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Growing a business in Somerset & Devon: Q&A with Ben Leach

Ben Leach left a career in the NHS to start up a consultancy business. To help him grow and learn new skills he joined the Growth Support Programme, a business support programme offering advice and...
Charlie Bradley
Charlie Bradley
Posted on: 12.04.18
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Q&A with Nick Wheeler – Founder and Chairman at Charles Tyrwhitt
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UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Nick Wheeler, Founder and Chairman at Charles Tyrwhitt , before he...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
Posted on: 10.04.18
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Putting the NES into business

Local media in Bath quite properly concentrates on Bath itself, the global tourist brand and the economic engine for the area. But the district is called Bath and North East Somerset for a good...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 05.04.18
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South West business - an update from the Bank of England

As the Bank of England’s Agent for the South West I spend a lot of time speaking to the businesses that are based here to try to understand what is really happening in the economy. What have my...
Donna Kehoe
Donna Kehoe
Posted on: 04.04.18
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Business West launches ‘No More Not Spots’ campaign

Business West is joining a national campaign for ‘No More Not Spots’, with the aim of ending not spots for voice coverage where phone users live, work, travel and play. Working with the British...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 04.04.18
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Gloucestershire 2050 must not become a political football

At the beginning of the year, I wrote enthusiastically about Gloucestershire 2050 - the vision of where this great county of ours might be headed. I am still enthusiastic but I am now more convinced...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 03.04.18
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Alliance of leading business groups speaks out with one voice on the impact of Brexit

Many British firms are deeply worried about the trade costs of Brexit and time to make adequate preparations is limited, a new business group has warned MPs. The Three Chamber Alliance - a pioneering...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 29.03.18
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Continued private investment in a community is not for the faint-hearted

Private Investment in Gloucester Docks.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 28.03.18
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Gloucester MP joins local businesses looking for global customers

Gloucester MP, Richard Graham joined the ‘You Can Export’ event led by Business West and hosted by the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) on 23rd March 2018. Mr Graham is Trade Envoy...
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 27.03.18
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