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Not too early to think about BANES council elections

Rows might still be raging about whether to have a second Brexit referendum, but there is no doubt we are definitely going to have a vote next year to decide the make up of the Council to rule over...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 04.10.18
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Green light for hundreds of new homes in Gloucester

Gloucester has been given a great new homes boost by the city’s planning committee last night when it gave the green light to the building of 411 new homes around the Docks. This is a major...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.10.18
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Joined-up public health & wellbeing strategy for Bristol gains momentum

The overarching theme of our most recent Business West Initiative evening was health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on the current drivers of public health and how a joined up approach...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 02.10.18
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Shake-up of apprenticeship levy a sign government is listening to business

At long last, the government seems to be trying to listen to business. That was my feeling following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s speech on the first day of the Tory conference in Birmingham today. At...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 01.10.18
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Gloucester businesses backing the BID

It’s great to see how businesses in Gloucester are really getting behind the Gloucester BID to improve the centre of our county’s administrative city. Not before time you might say and many would...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 01.10.18
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Cabot Circus 10 years on - has it delivered for Bristol?

Working in a strong partnership with Bristol City Council the Bristol Chamber & Initiative was instrumental in the development of Cabot Circus - a £0.5bn investment in the centre of the city -...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 25.09.18
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Bristol gears up for BEIS Green GB Week

The joint hottest summer on record has given us all a much-needed reminder of the very real dangers that climate change poses. Hosepipe bans, water shortages and failed crops are just some of the...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 25.09.18
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Setting the scene for Bristol Giving Day

Bristol Giving Day , organised by Quartet Community Foundation , is coming up on 10th October, and I'd like share a few words to set the scene. We have a city here in Bristol that for centuries has...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 11.09.18
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Peter Boucher on starting out and buying out in business

Peter Boucher is a big man who talks big with a lot of sense. peter-boucher-excalibur-comms.jpg The chief executive of Excalibur Communications in Swindon recently led a management buyout of the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 06.09.18
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