Events

Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 14, 2019
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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The woman who ran a female-only software business in the 1960s and strived to change the gender makeup of the technology sector is set to inspire a new generation of women in business as the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England this week. Dame Stephanie Shirley, now 85, pictured...

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Ping Pong Fight Club returns – and the challenge is on to be crowned king of the tables

September 10, 2019
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Ping Pong Fight Club returns – and the challenge is on to be crowned king of the tables

Ping Pong Fight Club, the uber-cool inter-company tournament and party, returns to the region in November – and the gauntlet has been thrown down to Swindon firms to come and battle it out on the tables. Last year’s inaugural event witnessed some incredible table-top action from a clutch of South West businesses and this...

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Region’s event industry ready to MEET again next year as successful showcase prepares to return

September 10, 2019
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Region’s event industry ready to MEET again next year as successful showcase prepares to return

MEET South West, the region’s only trade show dedicated to the event industry, returns next January with its organisers promising it will be even bigger and better. The inaugural show in January this year sold out with more than 350 event professionals attending to hear expert speakers provide practical insight to support them in...

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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from Swindon and Wiltshire are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m.  PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to a group of...

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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns in June

March 21, 2019
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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns in June

Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – returns in June with the promise of an unparalleled range of seminars, workshops, speeches and networking opportunities. The event, the ninth since it launched in 2014, again takes place in Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium and will celebrate the best of innovation,...

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Business Expo gets set to help firms grow and prosper with inspirational talks and networking

March 18, 2019
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Business Expo gets set to help firms grow and prosper with inspirational talks and networking

Expanding Swindon firms are being urged to attend a major business show in Bath this Thursday, which are expected to reach more than 500 delegates from across the South West. The the Bath Business Expo, in the city’s Assembly Rooms, aims to inspire small and medium-sized businesses and locally-based corporates, start-ups and pre start-ups...

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MEET South West announces full line-up of inspirational speakers

January 18, 2019
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MEET South West announces full line-up of inspirational speakers

The full speaker line-up for MEET South West, the region’s first dedicated exhibition and conference showcase, has been revealed, promising insight from a diverse range of event industry figures. The event, at We The Curious in Bristol on January 30, brings together 13 speakers across three stages offering authoritative presentations from professional development to...

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Kick off new year by getting fit for business at networking group’s first gathering of 2019

January 8, 2019
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Kick off new year by getting fit for business at networking group’s first gathering of 2019

Getting fit for 2019 in personal and business life is the topical focus for the first meeting of the new year for breakfast networking group Swindon Business Village.   The joint presentation titled ‘Fit for business: achieving personal wellbeing is key to your business success’ will be delivered by coaches Ian Locke and Shirley...

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Region’s first events industry showcase MEET South West launches registrations

January 7, 2019
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Region’s first events industry showcase MEET South West launches registrations

Registration is now open to hear industry leaders share their insight and guidance at MEET South West, the region’s first dedicated exhibition and conference showcase. Delegates at the event, at We The Curious in Bristol on January 30, will have access to experts offering authoritative insight from a variety of event industries from professional...

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Events industry leaders to share their expertise at inaugural MEET South West showcase

December 31, 2018
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Events industry leaders to share their expertise at inaugural MEET South West showcase

People working in Swindon’s burgeoning events industry will gain valuable insight and guidance on a wide range of topics at MEET South West, the region’s first exhibition and conference showcase.   Delegates at the one-day event will have access to experts offering authoritative insight from professional development to event filming, managing chaos to GDPR...

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