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Looking back and forward to Gloucestershire business in 2018

After a year in which many Gloucestershire companies struggled to come to terms with the complexities of Brexit , 2017 has ended with a little more clarity but still leaving most of their concerns...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 22.12.17
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Bristol Initiative year in review film 2017

Whether around regeneration, infrastructure investment and Brexit, culture, sport and inclusivity, it’s been a busy year for the Initiative in Bristol. The short film below draws together the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 21.12.17
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2017: how has Swindon fared?

After a dramatic 2016, many of us were perhaps expecting 2017 to be something like the morning after the night before, and for businesses facing up to the realities of Brexit , their headache could...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Posted on: 21.12.17
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2017: the year that was the year after the year before?

After a tumultuous 2016, many of us were perhaps expecting 2017 to be something like the morning after the night before. What seemed like a good idea at the time, was sure to leave us all with a bit...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 21.12.17
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EU leaders agree to move to second-stage Brexit talks

Joint statement from British Chambers of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry, EEF, Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors: “We welcome the fact that the European...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 15.12.17
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Giving young people the confidence to achieve

Not too long ago, Nick Walker felt trapped in a depressive state with little hope of getting a job. He had severe epilepsy and left school at 16 suffering with depression and low self-esteem. He...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 13.12.17
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BCC and six national Chambers across Europe urge transition and trade talks

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today joined with national Chamber organisations from six countries bordering the North Sea, on the United Kingdom and the European Union to swiftly move to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 12.12.17
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Phil Smith reacts to breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations

Following the announcement of a deal concluding the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, Phil Smith, Managing Director, Business West said: “Businesses will breathe a sigh of relief that a Brexit...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 08.12.17
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Gloucester Services - miles more than just a motorway service station

When I go into Gloucester Services off the M5 near my home, my wife groans. I come away with delicious meats, pies and cheese from this amazing food emporium off the motorway. It is a real food...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 28.11.17
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