The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire Edition 61: June/July 2022 - Page 3


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Swindon ' s bid to become home of Great British Railways
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This issue is packed full of positivity and a real sense of community , focusing on the many projects and occasions bringing us together this summer . It also focuses on a number of people and organisations flying the flag for our area , giving us reason to be super proud of Swindon and Wiltshire and its achievements . Congratulations to Wentworth Puzzles on being presented with a Queen ’ s Award for Enterprise ( page 6 ), Denise O ’ Leary on being awarded an MBE for services to the construction sector , and Callen-Lenz on reaching for the stars and going to Hollywood ( page 29 ).
Turn to page 4 to hear how organisations from across Swindon and Wiltshire are rallying together to get behind Swindon ’ s bid to become the location for the headquarters of Great British Rail , the
Construction projects set to shape our area ' s future
12 Support for Swindon and Wiltshire ' s Tourism Trade
24 The Techies - Are you doing exciting things with tech ?
Callen-Lenz goes to Hollywood
new body responsible for running Britain ’ s railways . If we win , it will bring fresh investment to the town and continue its long heritage and association with the railway industry . At The Business Exchange we ’ re proud to back the bid and hope to hear positive news in the coming months .
I think you will all agree that this issue ’ s cover star is rather handsome . Thanks to Casper , top dog at Systemagic for being the poster boy for our special Bring Your Dog To Work Day feature . Turn to page 20 to hear why our local firms think having canine companions in the office is pawsome , not just for the day but all year round , boosting morale and productivity .
We couldn ’ t produce this edition without recognising the Queen ’ s Platinum Jubilee and her unwavering commitment to serving this country . In a speech to mark her 21st birthday in 1947 , she said , “ I declare before
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Cover story - Pawsome Partners : Bring Your Dog To Work Day
Celebrating the Queen ’ s Platinum Jubilee
you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service .” She has certainly remained true to her word and is the longest serving monarch in history . Turn to page 37 to read John Davies special Is it me ?
The Business Exchange is getting set to hang up the bunting and celebrate in style . Cheers !
Anita Jaynes
34 Meet Bower Bailey ' s Kate Gigsham
37 John Davies : Is it me ?
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