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Gloucestershire Chamber Director joins GFirst LEP board

Director of Gloucestershire Chamber of Commerce Ian Mean has been appointed to the board of Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise Partnership ( GFirst LEP ), a body whose role it is to promote economic...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 13.08.18
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Bristol set for city-wide roll-out of ultrafast broadband

In July, a group of Business West Initiative members including The Bristol Port Company, Bristol Sport, First Bus, Wessex Water, Watershed, Bristol University, Bristol City Council and others had the...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Posted on: 10.08.18
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Let’s do the Bath quickstep

If Bath were a dance I think it would be the waltz. Serene and smooth with the unfailing rhythm of slow, slow, quick, quick, slow. And the good news for business is that we seem to be moving into the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 09.08.18
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Shoots of growth beginning to show in the Forest of Dean?

For too long the Forest of Dean has been the Aunt Sally of Gloucestershire with a lot of assumptions about this lovely part of our county being hurled around with very little justification. In terms...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 09.08.18
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Jo Price on her 2 years in charge at Royal Agricultural University

Two years on from taking over as Vice-Chancellor of the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, Jo Price’s plan for its renaissance is beginning to work, as I discovered when I spoke with her...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 02.08.18
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Where now for Gloucestershire 2050?

For me, the Gloucestershire 2050 project took an interesting turn for the better during a recent debate organised by BBC Radio Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire Live. Why do I say that? For the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 30.07.18
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How can business help make Bristol carbon neutral by 2050?

Bristol City Council is asking business and central government to invest £1 billion in order to help develop the city region’s energy infrastructure. The authority hopes the cash injection will help...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Posted on: 27.07.18
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What do I want to see in Bristol 2050?

My name is Tawana Maisokwadzo and I’m currently studying for my GCSE’s at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School. I recently completed a work placement at Business West, where I was introduced to the...
Tawana Maisokwadzo
Tawana Maisokwadzo
Posted on: 25.07.18
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Revitalised Weston is on the up

A perfect summer’s evening formed the backdrop to the Q2 West of England Initiative meeting 2018. Held at the Winter Gardens Pavilion in Weston, growth and regeneration in North Somerset was squarely...
Amie Vaughan
Amie Vaughan
Posted on: 24.07.18
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