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Business West member success at the British Chambers of Commerce awards

Not one but two Business West members have won awards at the national British Chambers of Commerce awards. Plimsoll Productions, an independent production company based in Bristol, won the High...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 02.12.16
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Autumn Statement - a perspective from innovation

The £2bn earmarked for supporting RD&I is a most welcome announcement in the chancellor’s speech as is the proposed £1bn support to development of and research into 5G networking. This is...
Paul O'Collins
Paul O'Collins
Posted on: 29.11.16
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Autumn Statement – Business West reaction

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Phil Smith, managing director of Business West said: “This was a sombre, not flashy, affair to reflect the national mood of economic and business...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 24.11.16
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Business West Local Business Survey finds a ‘Hard’ Brexit could Spell Disaster

The latest Business West survey of its member companies in Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon & Wiltshire spells out a stark warning for the government if it follows a ‘hard’ Brexit path in...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 22.11.16
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International Trade Secretary Liam Fox visits staff at Business West's new International Trade Centre

Business West is giving a boost to the government’s post-Brexit export drive in the South West to meet the challenge of recruiting hundreds more companies to become exporters for the first time. And...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 27.10.16
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Searching for the best high growth businesses in the South West

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme provides high-quality education and business support to leaders of high growth small businesses in the UK. The new expanded programme is now...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 25.10.16
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The Secretary of State for Transport meets Bristol & Bath Business Leaders

Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, attended a roundtable in Bristol on Thursday 20th October to discuss the government's regional transport and infrastructure priorities with...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 20.10.16
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MPs face Gloucestershire businesses over how to prepare for Brexit

All six Gloucestershire MPs have agreed to speak to businesses at a special event designed to encourage local firms to become first time exporters and help them overcome any fears they may have over...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 19.10.16
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BCC appoints Adam Marshall as Director General

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Marshall as its new Director General with immediate effect. Adam initially took on the role on an Acting basis...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 13.10.16
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