliver a programme of welfare support for their Swindon ...
Community News
WH Smith to acquire US group for $400m
IUK Announces SME Support to Evaluate Innovative M...
Round 5 launches from Innovate UK (IUK)
AB Dynamics opens office at Wixom near Detroit
Focus on centre of US motor industry
Community News
Trowbridge is in line for Government investment
Future High Streets Fund may boost the town
Community News
Zurich Insurance UK shows enhanced earnings
First half revenue up 74 per cent
Launch of £250,000 Broadband Competition for Event...
Tourism Minister Rebecca Pow has announced a competition to boost broadband facilities in conference...
Developing low carbon automotive capability: apply...
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million for UK-developed late stage R&D in advanced...
Manufacturing made smarter: round 1
Up to £30 million is available for projects to transform the productivity and agility of UK manufact...
RTS Group marks 30 years in business and opens a n...
The company now has more than 65 employees
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...
Pulse Power and Measurement expands at Shrivenham
Acquires 2,000 sq ft of additional offices
Business confidence in the South West region incre...
The region moves ahead of national trends
SMARTech energy plans for expansion this year
Celebrating five years of helping businesses cut energy costs
Innovate UK releases 2019-2020 Delivery Plan
Innovate UK sets out plan to drive sustainable economic growth through business-led innovation.
New funding stream for blue sky thinking
Up to £200k funding available for novel radar concepts and technologies
Community News
Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub launches new comm...
Exclusive offers for businesses who join the Growth Hub
Community News
Malmesbury steel distributor moves into manufactur...
Megasteel takes over Sweetnam & Bradley
New investment to support early-stage immersive bu...
Innovate UK has partnered with 11 private investment firms to offer £2 million grant funding alongsi...
The £2.4 million UK / South Korean 5G challenge
UK and South Korean businesses to pilot 5G technology on Seoul subways
Community News
Wiltshire-based Evaporate moving to a new HQ
New office space enables business to grow
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: for research a...
A fund to strengthen UK science and business innovation and take on the biggest challenges that soci...
Community News
Strong figures for Swindon-based Beard Group
Annual turnover rises to £150.2m
Community News
Fast growing Wasdell Group invests in US facilitie...
Just the latest step in extending the companies global reach
Community News
Images show new Swindon Science Park
Oxford Architects and Architecture in Motion progressing on project
Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub enters into colla...
The Growth Hub announces a partnership with Europe’s leading grants database.
Designing new mobility traffic systems: Apply for ...
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £250,000 to develop a traffic management system that ca...
Google teams up with Near.St to give a boost to sm...
Google and Near.St to help customers see what is available in local shops in their search results.
20,000 business opportunities for UK exporters sho...
The enhanced Export Opportunities service for UK companies will be showcased on by Inte...
Over half a million small businesses helped by Gro...
Growth Hubs are having significant positive impact on the take-up of national support programmes, an...


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Swindon 12 Hosted by Business West - Enterprise Services
Business Breakfast Community Events Rooster Talks: Building A Brand with Robin Worrall
Bradford on Avon Free Hosted by Glove Factory Studios
Community Events Train the trainer in depth
Trowbridge £160pp Hosted by Wiltshire Training
Bassett Means Business Expo 2019
Royal Wootton Bassett £0 – £32.57

Community Insights

Before You Sell to a Decision Maker… You Need to Understand their Buying Persona...
The selling environment is like the animal kingdom: * Different needs * Different personalities and attributes * Different communication styles
How Instagram and Facebook supporting small businesses via stickers!
We are now 12 weeks into lockdown and with restrictions being gradually lifted, businesses are starting to sell products in different ways.
12 lessons from lockdown
On the 24th March 2020 the Naturally Social team began working from home as lockdown was introduced.
The Disadvantages of NOT Using an External Sales Trainer…
This could sound biased being a Sales Trainer. From my psychometric test results, one of my strengths is being analytical, I will, therefore, write a ...
Readapting and restructuring in July 2020
As more workplaces re-open and lockdown continues to ease, we face new challenges and concerns around staying safe. Clear Vision's Managing Director ...
How are the public feeling about venturing out to shop?
Shopping has changed unimaginably in 2020 and perhaps forever, with online spending at record levels after Covid-19 forced shop doors to close for ove...

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