Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

MPs and council leader take questions from county’s business leaders

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Ian Larrard


MPs and Wiltshire's council leader fielded questions about Brexit, the pandemic, and the state of the economy at a virtual roundtable discussion with 50 business leaders from the county.

Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan, Devizes MP Danny Kruger and Wiltshire Council leader Philip Whitehead took part in the first of a series of events organised by the Swindon and Wiltshire initiative, part of Business West.

The 90-minute interactive session provided local decision-makers and business leaders with the opportunity to come together to positively influence the way Wiltshire’s economy is shaped, managed and developed.

“In universities minister Michelle Donelan, Devizes MP Danny Kruger and Cllr Philip Whitehead local businesses have true allies both locally and in Westminster to advocate on their behalf said Ian Larrard, director of the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, after the meeting.

“Replicating our hugely successful MPs and Council Leader meetings in Swindon, I am delighted by the enthusiasm with which the event was met in the business community, making for a lively and informed discussion."

Future events will be held throughout 2021 in April, July and October. For more information or to register to attend contact executive assistant Tina Doyle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.