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Berkeley is a real business jewel in the crown for Gloucestershire

You cannot fail to be impressed by the enormous opportunities for growing business and developing our young people now on offer at SGS Berkeley on the Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.10.19
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75 per cent of EU migrants in Bristol would not have been eligible to work under new plans

The government’s proposals for ending freedom of movement after Brexit put Bristol and the West of England’s economy at risk, according to a new joint report by Business West and IPPR . Skills and...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.10.19
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Great West Way® project outlined at Wiltshire Business & Economy meeting

With the summer holiday period behind us, there was a definite sense of anticipation among businesses at the most recent Wiltshire Business & Economy meeting to get back to business! Coming the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 08.10.19
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Is flexible working the answer to Gloucestershire's recruitment woes?

Recruitment is one of the biggest challenges facing business in Gloucestershire. I hear that everywhere I go from the smallest engineering firm to the NHS - now our biggest employer. I have always...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.10.19
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How flexible can working be?

A couple of months back I wrote about the growth in employment levels in the rural areas of Bath and North East Somerset, which were outstripping those in urban areas. One of the reasons for that was...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 03.10.19
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Bristol Zoo Gardens hosts visitor economy-focused Initiative meeting

At the end of a busy summer our September meeting of the Initiative focussed on the region’s visitor economy. Held at one the region’s major attractions, Bristol Zoo Gardens , over 120 Initiative...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 26.09.19
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A game-changing Gloucestershire Chamber networking breakfast

People, good people, in my view are the linchpin of a successful business. And good people working as a team bring out the very best in productivity. Stewart Barnes, managing director of QuoLux in...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 25.09.19
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Local Industrial Strategy envisages Gloucestershire as a 'magnet' for young and highly-skilled

Gloucestershire’s new Local Industrial Strategy has really put our young people front and centre of its focus for the future. And as someone who has always tried to campaign and support the vision of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 23.09.19
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Visitor economy Q&A with Dr Justin Morris, Bristol Zoological Society

As a co-founder of Destination Bristol , the Initiative has long understood the value of the visitor economy and promoting a vibrant city that attracts visitors and creates a wealth of fantastic...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 18.09.19
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