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West of England Mayor election 2021: Business & Economy Hustings with Centre for Cities

With less than a week to go until voters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset decide the next West of England ‘Metro’ Mayor, more than 100 businesses logged on to quiz...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 30.04.21
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4 reasons why a directly elected Mayor benefits Bristol

The mayoral model of governance, which sees Bristolians head to the polls every four years to elect the leader of their city, is under threat. Two of the nine candidates standing in May’s election...
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Posted on: 29.04.21
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Bristol Chamber & Initiative issues its ‘business challenge’ to candidates vying for City Hall

As the race for City Hall hots up, Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West has issued its ‘business challenge’ to candidates, ensuring that the voice of local business remains...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 19.04.21
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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...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.04.21
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Fusion power is an exciting development for Gloucestershire's economy

It’s great to see all our MPs giving their support to an exciting bid to get the UK’s first fusion power plant built here in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. Fingers crossed, we are hoping...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 08.04.21
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Pre-election survey reveals West of England 'outshone' by London and Manchester

With only 30 days until voters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset decide the next West of England ‘Metro’ Mayor, Business West is calling on the successful candidate...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 06.04.21
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Give 10 minutes of your time to shape the future of the economy in Swindon & Wiltshire

Now more than ever, businesses in Swindon & Wiltshire need their local decision makers to rise to the challenges that they face. Accordingly, in the run up to local elections on 6th May, Business...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 29.03.21
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Business West welcomes Honda site announcement and the hundreds of jobs it will create

Business West today (26 March) welcomed the announcement from Honda that a buyer had been found for the Honda Swindon site. The purchase from the Panattoni Group and the use of the site for a large-...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.21
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Joined up thinking and shovel ready projects central to continued investment in Swindon, MPs tell business leaders

In the week that pupils in England returned to school, Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson and Leader of Swindon Borough Council Cllr David Renard joined our quarterly meeting with...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 23.03.21
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