Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

IT firm's laptop scheme hits 100 donations

Kieran Thomas and Sherryl Bareham


An initiative launched by a Westbury IT company to donate unwanted laptops to homeschooling students who don’t have access to computers at home has helped 100 youngsters bridge the 'digital divide'.

The latest donation by Priority IT was to The Dorcan Academy in Swindon, where headteacher Sherryl Bareham was presented with five laptops.

Business consultant launches confidence course for women in science

Sadie Sharp


Business consultant and author Sadie Sharp is working with 100 scientists, the majority female, to help them build their confidence in a male-dominated sector.

The expert in transformational leadership will be working with the women to lead a Confidence Incarnate virtual course this month (July 13) as part of an ongoing initiative to up-skill more women in science sectors with skills around their behaviour and mindset.

Swindon Chamber searches for a hero


Swindon Chamber of Commerce has launched a hunt for a hero.

Parent association Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce wants to recognise businesses and their employees who have supported their community through the coronavirus pandemic.

Motor dealer backs socially-distanced sponsored walk in aid of carers

Ann Giles of Swindon Carers and Dominic Threlfall of Pebley Beach, pictured last year


A charity that supports around 21,000 carers in Swindon has raised more than £2,000 from a sponsored walk, after receiving the backing of Pebley Beach.

Every year supporters of the charity Swindon Carers put their best feet forward during Carers Week for Walk A Mile, a fundraising walk around the town – and every year Pebley Beach pledges to match their fundraising efforts pound for pound up to £1,000.

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