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EY and Business West team up to deliver Innovation South West

The EY and Business West Innovation South West: Digital Conference took place on Thursday, 14 June 2018 and brought together leaders from business and academia to explore practical ways that digital...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 18.06.18
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Bristol Arena decision one step closer

We welcome the chance to now see a lot of the facts and figures behind the future of the Arena. Our members from across the Bristol city region - and indeed beyond - strongly support and want to see...
Richard Bonner
Richard Bonner
Posted on: 12.06.18
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Institute of Technology on the cards for Swindon?

In light of the announcement that Swindon College is on the Government’s Institute of Technology shortlist I am delighted at how Swindon’s bid is shaping up. First announced in 2016, the Government...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Posted on: 05.06.18
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Gloucestershire gets the ball rolling on 2050 project

Government is already sitting up and taking notice of the aspirations being made by the Gloucestershire 2050 project aimed at developing a clear vision for the future of life in the county. This was...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 04.06.18
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British Chambers of Commerce on housing

Affordable housing is a key issue for businesses in Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and Swindon & Wiltshire, with many unable to attract the right skills as a result. In this podcast, the British...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 29.05.18
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A business plan for the West of England
Member role

With minimal fanfare, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) published its first business plan in May 2018. Since its formation in 2017, WECA and its Mayor Tim Bowles, have been building the...
Martin McCrink
Martin McCrink
Posted on: 25.05.18
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Jetting off this weekend? Eschew the souvenirs, bring back Bath some fresh ideas

Travel is supposed to broaden the mind. And as it’s getting to the time of year when people start to go off on trips, in this country, across Europe and the rest of the world, it got me thinking...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 23.05.18
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Chambers call on PM to 'fix the fundamentals' for UK growth

Chamber business leaders from across the United Kingdom, including Business West managing director Phil Smith, have today (Tuesday) written to the Prime Minister calling for a renewed focus on...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 22.05.18
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Q&A with Mark Hawthorne - Leader of Gloucestershire County Council

Gloucestershire 2050 , the project to develop a vision for the county, is gathering momentum. But just how can such a wide ranging vision be turned into reality when the county has six district...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 18.05.18
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