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New Growth Hubs for Gloucestershire

The encouragement of businesses to grow and share their ideas is to me the very lifeblood of company development. That’s why I am a great supporter of the GFirst LEP’s innovative Growth Hub Network...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.02.20
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Staff workshop kick starts climate change conversation

Scientific consensus is such that now is the time for action on climate change. With the 2010s the warmest decade on record, businesses can no longer sit on the side-lines and drastic changes in the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 28.02.20
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Thousands of young people flock to Swindon Science Festival

Organisers of the inaugural Swindon Science Festival have declared it a runaway success, with thousands of youngsters passing through the doors of STEAM over the course of last weekend. “I don’t...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 27.02.20
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A cleaner, greener and more business friendly alternative to Bristol’s diesel ban

Bristol has a serious pollution problem – many of our city centre streets are breaking legal air pollution limits, with knock on effects for the health of our families, workers and visitors. Central...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 26.02.20
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The ISO 14001 environmental management system – what is it and how do businesses benefit?

You may have seen ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 written on product packaging, corporate websites or even on advertisements, but what do these cryptic ciphers stand for? Does the mere sight of them leave you...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 25.02.20
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Why a marketing plan is important for your business

Setting up and launching a new business can be an exciting and busy time, so it’s tempting to jump right in to the middle of things, without properly planning your actions. Whilst this may work in...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 17.02.20
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Mind CEO Paul Farmer CBE tees off first SMEN meeting of 2020

Following a highly successful relaunch event back in October, more than 100 representatives of Swindon’s biggest employers attended the first Swindon Mindful Employer Network (SMEN) event of 2020 at...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 17.02.20
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How can the West of England make its voice heard in Westminster?

Now that we’ve got a new national government with a huge parliamentary majority and we’ve moved away from discussing whether or not we should leave the European Union you can be certain that Downing...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 14.02.20
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Head to the Med this February to grow your exports

This February let DIT Commercial Officers take you on a virtual tour along the Med to discover the business opportunities that await UK companies in sun-drenched Southern Europe. Pack your (brief)...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 14.02.20
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