The Olympics and Paralympics are widely regarded as having been a huge success, in terms of medals won and in the way they've been organised. But is there a lasting legacy for business in the South West too?
Retailers across the country say they saw sales dip slightly in August as people stayed in to watch, even internet sales were down. But the British name is flying high and exporters in the region believe it's a chance to cash in.
The former MP for South Swindon has welcomed news that customers of the collapsed Christmas savings firm Farepak will receive more of their money back. Anne Snelgrove said she was delighted that the liquidators will pay an extra 32 pence for each pound lost - taking the total to 49p.
Tens of thousands of people lost an average of four hundred pounds when the Swindon based firm collapsed in 2006.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations are just a few days away now, and as well as being a chance for a right royal knees up, it also represents a great opportunity for local businesses to get in on the act.
Cordelia Lynch went to meet three firms in the West Country doing exactly that.