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Is transport in Bath stuck in the slow lane?

New plans for the future of transport across the West of England are being drawn up by the Combined Authority, which includes Bath and North East Somerset Council. The objective is to help economic...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 05.04.19
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Business West's Nicky Alberry on her year as High Sheriff of Wiltshire

Five years after British Rail dropped the bombshell that the Swindon Railworks were to be closed, Nicky Alberry joined Great Western Enterprise to continue and build on the work that had started to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.04.19
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How to solve Gloucestershire's productivity puzzle?

Worker productivity is without doubt one of the greatest challenges facing the growth of our economy. And here in Gloucestershire, the challenge was highlighted by the county council when they...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 01.04.19
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Wiltshire Business & Economy meeting unites 50 businesses from across county

Business West’s first Wiltshire Business & Economy meeting brought together over 50 businesses. We were hosted by Wiltshire College at their Lackham campus. Tony Basham, the College’s Director of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 18.03.19
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Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner meets Swindon business leaders

Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner visited Swindon last week to get an overview of how businesses and the economy are performing. The Shadow Cabinet Minister met with Swindon...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 15.03.19
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A417 decision brilliant news for Gloucestershire business

Away from Brexit to the real world of the Gloucestershire economy, the decision by Highways England for its preferred route for the A417 “Missing Link” is brilliant news for business in the county. I...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.03.19
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Q&A with Joe Garner - CEO of Nationwide
Member role

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Joe Garner, CEO of Nationwide , before he gave his address: 1...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
UWE
Posted on: 12.03.19
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Behind the scenes at UWE’s £16m University Enterprise Zone

Members from the Bristol and West of England Initiative had the opportunity to take a tour of the University of West of England Enterprise Zone (UEZ) recently. The pioneering space provides...
Henry Watson
Henry Watson
Business West
Posted on: 27.02.19
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BCC, Business West & Thames Valley Chambers comment on Honda announcement

Jointly commenting on the Honda announcement relating to the plant in Swindon, Phil Smith, Chief Executive of Business West, Paul Britton, Chief Executive of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group,...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 19.02.19
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