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Gloucestershire Needs Homes

A few years ago I was involved in the Gloucestershire 2050 project when perhaps the key concern exposed was the haemorrhaging of talented young people from the county. And as our companies are now...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.08.23
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Business and Civic Leaders Welcome Secretary of State and Norwegian Ambassador to Swindon

Business West and the Office of Sir Robert Buckland MP welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport, Mark Harper MP, and the Norwegian Ambassador, His Excellency Wegger Strømmen and his wife, the...
Huw James
Huw James
Posted on: 04.08.23
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Region boosted by the Tour of Britian race

Ian Mean, Business West Gloucestershire director and vice chair GfirstLEP, congratulates Gloucestershire County Council and South Gloucestershire Council in bringing this year’s Tour of Britain, the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.08.23
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Great step for the automotive industry

Former Chancellor George Osborne closed his 2011 Budget speech by setting out his aspiration for “a Britain carried aloft by the March of the Makers”. Nothing really substantial came from that...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 27.07.23
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Government green lights Tata Group / JLR plan to build a new gigafactory in Somerset

The announcement of the Government’s agreement with Tata Group to build a new gigafactory in Somerset is welcome news for the region’s businesses.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.07.23
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Great British Nuclear operation is launched

This week is very important for nuclear energy as the government launches its Great British Nuclear operation. I hope the announcement will be a big boost for the Western Gateway’s Severn Edge...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.07.23
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Spotlight On: Martha Robbins, Fundraising Officer at Bristol Museums

Every so often we like to shine the spotlight on our members, and in this case one of the members of the Bristol Initiative. We sat down with Martha Robbins, Fundraising Officer at Bristol Museums to...
Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison
Business West
Posted on: 12.07.23
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Summer Initiative Member Meeting Shines Spotlight on Bristol's Thriving Visitor Economy

The Summer Initiative Member Meeting, held at St George's Bristol on Thursday, 15th June, brought together 100 members of the Bristol Initiative for an insightful and engaging event. Our meeting...
Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison
Business West
Posted on: 22.06.23
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Bath Elections - The voters have spoken

When it comes to elections, the one thing business looks for is certainty. The Chamber of Commerce and Initiative are not aligned to any political party and we are happy to work with whoever the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 08.06.23
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