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Big Carl’s spectacular dome lift caps the year at Hinkley Point C

Big Carl’s latest lift highlights the progress being made at Hinkley Point C, where 10,000 workers and 3,500 British companies are building a power station which is essential in helping Britian...
Louise Holland
Business West
Posted on: 20.12.23
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Housing is our challenge in 2024

Members were recently treated to a privileged, behind the scenes tour of the University of Bath’s amazing Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) at the Science Park at Emerson’s...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 14.12.23
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Metro Mayor Dan Norris tells local business leaders what to expect from a Labour government

Last Wednesday, it was our quarterly Bristol Initiative meeting, where 100 business leaders gathered to listen to a range of speakers, including Metro Mayor, Dan Norris, discuss the challenges and...
Amy Drummond
Amy Drummond
Business West
Posted on: 14.12.23
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How does government take LSIPs forward?

Business West Gloucestershire Director & Vice-chair of GFirst LEP Ian Mean MBE, discusses the nation wide LSIP projects, and how they will help companies manage skills gaps.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.12.23
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Growth Problem Remains As The Year Ends

Business West is an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce(BCC). Here the Head of Research at BCC, David Bharier, responds to the latest GDP data from the ONS: “Today's data from the...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 14.12.23
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BCC Economic Forecast: Economic Growth Stuck In A Rut

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), of which Business West is a key member, has marginally upgraded its 2023 and 2024 GDP forecast but lowered the outlook for 2025.
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 07.12.23
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Airport is key to county’s economy

Business West Gloucestershire Director & Vice-chair of GFirst LEP Ian Mean MBE, discusses the future of the Gloucestershire Airport.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 06.12.23
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Businesses Still Struggling To Understand Net-Zero Target

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 28) in Dubai, a ground-breaking survey of 1,000 businesses shows 40% of companies don't know any details about the UK’s net zero target.
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 04.12.23
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We have top class universities in Gloucestershire

Business West Gloucestershire Director & Vice-chair of GFirst LEP Ian Mean MBE, discusses how the county's universities can support the local economy.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 29.11.23
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