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Zurich and Catalent on employee mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic

Two of Swindon’s largest and best-known employers – Zurich and Catalent – took centre stage at our most recent Swindon Mindful Employer Network (SMEN) meeting to give their insight on protecting...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 15.09.21
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Hybrid meetings offer the best of both worlds

September will be a red letter month for members of the Initiative as we meet face to face for the first time in more than eighteen months. But we’ll also be offering people the chance to attend...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 09.09.21
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Business West and Lloyds Banking Group – the future of our workspaces

The term ‘office worker’ once lazily defined a vast spectrum of the region’s employees. Now, it’s a label set to fade away as how ‘office workers’ add value to their businesses has evolved beyond...
Freddie Palmer
Freddie Palmer
Social
Posted on: 18.08.21
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Trying to look on the bright side

There used to be an old saying in business that your most valuable assets walked out of the door at 5pm every day. It’s long been recognised that talented staff are at the heart of every successful...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 12.08.21
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Kickstart scheme provides manpower for innovative Bristol start up

One hundred and forty businesses are working with Business West to help young people get jobs under the government’s Kickstart scheme.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.07.21
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The 6 positives of lockdown that businesses should keep going forward

Lockdowns are slowly lifting around the UK, providing businesses with an opportunity to reflect on what has, and hasn’t, worked during the pandemic. While the pandemic has no doubt been incredibly...
Harvey Holloway
Harvey Holloway
Posted on: 18.06.21
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Support for business must continue as 'freedom day' is delayed

Business, and especially the hospitality sector was expecting that the unlocking would be delayed until early July. But what we were not expecting is that the delay - until 19 July - would be as much...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.06.21
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Workers over 50 hit hard by COVID job losses

I have been a long-term campaigner for apprenticeships and more opportunities for our young people. And it is fact that young people are facing something of a jobs tsunami in the wake of the COVID...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.06.21
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Clarity required on staff vaccination certificates

As COVID restrictions began to be eased this week, the government simply must give business far more clarity over proof of vaccination for employees. This is a hot potato but with the prospect of all...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.05.21
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