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Getting into Gear for business success
The Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub are delighted that Bill has agreed to present a series of webinars which have been designed to talk through some ...
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
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The Grand Challenge Missions: Our Industrial Strategy in 2019
A review of the grand challenges that make up the Governments Industrial Strategy
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Is your business taking advantage of the latest technology?
Don't fall behind this fast moving industry.
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Is your business ready to scale?
Is scaling-up the right strategy for you? Understanding how your business is currently performing is key to help you decide.
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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...
Number of UK scaleups increases
The ScaleUp Institute reports that the UK’s total number of scaleup businesses has increased by nearly 12 per cent, according to the ScaleUp Institu...
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Opportunities to Grow your Business
Where can a business wanting to grow, find the most comprehensive source for up-to-date information on available funding or tendering opportunities?
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SME growth grants
Are you running a business in Swindon or Wiltshire and need help to grow? With an SME growth grant of between £2,000 and £10,000 you can kick start y...
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Marketing That Drives Sales
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Preparing Your Organisation For Growth
Companies that address their organizational weaknesses as they implement growth strategies give themselves an advantage.
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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.
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The Importance of skills in the work place
Leadership and Management Skills amongst the most important for business success.
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What makes Wiltshire work?
Wiltshire-based startups seem to have a particularly strong chance of being a success.
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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.

News

Launch of £2.5m Fast Start Creative Industries Fun...
UK registered micro and small businesses in the creative sector can apply for a package of support t...
Invaluable Peer Network programme continues for SM...
We are delighted that Peer networks will be running for a second year!
Optimum takes over Stroud firm
Second move into Gloucestershire.
Good Energy invests £1m in Zap-Map
Further support for EV mapping firm.
Employing autistic people – a guide for employers
As an employer, you can help make the world a more autism-friendly place. We know that many of you a...
Johnson Matthey in 'green' fuel project
Wind-based ethanol plant in Chile.
£1.1m investment at MJ Church
Fleet of dumper trucks extended.
Johnson Matthey in metals partnership
Decarbonisation the target.
Strong performance from Beard Group
Full year sales of £136m despite crisis.
Wincanton starts 'dark store' operations
Waitrose customer fulfilment centre.
Management buy-out at Outsource
Specialist Swindon recruitment company.
How does a company win a Blue Peter Award?
We speak to the fabulous Green Machine about their recent award
Calne web design company to expand
Black Nova Designs moves to new premises.
Clark Holt acts on Hollywood sale
Deluxe Media acquires Sundog Media Toolkit.
MAN Truck & Bus acquires HRVS Group
Five dealerships added to operations.
Nationwide to lead UK recovery group
To rebuild after Brexit and Covid-19.
E-commerce 'to drive packaging growth'
Seen as primary focus for 2021.
Campaign to save Swindon's Oasis
Council urged to take back ownership.
Optimum takes on new recruits
Professional services firm expands
Wincanton wins Dobbies contract
Addition to eCommerce portfolio.
Swindon Council company in power deal
Links with energy storage company.
Women’s jobs revolution at Zurich
Flexible offer boosts applications.
Haines Watts acquires Nickson & Co
Expands accountancy services.
Wadworth sells 21 of its pubs
Purchaser is Liberation Group.
Secrets of Successful Sales: Growth Hub's new webi...
Join us for our next Growth Hub webinar mini series with Alison Edgar!
Pandemic Pricing: A pre-look at our new Secrets of...
Alison Edgar talks us through pandemic pricing in the lead up to our new Growth Hub mini-series.
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...
Conversion to create more housing
Swindon office block sale completed.
Beard Group in eco-build deal
Beard Group to form partnership with Green Unit.
BCS moves to Newbridge Square
Two new deals have been completed at Swindon's refurbished Newbridge Square.
Network Rail regains control of Signal Point
Iconic building to be renovated for Network Rail.
Green Light for Hob-creating distribution building
Proposals to develop a new distribution centre on an existing business park in Swindon have received...
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Build and Innovate: Swindon and Wiltshire LEP secu...
Funding will develop new projects that will bring public and private sector investment over the next...
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
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Transformational Contract Win for Wincanton
Wincanton turn bid around to win Waitrose Contract to develop and operate the customer fulfillment c...
Amazon to occupy major Swindon base
Amazon are believed to be the future occupants of a new building the size of six football pitches in...
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.
Wincanton wins new Wickes contract
Home deliveries to Devon and Cornwall as part of plan to upscale the business.
Stanley Security providing Covid-19 guidance
Opening offices and observing strict rules - how to adapt your business for reopening.
Future Fund Opens to Support High Growth Businesse...
The Government's £500 million Future Fund is now open for applications, with innovative and high-gro...
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...
Don't ignore Cyber Security and your business
Tell us about Cyber Security and your business.
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 gov.uk 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
Launch of the 2020 Ashden Awards to Promote Sustai...
Launch of the 2020 Ashden Awards to Promote Sustainable Energy
Business Basics Programme
The Business Basics Programme is designed to test innovative ways of encouraging small and medium si...
Chippenham's BID to be scrapped after vote
Business Improvement District renewal rejected
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
Council considers development deal with Good Energ...
Proposal discussed at recent cabinet meeting
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
Excalibur achieves best practice standard
Now a fully accredited ISO 27001 business
The Launchpad Competition is now open for applicat...
A budding engineering entrepreneur aged 18-25 could win £15k to start a business based on their engi...
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Tata Varsity Pitch 2019 is now open!
The hunt is on for the best student and graduate business ideas.
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
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Prosper with a business-academic partnership: appl...
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership could help you collaborate with a university, research organisation...
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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
New Avon Rubber contract worth $16.6m
Wiltshire company wins third major contract this year
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
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Making Tax Digital becomes law
New digital tax system to give more than one million businesses more financial control.
£60 million search begins for the next Peppa Pig, ...
Multimillion pound funds for UK radio and television now open and accepting funding applications
Community News
Arkell’s Brewery to host recruitment event
An insight into what it takes to run a pub
Community News
Fast growing Wasdell Group invests in US facilitie...
Just the latest step in extending the companies global reach
Community News
Wincanton renews Valero contract
New deal will run for five years
Community News
Images show new Swindon Science Park
Oxford Architects and Architecture in Motion progressing on project
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Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub enters into colla...
The Growth Hub announces a partnership with Europe’s leading grants database.
Community News
Ros Trotman to chair Women in Property South West
Associate solicitor and expert in planning matters at Thrings, has been appointed.
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£1.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund launched
The government has launched a £1.6 billion fund to boost growth and give communities a greater say i...
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...
Community News
WH Smith continues with investment abroad
Swindon company marks entry into the Netherlands at Airport Schiphol
Community News
E Classic Mini produced by Swindon company
Zero-emission makeover creates new electric model
Community News
Wavin moves to fully renewable energy
Energy company Ørsted appointed for four sites
Good Energy to work with partner companies
Good Energy to engage with Belecxtric and Powerstar; both specialists in renewable energy engineerin...
Community News
Training success for young accountants
Accountants Daviod Owen announce the recent exam results of many of its employees.
MJ Church sees a robust 2018 as a framework to bui...
MJ Church has seen a strong year of trading and is looking forward to a strong pipeline and further ...
New ministerial champion to back jobs, growth and ...
Lord Henley to provide local leaders with a single point of contact in the heart of government.
Tackling productivity problems in UK industry: app...
A share of £4 million is available for businesses to connect with the UK’s best scientists and facil...
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Power Up with up-to £100k TDAP funding
Helping to Accelerate SME Innovations to Market
5 tips to help you file your accounts on time
Companies House top tips for proper filing.
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 GREAT.gov.uk by Inte...
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Design Council Launches Design Economy 2018 Report
The Design Economy 2018 highlights the substantial contribution design makes to the UK.
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...
Design Council - Got a bright idea worth £200k?
The Design Council have announced the next round of Design Council Spark
Porton Science Park - a focus for innovation
Porton Science Park is an exciting new addition to the established Porton Science Campus, home to th...
Ploughshare successes continue to support UK prosp...
Ploughshare Innovations announces that it has provided an increasing number of growth and economic b...

Events

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Business Breakfast Community Events Rooster Talks: Building A Brand with Robin Worrall
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Community Events Train the trainer in depth
Trowbridge £160pp Hosted by Wiltshire Training
Growth Hub Sponsored Courses Community Events How to Get Free Publicity for Small Businesses - A Growth Hub Event
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Bassett Means Business Expo 2019
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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 ...
Customer Communications - How to Stay Sticky
Our marketing specialist Dee Gerrish shares how to keep your business ‘sticky’ as lockdown eases.
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 ...

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