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Business West appoints top business leader as new chair

Colin Skellett is an inspirational business leader who has just become chair of Business West, one of the largest Chambers of Commerce in the UK. The current Chief Executive Officer of the YTL/Wessex...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 18.07.22
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Businesses under the cosh as inflation reaches record levels

Commenting on the Office for National Statistics inflation figures for July 2022, Managing Director of Business West, Phil Smith said: “The rise in Consumer Prices Index inflation to 10.1% is the...
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Posted on: 17.08.22
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Why we need more reservoirs during the climate crisis

After a long hot summer, the need for climate change resilience is even more important. As we go into a drought-with the Gloucestershire source of the great River Thames dried up-the need for new...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 17.08.22
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Business West supports innovative CD recycling firm to grow

An award-winning Bristol-based company which recycles CDs and DVDs into items such as bar stools, tables and soap dishes has expanded its business through the support of Business West, one of the...
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Posted on: 16.08.22
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Meet the team - Zahra Hoccom, Project Coordinator

We caught up with Project Coordinator, Zahra Hoccom, in her first week with Business West to discuss her background and the exciting new HR Support Service.
Dan Graves
Dan Graves
Posted on: 16.08.22
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Free HR Support on offer for SMEs

Receive 1-2-1 support and access to a range of workshops
Dan Graves
Dan Graves
Posted on: 11.08.22
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Why retired business people shouldn’t be overlooked

Retired business people have a great deal to offer in terms of their vast experience but, in my view, that knowledge is often ignored. So, when I was asked to talk to the Upton St Leonards Probus...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.08.22
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Mindset changes: how CEOs can grow their business by thinking differently

One of the most effective ways to develop and grow your business is through a change in how you think about your business and the processes you implement.
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 05.08.22
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The Rising Cost of Doing Business

We’re all now familiar with the cost of living crisis - how households are struggling to keep up with bills and afford the rapidly rising cost of food, fuel and other essentials. But there’s another...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 05.08.22
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