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Where does the office go from here?

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s well publicised campaign to get more civil servants back into the office has once again highlighted the dilemma facing our members who are managing their staff as best they can in...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 19.05.22
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Michael Gove acknowledges Western Gateway as a science superpower

For far too long the West, has in my view, sadly been in the wings when we talk about the economy of this region and its talents. For years, our story seems to have been submerged by the economic...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.03.22
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Why Degree Apprenticeships shouldn’t be overlooked by the Government and local businesses

I am an ardent flag waver for apprenticeships and supporting our local further education colleges and universities. So, it was good to see Clare Marchant, head of UCAS (the universities admissions...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 07.03.22
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Momentum builds for Severn Edge fusion bid at House of Lords reception

It was great to see so much political and business support for our Western Gateway Severn Edge bid for the proposed fusion plant at Berkeley and Oldbury at a special House of Lords reception. I would...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.03.22
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Stroud’s Levelling Up bid needs speed and realism

It’s good to see that Stroud’s plans to regenerate the town have been given a national airing in the House of Commons by the town’s MP, Siobhan Baillie. Readers of this column will know that I have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.02.22
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Railway station development a victory for community

Transport and getting more cars off the roads is so important to business in Gloucestershire. So, I must applaud the campaign which has been developed over the last 20 years to re-open the old...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.11.21
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The Business of Net Zero - commentary from Bristol's COP26 event

“Net Zero makes business sense,” said Colin Skellett, Chief Executive of Wessex Water and YTL, as 280 businesses gathered for the COP26 Green Zone South West Roadshow hosted in Bristol on the 4th...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 08.11.21
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COP26 not COPOut26: Making the nature of business work in harmony with the business of nature

As we watch our world’s nations at COP26 pledge to take action to save our environment, and humanity with it, I am filled with a heady mix of hope and alarm. My hope is that the 26th time's the charm...
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Posted on: 06.11.21
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Business West – championing hydrogen energy for over a decade

Business West has been championing hydrogen (H2) as a sustainable source of power for over a decade. We were key players alongside Swindon Borough Council and Honda in setting up the Hydrogen Hub in...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 04.11.21
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