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Western Gateway Chair Katherine Bennett on South West's emerging powerhouse

Katherine Bennett CBE has been chair of the Western Gateway partnership now for 14 months.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 20.02.21
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Bank of England forecasts rapid economic recovery in 2021

The Covid pandemic continues to hit business activity and household spending in the UK and the rest of the world. Restrictions put in place to contain the pandemic’s spread are causing many...
Malindi Myers
Malindi Myers
Bank of England
Posted on: 19.02.21
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Roadmap out of lockdown is just around the corner

In the next week, business will hopefully get a clear idea of the Prime Minister’s roadmap to recovery. What business does not want at all costs is another lockdown which has forced many companies in...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 17.02.21
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3 questions with Jacqueline de Rojas, President of techUK and Co-Chair of the Institute of Coding

The University of the West of England (UWE), in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Jacqueline de Rojas,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 17.02.21
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Business leaders back Great Western Freeport as world class trade and jobs hub

Leading business figures from across the West of England have published an open letter today (16 February) stating united support for the Great Western Freeport bid to Government. Dear Chancellor, As...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 16.02.21
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Impressive Redcliffe & Temple BID plans outlined at WoE Initiative meeting

At our February West of England Initiative meeting over 180 members heard from a number of the city region’s key figures, including Jo Hawkins, who presented on the exciting and now well-advanced...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 15.02.21
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Wiltshire MPs and Council Leader take questions from county’s business leaders

Universities Minister and MP for Chippenham Michelle Donelan, MP for Devizes Danny Kruger and Leader of Wiltshire Council Philip Whitehead recently took part in a virtual roundtable discussion with...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 12.02.21
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Bold Budget needed to spur economic recovery and renewal

In just a few weeks on 3rd March, our Chancellor Rishi Sunak must deliver what must surely be one of the most important Budget statements in living memory. Indeed, I think it matches the aftermath of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 10.02.21
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Hydrogen - a recipe for a greener 21st century and a buoyant local economy

Whilst behind the UK curve, the South West has enormous potential to make green hydrogen; wind, tides, waves and sometimes sunshine are no strangers to our part of the UK, all of which could be...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 04.02.21
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