MEDIA consultant Fiona Scott thanked Swindon companies who have shown compassion, support and care for others during the coronavirus crisis.

She said: “This comes when many small and micro businesses have received zero or very little support from government and are facing the challenge of survival.

"The resilience and innovation shown by the business community has been second to none.

"My one plea to the people and businesses in Swindon is buy local – all the talent you need is here.”