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Shared workspace occupants to receive COVID-19 grants following Business West campaign

Businesses in Bristol that had slipped through the cracks of the local council grants scheme because they do not pay business rates directly to the council but to their landlords as a part of their...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 06.05.20
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Darren Jones MP and Mayor Tim Bowles join Initiative for COVID-19 meeting

Unlock, revival, recovery, the new normal….call it what you want, the West of England business community has a vital role to play in restoring anything near normality. There remain more questions...
Rob Stewart
Rob Stewart
Social
Posted on: 05.05.20
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Coronavirus: Route map to normality to emerge next week indicates PM

Business will start getting a feel of a route map to some sort of normality next week. That was the message from prime minister Boris Johnson who, looking fit and well, made his first appearance at...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 30.04.20
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Only 16% of businesses believe they will be able to cope if coronavirus crisis lasts 6 months

A new Chamber of Commerce survey of more than 1,100 businesses in the South West highlights the un-paralleled scale of the economic impact being faced by companies grappling with the coronavirus...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 23.04.20
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6 key takeaways from the Initiative's Trading Through Coronavirus meeting

As I participated in the second virtual meeting run by the Bristol West of England Initiative at Business West, focusing on the Trading Through Coronavirus programme, I was able to listen to...
Chris Lawrance
Chris Lawrance
JBP
Posted on: 23.04.20
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Business West members and clients among Queen’s Award for Enterprise winners 2020

South West businesses are strongly represented among the Queen’s Award for Enterprise winners 2020. With the most winners of any region outside of London & the South East this year, South West...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.04.20
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Rebuilding with compassion - recovery from the coronavirus
Member role

This city region has a long been recognised as a leader of sustainable causes, earning Bristol its European Green Capital title in 2015. Since then, concerns around climate have soared, culminating...
Pippa Gibbs Joubert
Posted on: 21.04.20
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Bristol Port’s herogram for the NHS
Member role

An NHS herogram visible from space via satellite imagery has been carved into the waters of the Bristol Channel. A crew at Bristol Port paid their own special tribute to healthcare workers, using a...
Katherine Lovell
Katherine Lovell
The Bristol Port Company
Posted on: 21.04.20
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Iain Wolsey: Chambers can be the great facilitators of lockdown exit strategy

Chamber of Commerce network could play a key role in shaping government's coronavirus lockdown exit strategy says Iain Wolsey.
Nigel Barker
Nigel Barker
Business West
Posted on: 20.04.20
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