The Business Exchange announces 2014 forward features list

By Anita Jaynes on January 01, 2014

The Business Exchange team wishes all of our readers and advertisers a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014.

Some of us have already got back into the swing of things after the Christmas break, but many more will be returning to the office tomorrow ready to get to business.

The Business Exchange has been planning ahead for 2014 and we have created a ‘Forward Features’ list taking us from February 2014 to January 2015.

If you are interested in planning any of the below ideas into your marketing plan, or would like to look at monthly advertising options please get in touch. We can also work on bespoke marketing plans to suit your needs and budget.

E: anita@varndev.co.uk or T: 01793 847966

The features list is as follows:

1) February 

Conferences & Events

At this time of year many businesses are booking conferences and events for the coming business year. In this edition of The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire we review some of the best venues the County has to offer.

Wiltshire Towns: Chippenham

Chippenham is a location of choice for many businesses seeking a base along the M4 corridor. Major businesses such as Wincanton, Herman Miller and Fleet Support Group all have bases in the town. The town offers a range of high quality business parks and industrial estates for companies looking at moving to the area.

In this edition of The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire we profile some of the key businesses in the town as well as commercial property space available.

2) March

Leadership & Coaching

Effective leadership is vital to business success. In this edition of The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire we look at how great leaders shape their organisations and profile some of the area’s key leadership coaching organisations.

Wiltshire Towns: Warminster

Warminster is strategically situated at the junction of the A36 and A350 with direct links to the M3 and M4 motorways.  The Sailsbury Plain dominates the landscape which is used as a military training area by the neighbouring garrisons. Pockets of business activity exist throughout this rural Wiltshire town. In this edition of The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire we look at the changing face of Warminster and focus on some of the key businesses in the town.

3) April

Data protection & cyber security

We take advice from the regions key experts in data protection and cyber security to help you protect your business. All businesses need to take measures to protect themselves against hacking, phishing, spamming or other attempts to steal commercially sensitive information that could cripple your business.

Wiltshire Towns- Trowbridge

Trowbridge is the County town of Wiltshire and is home to Wiltshire College, Wessex Chambers of Commerce, Apetito, Airsprung Beds and Cereal Partners to name but a few. With high quality business parks, industrial space and warehouses available Trowbridge is an important place for business in the County. In this edition of The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire we look at some of the towns key players and the future development of the town.

4) May

Marketing & PR

In this edition of The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire we look at the importance of writing and sticking to a strategic marketing and PR plan. We get key advice from some of the County’s industry specialists.

Wiltshire Towns- Calne

In this edition of The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire we focus on Calne, the companies that have their home in the town, such as Hills Group and review space available on some of the thriving industrial estates such as Porte Marsh.

5) June

Logistics, distribution and warehousing

In this edition of The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire we look at the changing world of logistics, distribution and warehousing. We review some of the key players in the industry locally and how they are adapting to provide a versatile and customer-focused approach to supply chain solutions.

Wiltshire Towns: Westbury

Westbury is one of the smaller rural WIltshire towns, but should not be discounted as a thriving business environment. The West Wilts Trading Estate based in the town covers some 165 acres and is a hub of activity with many businesses situated here from car dealers, to bed makers and specialist engineering experts. In this edition of The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire we review some of the towns key players and future plans for the town.

6) July

Wealth Management

We review some of the best investment opportunities in the current market place from pensions and savings to equities.  We get insight from some of the best advisers in the industry on the best way of securing your finances for the future.

Wiltshire Towns: Swindon

Swindon is becoming an increasingly popular destination for business with some major projects in the pipeline such as the electrification of the mainline railway between Paddington and Cardiff shortening journey times to London to just 45 minutes which can only heighten the towns popularity.
Home to Nationwide, Honda and RWE to mention but a few, Swindon is a serious place to do business. In this edition we look at the redevelopment of the town centre and rising business stars in the town.

7) August

Personal business development, interview skills and training

We get advice from the experts to help you develop your career. Key tips on leadership, boosting your confidence, dressing for success , tackling critical situations, preparing for tough conversations, managing your time and giving and receiving feedback are all subjects we will cover in this special feature. We will also look at training courses within the region that will help you reach your goals.

Wiltshire Towns: Royal Wootton Bassett

The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire takes a look at businesses based in the rural town of Royal Wootton Bassett and the business centre space available in the town, such as Lime Kiln Business Centre and Bowman House.

8) September

Investing in technologies 

We look at key technologies to help you give your business the edge over the competition.

Wiltshire Towns: Devizes & Marlborough

In this edition of The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire we look at key businesses and developments in the market towns of Devizes and Marlborough.

9) October

Branding

In this edition of The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire we give an overview of the importance of branding, offer expert advice on what makes a successful brand and give key examples of organisations that have got it right.

Wiltshire Towns: Melksham

Melksham is a thriving hub of business with Challeymead and Bowerhill industrial estates hosting an eclectic mix of industry. From Countrywide farmers market based on the edge of the town, to Avon Rubber, G Plan Upholstery and Valldata we focus on some of the towns key players.

10) November

Wiltshire Women Mean Business

In this edition we profile Wiltshire’s aspiring women in business. This will be a bumper packed edition celebrating women in business throughout the County.

11) December 2014 / January 2015

The Past Vs The Future

The Past

A look back at Wiltshire businesses successes in 2014.

The Future

We look at emerging trends and technologies for 2015, what changes we are likely to see and how the landscape of business is looking in Wiltshire for the coming year. This is an ideal opportunity to discuss your companies successes in 2014 and plans for 2015