People & Appointments


Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative appoints new initiative manager

Written by Peter Davison on .

Dave BattrickDave BattrickSwindon & 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.”