Events

Swindon business group to gain insight into antiques trade from Bargain Hunt presenter

March 30, 2015
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Swindon business group to gain insight into antiques trade from Bargain Hunt presenter

TV antiques expert Thomas Plant will be sharing stories about his television and business careers at Swindon referral group BusinessWise’s next meeting. An onscreen regular on the Antiques Road Trip, Bargain Hunt and Flog It!, Thomas, pictured, also has a day job as a partner and auctioneer at Special Auction Services, in Newbury.  His...

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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is preparing to welcome Swindon businesses among the hoped-for 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been extended from one...

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Seminar on ‘employer brands’ announced for Business Show Swindon

March 23, 2015
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Seminar on  ‘employer brands’ announced for Business Show Swindon

Business Show Swindon 2015, which takes place on April 23, has announced the first of its business growth seminars – a 360-degree view of how small firms can attract, recruit and retain happy, quality staff. Called Appeal, Reputation and Success, the seminar will be delivered by award-winning recruiter and employer branding extraordinaire Mark Bevans....

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Free event for military leavers looking to start or grow their own business

March 17, 2015
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Free event for military leavers looking to start or grow their own business

Budding entrepreneurs and small firm owners from a military background looking to kick-start or grow their business are being encouraged to attend a free event in Swindon. Experts from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and X Forces, which provides business support for ex-service personnel, will stage talks and workshops at the event...

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Monahans’ Swindon manufacturing breakfast to hear how BMW’s apprenticeships help drive success

March 10, 2015
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Monahans’ Swindon manufacturing breakfast to hear how BMW’s apprenticeships help drive success

The importance of apprenticeships and vocational training in advanced engineering will be the theme of accountants Monahans’ next manufacturing breakfast in Swindon. The event, the latest to be staged in support of Swindon’s manufacturing sector by Monahans, takes place at UTC Swindon, Bristol Street, on April 16, starting at 7.30am. BMW head of apprentice...

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Women in Property to stage event to showcase the work of Concern Universal

March 5, 2015
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Women in Property to stage event to showcase the work of Concern Universal

Ahead of this Sunday’s International Women’s Day, the Association of Women in Property (WiP) is this evening hosting an event to highlight the work of Concern Universal, the charity aiming to bring opportunities to communities worldwide and help to beat poverty. The drinks and tapas reception at The Lido, Clifton, Bristol, which starts at...

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Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

March 2, 2015
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Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

Barclays has become the latest blue-chip company to sponsor Business Showcase South West 2015 – the region’s biggest business exhibition which returns for a second year in May. Barclays joins First Great Western and Enterprise Rent-a-car in sponsoring the event staged again at Bristol’s Colston Hall. Swindon businesses are being urged to make the...

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Expert to explain crowd funding at business networking meeting

November 28, 2014
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Expert to explain crowd funding at business networking meeting

The spotlight will be turned on crowd funding next week when expert Anthony Lovell de Souza talks to Swindon networking group Business Village. Crowd funding is an emerging online concept, which anyone can use to raise money for a project or idea. In the last four years, more than 170 crowd funding websites have sprung...

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High-powered seminar aims to demystify private equity for entrepreneurs

November 14, 2014
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High-powered seminar aims to demystify private equity for entrepreneurs

Swindon entrepreneurs and small business owners are being offered a rare chance to meet some of the region’s most-active dealmakers at an event aimed at demystifying private equity and highlighting finance options for growth, succession and exit. The ‘Inside Private Equity’ event is being staged by accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson’s...

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Swindon business forum aims to get town’s businesses connected

October 24, 2014
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Swindon firms will get the chance to learn about new opportunities, network and attend workshops next month when the Building Business Connections Forum takes place in the town. The forum has been created to provide business owners and decision makers with an opportunity to meet new suppliers and network with Swindon’s growing business community. It...

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