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Do not have chargepoint anxiety

“Chargepoint anxiety hits the switch to electric cars” was the headline on a Daily Mail business page story last Friday. It said that demand for electric cars is being held back by chargepoint...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 10.05.23
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The One That Got Away

News that James Dyson is investing £100m on a new research facility which will employ hundreds of engineers is an excellent boost for the West of England, but hopefully without sounding too parochial...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 10.05.23
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Interview with Chamber Member Federico from the Pasta Laboratory

Ahead of our Pasta Networking event in June, which is being held at the Pasta Laboratory in Bath, we spoke to the owner Federico about his business and the reasons he became a member of our Chamber...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 04.05.23
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Growth that works for everyone: the test for West of England's economy
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Innovative, thriving, dynamic, successful. The West of England is all those things, and plenty more. But at the heart of the most economically productive region outside London sits contradictions...
Ben Lowndes
Ben Lowndes
Posted on: 27.04.23
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Can we bridge the gap?

Recently members have been mulling over what our response should be to the Economic Strategy work being undertaken by the Council. At first glance it seems simple enough – build more houses,...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 09.03.23
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County strength in face of energy

I make no apology for continuing to promote Gloucestershire’s credentials in the face of the UK’s desperate race for new energy sources. My enthusiasm has been increased by the visit last week to the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 17.01.23
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Where is the plan to grow our economy?

I looked at the Prime Minister being quizzed by the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg on Sunday and hoped Rishi Sunak would say something to boost the confidence of business. But that didn’t come, and I am left...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.01.23
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Small businesses in Bristol are invited to eBay's Business Roadshow

In 2022, eBay launched a program to help small businesses in the UK by offering training and support. Throughout the year, eBay hit road and toured across different regional cities, meeting with...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 05.01.23
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Businesses need confidence and resilience to weather the storm

It would be very easy for businesses in Gloucestershire to face Christmas and the New Year with some trepidation. I have to say that Business West’s latest quarterly economic survey does paint a...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.12.22
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