Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Swindon firm provides security at Covid testing centres

David Stubbs


A specialised security business SSGC has been deployed to the front line of monitoring and marshalling the Government’s Covid-19-related testing programme at sites across the UK.

Swindon-based SSGC, a niche provider of fully-vetted security officers, was able to demonstrate its ability to rapidly deploy and mobilise hundreds of guarding personnel within very tight time windows, skills that have resulted in its turnover growing from £5 million to £25 million in the few weeks since the Covid-19 lockdown commenced. It is now ranked in the top 30 of security companies in the UK.

Law firm advises provider on acquisition of new care home


Law firm Royds Withy King, a leading provider of legal services to the social care sector, has advised the regional and family-run care provider, Coate Water Care, on the acquisition of a new care home in Devizes.

The home, to be called Avebury House, has been acquired and refurbished despite being undertaken during the current Covid-19 crisis and will shortly open to provide a range of nursing and dementia care for up to 47 residents.

Swindon firm to illuminate town hospital in tribute to carers

Great Western Hospital


Swindon's Great Western Hospital will be illuminated in a rainbow of colours tonight (Thursday, May 28) in recognition of the dedication of medical staff and other carers.

Led by local event production company Corporate Events, the professional lighting show will feature animated projection, which will display messages of hope and thanks from Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and its charity, Brighter Futures.

Law firm finds tech solution for making a will in isolation

Amanda Noyce


Law firm Royds Withy King has developed a tech solution for seriously ill individuals with Covid-19 to create or update a will whilst remaining in isolation.

The firm is using online messaging service WhatsApp. The video messaging facility allows an individual to instruct a solicitor in secret. The signing can then be witnessed – again by video messaging.

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