The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire Edition 49: June/July 2020 - Page 3

CONTENTS

THE TEAM
Editor & Founder Anita Jaynes anita @ tbesw . co . uk 01793 847966
Editorial Support Ben Carey press @ tbesw . co . uk
Special Features Fiona Scott Fiona @ fionascott . co . uk
Design Juicy Designs www . juicy-designs . co . uk
Artwork Studio Creative Services www . studio-cs . co . uk
Printed by Acorn Press www . acornpress . co . uk
On the cover Swindon ’ s GWH taken by Elmar Rubio
Advertising Sales Sian Swift Business Development Manager Sian @ tbesw . co . uk T : 07710 566 145
Follow us on Social @ TBESW The Business Exchange South West tbeswindonandwilts businessexchangesw
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Cover story Final Clap for Carers illuminates Swindon ’ s Great Western Hospital
REGULARS
04 Business News
08 SWLEP
26 Technology
30 Positive Business
34 Connect
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7 Names for 7 Weeks A recognition of those offering ethical inspiration in business during Covid-19
FEATURES
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28 What happens with Brexit now ?
31 The local charity game changers
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Coronavirus support from the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership
PEOPLE
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23 In Profile : Paul Moorby
29 John Davies , Is it me ?
© The Business Exchange South West Limited 2020 . Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that adverts and articles appear correctly , The Business Exchange South West Limited cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by the contents of this publication . The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of its publisher or editor . All rights reserved . This publication is copyrighted and no part of this publication may be used or reproduced without the written permission of The Business Exchange South West Limited .
KEY STATISTICS
Readership : 15,000 Our audience : 56 % business owner / director level 44 % partner , manager or senior executive
EDITOR ’ S NOTE
Let me begin with a HUGE thank you to all of our advertisers who ’ ve continued to support The Business Exchange through these very challenging times . We ’ re incredibly proud to still be here , still printing and still online , when many publishers have shut their doors . We were determined to up our game throughout the crisis keeping our readers updated with the latest news and information . Since 23rd March we ’ ve seen an increase in web traffic of up to 170 per cent which shows our efforts haven ’ t gone unnoticed . We also offered free copies of our magazines delivered to people ’ s homes . We had hundreds of requests and
Community voices Business leaders give their experience of Covid-19
loved seeing the social media posts of our readers enjoying their copies at home .
The last few months have been a test for us all and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of this wonderfully caring and kind business community . We ’ ve all rallied for one another , looking out for signs that someone might be having a bit of a wobble , then picking up the phone and checking in . We ’ ve taken it in turns to scoop each other up on a low day and that ’ s amazing . I ’ ve seen nothing like it before and it makes me feel so very comforted to know that so many of you have got my back , as I ’ ve got yours .
This edition is all about business and community coming together , from our cover story thanking our local hospital and its staff ( turn to page 4 ), to pages 6-7
More news at : www . tbeswindonandwilts . co . uk and www . tbebathandsomerset . co . uk
We ’ re open for business Firms raring to go as we get ready for lift-off from lockdown
where we recognise those offering ethical inspiration in business .
If there is a ‘ new normal ’ I hope that this sense of community stays . By sticking together this region will continue to survive and thrive .
Keep safe and stay positive .
Anita Jaynes E : anita @ tbesw . co . uk T : 01793 847966
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CONTENTS THE TEAM Editor & Founder Anita Jaynes anita@tbesw.co.uk 01793 847966 04 06 08 Cover story Final Clap for Carers illuminates Swindon’s Great Western Hospital 7 Names for 7 Weeks A recognition of those offering ethical inspiration in business during Covid-19 Coronavirus support from the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership Editorial Support Ben Carey press@tbesw.co.uk Special Features Fiona Scott Fiona@fionascott.co.uk Design Juicy Designs www.juicy-designs.co.uk Artwork Studio Creative Services www.studio-cs.co.uk Printed by Acorn Press www.acornpress.co.uk On the cover Swindon’s GWH taken by Elmar Rubio Advertising Sales Sian Swift Business Development Manager Sian@tbesw.co.uk T: 07710 566 145 Follow us on Social @TBESW The Business Exchange South West tbeswindonandwilts businessexchangesw ©The Business Exchange South West Limited 2020. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that adverts and articles appear correctly, The Business Exchange South West Limited cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by the contents of this publication. The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of its publisher or editor. All rights reserved. This publication is copyrighted and no part of this publication may be used or reproduced without the written permission of The Business Exchange South West Limited. KEY STATISTICS Readership: 15,000 Our audience: REGULARS 04 Business News 08 SWLEP 26 Technology 30 Positive Business FEATURES PEOPLE 23 In Profile: Paul Moorby 28 What happens with Brexit now? 29 John Davies, Is it me? 31 The local charity game changers 10 16 Community voices Business leaders give their experience of Covid-19 We’re open for business Firms raring to go as we get ready for lift-off from lockdown 34 Connect EDITOR’S NOTE Let me begin with a HUGE thank you to all of our advertisers who’ve continued to support The Business Exchange through these very challenging times. We’re incredibly proud to still be here, still printing and still online, when many publishers have shut their doors. We were determined to up our game throughout the crisis keeping our readers updated with the latest news and information. Since 23rd March we’ve seen an increase in web traffic of up to 170 per cent which shows our efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. We also offered free copies of our magazines delivered to people’s homes. We had hundreds of requests and loved seeing the social media posts of our readers enjoying their copies at home. The last few months have been a test for us all and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of this wonderfully caring and kind business community. We’ve all rallied for one another, looking out for signs that someone might be having a bit of a wobble, then picking up the phone and checking in. We’ve taken it in turns to scoop each other up on a low day and that’s amazing. I’ve seen nothing like it before and it makes me feel so very comforted to know that so many of you have got my back, as I’ve got yours. This edition is all about business and community coming together, from our cover story thanking our local hospital and its staff (turn to page 4), to pages 6-7 where we recognise those offering ethical inspiration in business. If there is a ‘new normal’ I hope that this sense of community stays. By sticking together this region will continue to survive and thrive. Keep safe and stay positive. Anita Jaynes E: anita@tbesw.co.uk T: 01793 847966 56% business owner/ director level 44% partner, manager or senior executive More news at: www.tbeswindonandwilts.co.uk and www.tbebathandsomerset.co.uk THE BUSINESS EXCHANGE 2020 3