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Economic potential of fusion and hydrogen power explored at Swindon & Wiltshire Business and Economy meeting

At the recent Swindon & Wiltshire Business and Economy Meeting the agenda was focussed on the innovative businesses and technologies driving the regional economy forward. Regional Manager at...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 06.05.21
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Gloucestershire business in need of a boost ahead of local elections

Local councillors in Gloucestershire are doing all they can to muster last minute votes in the local council elections this week. I don’t think we will see any major changes in the political...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.05.21
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West of England Mayor election 2021: Business & Economy Hustings with Centre for Cities

With less than a week to go until voters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset decide the next West of England ‘Metro’ Mayor, more than 100 businesses logged on to quiz...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 30.04.21
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4 reasons why a directly elected Mayor benefits Bristol

The mayoral model of governance, which sees Bristolians head to the polls every four years to elect the leader of their city, is under threat. Two of the nine candidates standing in May’s election...
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Posted on: 29.04.21
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Aardman Animations and Hargreaves Lansdown’s work in the community showcased at monthly Initiative meeting

At our April Initiative meeting we were delighted to be joined by our members - Aardman Animations and Hargreaves Lansdown – who shared details of two fantastic projects they’re working on, covering...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 20.04.21
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Bristol Chamber & Initiative issues its ‘business challenge’ to candidates vying for City Hall

As the race for City Hall hots up, Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West has issued its ‘business challenge’ to candidates, ensuring that the voice of local business remains...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 19.04.21
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South West businesses piling on debt during lockdown, with credit card bills and overdrafts mounting

A year on from the start of the pandemic, business finances in the South West have been badly damaged, with many business owners increasingly reliant upon costly sources of borrowing such as...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.04.21
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High Street alive and kicking after lockdown

Can I re-echo what the boss of Marks & Spencer, Steve Rowe said last week: “Don’t believe anyone who says the High Street is dead.” His comment is particularly pertinent as this week our shops...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.04.21
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Fusion power is an exciting development for Gloucestershire's economy

It’s great to see all our MPs giving their support to an exciting bid to get the UK’s first fusion power plant built here in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. Fingers crossed, we are hoping...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 08.04.21
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