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Why Gloucestershire should be among first to pilot new high-street scheme

Government is being asked to make Gloucestershire one of five places to pilot a Budget scheme to regenerate the county’s High Streets. The call comes from Dr Diane Savory, OBE, chairman of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 08.11.18
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Electric Vehicles and sustainable transport in the West of England

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more accessible and more and more affordable, so are they the answer to improving air quality in the West of England While we can’t hail EVs as the Holy...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 05.11.18
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Bringing the world to Bristol businesses at the Global Parliament of Mayors

A couple of weeks ago, the Bristol and West of England Initiative were honoured to welcome the participants of the Global Parliament of Mayors Summit 2018 to a Harbour Regeneration Tour and a drinks...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 01.11.18
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Fourth Industrial Revolution gathering momentum in the West of England

A process has just started to produce a blueprint for the West of England, setting out how the area can benefit from the next Industrial Revolution. But this time it won’t be about factories belching...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 01.11.18
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Business West reaction to Budget 2018

Following the Chancellor’s Budget yesterday, Ian Larrard, Ian Mean and Matt Griffith reflect on the key points and what they mean for businesses in the region. Speaking about how Budget 2018 will...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 30.10.18
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What is Swindon Learning Town?
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Inspired by the UNESCO Learning Cities initiative, which looks at bringing local partners together to promote a wide variety of learning initiatives, Swindon Learning Town aims to promote inclusive,...
Mike Godfrey
Mike Godfrey
Posted on: 29.10.18
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Ignore Gloucestershire's young at your peril

We now know from the leaked reports on Gloucestershire Live and in The Citizen and Echo that the future of our county is being treated as a priority. The much-heralded Gloucestershire Vision 2050...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 26.10.18
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Why is it so difficult to make growth 'green'?
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Last week was the first ever Green GB Week , heralded by the UK Government as highlighting ‘the opportunities clean growth offers the UK’, and raising understanding of ‘how business and the public...
Dominic Hogg
Dominic Hogg
Posted on: 25.10.18
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Chambers urge Chancellor to cough up and improve connectivity in core cities

In an open-letter ahead of next week's Budget, the leaders of London, Manchester and Business West Chambers of Commerce urge government investment in improving connectivity between our core cities:...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 24.10.18
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