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Have businesses forgotten the S in ESG?

Last week, business leaders from the Bristol Initiative membership came together to discuss ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance. We were kindly hosted by Initiative member and leading UK law...
Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison
Business West
Posted on: 07.02.24
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BCC Publishes Blueprint To Drive Net-Zero Transition

The British Chambers of Commerce ‘Green Innovation Challenge’ report has outlined a series of proposals for policymakers, to help accelerate the UK’s transition to net-zero. Among the recommendations...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 02.02.24
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BCC Welcomes Labour Tax Roadmap Plans

Shevaun Haviland, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce said: “It is a very tough time for businesses at the moment and they urgently need stability and long-term certainty. “We...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 02.02.24
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Costs rise for Hinkley Point C nuclear plant

It seems hardly believable that the cost of building our flagship nuclear plant, Hinkley Point C in Somerset, has now spiralled to as much as £46 billion. And it also means that the plant may not be...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 30.01.24
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Sale of SGS Berkeley Campus to bring economic prosperity to the region

South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (SGS) is embarking on a transformative journey by signing Heads of Terms for a strategic disposal of their Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park at...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 30.01.24
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Updates from RAU, Festival of Tomorrow and Swindon Futures at our Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative Meeting

Darren Brindley, Account Director for Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative, welcomed members and local businesses to our first meeting of the year.
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 24.01.24
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Interview with Camilla Rigby, Co-Founder & Joint CEO of the Women's Work Lab

We recently spoke with Camilla Rigby, the Co-Founder & Joint CEO of Women's Work Lab, celebrating the milestone of supporting over 300 mothers back into employment since 2020. Camilla shares the...
Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison
Business West
Posted on: 22.01.24
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Swindon’s Festival of Tomorrow; Showcasing innovation, and inspiring the workforce of the future

Where can you find a giant interactive robotic snail, strawberry flavoured clouds, drones and exploding custard? The Festival of Tomorrow, which takes place next month in Swindon… The festival, which...
Amy Drummond
Amy Drummond
Business West
Posted on: 19.01.24
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Fuelling Futures: Strive Internship Programme Seeks New Partners for 2024

The Strive Internship Programme, led by financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown and Bristol City Council is returning for its fourth year and is looking to attract new organisations to grow its...
Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison
Business West
Posted on: 17.01.24
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