The Regional Advantage

Why Swindon and Wiltshire are booming for business

Knowledge

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The Swindon Investment Guide
Thinking of relocating your business to the Swindon area? The Swindon Investment Guide contains information on recent economic successes, current pro...
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...
Generating good energy in the area
The Swindon & Wiltshire LEP (SWLEP) is a member of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen initiative and believes it can make a significant contribution national...
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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.
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Starting up 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.

Resources

WiRE Network

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WiRE Networks (Women in Rural Enterprise) provides the opportunity to share knowledge, ideas, expertise and generate business growth through referrals. WiRE is unique in its approach to business help, invaluable to all rural women in business at any stage, from the established or growing business, to new or potential businesses. WiRE members regularly meet up to network and exchange best practice. For more information about WiRE in Wiltshire and Swindon contact Hilary Shenton on 01380 698146

wireuk.org/networks
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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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Business and investment

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Help with starting a business, trading standards, tenders and contract opportunities. Information, support and advice for new businesses. Maintain and grow your business in Swindon. Find out about the economic strategy and supporting evidence.

Business
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Application Tips

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Are you applying for a job? If so you will usually be asked to supply a CV (curriculum vitae) and covering letter, which will show how you are qualified for the job and why you would be the ideal candidate for the role. If the employer believes you meet the criteria for the job you may be invited to interview. Follow the link below for tips for writing a CV an covering letter as well as interview advice produced the National Careers Service and Prospects.

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The Enterprise Network (TEN)

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Business support delivered by TEN, to find out more please contact: info@theenterprisenetwork.co.uk or 01264 848311

theenterprisenetwork.co.uk
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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.

Swindon-News
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Childcare

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Click on the link below to find out more information about child care providers and if you are entitled to any funding support.

Childcare
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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.

Working-in-Wiltshire
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News

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Swindon among the country’s best towns and cities
Swindon continues to have one of the best economies, according to a leading independent think tank.
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.
Are you a small business with a big heart?
The Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise (SWLEP) is sponsoring the Wiltshire Business Awards ‘Corpor...
Green light for £270m Swindon leisure centre
Plans to build a 500,000 sq ft regional leisure scheme in Swindon have been given the go ahead.

Events

#FSBConnect Swindon Networking

Swindon
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.


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