THE first Switch On To Swindon networking event of 2018 will be held at Rombourne Serviced Offices in Lydiard Fields on Thursday March 1 from 6pm to 8pm.

A range of speakers will discuss growth in Swindon and how local business operations can expand to support the surge in new housing developments around the town.

A series of workshops on digital development for businesses will also be held at the event.

Romborune is one of Switch On To Swindon's many ambassadors.

Danielle Mottram, business centre manager, was looking forward to hosting the evening.

She said: "I'm nervous but quite excited, it''s going to be quite a packed event and I'm sure everyone will have a good time.

"There's a huge open-plan space on the top floor of Kingston House.

"This is a good opportunity to use that space for a great networking event before we convert it into offices.

"We're hoping to have 100 ambassadors attend, we've got 70 signed up so far.

"Switch On To Swindon have been so supportive, I didn't know the business community at all when I started here in August.

"You get so much from SOTS, we've been building connections, getting to know everybody and asking for advice.

"It's like being part of a network of friends and this event is a great opportunity to introduce yourself.

"We're one of the more premium office service providers around, we're in a great location and our offices have a high-quality finish."