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Paddy Bradley of SWLEP on Honda, Swindon IoT, Porton Down and more

Paddy Bradley, the man leading Swindon & Wiltshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) is a no-nonsense ex-head teacher whose enthusiasm is infectious. The SWLEP Director talked to me about...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.05.19
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Traders in Gloucester embrace digital to revitalise high-street

I went to a meeting about the future of Gloucester’s city centre shops the other evening, and I have to say that the passion shown by the traders and owners of these businesses needs to be bottled...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 07.05.19
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Dee Temple-Multon to replace Mike Godfrey OBE at Business West

dee-temple-multon.jpg The Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative , part of Business West, is delighted to announce the appointment Dee Temple-Multon on a part-time basis to replace the retiring Mike...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 07.05.19
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Voters in Bath and North East Somerset head to the polls

Voters from all over Bath and North East Somerset will today be electing the 59 Councillors who will run the Council for the next four years. Undoubtedly national politics will play some part in the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 02.05.19
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How Airbnb is shaking up the Bristol Hotel Industry

From July 2017 to July 2018, there were over 223,000 active UK listings on Airbnb’s website, with 8.4 million guests using Airbnb accommodation in Britain. So it’s certainly not surprising that,...
Adam Kershaw
Adam Kershaw
Airbristol
Posted on: 30.04.19
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Exploring the Bristol Coworking Office Revolution

Bristol, a pioneering city, hub of innovation, economically prosperous, multicultural, vibrant and exciting, the city has been flourishing with entrepreneurship at an all-time high. A huge factor in...
Alice Palmer Brown
Alice Palmer Brown
Meanwhile Creative
Posted on: 26.04.19
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What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals for business?

You probably have a strategy for your business, whether or not it’s written down (if not, you might want to take ten minutes to think about it). But what about a strategy for the planet? Running a...
Jessica Vallentine
Jessica Vallentine
Business West Ltd
Posted on: 17.04.19
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Labour market in good order but challenges remain

Commenting on the labour market figures for April 2019, published today by the ONS, Phil Smith – Managing Director at Business West said: phil_smith_ttb.png “The strong increase in employment,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 17.04.19
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Mayor of Swindon hosts special reception for Bangladesh High Commissioner

I was recently invited to attend a special reception with Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem at the Civic Offices in Swindon. Hosted by Bangladeshi-born Mayor of Swindon ,...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 16.04.19
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