Major organisations including Arval, Swindon Borough Council and Thrings are among some of the companies who have signed up to attend the highly anticipated Made In Swindon launch.

The event, organised by Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Swindon Chamber of Commerce, will take place at the Honda factory in Swindon on Friday September 15.

The campaign, showcasing the success of local, regional and international businesses based or founded in Swindon, will demonstrate the diverse range of exciting, innovative, international and entrepreneurial business in the area.

Jason Smith, the director of Honda of the UK Manufacturing, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the launch of Made In Swindon.

“The event is the perfect platform to celebrate the diverse range of businesses in our town.

“It offers a great opportunity for local businesses to share their successes and ambitions for the future.”

Ginette Gower, the head of marketing and communications for Thames Valley Chamber said: “Response to the campaign has been fantastic and we are being contacted by companies keen to participate.

“A dedicated page on our website will bring together case studies, hot topics on Swindon news, business tips and thought leadership views as well as details on upcoming events.

“The campaign will be supported with a comprehensive social media programme.

“This campaign is part of a bigger ‘Made In’ initiative launched by the Chamber in 2016 to celebrate success across the region.”

An exclusive preview of a video case study with local businesses discussing their individual journeys and showcasing their work will also be unveiled, highlighting the importance of being based in Swindon, which features Honda, Beard Construction and Rendermedia.

Attendees will have the opportunity to not only hear about the MIS campaign and how to get involved but also participate in the popular business networking breakfast, where members of the local business community are invited to bring along pop-up stands and promote their products and services to like-minded companies.

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Further information from the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group works with businesses across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon to help companies achieve their full business potential and is one of the largest Chambers accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce in the UK and is the only accredited Chamber in the region.

The chamber group is a ‘Centre for Excellence’ providing international trade services and global representation; committed to long-term relationships with members and providing them with relevant, value added services that help, support and protect regional, national and international business.

Established in 1985, Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd is Honda’s flagship production facility in Europe and employs 3700 associates working across production and business support roles.

In 1989, Honda of the UK Manufacturing began production of engines, with the existing Engine Plant capable of making 940 units a day.

The site started manufacturing cars in 1992 and has the capacity to produce up to 250,000 vehicles each year.