Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub event for small business
The Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub held its first event of the year ‘Making your Business Greater’ on Thursday, 23 March 2017 at Wellington Barn, Calne. The event was attended by close to 100 delegates from Swindon and Wiltshire’s small, medium and micro businesses seeking support to accelerate their future business plans.
The event was a great opportunity for local businesses to highlight challenges faced while doing business in the area and seek expert advice to resolve them. The issues that came to the fore include: sourcing qualified people for jobs, affordable office space to support expansion, lack of adequate communications infrastructure in rural areas, funding for future business growth and marketing support for small businesses.
The Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub is part of the national network of Growth Hubs funded by central government to ensure business support is simple and easy to access for small business. In 2016 alone, the Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub has reached close to 6,000 businesses locally catering to start-ups and small and medium businesses across all sectors particularly those demonstrating potential and having an honest appetite for higher growth.
The main speaker at the event was Mark Miles, Managing Director, Render Media a local CGI and Virtual Reality Company, who gave the audience a roadmap of the company’s success despite facing challenges and how business support helped provide resolutions.
The Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub plans to organise a series of regular business events to continue to promote its agenda of business development among Swindon and Wiltshire’s many small businesses. If you missed the event but would like to get a sneak peek into the order of the day click on the links below:
The Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub can be accessed online on http://www.swindon.wiltshirebusinesshub.co.uk/ or businesses could call 01225 402096 to speak to a business advisor.