That’s such great news on business, says MP

This Is Wiltshire: North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson

A LOCAL MP has welcomed news of business growth in the town after a record number of new businesses registered in a three month period of last year.

Justin Tomlinson MP said he was delighted with data from Duport.co.uk showing a new Q3 record in the number of business registrations in Swindon with 399 new companies created from July to September 2013.

Additionally, a report from the Secretary of State of Business, Innovation and Skills shows that 2,413 businesses incorporated in Swindon between March 2012 and March 2013. This represents a 32 per cent increase in the number of incorporations that occurred between March 2009 and March 2010.

The figure suggests Swindon is now incorporating more new businesses per year than before the financial crisis of 2008.

Justin Tomlinson MP said: “I welcome the news that Swindon is both creating entirely new businesses as well as expanding those already in existence.

“New business incorporations are a fantastic measure of a healthy economy since companies do so once they have established their roots and expanded to a certain size.

“I am proud of Swindon for attracting new businesses, especially at such an extraordinary rate.

“A skilled labour force, incredible infrastructure, and the desire to accommodate new commerce is the driving force behind a quickly expanding business sector.

“I will continue to work with local organisations such as Outset Swindon who provide mentoring and support for those considering starting up a new business.”

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2:42pm Thu 23 Jan 14

The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man says...

Depends entirely on the types of business being attracted.
Depends entirely on the types of business being attracted. The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man
  • Score: 6

3:44pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Al Smith says...

Hmm... Let's have a quick then and now look at the jobs Swindon is getting.

Back in the day Cheney Manor industrial estate was attracting high tech electronics firms like Plessey and Square D, as well as smaller engineering firms.

Today we're supposed to be pleased that we can attract a company that wants to burn wood. Not designing the furnaces/burners but actually burning the stuff.

Sorry, but I find it hard to be enthusiastic...
Hmm... Let's have a quick then and now look at the jobs Swindon is getting. Back in the day Cheney Manor industrial estate was attracting high tech electronics firms like Plessey and Square D, as well as smaller engineering firms. Today we're supposed to be pleased that we can attract a company that wants to burn wood. Not designing the furnaces/burners but actually burning the stuff. Sorry, but I find it hard to be enthusiastic... Al Smith
  • Score: 6

5:02pm Thu 23 Jan 14

anotherimigrant says...

And don't forget the pole dancers clubs. they employ people, from Poland.

But then again it was the present Gov who ALLOWED the building of new trains to go to GERMANY.

Now how many companies who make ANYTHING came to Swindon....

Hmmm, to be continued, I need to think about that.

In fact talking about production and costs, how much has this Mr J Tomlinson cost us and what did we actually receive.

Can ANYONE tell me what we can accredit this guy with, in this town?
And don't forget the pole dancers clubs. they employ people, from Poland. But then again it was the present Gov who ALLOWED the building of new trains to go to GERMANY. Now how many companies who make ANYTHING came to Swindon.... Hmmm, to be continued, I need to think about that. In fact talking about production and costs, how much has this Mr J Tomlinson cost us and what did we actually receive. Can ANYONE tell me what we can accredit this guy with, in this town? anotherimigrant
  • Score: 6

7:26pm Thu 23 Jan 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Anyone can register a business, I wonder how many are one man bands set up by trades people and professionals as a result of losing a job elsewhere?

Interesting none of these businesses are mentioned, why would you not name drop a few of the larger ones if they are as significant as is made out.
Anyone can register a business, I wonder how many are one man bands set up by trades people and professionals as a result of losing a job elsewhere? Interesting none of these businesses are mentioned, why would you not name drop a few of the larger ones if they are as significant as is made out. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 4

9:16pm Thu 23 Jan 14

BeardyBill says...

These figures show nothing, apart from the fact that 399 people spent under 20 quid to register a company at Companies House. The figures are not an indicator of prosperity - there is no information on turnover, employment etc.

Completely meaningless spin from Mr Tomlinson.
These figures show nothing, apart from the fact that 399 people spent under 20 quid to register a company at Companies House. The figures are not an indicator of prosperity - there is no information on turnover, employment etc. Completely meaningless spin from Mr Tomlinson. BeardyBill
  • Score: 6

12:32am Fri 24 Jan 14

Phantom Poster says...

Al Smith wrote:
Hmm... Let's have a quick then and now look at the jobs Swindon is getting.

Back in the day Cheney Manor industrial estate was attracting high tech electronics firms like Plessey and Square D, as well as smaller engineering firms.

Today we're supposed to be pleased that we can attract a company that wants to burn wood. Not designing the furnaces/burners but actually burning the stuff.

Sorry, but I find it hard to be enthusiastic...
Yes, we all remember "back in the day at Cheney Manor" when we were an industrial super power (I even used to work at one) - but we no longer produce products cheap enough such that they are not undercut by the Chinese. What's your solution?
[quote][p][bold]Al Smith[/bold] wrote: Hmm... Let's have a quick then and now look at the jobs Swindon is getting. Back in the day Cheney Manor industrial estate was attracting high tech electronics firms like Plessey and Square D, as well as smaller engineering firms. Today we're supposed to be pleased that we can attract a company that wants to burn wood. Not designing the furnaces/burners but actually burning the stuff. Sorry, but I find it hard to be enthusiastic...[/p][/quote]Yes, we all remember "back in the day at Cheney Manor" when we were an industrial super power (I even used to work at one) - but we no longer produce products cheap enough such that they are not undercut by the Chinese. What's your solution? Phantom Poster
  • Score: -2

6:51am Fri 24 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

BeardyBill wrote:
These figures show nothing, apart from the fact that 399 people spent under 20 quid to register a company at Companies House. The figures are not an indicator of prosperity - there is no information on turnover, employment etc.

Completely meaningless spin from Mr Tomlinson.
Thats what politicians do!
[quote][p][bold]BeardyBill[/bold] wrote: These figures show nothing, apart from the fact that 399 people spent under 20 quid to register a company at Companies House. The figures are not an indicator of prosperity - there is no information on turnover, employment etc. Completely meaningless spin from Mr Tomlinson.[/p][/quote]Thats what politicians do! house on the hill
  • Score: 3

8:49am Fri 24 Jan 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

anotherimigrant wrote:
And don't forget the pole dancers clubs. they employ people, from Poland.

But then again it was the present Gov who ALLOWED the building of new trains to go to GERMANY.

Now how many companies who make ANYTHING came to Swindon....

Hmmm, to be continued, I need to think about that.

In fact talking about production and costs, how much has this Mr J Tomlinson cost us and what did we actually receive.

Can ANYONE tell me what we can accredit this guy with, in this town?
He has the Conservative whip, what else does he need!?!
[quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: And don't forget the pole dancers clubs. they employ people, from Poland. But then again it was the present Gov who ALLOWED the building of new trains to go to GERMANY. Now how many companies who make ANYTHING came to Swindon.... Hmmm, to be continued, I need to think about that. In fact talking about production and costs, how much has this Mr J Tomlinson cost us and what did we actually receive. Can ANYONE tell me what we can accredit this guy with, in this town?[/p][/quote]He has the Conservative whip, what else does he need!?! A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: 3

1:25pm Fri 24 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
anotherimigrant wrote:
And don't forget the pole dancers clubs. they employ people, from Poland.

But then again it was the present Gov who ALLOWED the building of new trains to go to GERMANY.

Now how many companies who make ANYTHING came to Swindon....

Hmmm, to be continued, I need to think about that.

In fact talking about production and costs, how much has this Mr J Tomlinson cost us and what did we actually receive.

Can ANYONE tell me what we can accredit this guy with, in this town?
He has the Conservative whip, what else does he need!?!
A sense of reality that doesn't involve his massive ego?
[quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: And don't forget the pole dancers clubs. they employ people, from Poland. But then again it was the present Gov who ALLOWED the building of new trains to go to GERMANY. Now how many companies who make ANYTHING came to Swindon.... Hmmm, to be continued, I need to think about that. In fact talking about production and costs, how much has this Mr J Tomlinson cost us and what did we actually receive. Can ANYONE tell me what we can accredit this guy with, in this town?[/p][/quote]He has the Conservative whip, what else does he need!?![/p][/quote]A sense of reality that doesn't involve his massive ego? house on the hill
  • Score: 2

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