Events

Former police officer and Afghan War reservist to speak on stress at Business Village breakfast

June 23, 2016
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Former police officer and Afghan War reservist to speak on stress at Business Village breakfast

Swindon-based stress counsellor and author Carl Rosier-Jones will tell guests to sit back and relax when he gives a talk to networking group Business Village in the town next month. Carl, pictured, is a former police officer and during his career received a bravery award and a Chief Constable’s Commendation award. He also served...

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Business on the menu at Swindon and Wiltshire LEP’s pre-Expo Breakfast

June 15, 2016
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Business on the menu at Swindon and Wiltshire LEP’s pre-Expo Breakfast

Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is to be the headline sponsor of this year’s South West Expo Business Breakfast. The event, which is expected to attract up to 250 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will be the opening event of South West Expo, the business show which takes place this Thursday, June...

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Why writing a will and planning ahead are vital for business owners

June 14, 2016
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Why writing a will and planning ahead are vital for business owners

A talk later this month at Swindon chartered accountants Banks BHG will focus on the importance for business owners of getting their personal finances in order and planning ahead. Banks BHG director Bernard Harrington, pictured, and Stephen Horton, senior executive at Swindon law firm Thrings, will jointly present the seminar on June 29, focusing...

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Breakfast event will show how blogging can boost business

June 13, 2016
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Breakfast event will show how blogging can boost business

Swindon copywriter Angela Atkinson will tell businesses how blogging can raise their profile at a breakfast networking event in the town later this month. Angela, pictured, who runs AA Editorial Services, has built up a significant following with her blog Born Again Swindonian. She will speak at Swindon Business Village’s meeting on June 23....

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Showcase of innovation, creativity and enterprise gets underway today

May 17, 2016
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Showcase of innovation, creativity and enterprise gets underway today

Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – is taking place today at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium with the city’s Bloodhound Supersonic Car one of the star attractions. The free-to-visit event will also hear from the Bloodhound’s driver Wing Commander Andy Green OBE as one of the keynote speakers...

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Leading economist to set the scene as Swindon’s Economic Question Time debate returns for second year

May 16, 2016
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Leading economist to set the scene as Swindon’s Economic Question Time debate returns for second year

Business leaders from Swindon and across Wiltshire are invited to hear a leading economist share his views on the UK’s prospects and put questions to a panel of experts at an Economic Question Time debate next week. HSBC Bank head of economics Mark Berrisford-Smith will discuss the local, national and global outlook at the...

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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns next week bigger than ever

May 12, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns next week bigger than ever

The successful Business Showcase South West returns tomorrow to again celebrate the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. The event, the largest of its kind in the South West, takes place at the newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, meaning it will be even bigger. Delegates from Swindon and Wiltshire are invited...

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Event: Marketing and strategy for women in business

April 15, 2016
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Event: Marketing and strategy for women in business

Top tips on how to develop a great marketing strategy will be given by an expert at a free Women in Business talk staged by The Enterprise Network (TEN) next week. Speaker Denise O’Leary, pictured, founder and director of Chippenham-based award-winning marketing agency Purpol Marketing, will help firms build their marketing strategy with powerful...

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Expert presentation will give whistle-stop tour of business life cycle – from inception to exit

April 12, 2016
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Swindon businesses looking to expand will be urged to mind their ‘P’s at a talk later this month. The three Ps – process, premises and people – will form the centrepiece of the presentation by Richard Mathews, group finance director at Swindon-based management consultancy RFS, which has specific expertise in regulated industries. He will...

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Vital information on selling to the public sector to be served up to food and drink firms

April 7, 2016
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Vital information on selling to the public sector to be served up to food and drink firms

A one-day event will give Wiltshire food and drink companies essential information to help them do business with the public sector. The Food Exchange is an opportunity for firms to meet buyers and tier-one suppliers and learn how to perfect their pitch for contracts in the public sector. The event, which takes place between...

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