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THE Mayor of Swindon Teresa Page pulled the ribbon on a commemorative plaque today to mark ten years since Basepoint Swindon opened to provide office and workshop space for small and medium sized ente


Basepoint, which is wholly owned by the charitable trust The ACT Foundation now runs 30 innovation and enterprise centres across Southern England, The Midlands. East Anglia and Wales, since its first premises in 1995. The organisation was a pioneer in offering very flexible all inclusive licence terms

Lyn Chapman, Basepoint Swindon’s manager, said: “Throughout the last ten years, we’ve welcomed a really wide variety of businesses. Link magazine came here in April 2005 and are still with us today. Businesses can stay as long as they wish and have the option to expand or contract within the centre, although once settled the majority only move when expanding.
Not only is the flexible Basepoint model very attractive to small and medium sized enterprises, our modern facilities, connectivity, free parking and easy to access location in West Swindon are all key selling points."

The mayor said she was delighted to visit Basepoint saying: “Congratulations on your ten years in Swindon, what a great job you’ve done.”

Picture: The Mayor Teresa Page with Basepoint manager, Lyn Chapman, from left, Mark Puffett of MLL Print, Ian Moore of Prokill, Link director James Phipps, Jackie Wray from the Basepoint charity partner the Swindon MS Therapy Centre and Roger Ogle of Link magazine.