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We must continue to champion Gloucestershire businesses

The strength of the voice of business in Gloucestershire is something which we should be proud of in this county. So, when there are rumours that the forthcoming government spending review later in...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 29.09.21
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Jaya Chakrabarti MBE announced as President of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative

Jaya Chakrabarti MBE, founder of the award-winning social enterprise TISCreport, has been announced as the new President of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative.
Posted on: 23.09.21
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Over 150 Bristol Chamber & Initiative members join meeting at SS Great Britain to witness handing over of Presidential medal

Since the outbreak of the pandemic Bristol Chamber & Initiative members have been meeting once a month via Zoom, with their last in person event taking place back in December 2019. On an early...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 22.09.21
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Work on long-awaited A417 missing link to start in 18 months

Companies and business travellers plagued by the horrors of the A417 ‘missing link’ can now look forward to the long-awaited road scheme starting in about 18 months. When I first came to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 01.09.21
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Ruth Dooley to chair GFirst LEP

As a board member of GFirst LEP I was impressed by some words in the interview presentation made for the new chair’s role by accountant Ruth Dooley. Those words were: “I think sometimes people’s egos...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.08.21
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Could you trim, clip and shave the costs of business energy bills with a smart meter?

Hairdressers, beauty salons and other close contact services have made a welcome return in recent months, bringing much-needed services back to towns and cities across the UK. While the impact of the...
Posted on: 03.08.21
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Business West one of eight Chambers of Commerce to pilot Local Skills Improvement Plan

Business West has been named as one of eight Chambers of Commerce across England that will lead on a new Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) for its region. Working in tandem with key education...
Posted on: 22.07.21
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Summer rail upgrade for Bristol means long-term gain for our city and region

Whilst many of us won’t have been taking the train over the past year as a consequence of COVID-19 measures and restrictions, in the years in the lead up to the pandemic we have been experiencing a...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 12.07.21
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Support for business must continue as 'freedom day' is delayed

Business, and especially the hospitality sector was expecting that the unlocking would be delayed until early July. But what we were not expecting is that the delay - until 19 July - would be as much...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.06.21
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