Events

CBI president and new regional chair to speak at its annual South West dinner

September 29, 2016
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CBI president and new regional chair to speak at its annual South West dinner

Business leaders from Swindon and across the West of England will get their first chance to hear the views of the CBI’s recently appointed president and its incoming regional chair at the organisation’s annual dinner next week. The event is traditionally a high point of the region’s business calendar, attracting hundreds of senior businessmen...

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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Full programme

September 22, 2016
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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Full programme

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England next month for its fifth year, with a jam-packed programme featuring amazing entrepreneurs and inspirational start-ups. Among those taking part will be Julie Deane of The Cambridge Satchel Company, tech entrepreneur Alex Depledge and Oliver Bonas founder Oliver Tress.  Panels will cover subjects...

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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Start-Up Award ready to showcase up-and-coming business talent

September 22, 2016
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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Start-Up Award ready to showcase up-and-coming business talent

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs (FFE) is on the look-out for up-and-coming female business talent to enter its annual awards as it prepares to return to the West of England for a fifth year. The FFE, organised by small business support group Enterprise Nation, stages its high-profile annual event at At-Bristol on October 21....

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Inspirational business bootcamp heads to Swindon

September 16, 2016
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Inspirational business bootcamp heads to Swindon

Influencers UK, the organisation that inspires good people to create good businesses, is to hold its biggest bootcamp outside London this year in Swindon next month. The Influencers Business Bootcamp will bring together world-class thinking to inspire business owners and start-ups.  The free event on October 6 at the Hilton, Swindon, will feature Influencers founder...

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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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