Growing and maintaining your Swindon business

Business growth hub

Support for businesses with growth potential

  • The Business Growth Hub supports businesses in Swindon and Wiltshire that have the potential, ambition and commitment to grow, from established and large organisations to SME’s (Small and Medium Enterprises).
  • The Hub can help, whether you need access to finance, want to expand your markets, develop new products and services, improve leadership skills, explore marketing and digital opportunities, improve your productivity or environmental sustainability.
  • Business advice, workshops, seminars and mentoring as well as networking with likeminded business people through monthly lunch meetings and growth groups connecting you to professionals, will help take your business to the next level.

Find out how the Hub can help your business at the Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub or contact the team on 01225 402096 or email:


Affordable and flexible co-working, offices and meeting spaces.

  • Relaxed offices and co-working desks; meeting rooms, chill-out and event spaces all within the industrial grandeur of Brunel's Great Western Railway Carriage Works.
  • Attractively priced and stress free contracts designed to give you what you need when you need it.
  • Co-working and meeting room facilities have now reopened owing to COVID-19 guidance.

To find out more about our meeting, co-working or office spaces visit the Workshed website or email

Business support

  • If you need advice on the council’s business services then contact the Economy team at: and a member of our team will be happy to help you.

Business premises

If you are thinking about expanding your Swindon business, contact the business engagement team for information on:

  • Available premises
  • Agents operating in the borough
  • Council owned business premises.

Selling to the Council

Advertise your business

  • Swindon Borough Council offers a range of options to advertise and promote your business to potential new customers. Visit the advertising opportunities page for more information.

Business continuity management

  • Business continuity management is about planning for an unexpected business interruption or emergency, and reducing the risk of loss to the organisation.
  • In summary, it is about;
    • Reducing risk
    • Responding effectively
    • Restoring normality

For further information, please contact; Business Continuity on 07824 868420.

Trading standards advice

Primary authority 

Primary Authority allows your business to form a legally recognised partnership with a single local authority (known as the primary authority). Your primary authority can provide you with assured, consistent regulatory advice that makes it simpler and easier to comply with environmental health, trading standards and fire safety legislation anywhere in the country. Enforcing authorities should respect this advice when regulating your business. Participating in Primary Authority can give your business greater confidence in your regulated activities and reduce your risk of contravening legislation. Provided that you follow the advice you are given, you can feel confident that you are complying with the law.

Primary Authority is open to all businesses. 

Speak to one of our regulatory teams to make Swindon your primary authority, or for more information visit the Primary Authority website.

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