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Business West launches recruitment drive to get SW economy back on track

Business West is launching a recruitment drive to help in the re-building of business here in the South West. Commercial Director James Monk is looking to recruit business specialists who have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.07.20
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Tips for working at home during the coronavirus pandemic, with kids

With most companies advising staff to home work if they can to avoid further spread of COVID-19, finding positive ways to work from home successfully is essential. Companies such as Google, Amazon,...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 19.03.20
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Barton Willmore's Simon Prescott on planning, politics and prospects for growth in the West

Planners by reputation and image, in my experience, tend not to be the most engaging of characters. Simon Prescott, who has just been appointed a non-executive director on the board of Business West...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 05.02.20
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Approach 2020 with optimism – Business West is on your side

2019 has undoubtedly been a testing year for businesses. Two missed Brexit deadlines, a change of government and the UK avoiding recession by a whisker - the macro environment certainly hasn’t been...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 18.12.19
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Business West’s environmental credentials move up a gear with acquisition of hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo

Since signing up to the International Chambers Climate Coalition in September of this year, Business West’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact have moved up a gear, with the unveiling of its...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 25.11.19
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6 reasons you should become a real living wage employer

At the Conservative party conference on 30th September, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, announced the government’s intention to raise the national living wage to £10.50 an hour by 2025...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.10.19
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Business West joins forces with Chambers Climate Coalition

Business West, which runs the Chambers of Commerce in Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, has joined forces with more than 450 Chambers across the world to sign up to the International...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 20.09.19
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Business West at the Buckingham Palace Garden Party

Earlier this year, British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) nominated me to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace, in recognition of my support for their work in extending international trade services...
Catherine Stephens
Catherine Stephens
Business West
Posted on: 09.09.19
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National Living Wage Vs Real Living Wage – what’s the difference?

The ‘Living Wage’ can be a source of confusion for businesses. What started life as a campaign to increase living standards for Britain’s lowest paid workers is now a legal obligation for employers...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 26.07.19
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