02/02/2022 Latest newsletter

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We’d like to thank Scarrotts, The Town Pantry, ASF Signs and Awdry Bailey & Douglas who have renewed their membership for a further year.
Scarrotts have built their reputation from giving the customer everything they need to receive an easy, hassle free process when purchasing a new vehicle. They are a family run business, with years of experience in the commercial vehicle market and have been trading from their site in Royal Wootton Bassett for well over 40 years, with a massive return of repeat business. The vast majority of their stock is fleet owned, well maintained, with quality low mileage vehicles of all makes and models.



Keen to eliminate excess packaging and single-use plastics, The Town Pantry are Wootton Bassett’s zero waste store.



Established in 1987, Advanced Sign Factory has built up a reputation for top class signage, be it internal or external, illuminated or non-illuminated, free-standing or wall mounted, built up or flat cuts or even vehicle graphics. They offer a professional and friendly service that is tailored around your requirements. They can cater for jobs of all sizes, from small tasteful door plaques to large standout factory signs. Regardless of the job, they apply the same professional, efficient and quality service to all their customers. They use traditional methods combined with the latest technology to manufacture and install signs & graphics all over the UK and ensure they are all finished to a high standard.

Contact ASF Signs Ltd to realise the benefits of truly being noticed.



Awdry Bailey & Douglas Solicitors are modern, positive Lawyers who are able to trace their history back to approximately 1750 by way of an unbroken series of Partners.  Providing a comprehensive range of first class legal services for individuals, families and businesses from their offices in Devizes, Marlborough, Royal Wootton Bassett and Chippenham,  Awdry Bailey & Douglas aim to exceed their client’s expectations by providing a dynamic, inspiring and proactive service.   They recognise that their clients want straightforward advice and action, with a minimum of legal jargon and clear and reliable information on legal costs and progress.

Awdry Bailey & Douglas are an award winning firm, having been presented in recent years with the Law Society’s Excellence Award for Innovation and two awards for excellent client service. They also pride themselves on recent survey results which confirmed that 98% of their clients are certain or likely to recommend them to others (1061 survey results received from their clients in the 12 months up to 31st March 2018).

Carol Dawe is a Family Law Solicitor at Awdry Bailey & Douglas Solicitors, based on the High Street in Royal Wootton Bassett.  Carol can provide advice in relation to financial matters arising  upon divorce or separation and other issues surrounding the breakdown in a relationship, such as arrangements for children. She can also help with relationship planning to include prenuptial and cohabitation agreements. Carol offers a free consultation for clients who seek advice.  Please contact her on 01793 853200 to arrange an appointment or for initial advice.




New addition to Optimum directors’ board

The Board of Directors at professional services company Optimum have appointed a new member.

Tracey Heath, the Swindon-based firm’s Practice Manager, has become Practice Director. She joins the existing directors, including Accounts Director Michael Blaken.

“We are delighted that Tracey has agreed to join the Board,” said Michael. “As our Practice Manager, who has been with us from the outset, she has a fantastic overview of the entire business. She will enable us to create a better link with the staff and communicate their views, be more diverse and have a more efficient operation.”

Tracey began her career in office management with Allied Dunbar (which later became Zurich), and has worked with a number of accountancy practices, as well as Swindon Council and Helen Browning’s Organics.

She said she was delighted to be joining the directors. “Being on the Board will enable me to get involved in the running of the business, as well as better communicate what is happening to the rest of the team, and I can also act as a voice for the team. In my role, I have a good overview of the business, while the other directors can concentrate on their separate areas.”

Optimum offers a range of legal and accountancy services, and has offices in Swindon and Cheltenham. The legal team specialise in conveyancing, property law and wills. The accountancy team work with business owners and individuals, helping with tax planning, accounts and audit, regulatory work, VAT and Making Tax Digital. They also offer bookkeeping and payroll services.
For more information, visit https://www.optps.co.uk/ or email info@optps.co.uk.


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The RWB Chamber of Commerce Skills Bank is FREE to its Members – don’t miss out on this unique member benefit

We all work in businesses that face challenges every day:

– Sales growth
– Managing overheads
– Optimising process
– Managing workforce

Many problems and opportunities are common to most businesses so why don’t we share our knowledge, support fellow Chamber members and benefit from the experience of others?

The RWB Chamber Skills Bank is a free, community led activity supported by the Royal Wootton Bassett Chamber of Commerce and is exclusively available to members. Those within the skills bank provide their time, up to the agreed amount, for free. The time bank is voluntary and anyone may drop out at any time. Full details of the scheme and its terms will be provided to you as part of your joining process.

Chamber members who commit to offering up to 2 hours a month will receive a list of those in the bank and their skills, and everyone can contribute and use the bank as required.

Please use the link below to join:https://www.rwbchamber.org.uk/chamber-skills-bank/



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Chamber Members – Share your news with us and we’ll pass it on…

This is a reminder to all members to alert us to their news articles.

Our Facebook posts regularly reach hundreds of people in the local area, and sometimes as many as 1,000.

If you have news you want to share either send details to hello@rwbchamber.org.uk or alert us through Facebook or Twitter and we’ll help you to share it.

Dates for your diary


Monthly Zoom meetings on the last Wednesday of the month at 12.30.

Roz Paton

Royal Wootton Bassett Chamber of Commerce
51 New Road, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 7DG
e: hello@rwbchamber.org.uk
t: 07730 686151

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