Rika wins recognition for its Swindon & Wiltshire LEP project

01 February 2019
The Swindon & Wiltshire LEP project has won its first recognition by achieving an Excellence Award from Progress Software. 

The Swindon & Wiltshire LEP project has won its first recognition by achieving an Excellence Award from Progress

The Award recognises outstanding digital products for their excellence in user experience and their innovation in applying Sitefinity features and capabilities. Rika's consultants were commissioned by the joint councils of Wiltshire and Swindon Borough to develop strategic recommendations that would bring increased effectiveness, efficiency and scale to specific Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) projects as well as bringing together a number of pre-existing digital touch-points.

The scope of the project included the LEP's digital estate, the Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub (a Business Support portal) and Higher Futures (a Skills Support service).


In March 2018, The Growth Hub portal was used by Wiltshire Council and Gov.uk to be the main delivery mechanism for business communications in relation to the devastating 'Salisbury Nerve Agent' accident. The platform was used to distribute information articles, news updates and facilitate funding support applications for affected businesses, which suffered as much as 90% loss of revenue during the weeks and months following the events.

Some of the excellent feedback from registered community users, the area on the website where businesses can register, create a business profile and publish content on the website

The SWLEP Growth hub site is a great resource for business owners, providing not only an abundance of useful and helpful advice and information on a variety of topics all geared towards helping you grow a successful business, but also a network community together with events and workshop opportunities. For any ambitious business owner, new or established in Wiltshire and Swindon this site is well worth a visit.

Isla Baliszewska, Director, Smart Coaching & Training

Flick's Video Productions is delighted to join the Swindon Growth Hub which has a wide variety of experts offering advice, seminars and workshops all available for small businesses in the Swindon and Wiltshire area. Being part of the hub gives a real sense of community and is a great way to network along with giving SMEs a safety net and support to expand and grow. I am looking forward to increasing my knowledge, widening my client base and meeting many new businesses thanks to the Growth Hub in 2018
Flicky Harrison director and founder of Flick's Video Productions

You can read more about this project here. 

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