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High Street alive and kicking after lockdown

Can I re-echo what the boss of Marks & Spencer, Steve Rowe said last week: “Don’t believe anyone who says the High Street is dead.” His comment is particularly pertinent as this week our shops...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.04.21
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Business West responds to lockdown easing

As the lockdown restrictions are eased, Business West's Managing Director Phil Smith discusses the challenges and opportunities for businesses.
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 13.04.21
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Covid-19 – One Year On – how we united as a Business Community

It’s been a year like no other. Overnight the business landscape changed, let alone education and home life. As we look back on this tumultuous year, we reflect on how we, as a leading organisation...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 31.03.21
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What does the future look like for retail spaces in 2021?

With some of the many side effects of COVID-19 being more people staying at home and reducing their face to face interactions, retail spaces are finding drumming up business to be a challenge. But in...
Harvey Holloway
Harvey Holloway
Posted on: 25.03.21
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IWD 2021: will the economic impacts of Covid-19 set gender equality back decades?

International Women’s Day (IWD) is not just about celebrating women’s achievements; it is also a call to action to raise awareness about women’s equality and to accelerate gender parity. This year’s...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 08.03.21
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IWD 2021: Q&A with Louise Mitchell, Chief Executive at Bristol Beacon

As part of International Women’s Day on 8th March, we spoke to Louise Mitchell, Chief Executive at Bristol Beacon to learn more about her views on women in business and what a more gender-balanced...
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews
Business West
Posted on: 04.03.21
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Business West responds to March 2021 Budget

ps-brexit.png Giving his reaction to the Chancellor’s Budget, Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West, said: “It was another extraordinary budget from the Chancellor, reflecting what is an...
Posted on: 03.03.21
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South West business awaits Chancellor's Budget with anticipation

Companies in the South West are holding their breath prior to tomorrow’s Budget. They are fearful that there may be a rise in corporation tax from 19% which would hit any plans they have for...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 02.03.21
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Government support for business remains vital over next four months

Many of our companies, I am afraid, will have been disappointed by the Prime Minister’s much trailed roadmap to take us out of the stranglehold of the Covid pandemic. It certainly did not give many...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 23.02.21
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