The Future Smiths, a new community-driven organisation set up to advance entrepreneurship and innovation, is proud to announce two exciting initiatives aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners in our region.

Business owners networking at the workshed

Business owners networking at the workshed

“Building Stronger Communities for a Thriving Future” Networking Event – September 27

In collaboration with Tech Spark Swindon & Wiltshire, The Future Smiths are holding an open networking event on September 27, 2023. This exclusive gathering will feature guest speaker and local entrepreneur James Phipps and will focus on the role of community-building in shaping tomorrow’s business landscape.

Book your space via Eventbrite: or by emailing

“Future Forge” Business Growth Programme – January 9th to March 6th

The Future Smiths are also inviting applications for their highly anticipated “Future Forge” business growth programme, which will run from January 9th 2024 to March 6th 2024. This comprehensive programme is designed to offer entrepreneurs and small business owners, offering them the tools, knowledge, and connections to unlock their full potential.

Duncan Robinson and Simone Ward-Baptiste, Co-Founders of The Future Smiths, bring a wealth of expertise to the programme. Their leadership ensures that those one the programme will receive mentorship and insights from individuals who have been at the forefront of innovation and business development in the region.

Simone Ward-Baptiste, co-founder

Simone Ward-Baptiste, co-founder

“As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the challenges and opportunities that come with building and scaling a business,” said Simone Ward-Baptiste, Co-Founder of The Future Smiths. “We are dedicated to supporting local businesses and creating an ecosystem where collaboration and innovation thrive.”

The Future Forge programme is tailored for startups, early-stage businesses, small business owners, and ambitious individuals eager to make a significant impact in their respective industries. Participants can expect a comprehensive curriculum covering essential topics such as brand strategy, marketing, and financial management, providing them with actionable insights and practical tools.
“At The Future Smiths, we believe in the power of community, collaboration, and innovation,” said Duncan: “The Future Forge programme reflects our commitment to providing entrepreneurs in the area with the resources they need to thrive.”

To learn more about The Future Smiths, register for the networking event, and apply for the “Future Forge” programme, visit Limited spaces are available, so interested individuals are encouraged to apply early.

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