Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Entrepreneur named as finalist in the prestigious awards

 

Entrepreneur and author Sadie Sharp is a regional finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2020 in the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award category.

These regional and awards support, connect and encourage entrepreneurial minds in the UK and have become well known in the business calendar. The regional, virtual, awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 23 and if Sadie wins, she will go forward for the national title.

Photographers invited to snap Swindon's heritage in all its glory

 

Destination marketing organisation Visit Swindon is inviting photographers to contribute to a 'virtual history book' about the town – with prizes on offer for the best shot.

From the English Heritage listed Railway Village, the Victorian parks and houses of Old Town, the Art Deco diving platform at Coate Water, renowned heritage buildings like the Mechanics’ Institute or The Locarno, picturesque canals steeped in industrial history, or the old GWR works reimagined as the Designer Outlet, photographers are spoiled for choice when it comes to fascinating and beautiful buildings to snap.

New multi-million-pound lodge nearing completion

 

New accommodation on the grounds of the popular Churchill Pub & Grill at Royal Wootton Bassett is set to open later this month – creating eight new jobs.

The multi-million-pound 28-bedroom lodge is being built by pub operator Greene King, and will be the first in the group's estate to offer electric vehicle charging points. The lodge will also benefit from energy generated by solar panels, which will help provide the building’s energy.

Funding boost for rural Wiltshire tourism

 

A touring route from London to Bristol has launched the first phase of its new online travel itineraries focusing on rural Wiltshire.

Twenty-six itineraries have been launched as a result of funding awarded to Great West Way by the LEADER project.

Law firm expands commercial property department with new appointment

 

Law firm Goughs has appointed commercial property specialist Olivia Holden to its growing commercial property and real estate team.

The legal 500 accredited law firm opened its seventh office earlier this year. This new office accommodates its growing commercial and corporate services offering with the team now based at the Greenways Business Park, Chippenham office.

Major planning framework for Salisbury gets seal of approval

 

A major planning document which will help shape the future of Salisbury city centre has been unanimously endorsed by Wiltshire Council's strategic planning committee.

The committee meeting was the final stage in the development of The Salisbury Central Area Framework (CAF), which over the last couple of years has involved significant engagement with a wide range of stakeholders and two public consultations on the proposals.

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