Swindon and Wiltshire’s Most Inspiring Women 2024 | Sandie Webb

By Nick Batten on 26 March, 2024

To mark International Women’s Day 2024, which takes place every year on 8th March, we’re celebrating some of Swindon and Wiltshire’s most inspiring women. 

Through our website and social media channels, we asked our readers which women in our community inspire them and created a list of 20. The list will be printed in our spring magazine and from Friday 1st March, every weekday throughout the month we are profiling and championing each of these fantastic women online and via our social feeds.

Today we put the spotlight on Sandie Webb…

Sandie formed the Chippenham Community Hub three years ago in an empty shop unit at Borough Parade. Since opening, the hub has hosted hundreds of health, information, craft, activity and campaign sessions for scores of charities and small businesses. Most recently the hub has mounted an anti-online fraud campaign with Wiltshire Police to help pass on essential information and warnings to small businesses, the elderly and the vulnerable. 

One of her nominations said, “Over the years Sandie has run several restaurant businesses – giving job opportunities to dozens of young people, been a town and district councillor and Mayor of Chippenham and under her chairmanship of Chippenham Town Football Club she saved it from almost certain bankruptcy.” 

Sandie added, “It was both a surprise and a privilege to be nominated as ‘an Inspirational Woman’ marking International Women’s Day.  However, while this day was special in so many ways, I am reminded that we are all lucky to live in a country that does not set barriers for any woman to succeed if she has determination and a good team around her. For this, I am eternally grateful.”

Goughs Solicitors are proud sponsors of this feature. Goughs have a strong female team and work with many female business owners across the area. The team are getting behind this feature as it’s a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in our community.

Pictured above: Sandie Webb, Chair of Trustees, Chippenham Community Hub