Businesses keen to hear how to sell to Wiltshire’s military community

By Anita Jaynes on 11 November, 2015

More than 55 Wiltshire businesses keen to sell more of their products and services to the county’s growing military community, heard from experts at a free event at Castledown Enterprise Centre, Ludgershall.

Former RAF fighter pilot and top International rugby player turned entrepreneur Rory Underwood was on good form as keynote speaker, and a team from Nationwide, which has been in the vanguard of leveraging the military presence in the county, shared their knowledge and expertise.

Shane Stevens of Amesbury-based 24-7 Staffing said: “The day was full of information I can certainly use.”

The all-day event was one of a series of local business networking and learning events organised by The Enterprise Network Swindon and Wiltshire, a £5.2m initiative led by Wiltshire Council with Government and EU funding, to boost small and start-up businesses.

Russell Frith from The Enterprise Network’s Castledown Enterprise Centre added: “We had a lot of great feedback from businesses about how useful the event was for them. There was a lot of networking going on, businesses learning more about each other, and about how to promote themselves to the military community.”

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Pictured above from left to right: Ex fighter pilot and rugby international Rory Underwood with Major Taniya Morris, 1st Artillery Brigade & South West and Rachel Finlay from The Enterprise Network