Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

BPO innovator invests in talent with three new appointments to commercial team

Simon Hunter David Hingley and Lian Rowlands


Contact centre, customer service and business process outsourcing service provider Woven has announced three key appointments to further strengthen its commercial team.

Following the recent appointments of David Hingley as proposition director and Lian Rowlands as client services director, the Swindon-based firm this week announced the appointment of Simon Hunter as sales director.

Works on improvements for Chippenham car park start this week

Sadlers Mead car park

A Chippenham car park will be closed for 11 months during major improvement works to provide the town with its second-largest parking facility.

Sadlers Mead car park in Chippenham will be closed from Friday (January 10), It will reopen as a multi-storey car park with space for 237 cars – up from the current 165 – and 12 charging points for electric vehicles, with infrastructure for future points.

New year networkers offered uplifting experience

Wiltshire Air Ambulance


Business West's Wiltshire Business & Economy networking meetings return for 2020 with Wiltshire Air Ambulance hosting the first meeting of the year, on Wednesday, January 29.

The £5m custom-built airbase opened in 2018. Fundraising manager Des Regan will give networkers an overview of the Air Ambulance's work across the county, while Lee Stripe and Keiran Hall of Wiltshire Police Cyber Team will be giving tips on how businesses can stay safe online.

New Years honour for computing expert

Dr Bill Mitchell


An expert in computers who holds a senior position at Swindon-based BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has been awarded an OBE for services to computing and artificial intelligence education.

Dr Bill Mitchell, who is director of policy at BCS, has been responsible for shaping the BCS policy agenda, working with government departments, academia, industry and BCS members.

Renewable energy supplier appoints new CFO

Rupert Sanderson


Chippenham-based renewable energy supplier and generator Good Energy has appointed Rupert Sanderson as chief financial officer and executive director to the board of the company.

Rupert first began working for the company in February 2017, before becoming finance director in January 2018.

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