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30 years of the Initiative in Bristol, Bath and West of England

2018 marks thirty years since a group of civic minded business leaders came together to form the Bristol Initiative – which I am now the Chief Executive of. The Initiative is unique in the UK. A...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 07.12.18
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Let’s get the new Bath Rec design over the line

Twenty months have passed since I wrote about a workshop to talk about concepts for a new stadium on the Recreation Ground for Bath Rugby. At the time I said: “To be honest, it felt like Groundhog...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 06.12.18
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The 2018 Scale up review: what it means for the West of England

The 2018 Scaleup Institute Review paints a largely positive picture of the UK scale up ecosystem, but there is still work to be done.
Jennifer Rollason
Jennifer Rollason
Business West
Posted on: 03.12.18
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How To Take Risks As A Small Business

Business is built on a series of calculated risks. In order to grow, small businesses must acknowledge and accept a certain amount of risk if their aim is to become an established player in any...
John James
John James
Posted on: 28.11.18
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6 important ways to promote your business online

Are you doing enough digital marketing and advertising? Some of you may think the answer is yes, some of you will know you could be doing more. It’s important to know all of the techniques to promote...
Daniel Trim
Daniel Trim
Posted on: 27.11.18
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Delegation from China visits Leigh Court to strengthen trade links with Bristol and the West of England

Business West Chambers of Commerce welcomed a delegation of business leaders from the Shandong Province Chamber of Commerce to Leigh Court this week to help strengthen trade links between this...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 26.11.18
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Meet the Skills West Team: Julia Gurr

Julia Gurr is an Employability Adviser working on the Skills West project. She works with businesses and training providers across the West of England to help give young people a taste of work life...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 26.11.18
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Get involved with Small Business Saturday

On Saturday 1 st December small businesses up and down the country will be taking part in Small Business Saturday. How can you get involved?
Jennifer Rollason
Jennifer Rollason
Business West
Posted on: 26.11.18
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How West of England business is driving the UN Sustainable Development Goals

I was recently asked to present at the UN Sustainable Development Goals Roadshow in Bristol , which helps align business goals with the UN’s sustainable development goals adopted by the UK and the...
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Posted on: 23.11.18
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