IN THE Hotseat next week will be InSwindon BID manager Rebecca Rowland, Rebecca replaced Simon Jackson, the former chief executive, in June last year after almost five years at the helm.

She works alongside the BID investors to build Swindon’s economic prosperity for the future by creating the right environment for all Swindon town centre’s businesses to perform better.

Rebecca has extensive knowledge of BID companies and was part of the team which successfully led the renewal of the ballot in 2012.

Previous events in which InSwindon was involved include the celebrations in Wharf Green for the Olympic torch visiting the town and the Christmas lights switch-on, which saw an estimated 28,000 people pack the town centre to see X Factor star Jahmene Douglas and a host of other local celebrities.

Send your questions to under the heading ‘Hotseat’, or visit

You can also post your questions to Hotseat, Swindon Advertiser, Newspaper House, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3B, or through Facebook, or tweet us @swindonadver.