Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership to appear at South West Expo

By Anita Jaynes on 22 September, 2015

The business community will get the opportunity to find out more about the important work of the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) at an event this Thursday.

Representatives of the SWLEP will be at the South West Expo, which is taking place at the STEAM museum in Swindon on Thursday 24 September.

More than 80 businesses from across the region will be exhibiting at the event, with almost a thousand businesses being represented.

The SWLEP stand will give delegates the opportunity to learn more about the partnership’s work to drive forward growth and innovation in the Swindon and Wiltshire area through large scale projects ranging from the Porton Science Park and the innovative Digital Corsham development through to the City Deal-funded Swindon and Wiltshire Skills Brokerage project, which is working closely with a  range of partners to maximise the potential of higher education in the area, up-skilling both the existing workforce and with a particular focus on up-skilling service leavers to successfully reintegrate into the world of industry.

The SWLEP is a strategic organisation made up of representatives from Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council and the wider business community in the area, supporting all elements of the business landscape, pressing for innovation and lobbying for growth and investment.

Barry Dennington, chair of SWLEP, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to engage with the business community and to let them know more about our strategic work to drive forward economic growth in the area.”

The South West Expo takes place at STEAM, in Swindon, on Thursday 24 September from 9am to 3pm, admission free. For more details visit: www.southwestexpo.co.uk

For more information on SWLEP visit: www.swlep.biz