More than 55 Wiltshire businesses keen to sell more of their products and services to the county’s growing military community, heard from experts at a free event at Castledown Enterprise Centre, Ludgershall.
Former RAF fighter pilot and top International rugby player turned entrepreneur Rory Underwood was on good form as keynote speaker and a team from Nationwide, which has been in the vanguard of leveraging the military presence in the county, shared their knowledge and expertise.
Shane Stevens of Amesbury-based 24-7 Staffing said: “The day was full of information I can certainly use.”
The all-day event was one of a series of local business networking and learning events organised by The Enterprise Network Swindon and Wiltshire, a £5.2m initiative led by Wiltshire Council with Government and EU funding, to boost small and start-up businesses.
Russell Frith from Castledown Enterprise Centre added: “We had a lot of great feedback from businesses about how useful the event was for them. There was a lot of networking going on, businesses learning more about each other, and about how to promote themselves to the military community.”