Rhona Jack

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I came to Swindon to work, put down roots and have never looked back!

Like many people, I came to Swindon to work, put down roots and have never looked back! I worked in and around Swindon and commuted to London for a while. Then I took the plunge and set up my own PR agency. Swindon is a thriving location for growing businesses because the M4 gives easy access to clients in London, Reading, Basingstoke, Bath and Bristol. Because of London links, I gained clients from Germany, Australia and Denmark. With Heathrow so close I did a day trip to Paris Toy Fair and flew to Denmark for the day to interview people at Carlsberg’s global headquarters! I’ve helped clients win national and even GLOBAL awards, and won a PR industry award myself – so quality work goes on in Swindon that stacks up against competition from the best in the UK.

There are so many opportunities. My kids had a great education with fantastic after-school activities so they became “rounded individuals”. I’m so proud my daughter has developed a brilliant work ethic, is doing well at University and is going to Hong Kong to study for a year. She grew up in and around Swindon and quite simply; the world is her oyster!

I live in a village just outside Swindon and step out of my front door to jog in beautiful countryside straight away. I regularly see deer and other wildlife and I can’t tell you how much that lifts the spirits! I especially love the Bluebell woods. Then there are major places of historic interest nearby. It’s a privilege to host foreign students taking them to Stonehenge and Avebury through classic English villages. Or up onto the 5,000 year old Ridgeway path with its vast scenic views.

Yet I’m close enough to town to get my weekly fix of decent shopping, including Swindon’s Designer Outlet Village where I find high-quality clothing at stunning prices! Speaking of shopping, I even got involved with Swindon’s Town Centre redevelopment and handled PR for the Developers who replaced an old, 1960’s eye-sore building and changed the skyline for the better!

There are plenty of things to do in and around Swindon if you scratch beneath the surface, but it’s up to you to get plugged in. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and my glass is half-full, not half empty! Every place may have its faults, but I’d like to be part of the solution and I know hundreds of other people who feel the same way here too! I’m not just in a good place; I’m in a Great Place to Thrive!

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