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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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Q&A with Mike Godfrey OBE - non-executive director at Business West

Man and boy, Business West’s Mike Godfrey has been at the heart of the automotive industry for nearly 40 years. Mike, a non-executive director of Business West, was one of the very first people to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.04.19
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Poor productivity the focus of Gloucestershire Chamber breakfast

Gloucestershire’s poor productivity was put under the microscope at a Business West networking breakfast at the University of Gloucestershire’s Business and Technology School this morning (10 April...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 10.04.19
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Swindon business plays vital role in securing Institute of Technology

Despite tough national competition, Swindon has been chosen as one of twelve locations across England to receive an Institute of Technology (IoT). Intended to provide high-quality skills training and...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 10.04.19
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Brexit uncertainty weighs heavy on businesses minds survey shows

Firms in the West suffered a big loss in business confidence during the first quarter of 2019, as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on businesses minds. The survey of approximately 500 firms from...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.04.19
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An open letter to EU Citizens

City leaders write open letter to the 21,000 non-UK EU citizens living in Bristol. We are writing to you as one of the 21,000 non-UK EU citizens living in Bristol. You are our friends, our neighbours...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 09.04.19
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Hungarian Ambassador visits leading Bristol tech firms

Hungary is a close friend to the UK, with shared values of trade, science and innovation and defence cooperation. In light of this, the Hungarian Ambassador to the UK , His Excellency Mr Szalay-...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 08.04.19
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Is transport in Bath stuck in the slow lane?

New plans for the future of transport across the West of England are being drawn up by the Combined Authority, which includes Bath and North East Somerset Council. The objective is to help economic...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 05.04.19
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Business West's Nicky Alberry on her year as High Sheriff of Wiltshire

Five years after British Rail dropped the bombshell that the Swindon Railworks were to be closed, Nicky Alberry joined Great Western Enterprise to continue and build on the work that had started to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.04.19
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