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Planning and economy on agenda at briefing

Forecasts on planning, housing, infrastructure and economic issues in Swindon will be delivered to members of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce at a briefing on Tuesday, February 17.

Les Durrant, MD of DPDS Consulting Group, will chair the session, which will be held at The Pear Tree at Purton from 4pm until 5.30pm.

Attendance is free, and places can be booked via Clair Prosser at the Chamber at

The event will precede the Corporate Insight Dinner at the same venue, the topic of which will be Managing Change on Multiple Fronts, which will be led by Robert Green, CEO of PRP Optoelectronics.

Over the past four years, PRP Optoelectronics – a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of customised LED solutions– has diversified from a predominantly military-based ‘legacy’ business into other products and applications. The firm has been through a management buyout, and has relocated from Northamptonshire to Swindon.

The Corporate Insight Dinner runs from 6.30pm until 9.30pm. Attendance costs £48 for members and £60 for non-members.

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