Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative at Business West has appointed Dave Battrick as initiative manager.
Dave joins the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative this month following a 12-year stint at the Federation of Small Businesses, where he worked as a membership advisor and South West regional sales manager.
Prior to working at the FSB, Dave spent 25+ years as a managing director and business owner in the retail sector.
“The Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative is an integral part of the region’s policy-making and decision-taking, and I relish the opportunity to get involved in shaping the local economy and business environment," said Dave.
Ian Larrard, director of Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative at Business West, said: “I am delighted to welcome Dave to the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative at what is a really exciting time for the team.
"Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the business environment in the region. Moreover, as a former managing director himself, Dave clearly has an understanding of what it takes to become a successful business leader.”