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Work on long-awaited A417 missing link to start in 18 months

Companies and business travellers plagued by the horrors of the A417 ‘missing link’ can now look forward to the long-awaited road scheme starting in about 18 months. When I first came to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 01.09.21
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Ruth Dooley to chair GFirst LEP

As a board member of GFirst LEP I was impressed by some words in the interview presentation made for the new chair’s role by accountant Ruth Dooley. Those words were: “I think sometimes people’s egos...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.08.21
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Could you trim, clip and shave the costs of business energy bills with a smart meter?

Hairdressers, beauty salons and other close contact services have made a welcome return in recent months, bringing much-needed services back to towns and cities across the UK. While the impact of the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 03.08.21
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Business West one of eight Chambers of Commerce to pilot Local Skills Improvement Plan

Business West has been named as one of eight Chambers of Commerce across England that will lead on a new Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) for its region. Working in tandem with key education...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.07.21
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Summer rail upgrade for Bristol means long-term gain for our city and region

Whilst many of us won’t have been taking the train over the past year as a consequence of COVID-19 measures and restrictions, in the years in the lead up to the pandemic we have been experiencing a...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 12.07.21
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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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Levelling up the Future of the Forest of Dean

The trials and tribulations of the Forest of Dean are sadly part of a long playing record that might well be called “Poor Me”.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.06.21
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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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Business West named one of the best business services companies to work for in the UK

Best Companies has named Business West as one of the top 20 best business services companies to work for in the UK. The South West’s largest Chamber of Commerce employs around 200 staff and works...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.05.21
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