Over 60 attend the Vale Networking Business Breakfast

Over 60 people attended our Vale Networking Business Breakfast on 26 June, held at Wrag Barn Golf Club, Highworth.

The Vale Networking Business Breakfast was free to attend for local business representatives and interested parties. This specific event focused on the launch of our new brand, South and Vale Business Support, and the Honda plant closure.


Cllr Emily Smith and Cllr Bethia Thomas kicked off the morning by introducing themselves and giving an overview of the current economic situation within the district. They recognised the uncertain political situation and the impact this is having on local businesses. 

The SVBS team shared insights into our roles and how we can support local businesses, with everything from marketing to planning permission and digital skills. 

Chris Parsons, from Swindon Borough Council’s economy team, spoke about the Honda closure and the support available for businesses.

Carney Bonner from Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind discussed the need to openly discuss mental health with colleagues and friends. Carney outlined the training opportunities available and the support for anyone who needs it.


We have asked all attendees to kindly complete a post-event survey, which you can find here.

To find out more on how we can help you and your business, click here.