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Sustainability and Inclusion - how can Bristol business drive change?

The focus of the June quarterly Initiative meeting was on sustainability and inclusion in Bristol. This hot topic is making serious headlines with Teresa May’s recent bold and symbolic statement that...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 18.06.19
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Wichelstowe grows as vibrant Canalside begins to take shape

Wichelstowe is a bold housing and community development project in South Swindon that continues to grow apace. The eastern side of Wichelstowe has been inhabited since 2009 and this year Barratt...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 11.06.19
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Bath & North East Somerset needs to keep hold of talented graduates

From time to time I have written about the importance of keeping young people who have graduated from our Universities and College in the area after they have finished their studies. They bring...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 06.06.19
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High-tech and productivity high on the agenda at Wiltshire Business & Economy meeting

Hartham Park near Corsham was the location for the 2nd Wiltshire Business & Economy meeting where high-tech development and productivity were high on the agenda. Organised by Business West, with...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 03.06.19
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Phil Smith comments on Theresa May resignation

phil_smith_ttb.png Commenting on Theresa May’s resignation, Phil Smith, Managing Director at Business West said: “Businesses must be reassured that a change at the top in Downing Street does not...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 24.05.19
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No business sector immune from recruitment difficulties

Recruitment intentions were strong in the first quarter of the year but nearly 75% of firms reported a shortage of suitable candidates, according to the landmark publication of the Quarterly...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 15.05.19
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Ian Larrard responds to Honda Swindon closure confirmation

ian_larrard.jpg Responding to Honda’s statement regarding the closure of its Swindon plant published today (13 May), Ian Larrard, Director of Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative at Business West said...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.05.19
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James Durie comments on the latest GDP figures

james_durie.jpg Commenting on the latest UK GDP statistics, published today by the ONS, James Durie, Chief Executive of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West, said: “While...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.05.19
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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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