Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Tech start-ups invited to unleash their inner pirate

Be More Pirate founder Sam Conniff Allende


Tech start-up founders will be invited to unleash their inner pirate at a meeting of entrepreneurs next week.

TechSwindon's Swindon Founders networking event will hear from Alex Barker of Be More Pirate, an organisation that encourages entrepreneurs to disrupt their marketplaces to achieve success.

Swindon's Recycling Technologies secures €10 million investment

Adrian Griffiths


A Swindon company whose innovative manufacturing process can turn plastic packaging back into oil has secured €10 million of investment.

The investment in Recycling Technologies comes from Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, and Mirova, a pioneer impact investor in the natural capital space.

Museum snaps up Amesbury industrial unit

Unit 211, Beacon Centre, Solstice Park, Amesbury


Wiltshire Museum has acquired the freehold of a modern unit at the popular Beacon Centre development on the giant Solstice Park at Amesbury.

Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, which owns and runs the museum in Devizes, snapped up the property in a deal brokered by property consultancy Myddelton & Major.

Chamber of Commerce invited to draft Swindon's 50-year economic plan

Les Durrant


Swindon Chamber of Commerce has been charged with drafting a strategic economic strategy for the next 50 years, after challenging Swindon Borough Council's limited 15-year vision.

Chamber of Commerce president Les Durrant told members of the council's Growing the Economy Overview and Scrutiny Committee that while the borough had a plan for economic growth over the next decade, neighbouring towns and cities were being far more ambitious.

BCS names new president

Rebecca George


A managing partner at business advisory firm Deloitte has been inaugurated as the new president of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Rebecca George is Deloitte’s managing partner for government and public services in North and South Europe (NSE) and has worked in IT for over 30 years, focussing on IT transformation.

Pride pop-up shop returns to The Brunel

Pride pop-up shop


A pop-up shop that celebrates sexuality and gender diversity is returning to The Brunel shopping centre in Swindon next month.

Swindon & Wiltshire Pride will open their doors on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April. This will be the third time that Pride have had a temporary shop at The Brunel and the local charity decided to make another return visit following the extremely positive feedback they received previously.

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