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Stroud District Council sets out their Economic Development strategy for the next ten years

Amy Beckett, Stroud council’s economic development specialist, has written a good, comprehensive report. There are lots of warm words here, but key to the plans is to get those words into action.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 17.01.22
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South West businesses in urgent need of support as storm of inflation, costs & Covid-19 wreaks havoc

Businesses in the South West will urgently need a comprehensive support package if Covid-19 restrictions continue amid a “perfect storm” of inflation, rising costs and the effects of the Omicron...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 07.01.22
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Phil Smith addresses the needs & challenges for businesses in the South West during 2022

What are the needs and challenges for businesses in the South West during the next year? Ian Mean, Business West Gloucestershire director, questions Phil Smith, managing director of Business West.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.01.22
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Why the new Western Gateway powerhouse is so important to the South West & South Wales

The Western Gateway Partnership’s first conference is being held at the International Convention Centre, Wales at the Celtic Manor Resort next year. Here, Phil Smith, managing director of Business...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 20.12.21
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Entry-level apprenticeships starts & participation in sharp decline, spelling bad news for “levelling up”

At a time when the country is setting the foundations for the post-Brexit and post-pandemic economy, if the Government is serious about “levelling up”, it is imperative to refocus the programme...
Georgina  Navalles
Georgina Navalles
Business West
Posted on: 16.12.21
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Protests against A417 "missing link" scheme.

For the last 20 years I have been writing about the need to help business by sorting out the so called “missing link” on the A417. We seem to be on the last lap of the race now but suddenly a group...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.12.21
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Bristol welcomes HMS Prince of Wales crew to celebrate our city’s affiliation

This weekend (11th & 12th December), officers and crew members from the HMS Prince of Wales are visiting Bristol to mark the ship’s affiliation with the city, and are inviting all across the city...
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.21
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Bristol & West of England Initiative homes in on boosting Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the region

Overlooking the floodlit pitch of Ashton Gate Stadium, the West of England Initiative welcomed over 100 business leaders to meet for the final time in 2021 with equality, diversity and inclusion...
James Cortis
James Cortis
Business West
Posted on: 09.12.21
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Demand for office space in Gloucestershire

The demand for small office space in Gloucestershire is outstripping supply as Covid and furlough take their effect. Furlough has meant that there are people deciding they will spread their wings out...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.12.21
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