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Scale of Red Sea Disruption Revealed

More than half (55%) of UK exporters say they have been impacted by disruption to shipping in the Red Sea. Over half (53%) of manufacturers and business-to-consumer service firms (such as retailers)...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 26.02.24
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How to take your horses to European trade shows and events using ATA Carnets

As the Cheltenham Cup (12 - 15th March 2024) races towards us and the equestrian calendar sets its sights on the 75th anniversary of the Badminton Horse Trials (8th-12th May 2024), excitement builds...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 23.02.24
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Meet the Local Skills Improvement Plan Team - Lauren I.Holmes

We met Lauren from our LSIP team to find out more about her role and how she can help businesses.
Aneta Mikesova
Posted on: 22.02.24
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Business West shortlisted for national Digital Trade Award

Business West’s International Trade team have been nominated for Best Industry Champion alongside the likes of HSBC, Lloyds Bank and Standard Chartered, at the prestigious C4DTI (The Centre for...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 21.02.24
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Attracting and retaining talent as a B Corp

I have long admired Greg Pilley who founded Stroud brewery in 2006. He now has a team of 72 people, a string of brewing awards and Stroud Brewery is a shining example of a business that has been one...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 21.02.24
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BCC Press Release: Empowering Local Economies - A Key To UK Prosperity

The British Chambers of Commerce, of which Business West is a key player, has released its new Local Economy Of The Future report which sets out 16 policies that could transform the UK’s growth...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 20.02.24
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We must reopen rail station axed by Beeching

Good transport links for business are vital if the Gloucestershire economy is to grow. Efficient train and bus services are such an important factor in recruitment which is now such a headache for...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.02.24
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BCC Press Release: Chancellor Must Outline Sustainable Growth Plan

The BCC is calling for the Chancellor to use next month’s Budget to work in partnership with business to develop a sustainable growth plan.
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 16.02.24
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Shaping the Economic Narrative: Why Your Voice Matters in the Quarterly Economic Survey

As we navigate the twists and turns of the economic landscape, one thing remains certain: your voice matters. At Business West, we understand the power of data in driving informed decision-making and...
Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison
Business West
Posted on: 15.02.24
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