The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire October 2014 - Page 8

APPOINTED NEW PR AGENCY, FUEL PR, APPOINTS JUNIOR CREATIVE A new public relations and creative agency in Wiltshire has appointed a Junior Creative. Ollie Robson, 20, brings his graphic design skills to the team. Coming from a role within the printing industry, Ollie was looking to kick-start his career in illustration, graphic and web design. OrchardPress_SBE_Ad_Mailer Fuel PR, with its HQ in Liddington, provides a number of business-enhancing services including public relations, social media management, web design and brand design with an aim of providing SMEs with low-cost, but high quality marketing services. Daniel J Webb, Head of Media at Fuel PR said: “It’s great to welcome Ollie to the agency, being a new business, every day brings a new challenge for us and he’s always willing to get stuck in. His artistic abilities as a graphic and web designer are to die for! I’m proud to have him on my creative team.” Find more about Fuel PR at 103x122.pdf out3/10/14 07:56:43 Forward Swindon Appoint Interim Chief Executive Officer Forward Swindon, the company set up to deliver and facilitate economic growth and regeneration for Swindon, has appointed a new interim CEO. Deborah Heenan will join the team on Monday 3 November. She brings with her specialist knowledge and skills in housing, development and urban policy in both the public and private sectors. Deborah has most recently been leading the local authority’s Wichelstowe development project. Forward Swindon’s Board and shareholder Swindon Borough Council have agreed that while a process to recruit the permanent position is underway, it is important for the company to be supported with an experienced head to oversee the current delivery plan. This appointment follows the news earlier this month that the current CEO Ian Piper has resigned. Ian has been offered a senior role at the Homes and Communities Agency working on the national priority to make more public land available for housing. Mike Godfrey OBE joins Swindon Mindful Employer Council of Reference Mike Godfrey OBE is to join the Council of Reference for the Swindon Mindful Employer Network. The Council supports and guides the network on behalf of local businesses and will help develop the initiative over the next few years. I have been impressed by the increasing profile and important role of the Swindon Mindful Employer Network in the town. C M Y CM MY CY CMY Mike recently left Honda of the UK Manufacturing after 40 years of experience in the automotive industry. As a non-executive director of GWE Business West, he helps to provide support for business growth whilst providing linkages between both national and local government functions. Mike is coordinating an employment and skills strategy for Swindon, linking the public and private sectors with a priority for youth employment by matching business needs and skills provision. He chairs the Advisory Board. He retains contact with a number of senior professionals in the automotive business and K 8 THE BUSINESS EXCHANGE 2014 related trade organisations, and continues to work with the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership on advanced manufacturing topics, alongside the University of Cambridge. He also supports the LEP sub-group on employment and skills. Commenting on his new role Mike said:“I have been impressed by the increasing profile and important role of the Swindon Mindful Employer Network in the town. I firmly believe that being a Mindful Employer is good for businesses and their employees and helps project Swindon as a progressive and exciting place to live and work.”