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James Durie comments on the latest GDP figures

james_durie.jpg Commenting on the latest UK GDP statistics, published today by the ONS, James Durie, Chief Executive of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West, said: “While...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.05.19
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Trading Through Brexit Video Update: What does Brextension mean for business?

On Thursday the EU agreed to extend Article 50 and delay the UK’s withdrawal to 31 October. Government now has 6 months to find a deal that will pass through Parliament. In this latest Trading...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 15.04.19
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Brexit uncertainty weighs heavy on businesses minds survey shows

Firms in the West suffered a big loss in business confidence during the first quarter of 2019, as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on businesses minds. The survey of approximately 500 firms from...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.04.19
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An open letter to EU Citizens

City leaders write open letter to the 21,000 non-UK EU citizens living in Bristol. We are writing to you as one of the 21,000 non-UK EU citizens living in Bristol. You are our friends, our neighbours...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 09.04.19
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Business West reaction to spring statement 2019

Commenting on the Chancellor’s spring statement Phil Smith, Managing Director at Business West said: phil-smith.jpg “Like nearly all current government business, the Chancellor’s focus and forecasts...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.19
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What's the solution to this Brexit mess?

If you thought things in Parliament were bad, pity the people whose livelihoods will depend on the decisions made by MPs over the coming weeks. Take back control? If only. Somewhere beyond the fog of...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 11.02.19
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Business West responds to the recent Airbus statement

Our politicians are in real danger of sleepwalking into the most damaging economic act upon our region’s economy in living memory. We call upon them, and the UK government, to act now to secure the...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 24.01.19
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Q&A with John Allan CBE - Chairman at Tesco, Barratt Developments and President of CBI
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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 John Allan CBE, Chairman at Tesco and Barratt Developments and...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
UWE
Posted on: 22.01.19
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Brexit - what now for businesses?

Exasperated and let down by government is sadly the conclusion of business today following the government’s Brexit withdrawal last night being voted down in what can only be described as a totally...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.01.19
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