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Reinventing physical retail environments amidst the ‘new norm’

The retail world more so than most other industries will be forever changed by the effects of the ongoing pandemic, as stores have been forced to close and shoppers switched to buying goods online...
Tom Brialey
Tom Brialey
Action Storage
Posted on: 18.11.20
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£23 million grant funding available for West of England businesses affected by COVID-19 restrictions

Local Authorities across our region have been allocated additional funding to provide new business grants for those impacted by national restrictions during the 4 weeks to 2nd December. In the West...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 16.11.20
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Scale of Gloucestershire job losses still unclear

Clear communication to business is not something this government has been blessed with as companies battle to survive the COVID pandemic. In fact, reading the Sunday Times recently, the headline on...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.11.20
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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) – third round grant guide

Business West encourages all unincorporated businesses and self-employed traders in the South West region to check eligibility for and, when applications open, claim under Round 3 of the latest SEISS...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 16.11.20
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Bank of England provides further support for UK economy

The Covid pandemic has reduced levels of economic activity across the UK this year. Households and businesses have generally been spending and investing less than they were before the pandemic struck...
Malindi Myers
Malindi Myers
Bank of England
Posted on: 12.11.20
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Lockdown 2.0 – what does the future hold for Bath businesses?

We’re a week into the new lockdown and the routines look depressingly familiar. Furlough has been extended until the spring and a fresh batch of business support grants are once again being offered...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 12.11.20
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Brexit, coronavirus and finance - the 3 Business West hubs throw a lifeline to business

Business West has three business support hubs brimming with useful information to help you tackle the most pressing issues affecting businesses right now.
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 12.11.20
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The value of PR to sales growth

19 / 20 of us make buying decisions based on brand mentions and customer reviews, accelerated by lockdown and how we've increased our use of online purchases over high street purchases. Which puts...
Peter Ibbetson
Peter Ibbetson
Journolink
Posted on: 11.11.20
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Bristol City Council Public Health team updates Bristol Chamber & Initiative members as second lockdown comes into effect

As England entered its second national lockdown, over 100 Bristol Chamber & Initiative members attended the latest West of England Initiative meeting on Zoom and heard from Consultant in Public...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 10.11.20
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