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Honda Task Force Swindon

In response to the upcoming job losses at Honda, a temporary task force has been set up, led by Forward Swindon and Jobcentre Plus, to manage a package of support which can be offered to Honda employees and others affected by the redundancies. The task force enables all the various public sector agencies and other organisations to co-ordinate responses together and deliver effective support. 

Update March 2013

The Task Force has been delivering services and support to individuals effected by redundancy, and has increased to a team of 40 individuals all working to help Honda and its staff. Staff who can access support from the Task Force include Honda employees, supply chain employees regardless of geography in UK, regardless of permanent, fixed term or agency status. The following chart shows the support on offer:

Help for individuals

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Understanding your Skills
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Dealing with Change
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Starting a business
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 Money Advice
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Get access to vacancies and help to apply for them


In order to make it easier for people to contact the team, we have created a simple Contact form - see below. You can use the form if you are interested in providing work opportunities and offer support to Honda or its supply chain. You can also email information to the Task Force at

Media please note:

Media enquiries are managed by, tel: 01793 429 254 / 07768 806 319. Do not use the above contact channels.

The task force includes:
Jill Annal, Task Force Lead  
Robert Buckland MP Justin Tomlinson MP
Clive Parkinson
Forward Swindon
Phil Harrison
Jobcentre Plus
Cllr Garry Perkins
Swindon Borough Council
Melvin Packham
Skills Funding Agency
Dave Crook
Dept for Business, Innovation & Skills
Dave Potter
Consultant for Forward Swindon 
Nicky Alberry
Chair, Influence & LEP Member
Ian Larrard - BusinessWest
Honda Task Force Contact Form  

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Honda Task Force - March Update

Summary of support on offer