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Business West launches recruitment drive to get SW economy back on track

Business West is launching a recruitment drive to help in the re-building of business here in the South West. Commercial Director James Monk is looking to recruit business specialists who have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.07.20
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Q&A with Katherine Bennett CBE - Chief of Western Gateway and SVP at Airbus

Katherine Bennett, senior vice president of Airbus at Filton in Bristol, is the new chair of the Western Gateway project designed to give a greater voice to the South West and South Wales in...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.07.20
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Some reflections on the impact of COVID-19 in Bristol

I was recently asked by Business Leader to share some of my personal reflections on the coronavirus outbreak in Bristol. Reposted below is my interview with them. The last few months have been...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 26.06.20
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Businesses can steer West of England away from ‘Carmageddon’

“Lockdown has provided us with the biggest behaviour change programme we have ever seen. It would be a real travesty if we went back to ‘business as usual’ without locking in some of the benefits...
Ben Lowndes
Ben Lowndes
Social
Posted on: 26.06.20
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Bill to allow al-fresco drinking and dining welcomed by hospitality industry

With many hospitality businesses hanging by a thread, a new government bill to enable al-fresco dining and drinking is very welcome. A Business and Planning Bill is being published by ministers today...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 25.06.20
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Business West responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on further easing of lockdown restrictions

ps-brexit.png Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement of further easing of Coronavirus restrictions from 4 July, including the reopening of culture, tourism and leisure venues as well as a...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 23.06.20
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Relax the planning system to speed up economic recovery

As business plans its way out of coronavirus, I believe the relaxation of our complex planning system will be a key factor. It has been mooted before . But it now must happen to meet the needs of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 23.06.20
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What businesses can learn from Amazon as they reopen after lockdown

Business West Chambers of Commerce has teamed up with Amazon to offer tours of its Avonmouth fulfilment centre and give local businesses an insight into how they’ve introduced strict social...
Phil Bridgeman
Phil Bridgeman
Business West
Posted on: 17.06.20
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Bristol businesses come together after momentous week for the city
Member role

The Black Lives Matter movement and the Bristol protests that saw the toppling of the Edward Colston statute were at the forefront of the latest Bristol and West of England Initiative Meeting...
Freddie Palmer
Freddie Palmer
Social
Posted on: 17.06.20
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