• Oliver Allies

Evaluation of the Wave 2 Business Growth Programme, Swindon and Wiltshire LEP

In March 2015 the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership commissioned Wavehill to evaluate the impact of The Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub. The Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub Formed part of the national Wave 2 Business Growth Programme which was opened to bids from successful Wave 2 City Deal areas for submission in November 2013.

Known locally as the Gateway for Growth Programme (G4G) the Swindon and Wiltshire programme went live in January 2014 with an end date of March 2015 for grant disbursement with outputs to be reported through to December 2016.

The evaluation was commissioned to report on the initiative’s economic impact, provide recommendations on the effectiveness of the delivery mechanism applied through the pilot and to capture good practice and lessons learnt.

The findings from the research can be found here:


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