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Business West certifies as a B Corporation

One of the most influential business organisations and the largest Chambers of Commerce in the UK, Business West, has certified as a B Corporation (B Corp).
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.10.21
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Western Gateway and Great West Way on the economic development of the region

Following a short break during the summer months, our Swindon & Wiltshire Business and Economy Meetings returned with Chair of Western Gateway Katherine Bennett and Great West Way Director David...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 15.10.21
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New support allocated to upskilling and training social care workers

We’re calling on adult social care businesses to come forward and benefit from our new scheme, which will help them attract, recruit and retain staff, through learning and innovation and the...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 14.10.21
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Severn Edge bid makes shortlist for potential new home of UK’s fusion plant

Severn Edge now one of five sites through to the next phase of the national selection process
James Cortis
James Cortis
Business West
Posted on: 14.10.21
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Broadmead will recover from M&S closure

We are sorry to hear Marks & Spencer make this announcement having been a mainstay and anchor of shopping in central Bristol for many years. We know this will be a shock to the employees and...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 13.10.21
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Kickstart employment scheme extension will benefit young people and employers

Business West welcomes the extension to the Government’s Kickstart work scheme.
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 13.10.21
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Government supports South West companies to grow internationally during COVID

Stewart Golf and Crowd have been supported by DIT to grow their sales overseas during COVID.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 12.10.21
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Business West takes part in West of England Black Interns Pilot

Diversity is a big challenge to everyone in business these days. And here at Business West we believe we have role to play in diversity so that our staff and member businesses have a wide pool of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 12.10.21
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Inflation and labour supply issues continue to threaten South West’s economic recovery

Prices continued to rise in the third quarter of 2021, with a third of respondents reporting that they have had to increase their prices due to rising input costs.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.10.21
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