Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

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Top: Kris Talikowski, Sam Bunyan, Rob Angus. Bottom: HM Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, Steve ClarkeGrowth from Resilience will be the theme of this year’s Business Growth Summit from the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The programme includes business leaders from a diverse range of businesses, including keynote presentations from:

  • Paul Freeston, CEO and chairman, Apetito
  • Steve Clarke, CEO, WHSmith
  • Sam Bunyan, founder, Cecence
  • Rob Angus, chief proposition & finance officer, Nationwide for Business

Other guest speakers include HM Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire who will be speaking about the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and David Andrews Chief Executive of VisitWiltshire will deliver a presentation about the Great West Way.

Delegates will also be treated to a few surprises, including an exclusive update from Switch On To Swindon about new projects, aimed at attracting talent to Swindon and shifting perceptions of the town to the outside world and a new mobile app to boost business tourism in Swindon.

BBC Wiltshire’s Graham Rogers will be MC for the event and as part of BBC Wiltshire’s 30th birthday celebrations, Ben Prater’s Breakfast Show will be broadcast live from the Summit.

Great Western Railway and Network Rail are the event’s headline sponsors and Nationwide Building Society is a conference sponsor.

The half-day event begins with a networking breakfast at 8.30am and concludes with a networking lunch at 1.30pm, providing plenty of opportunities for business owners to connect with start-up, established and growth businesses in Swindon and Wiltshire, as well as local and central government representatives, third sector organisations and local business associations.

The event takes place on Thursday, October 3 at Cineworld, Regent Circus, Swindon. Early bird tickets priced £30 are available until September 20 from https://events.eazybook.com/swlep19