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Bristol Zoo move supported by business community

There may be surprise and perhaps some shock arising from today’s major announcement from Bristol Zoo about a radical relocation away from the city centre. However, Bristol Chamber of Commerce &...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 27.11.20
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Award-winning Trading Through Brexit service receives digital reboot ahead of transition period ending

Business West’s award-winning Trading Through Brexit service has helped thousands of businesses over the last two years; addressing their biggest issues related to leaving the EU. With the end of the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 25.11.20
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Business community urges regional leaders to bring N Somerset into WECA fold

The West of England business community calls on regional leaders to urgently bring forward plans to incorporate North Somerset into the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). Business West...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 30.10.20
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End of furlough - what does the future hold for Gloucestershire?

This weekend the government’s much praised furlough scheme to help retain jobs and keep businesses alive comes to an end. It means that for the first time we will start to get a clear picture just...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.10.20
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How Bristol City Centre BID is spearheading Bristol’s bounce back on the high-street

Retail, leisure and hospitality has been amongst the hardest hit sectors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. With non-essential retailers shuttered from mid-March until June this year, and bars...
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews
Business West
Posted on: 27.10.20
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Chambers of Commerce challenge PM to meet five business tests for Covid restrictions

In a letter to the Prime Minister, British Chambers of Commerce Director General, Dr Adam Marshall, BCC President Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith and Chamber CEOs from across the United Kingdom set five...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 18.10.20
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Business West reaction to PM's prepare for no-deal Brexit statement

ps.jpg Responding to a statement given earlier today (16 October) by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson in which he urged the UK to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, Business West Managing Director Phil...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.10.20
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Bristol Festival of Ideas launches autumn 2020 programme
Member role

Festival of Ideas has announced its autumn programme of online events with writers, poets and thinkers, many of which explore the great challenges of our time and how we might find solutions to them...
Naomi Miller
Naomi Miller
Bristol Cultural Development Partnership
Posted on: 16.10.20
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Survey reveals dramatic year-on-year fall in UK sales growth despite easing of lockdown

The number of businesses reporting an increase in domestic sales dropped from 28% in the third quarter of 2019 to just 11% in the same period this year. Whilst sales growth across the region narrowly...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 12.10.20
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