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Bristol businesses back positive decision on future of Temple Island

Business leaders are supporting proposals to deliver major new development of employment space, jobs and homes on the site earmarked for Bristol’s arena. They back recommendations from Bristol City...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 03.09.18
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City-wide growth the key consideration for Temple Island

We are all about what is best for the city and the economy of the wider city region and we strongly support a top-class arena for Bristol that is delivered in a way that brings the most benefit to...
Richard Bonner
Richard Bonner
Posted on: 24.08.18
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Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative joins forces with Hartham Park

Business West is proud to announce its partnership with Hartham Park to bring an award-winning range of business support services right to the very heart of the business community in Wiltshire...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 21.08.18
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Gloucestershire Chamber Director joins GFirst LEP board

Director of Gloucestershire Chamber of Commerce Ian Mean has been appointed to the board of Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise Partnership ( GFirst LEP ), a body whose role it is to promote economic...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.08.18
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Bristol set for city-wide roll-out of ultrafast broadband

In July, a group of Business West Initiative members including The Bristol Port Company, Bristol Sport, First Bus, Wessex Water, Watershed, Bristol University, Bristol City Council and others had the...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 10.08.18
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Let’s do the Bath quickstep

If Bath were a dance I think it would be the waltz. Serene and smooth with the unfailing rhythm of slow, slow, quick, quick, slow. And the good news for business is that we seem to be moving into the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 09.08.18
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Shoots of growth beginning to show in the Forest of Dean?

For too long the Forest of Dean has been the Aunt Sally of Gloucestershire with a lot of assumptions about this lovely part of our county being hurled around with very little justification. In terms...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.08.18
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Jo Price on her 2 years in charge at Royal Agricultural University

Two years on from taking over as Vice-Chancellor of the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, Jo Price’s plan for its renaissance is beginning to work, as I discovered when I spoke with her...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.08.18
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Where now for Gloucestershire 2050?

For me, the Gloucestershire 2050 project took an interesting turn for the better during a recent debate organised by BBC Radio Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire Live. Why do I say that? For the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 30.07.18
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