The Fundamentals


Who we are

Find out about the LEP, our vision and meet our Board.

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Birds eye view of SWLEP

What we do

Championing local growth with responsibility towards the community

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Making decisions

Board structure and governance framework

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Our Finances

Where do we get our funding from and what do we spend it on

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The functions of the Swindon and Wiltshire Enterprise Partnership have been transferred to the local authorities in Swindon and Wiltshire as part of new government policy, effective from 1 April 2024.

This change means that the newly formed Swindon and Wiltshire Business and Growth Unit, a part of Wiltshire Council, is now responsible for economic strategy and government programmes such as the Growth Hub and Careers Hub. Additionally, it ensures that local businesses have a voice in decisions affecting the future of our economy through the Economic Advisory Board. Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council will continue to collaborate to work together to deliver for businesses in Wiltshire and Swindon into the future.

Annual Report 2022/2023

The highlight of the year for SWLEP was the opening of the Business Cyber Centre (BCC) in May 2022. The BCC is a state-of-the-art facility that provides office and event space, as well as cyber-related goods and services to businesses. The project was completed on time and within budget, and has been recognised as the best refurbishment and fit-out in the south-west in the region’s property awards. SWLEP also continued to provide financial support to businesses through the Growing Places Infrastructure Fund (GPIF). During the year, SWLEP made ten loans to the value of £4.58m, leveraging £15.5m. SWLEP also continued to focus on skills development, and was an active participant in the development of the Local Skills Improvement Plan for the area.

Download the 2022/2023 Annual Report.


iCAST project launches at Swindon Carriage Works

Our Strategic Objectives



A well connected, reliable and resilient transport system supporting economic development growth at key locations is at the heart of our strategy

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Digital Capability

Excellence in digital connectivity and transformation to achieve business growth, innovative public services and influence societal change

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Skills and Talent

Nurturing an appropriately-skilled and competitive workforce to achieve our growth ambitions whilst providing world-class opportunities

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People and skills

Business Development

To strengthen the competitiveness of small and medium sized businesses whilst attracting a significant foreign and domestic investment in the area

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What we have achieved

Full Business Case Approved
Salisbury River Park
Flood alleviation/ River Corridor improvements

Investment: £18,900,000

Wiltshire College Salisbury
Refurbishment and a new build extension for Wiltshire College's Salisbury campus for Construction, Engineering a new Life Science curriculum and a Hig...

Investment: £14,830,000

Growth Hub website

A place for your business to grow

The Growth Hub is an exciting new online community developed exclusively for the businesses of Swindon and Wiltshire. The Hub directs you to a wide range of impartial business support and advice, as well as providing valuable insights, access to events, specialist programmes and funding to help your business thrive.

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