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2017: the year that was the year after the year before?

After a tumultuous 2016, many of us were perhaps expecting 2017 to be something like the morning after the night before. What seemed like a good idea at the time, was sure to leave us all with a bit...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 21.12.17
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EU leaders agree to move to second-stage Brexit talks

Joint statement from British Chambers of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry, EEF, Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors: “We welcome the fact that the European...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 15.12.17
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BCC and six national Chambers across Europe urge transition and trade talks

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today joined with national Chamber organisations from six countries bordering the North Sea, on the United Kingdom and the European Union to swiftly move to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 12.12.17
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Phil Smith reacts to breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations

Following the announcement of a deal concluding the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, Phil Smith, Managing Director, Business West said: “Businesses will breathe a sigh of relief that a Brexit...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 08.12.17
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Business West and TUC South West comment on EU citizens’ rights

The unprecedented nature of Britain leaving the EU means that the nation’s future is, by all accounts, uncertain. And the events of recent days have done little to alleviate this pervasive sense of...
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Posted on: 07.12.17
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Bristol West businesses voice Brexit concerns with local MP Thangam Debbonaire

Bristol West is a densely populated, inner-city parliamentary constituency that covers Western and Central parts of Bristol, including the electoral wards of Clifton, Cotham, Redland, Easton and...
Rupert Callingham
Rupert Callingham
Posted on: 06.12.17
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Wiltshire businesses get around the table with Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan

Wiltshire businesses had the opportunity to sit down with their local MP, Michelle Donelan, at a Chippenham restaurant recently thanks to Business West.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 06.11.17
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Local businesses quiz Gloucestershire MPs

Gloucester MP Richard Graham, Alex Chalk from Cheltenham and David Drew, Stroud’s newly elected MP, were quizzed by local business at a recent Gloucestershire Chamber networking breakfast.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 19.10.17
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How we’re helping businesses prepare for Brexit

We have been working very closely with small and medium export businesses about what type of trading relationships they will have after Brexit.
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Posted on: 11.10.17
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