Why join the Initiative?

The Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative connects some of the largest employers in the region with influential decision makers at a local and national level.

Our current members includes Nationwide, Honda, National Trust and Zurich, in addition to small businesses, and membership provides individuals within your organisation the opportunity to:

Become a part of a peer network of local business leaders

  • Network with representatives of Swindon and Wiltshire’s largest employers, in addition to FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies located across the South West
  • Collaborate with senior players across all sectors on business, economic and social projects
  • Become a Fellow of the University of the West of England, Business School and share your expertise with university academics and other professionals
  • Apply to be on the Professional Advice Panel and act as a mentor to local businesses

Have your voice heard by local and national decision makers

  • Have your voice heard by decision makers that listen via polls, surveys and our dedicated Policy Team – in the past our surveys and member case studies have attracted the interest of government ministers and gained coverage in national newspapers including The Times, The Financial Times and The Telegraph
  • Take part in local committees and policy discussions around planning, transport and retail with key political decision-makers to inform real, positive change in your area
  • Share your views and insights within our business and campaign community detailing what work their business is doing in relation to key policy areas
  • Participate in our working groups and partnership companies

Stay up to date with the latest local and national business news, market intelligence and our advisory services

  • Gain access to top level business intelligence and data giving insight into the latest regional economic and market developments
  • Receive our exclusive members newsletters to keep updated with all the latest business news, opportunities and events from our extended network of 22,000 businesses
  • Engage with global market specialists and advisors, who can help you to expand your business internationally
  • Receive a heavily discounted rate on export documentation

Raise your personal, professional and company profile online and in the local community

  • Promote your company via your member profile on our website that links directly to your company website and social media channels
  • Share your news, events and offers directly with a 22,000 strong network of business across the South West in print in our member’s magazine or online via email or our website
  • Enhance your local and regional CSR contributions by sponsoring or participating in a charity event or initiative

For more info click here or phone Tina Doyle on 01793 698 048.

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