An innovation hub is to open in Swindon

May 26, 2018 by  

Swindon start-ups are set to gain from the launch of a local innovation centre.

The Carriage Works in Swindon will be used to accommodate start-ups from next month. The Workshed initiative shall see £1 million being invested in the local economy. The demand for business cards in Swindon is likely to increase. Jol Rose has been appointed to manage the venture and he understands the importance of patience in business, saying:

“Inventors face so many disappointments before they get their breakthroughs. Think of Edison’s thousand attempts at creating the light bulb. Our vision is to nurture business owners and help them thrive in a supportive atmosphere.”

Swindon Borough Council has got behind the regeneration policy. It worked to obtain support from the European Union. It secured the backing of central government too.

Councillor David Renard is really enthusiastic about the potential of the Carriage Works. His hope is that disruptive SMEs can gain momentum in appropriate surroundings. The councillor stressed that businesses may appreciate the advantage of being located within easy reach of the train station.

Swindon Borough Council is using the rejuvenation of the Carriage Works as part of a wider strategy. It wants to transform the fortunes of the centre of Swindon. The provision of additional office accommodation in the area can be best understood as a contribution to this overarching goal.