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Innovative sporting businesses converge on Bristol conference

What makes the business of sport such a unique and compelling area of interest is the huge amounts of innovation that is going on from a grass roots level right to the very top. Sport, health and...
Amie Vaughan
Amie Vaughan
Posted on: 12.12.17
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Scale-ups a priority in the Industrial Strategy

The government has published the UK’s first industrial strategy and there is plenty for SMEs to get excited about. Tara Gillam, Head of Enterprise at Business West has responded to the whitepaper: It...
Jennifer Rollason
Jennifer Rollason
Business West
Posted on: 08.12.17
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Bristol West businesses voice Brexit concerns with local MP Thangam Debbonaire

Bristol West is a densely populated, inner-city parliamentary constituency that covers Western and Central parts of Bristol, including the electoral wards of Clifton, Cotham, Redland, Easton and...
Rupert Callingham
Rupert Callingham
Posted on: 06.12.17
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Bath is a big hit with students, so why do they leave after they graduate?

To misquote the often underestimated Homer Simpson: “Students – the cause of, and solution to, many of Bath’s problems.” The American cartoon character was actually talking about “Beer and life” not...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 05.12.17
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James Cracknell OBE talks his latest venture and Bristol City of Sport

Double Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell OBE is aptly qualified to be playing his part in a prestigious national meeting which is happening in Bristol this week - The Role of Sport and Physical...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.12.17
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Q&A with Richard Gleave - Chief Operating Officer at Public Health England
Member role

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Richard Gleave, COO at Public Health England , before he gave his...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
University of the West of England
Posted on: 29.11.17
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Industrial strategy is welcome but more input from business is needed

Following the Chancellor’s Budget last week it should come as no surprise that Government support for high-tech growth and the exploitation of digital technologies is at the heart of its industrial...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 27.11.17
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What the Budget 2017 means for Swindon & Wiltshire

Having announced a number of investment plans for cities such as Birmingham and Manchester, and regions including South West Wales and North East, Philip Hammond, confidently declared that his...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Posted on: 22.11.17
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Bath could be an even greater city - if only we trusted in our talents

The other day I was listening to one of the many people you regularly hear talking Bath down. “Nothing ever happens here, The Council is useless, The place is a mess, The Chamber of Commerce never...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 22.11.17
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