24/12/2021 December newsletter (see more)

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We’d like to thank the Wootton Bassett Service Station, Railston and Learning Curve Day Nursery who have renewed their membership for a further year.
Railston are an established, global shop equipment designer, supplier and installer working with leading retailers across the world. Railston also offer principal contracting and shop fitting services across the UK and Europe. Some clients utilise all of their services and others tailor the offer to meet their needs. Railston actively work alongside design agencies and in-house designers offering design support and value-engineering.


Railston offer the full retail display package – they design, prototype, value-engineer, test, procure, store, pack and transport to locations across the globe. To date they have sent fixtures to 5 continents and over 50 countries.


Railston strives to meet the needs of the modern retailer; offering competitive pricing, meeting tight timescales and ensuring work is professionally project managed to complete on time and to the high standards of quality demanded.


From trampoline parks and climbing walls to virtual golf – whatever the activity, Railston provides a complete service to the exciting world of leisure parks.


Providing professional and quality mechanical services to Royal Wootton
Bassett for over 40 years.

Situated on Royal Wootton Bassett high street, they offer a friendly,
professional and affordable service.

Their mechanics are fully qualified to perform services and MOTs,
while their rental vans and lorries are maintained to the highest

They also offer:
Van Hire, MOTs & Servicing, Lorry Hire, Repairs, Car Hire and Recoveries.



Learning Curve’s aim is to provide the best in childcare practice at an affordable price for the families of Royal Wootton Bassett.

The architect-designed building provides a modern light-filled and airy space. The purpose-designed baby unit has its own kitchen, nappy change and sleep room.  The toddlers and pre-schoolers have large bright rooms which look out onto the garden areas, whilst the sensory room and learning and development room provide additional resources.

The large outdoor play area includes a sensory garden which is used for planting potatoes, watching and feeding the birds or making sounds in the music tree.  The shamba woodland area is great for exploring, den-building, scaling the mound with the climbing rope, and playing in the willow house, all in a safe environment.


Members, if you’d like to feature in our
‘Local Ads’ advert, please email your picture to hello@rwbchamber.org.uk.

Progressive Wiltshire law firm Awdry Bailey & Douglas announces new Head of Conveyancing
One of Wiltshire’s leading law firms, Awdry Bailey & Douglas are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Head of Conveyancing – Yasmine Machin.  The firm prides itself on personal development and acknowledging success, which has been clearly demonstrated in the appointment of Yasmine, who has worked for ABD since August 2020.

Yasmine is a highly experienced Licensed Conveyancer, having qualified in 2013 and worked at Gloucester Land Registry for ten years immediately prior to qualification. She also has a Masters in law from the College of Law and a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of property law. One of her key strength lies in being able to spot potential issues and deal with them before they become problems that would delay a transaction.

Alistair Everett, Managing Partner at Awdry Bailey and Douglas commented “We interviewed excellent candidates for this position, but since joining us Yasmine has clearly demonstrated that she always places clients’ needs at the heart of everything she does, whilst also being a keen leader, and as such, is a perfect fit for this role.

Not only is Yasmine now the Head of Conveyancing, but she is also part of the Management team and we are already benefiting from her extensive knowledge and expertise. We are delighted to be able to promote from within the firm for this role.  Acknowledging success and personal development aren’t just buzzwords to us, they are key values that provide the foundation for our future success.”

Yasmine said “This is a very exciting time to be leading such a very talented team of experienced Conveyancers. When joining the firm in August 2020, it was abundantly clear that the whole team are passionate about providing a truly personal service. That’s something I am proud to be a part of and I look forward to working alongside everyone to continue to deliver a high quality service, that truly makes a difference to people lives.”

Work Wiltshire launch interactive Labour Market Information tool to help with career and training choices
People wanting an insight into jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities in their local area can find out the information all in one place thanks to a new tool developed by Wiltshire Council.
The Labour Market Information tool helps people understand the local job market, identifying Wiltshire opportunities and what skills may be required for different workplaces.
It was developed by the Employment and Skills team at Wiltshire Council and is already in use in local schools to help those looking at their next steps after education. But it also has wider relevance as people of all ages can find out about next steps in education or the workplace, apprentice opportunities and identify potential routes into the local labour market.
The interactive tool has a host of data to help identify what jobs and occupations are in someone’s area, typical pay rates, qualifications, types and levels of apprenticeships, and the skills needed for different workplaces.
It pulls on data from multiple sources and is continuously updated based on the latest data sources. It is free to access and available on the Work Wiltshire website.
Cllr Laura Mayes, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said, “We are proud to offer this interactive tool that can help people at any stage of their career, whether just starting to enter the world of work or looking to increase skills and training to explore their potential.
“We hope this toolkit is useful in helping our local communities to better understand the local labour market in Wiltshire and the surrounding areas, and aid people’s decisions on what direction they may want to go.”
Catherine Young, Careers Leader at Kingsbury Green Academy in Calne, said, “We are very lucky to have the support of Work Wiltshire and the up to date and impartial Labour Market Information (LMI) that they provide for our local areas. At KGA, we update our students and their families on LMI via careers and subject lessons and social media. Having reliable infographics that summarise key information in a bright, clear way helps to increase our students’ interest and awareness of the labour market for which they are preparing to enter.”
The Labour Market Information tool is available at https://workwiltshire.co.uk/lmi.

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:


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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.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 26th January 2022 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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