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Chambers call on PM to 'fix the fundamentals' for UK growth

Chamber business leaders from across the United Kingdom, including Business West managing director Phil Smith, have today (Tuesday) written to the Prime Minister calling for a renewed focus on...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 22.05.18
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Q&A with Mark Hawthorne - Leader of Gloucestershire County Council

Gloucestershire 2050 , the project to develop a vision for the county, is gathering momentum. But just how can such a wide ranging vision be turned into reality when the county has six district...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 18.05.18
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What price fresh air?

Levels of emissions along the London Road to the east of Bath have got so bad that the Council is considering creating a Clean Air Zone , charging different categories of vehicles for driving through...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 30.04.18
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Putting the NES into business

Local media in Bath quite properly concentrates on Bath itself, the global tourist brand and the economic engine for the area. But the district is called Bath and North East Somerset for a good...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 05.04.18
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South West business - an update from the Bank of England

As the Bank of England’s Agent for the South West I spend a lot of time speaking to the businesses that are based here to try to understand what is really happening in the economy. What have my...
Donna Kehoe
Donna Kehoe
Posted on: 04.04.18
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Gloucestershire 2050 must not become a political football

At the beginning of the year, I wrote enthusiastically about Gloucestershire 2050 - the vision of where this great county of ours might be headed. I am still enthusiastic but I am now more convinced...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 03.04.18
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Council cash shortage could have silver lining

News that the Council is facing serious financial challenges, which will lead to job losses is obviously very bad news for the individuals concerned. But might the situation not present us with an...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 15.03.18
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£25m investment boost for Gloucester

Peel Holdings , developer of Gloucester Quays outlet centre is planning a £25 million investment in Gloucester over the next twelve months. The developer estimates their injection of capital will...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 15.03.18
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JobFest at STEAM - a runaway success

Last Tuesday, as part of National Apprenticeship week, Business West and West Berkshire Education Business Partnership helped bring together over 60 Swindon & Wiltshire employers and 850 young...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Posted on: 14.03.18
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