Invest in Swindon & Wiltshire

Why Swindon and Wiltshire are booming for business

Knowledge

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Growth Hub Governance Group - Invitation Open for New Members
The Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub is overseen by a Governance Group made up from public sector representatives, business support organisations and m...
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The Swindon Investment Guide
Thinking of relocating your business to the Swindon area?
Visitor Economy Wiltshire
This site offers a comprehensive guide to Wiltshire including accommodation, what's on and visitor attractions. Particularly useful for food and drin...
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Why we need to provide the best business support to SME Builders
There are many reasons why we need to provide SME builders with all the business support we can.
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Tackling Swindon's skills gap
A recurring theme that Swindon businesses raise is the trouble they have recruiting highly skilled workers
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What makes Wiltshire work?
Wiltshire-based startups seem to have a particularly strong chance of being a success.

Resources

BBC website - Spring Statement

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Visit Britain: Discover England Fund

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£40million funding for tourism projects that support sector growth. Open until 2019.

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Swindon Borough Council News pages

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For the latest news about what is happening in the Borough of Swindon. Including: Communities, Highways and Transport, Health and Wellbeing, Economy and Regeneration, Streetsmart, Children's services, Council and democracy.

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Local Programmes

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This page shows all the local programmes funded by European Social Fund or provided by the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership. This can include supporting the upskilling of staff, apprenticeship support and building relationships with local schools and colleges.

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The Country Land & Business Association (CLA) - A strong community of owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales.

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With 33,000 members the CLA is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and business in rural England and Wales. The CLA's aims are to: Influence decision-makers Receive expert advice Gain insight on key issues Make valuable connections Access specially selected services The CLA in the South West not only represents the interests of the people who own, farm and manage the land, but it also campaigns for the kind of vibrant and healthy rural economy which supports the beauty of the landscape, the diversity of the environment and the populations of our villages and market towns.

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Visitor Economy Wiltshire

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This site offers a comprehensive guide to Wiltshire including accommodation, what's on and visitor attractions. Particularly useful for food and drink businesses.

Visit Wiltshire
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Working in Wiltshire

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This page contains information and advice for those in work or looking for work. This includes: application tips, vacancies, careers advice, starting a business and more.

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Financial support

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Businesses in Wiltshire can benefit from support, advice and guidance on relocation, growth, and investment. Work Wiltshire provides links to support for growth, sector specific support, grants and loans and business advice and support. This support ranges from start up businesses, networking, tendering and rural business funding.

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News

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LES COLOMBES, a Michael Pendry Installation - Call...
A community project has been launched that will see shops, homes and schools making paper doves and ...
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The Green Alley Award - 25,000 Euros Prize Money
The Green Alley Award is the award for startups and entrepreneurs in the circular economy.
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"Shining a Light" - Wiltshire Business Awards
As proud sponsors of the Wiltshire Business "Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility Awar...
Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub wins recognition
The team at the Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub are celebrating this week after it was announced this...
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...
What does 2018 look like for Swindon and Wiltshire...
The Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise (SWLEP) looks at what 2018 holds for the area.

Events

#FSBConnect Swindon Networking

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Basepoint Business Centre, Rivermead Dr

#FSBConnect Swindon Networking - The topic for this networking event is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

#FSBConnect Swindon

Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through their national network of events

Events are held at 5.30pm on the third Wednesday of every second month

The event on 17 January 2018 topic is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) with Rianda Markram from FSB Legal

£12 includes Tea and coffee on arrival and sandwich buffet and is inclusive of VAT, payable in advance.

All welcome so why not bring a friend/colleague.

Join fellow business owners and entrepreneurs over a sandwich buffet and tea/coffee on arrival in a friendly, informal environment at Basepoint Business Centre, Rivermead Dr, Swindon SN5 7EX

Attendees gather around tables and each will be given two minutes to promote their business and hear others do the same. You will then move to a second table where you can repeat the exercise to a fresh audience of potential clients or suppliers, all in a supportive, unpressured environment.

There will also be an opportunity to place a business card into a hat with the winner getting the opportunity to do a 5 minute talk to the whole room about their business.

The FSB looks forward to welcoming you! Don’t forget to download their Business Networking -10 top tips

For general enquiries regarding the event please contact Gioia Grobler

#FSBConnect Swindon is one of many #FSBConnect events run across the UK. You can also join #FSBConnect for free and be sure to follow @FSBSomAndWilts for regular information to support your business.


Insights

Meeting rooms and spaces
Is your business interested in hiring a variety of flexible spaces and meeting rooms for all needs? There are a number of campuses and hub buildings a...