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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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Retrofitting your home could offer the best return on COVID-19 savings

The financial impact of the UK pandemic on households has been very divisive: it has left many families struggling to make ends meet, but for some there has been a financial silver lining. In the UK...
Simon Pickering
Simon Pickering
GFirst LEP Business Energy Group
Posted on: 17.05.21
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Staff shortages threaten indoor hospitality reopening

Hospitality, one of Gloucestershire’s key business sectors brought to its knees by COVID, is about to open up again. From next Monday 17th May, hotels, restaurants and pubs will be re-opening their...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.05.21
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South West businesses piling on debt during lockdown, with credit card bills and overdrafts mounting

A year on from the start of the pandemic, business finances in the South West have been badly damaged, with many business owners increasingly reliant upon costly sources of borrowing such as...
Posted on: 16.04.21
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HSBC Head of Economics Mark Berrisford-Smith upbeat on prospects of recovery

You would find it very difficult to find a banker with more clarity and knowledge of our economy than Mark Berrisford-Smith. He is Head of Economics at HSBC UK and was the key speaker at our Business...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.04.21
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