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In normal circumstances regular business blogging activity is a thing you should do. Along with brushing your teeth. And you can find a bit more about business blogging and its benefits here. But we don’t have normal circumstances. What we have is a Covid-19 pandemic throttling the world. So, if you’ve not done business blogging before here’s 5 reasons to blog NOW.
Wrapped around Born Again Swindonian, are the activities by which I earn a crust. Namely: content marketing articles for, or articles about, Swindon & Wiltshire businesses for placement on this blog in either/or the Swindon in Business and Made in Wiltshire sections of the blog.
Malmesbury’s First Folk Festival hits the right note as bands play to capacity crowds at the folk and roots festival.
450K STEPS FOR CHARITY – that’s what Debbie Williams ( co-owner of John Williams heating services) is doing to raise funds for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society campaign (NRAS). Debbie received a diagnosis of NRAS some years ago.
Paralympian ‘PATH TO PARIS’ Ambassador. CHRIS Hunt Skelley MBE, who won gold in judo at the Paralympics in Tokyo, is one of five paralympic ambassadors chosen for the ‘PATH TO PARIS’ initiative. Its aim to encourage children to get active by following in their sporting heroes’ footsteps.
Fundraising takes the cake for Optimum professional services. Fancy a cuppa? The team at Optimum Professional Services did, when they ran a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Staff at the accountancy and law firm in Swindon baked or brought in cakes, made a brew, and took time out of their busy day to help the charity. In fact, they had so many cakes, they sold them over two days!
FINANCIAL ADVISOR CELEBRATES SECOND ANNIVERSARY. Wroughton-based financial adviser Dave Southby is celebrating the second anniversary of starting his own business.
DIGITAL MARKETER TAKES ON STAFF. Swindonian Rob Curtis, who started his company The Pursuit Agency a year ago, has welcomed his first employee Belle Brookes.
Malmesbury folk festival tickets flying. Indeed, tickets are selling like hot cakes for Malmesbury’s first ever folk festival. It’s happening this weekend in the Abbey’s beautiful Cloister Gardens on Saturday September 23.
Yep. Before anyone says it, this post about the Old Town Laundry bar is a bit of a cheat in this Swindon in 50 drinks series. Obvs this more about the venue than one particular drink – as the posts in this series largely are. But – it had to go somewhere so here it is.
Serial Killer Monk’s Secrets Revealed. MALMESBURY ABBEY has a long, fascinating and, at times, grisly history. A history that historian Tony Mcaleavy has been researching for many years. One that he’ll be revealing in one of two talks he will give during this year’s Wessex Week taking place in the town in October. He will even talk about a once-unknown monk, John of Tintern, who was a serial killer and a 14th century ‘gangster’.
These days a ubiquitous HMO, you’ll find what was the Ship Inn at 179 on the corner of Westcott Place, Birch Street, Park Lane and Faringdon Road, opposite the GWR park.