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Labour market in good order but challenges remain

Commenting on the labour market figures for April 2019, published today by the ONS, Phil Smith – Managing Director at Business West said: phil_smith_ttb.png “The strong increase in employment,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 17.04.19
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Export for Growth is still open for business!

Launch your product or service in markets across the world this new financial year, with FREE tailored support from the Export for Growth programme.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Business West
Posted on: 11.04.19
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Hungarian Ambassador visits leading Bristol tech firms

Hungary is a close friend to the UK, with shared values of trade, science and innovation and defence cooperation. In light of this, the Hungarian Ambassador to the UK , His Excellency Mr Szalay-...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 08.04.19
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‘Remarkable’ Brunel letters discovered at Bristol Port
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An extraordinary trove of letters written more than 175 years ago by Isambard Kingdom Brunel have been discovered hidden amongst old maps and charts at Bristol Port . Experts say the “remarkable and...
Katherine Lovell
Katherine Lovell
Posted on: 02.04.19
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Wiltshire Business & Economy meeting unites 50 businesses from across county

Business West’s first Wiltshire Business & Economy meeting brought together over 50 businesses. We were hosted by Wiltshire College at their Lackham campus. Tony Basham, the College’s Director of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 18.03.19
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Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner meets Swindon business leaders

Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner visited Swindon last week to get an overview of how businesses and the economy are performing. The Shadow Cabinet Minister met with Swindon...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 15.03.19
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Awareness of mental health is as high as it has ever been, now is the time for action

Over the past 3-5 years, the phrase ’mental health‘ has exponentially grown in awareness amongst the British public. This is all thanks to the likes of Prince Harry’s and Prince William’s campaign...
Blue O'Connor
Blue O'Connor
Posted on: 14.03.19
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Business West reaction to spring statement 2019

Commenting on the Chancellor’s spring statement Phil Smith, Managing Director at Business West said: phil-smith.jpg “Like nearly all current government business, the Chancellor’s focus and forecasts...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.19
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Let’s bin litter for good

The Council in B&NES is signing up enforcement officers to hand out fines to those dropping litter in the street and other public places.
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 07.03.19
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