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How to solve the housing crisis - Ruth Cooke of GreenSquare Group speaks out

5ce7c494217d3ruth_web.jpg What is the really big issue people of all ages are worried about? In my view, it is not Brexit . It is the housing crisis - the lack of affordable homes to rent and buy...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 22.08.19
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Record month for South West exporters, despite shrinking economy

Business West processed a record number of export documents in July, demonstrating the strength and resilience of South West businesses, despite the gloomy national economic outlook. On average,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.08.19
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Government to issue EORI numbers to businesses following Business West campaign

Earlier in August, Business West warned that 24,000 companies in the South West needed to take urgent action and register for an EORI number as the prospect of a no deal Brexit loomed larger. Today (...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.08.19
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Everything you need to know about tax-deductible training expenses

There are lots of rules around what you can and can’t claim for tax deductible expenses . When it comes to training, seminars and CPD, there are one or two grey areas over what you can claim tax...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 20.08.19
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The Interpretation Game: Design Thinking for Innovation (Part 3 of 5)

Design Thinking helps businesses to create user-centric products and services by discovering insights into user needs, applying these insights to their business model and generating innovative ideas...
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 19.08.19
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Waste not want not: how SMEs are setting the recycling trend for large enterprises

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are defined as being any registered business with fewer than 250 employees. According to government statistics there were 5.7 million SMEs in the UK in 2018,...
Sarah Anderson
Sarah Anderson
Posted on: 19.08.19
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Back Dale Vince to get eco-stadium built

Dale Vince, the Ecotricity owner, is something of a Marmite guy. You may love him or loathe him. Unashamedly, I am a big supporter. I feel he has done so much for the Gloucestershire economy through...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.08.19
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Gender-based violence - it’s your business

You may have heard the shocking statistics: 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime and 1 in 6 men will experience the same. Bringing it closer to home 1 in 5 women will...
Charlotte Gage
Charlotte Gage
Bristol Zero Tolerance
Posted on: 14.08.19
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How your business can learn from the success of the Swindon Wildcats

In September, business leaders will have the opportunity to learn from Aaron Nell, head coach of the Swindon Wildcats, on how to build and lead a winning team. The Wildcats have had their most...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.08.19
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