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Election 2024: What South West businesses need from the next government

Business West exists to create long-term prosperity for our businesses and our region. Through our Quarterly Economic Survey, which acts as a barometer of business sentiment across the region,...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 20.03.24
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Meet the team behind Somerset Innovation Network: Sian Davenport - Business Advisor

The Somerset Innovation Network (Si-Net) aims to drive growth and innovation in the region whilst fostering meaningful collaboration between forward-thinking organisations. We caught up with Sian,...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 28.05.24
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What Gloucestershire needs from the next government

With just a few weeks to go to the General Election on July 4, our businesses want a clear victor to emerge to overhaul the planning system and upgrade infrastructure to kickstart the economy.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.05.24
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Exciting News: Genesis Launching on 1st July!

We are delighted to announce the launch of our digital Preferential Origin validation tool, Genesis, on July 1st! In preparation, our team have been familiarising themselves with the UK’s trade...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 24.05.24
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Asia-Pacific Trade Bloc Deal ‘A Boost For Business’ 

Reacting to the UK’s ratification of the deal to join the Comprehensive and Progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the BCC, said:  “There...
Mia Thorne
Mia Thorne
Business West
Posted on: 22.05.24
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Business West takes on AJ Bell Great Bristol Run

A team of five colleagues at Business West took part in the half-marathon and 10k at this year’s AJ Bell Great Bristol Run on Sunday 19 May. Among those running is Marketing Executive Sam Harrison,...
Louise Holland
Louise Holland
Business West
Posted on: 20.05.24
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The future of skills and education in Bristol: a view from The Bristol Initiative’s Members

Last week in the heart of the city at the Bristol Training Institute, formerly the headquarters of the Bristol Law Society, the Bristol Initiative held a roundtable discussion with members on the...
Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison
Business West
Posted on: 20.05.24
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Driven by innovation, built on heritage: Gloucestershire's new Economic Strategy

"Driven by innovation, built on heritage" is an excellent descriptive headline to Gloucestershire’s new Economic Strategy for the next ten years until 2034.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 20.05.24
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Celebrating International Museum Day with Bristol Museums

International Museum Day (IMD) is held annually in May, every year since 1977. The day is coordinated by the national Council of Museums (ICOM) to shine a light on museums and the international...
Louise Holland
Louise Holland
Business West
Posted on: 16.05.24
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