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Election 2024: What South West businesses need from the next government

Business West exists to create long-term prosperity for our businesses and our region. Through our Quarterly Economic Survey, which acts as a barometer of business sentiment across the region,...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 20.03.24
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Driven by innovation, built on heritage: Gloucestershire's new Economic Strategy

"Driven by innovation, built on heritage" is an excellent descriptive headline to Gloucestershire’s new Economic Strategy for the next ten years until 2034.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 20.05.24
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Celebrating International Museum Day with Bristol Museums

International Museum Day (IMD) is held annually in May, every year since 1977. The day is coordinated by the national Council of Museums (ICOM) to shine a light on museums and the international...
Louise Holland
Louise Holland
Business West
Posted on: 16.05.24
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Let’s get things working properly

As talk starts to intensify about the forthcoming general election, whenever it happens, it’s time for our members to think carefully about the things they’d like to see delivered by what will be...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 16.05.24
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Agri-tech investment is key to farming in Gloucestershire

In Gloucestershire, many farmers are on the brink after the wettest year for 150 years which has devastated their business.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.05.24
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“The problem with OpenAI is that they’re not very open” - Bristol Initiative Members Explore the Potential and Perils of AI

A lively roundtable discussion on Artificial Intelligence (AI) recently took place at the Bristol offices of DAC Beachcroft , bringing together members of the Bristol Initiative. Chaired by Jenny...
Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison
Business West
Posted on: 02.05.24
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Business West establishes Futures West Foundation for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth

At today’s Festival of Flourishing Regions , Business West announced the formation of the Futures West Foundation for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth. The Foundation brings business leaders...
Amy Drummond
Amy Drummond
Business West
Posted on: 18.04.24
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Gloucestershire County Council's 50/50 challenge sees success

Fifty employers have now signed up to the 50/50 challenge being driven by Gloucestershire County council and backed by Business West. The 50/50 initiative has been designed to give people over 50 the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 10.04.24
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Reasons to be cheerful from Bank of England

The Governor of the Bank of England was in upbeat mood when he addressed an audience of business people, including a number of Chamber and Initiative members, during a visit to Bristol. Speaking at...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 02.04.24
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