Influence Swindon was launched in February 2012 as the organization that acts as Swindon’s collective business voice.
Its role is to ensure that the business community’s concerns, issues and aspirations are heard by local and regional decision-makers.
Influence Swindon is made up of a cross section of volunteers from the diverse business spectrum in Swindon, from major employers to smaller independent companies with specialist skills, as well as representatives of key business representative associations such as the Chamber of Commerce, GWE Initiative and Federation of Small Businesses.
It also includes one representative each from Swindon Borough Council and Forward Swindon.
Influence Swindon is also keen to encourage other business representative associations to be represented on its board, particularly business special interest groups/sectors, and wants to attract engagement by more of the town’s large employers.
Influence meets monthly to discuss major issues of interest to Swindon’s businesses and form small task-and-finish groups to help effect appropriate change.