Forward Swindon is the Council’s regeneration agency. It is a limited company funded by the Council, operated independently with a private sector-dominated board.

Its staff are specialists in economic growth, inward investment, property development, business management, marketing, communications, and project management. They have a mix of private and public sector backgrounds. The team has been significantly strengthened recently to ensure the objectives of the Delivery Plan are delivered.

It is focused on redeveloping and optimising returns on council-owned assets, speeding up the pace of development and driving quality into town centre regeneration that will realise wider economic and social benefits for Swindon.

A five-year business plan is in place. This is updated every year in partnership with Swindon Borough Council. Priorities for the next five years are being finalised. Current inward investment and major regeneration projects and public realm improvements are all being progressed.