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6 ways companies can reduce their carbon footprint

Climate change is causing widespread global disruption in the form of higher temperatures and more extreme weather events. A recent report by IPCC has found that the world faces unavoidable, multiple...
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Posted on: 25.05.22
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Gloucestershire Council supports county's first ever full stage of the Tour of Britain

Hats off to Gloucestershire County Council for supporting international cycling in the coming months which, I am sure, will pay dividends in terms of investment in our glorious county. They are...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.05.22
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Young talent from West of England Colleges and Universities helps pasta making business grow

Pasta Uliana has received support from the Workforce for the Future programme. We caught up with owner Federico to find out more.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 19.05.22
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Where does the office go from here?

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s well publicised campaign to get more civil servants back into the office has once again highlighted the dilemma facing our members who are managing their staff as best they can in...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 19.05.22
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Employee Assistance Programmes: Why Your SME Needs One

Responsible businesses and HR professionals are always looking for things that they can integrate into their systems to make life easier for their staff. A great example of this (that has become a...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 17.05.22
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5 reasons you should become a real living wage employer

In this April’s budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed a 6.6% increase to the national living wage, meaning that from April, the minimum hourly rate for those over 23 rose to £9.50 from £8.91. The...
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Posted on: 17.05.22
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Learning at Work Week - How mentoring scheme has helped develop skillsets

Learning at Work Week 2022 runs from 16 - 22nd May. We caught up with Eleanor Ferrari to find out more about the mentoring scheme she is taking part in.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 16.05.22
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Free support on offer for Somerset businesses

Businesses based in Somerset with ambitious growth plans for the future may be eligible for free 1-2-1 support via the new Somerset Business Growth programme.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 16.05.22
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Why schools should give better careers advice

Director for Business West in Gloucestershire talks to Steve Gardner-Collins about how the hospitality industry does not have enough young people and how this can change.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 13.05.22
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