A419 touted as ‘The Road of Opportunity’
The A419 was being touted as The Road of Opportunity, as distribution and logistics firms were urged to consider Swindon as a regional or national base at a major trade show last week.
Forward Swindon – the company established by Swindon Borough Council to promote economic growth – was at the Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham’s NEC to demonstrate how the east-to-west M4 corridor and north-to-south A419 makes Swindon an obvious base for businesses looking to transport goods around the UK.
CEO Ian Piper and director of investment Phil Young collaborated with Swindon-based companies including MAN Trucks, BMW, Yuasa Batteries, and MixTelematics for the event, which ran from April 29 to May 1.
Phil said: “London, Bristol and the Midlands are all within easy reach of Swindon, and the prime sites we have on the A419 – including Gateway North, G-Park, The Hub, and Ecco – provide us with a very strong proposition.”
“Allied with its skills base and available workforce, the town provides a compelling proposition for companies wishing to consider new distribution locations. Brands with large distribution sites already in the town include, B&Q, WHSmith, Aldi, Iceland and Wincanton”.