Anniversary plaque unveiled at Swindon SME centre

By Anita Jaynes on 5 February, 2015

The Mayor of Swindon Teresa Page pulled the ribbon on a commemorative plaque yesterday, 4 February to mark ten years since Basepoint Swindon opened to provide office and workshop space for small and medium sized enterprises.

Basepoint, which is wholly owned by a charity, the ACT Foundation, now runs 30 innovation and enterprise centres across southern England and Wales, since its first premises in 1995. The organisation was a pioneer in offering very flexible all inclusive licence terms.

Lyn Chapman, Basepoint Swindon’s manager, said: “Throughout the last ten years, we’ve welcomed a really wide variety of businesses. Link magazine came here in April 2005 and are still here. Other businesses stay for just a few months as they expand or contract to different premises, but the majority have been here several years now.
“Not only is the flexible Basepoint model very attractive to small and medium sized enterprise, our modern facilities, connectivity, free parking and easy to access location in West Swindon are all key selling points.

“We’re currently enjoying 100 per cent occupation of our units which is a sign of growing confidence in the Swindon economy and the UK more generally.”

The mayor said she was delighted to visit Basepoint saying: “Congratulations on your ten years in Swindon, what a great job you’ve done.”

Lyn’s personal highlight with Basepoint took place in 2010 when she received the Basepoint ‘Employee of the Year’ award.

To find out more call the Basepoint team on 01793 608800 or visit www.basepoint.co.uk.

Pictured above: The Mayor Teresa Page with Basepoint manager, Lyn Chapman, from left, Mark Puffett of MLL Print, Ian Moore of Prokill, Link magazine director James Phipps, Jackie Wray from the Basepoint charity partner the Swindon MS Therapy Centre and Roger Ogle, Link magazine