WILTSHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS: KEY DAY NURSERY - Key Day Nursery offers a full-time professional childcare service of the highest quality in a homely atmosphere for children aged from six weeks up to five years.

It has settings in both Calne and Chippenham, with the Calne facility, at the Fynamore Community School site, offering both pre and after school amenities.

Since establishment of the first nursery school at Calne in 1991, it has built up an excellent reputation for the pre-school development of children. Both baby units cater for babies up to 18 months. The nursery units are for toddlers up to the age of three, and the pre-school units are for children between the ages of three and five.

The baby, nursery and pre-schools operate as three separate units, accommodated within specialy-adapted or purpose-built buildings. Each unit has its own, enclosed playground, incorporating large, all-weather areas where children can enjoy a wide range of outside play equipment in complete safety.

Inside there are separate rooms set aside for fun play, painting, reading, informal teaching, craft work and for sleeping. Flexible sessions and payment policies are available. Call 01249 815307 or 816966 in the evenings.


Plus Orthopedics (UK) Limited, based at Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon since 2002, is now the fastest growing orthopedic company in the UK with a significant share of the UK market.

We are providers of orthopaedic implants, primarily knee and hip replacements, also toes and shoulders. In addition we also provide a range of orthobiological products such as synthetic bone, and bone growth enhancers. Currently, we supply almost 300 NHS and private hospitals across the UK.

We manufacture our implants near Zurich in Switzerland and we pride ourselves on our manufacturing standards and level of precision. Likewise, we pride ourselves on our high levels of service and professionalism and have excellent clinical evidence on our high quality products. We constantly refine our product ranges and look to the future. An example is our Galileo computer assisted technology for knee and hip implant surgery.

In 2002, when we relocated to Swindon from London, we had a team of 12 in total. We now have trebled that and plan to continue our growth in the future.

This year we have doubled our projected forecast and plan to achieve £20m turnover within the next five years.

We are previous winners of the Daily Telegraph Business of the Year Award and previous finalists in the Wiltshire Business of the Year Award and we are delighted to be part of these Awards again in 2006.


Here at Eastcott Veterinary Clinic and Hospital in Old Town, Swindon we are extremely pleased to be finalists in the training and development category of the Wiltshire Business of the Year awards.

Ensuring that we provide the highest level of service to our clients and their pets is our top priority and ongoing investment in the development of our staff and resources in all areas of the Hospital ensures that we continue to give the best possible care.

You can be confident that our friendly and professional team understand that pets are very important family members and our experienced vets and nurses will help you keep your pet in good health and also take excellent care of them when they are ill.

If you have difficulty taking your pet to the vets during working hours we make it easier for you by being open from 7am to 8pm weekdays and from 8.30am to 8pm on weekends and bank holidays.

And we always welcome pet owners who want to see behind the scenes of a busy veterinary hospital.

To find out more contact us on 01793 528341 or visit our website at www.eastcottvets.co.uk.


HumBLE was how Julian Thompson, managing director of 24-7 Staffing, felt when he discovered that his business had been nominated as one of the 41 finalists in Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards 2005.

"We have only been trading for a little over 18 months and were thrilled to be invited to the cocktail party at the De Vere Hotel last Monday, but to get down to the final 41 is just brilliant!" he said.

Julian commended his hard-working office staff and drivers for their efforts in helping to achieve this nomination.

"They literally are the driving force behind me and I love helping them achieve their goals, whether that is filling a shift at short notice to meet a client's delivery deadline, training new drivers who want to join the industry or helping someone earn a little bit of extra cash In the run-up to Christmas!

"Our main goal in business is to make both our clients and drivers happy. After all, we only succeed as a business if they do."

The judges will be visiting 24-7 Staffing along with all the other finalists to see how they operate on a daily basis before making their final decision.

"Our office is very small ... I just hope they can all fit in!" Julian said.