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How businesses can help Bristol get out of Tier 3

We are now starting to see the impact of the lockdown measures here with the infection rate flattening. I think we are moving in the right direction. But business simply must keep following the...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 02.12.20
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Bristol Zoo move supported by business community

There may be surprise and perhaps some shock arising from today’s major announcement from Bristol Zoo about a radical relocation away from the city centre. However, Bristol Chamber of Commerce &...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 27.11.20
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Visit Wiltshire, Catalent and RAU speak at penultimate Swindon & Wiltshire Business and Economy meeting of 2020

The penultimate Swindon & Wiltshire Business and Economy meeting of 2020 took place recently via Zoom, with 50 businesses across the region registered to attend. Following on from a series of...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 27.11.20
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What the coronavirus lockdown tiers mean for businesses

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire have all been placed into the 'Very High' Tier 3 alert level. This means: Hospitality venues - such as bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants must close,...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 26.11.20
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A tough Spending Review in tough times

As Business West expected, the public finance position for this year and into the future made for stark reading and confirmed the degree of economic shock our region has experienced due to COVID-19...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 25.11.20
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How businesses can take back control of their outgoings

National restrictions continue to significantly affect businesses across the country. While non-essential retail, hospitality and leisure businesses have had to temporarily close during lockdown,...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 25.11.20
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Time for Swindon to step up and become true tech mecca

Swindon has all the assets of becoming a tech powerhouse. Over 9,000 people already work in Swindon’s tech ecosystem and the town is home to global brands such as Intel, Nationwide, Catalent and...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 24.11.20
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Business West initial response to coronavirus restrictions after lockdown

ps.jpg Providing an initial response to the Prime Minister’s plan for coronavirus restrictions after the second lockdown ends in England, Business West Managing Director Phil Smith said: “It is...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 23.11.20
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Gloucestershire poised to profit from 'green industrial revolution'

District council reports are often as dull as dishwater. But the one I have just been reading from Cotswold District Council is far from dull. It’s enterprising and exciting for businesses in the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.11.20
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