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Why I am optimistic for business in 2021

Writing this on the first day that Gloucestershire enters the Tier 4 lockdown (31 December), it would be very easy to be full of doom and gloom for business. I am not and for two key reasons-the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.01.21
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Business West responds to the announcement of a UK-EU trade deal

ps-brexit.png Providing an initial response to the announcement that the UK and EU governments have agreed a trade deal, Phil Smith, managing director of Business West said: “Businesses across the...
Posted on: 24.12.20
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Business West becomes carbon neutral and commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2030

South West England’s largest and most influential business organisation, Business West, which represents some 23,000 businesses across the region, today (21 December) announced its commitment to...
Posted on: 21.12.20
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A step in the right direction - B Corp and new board perspectives

Business West is the most influential business organisation in the region. With our expertise regularly accessed by over 20,000 regular business users, we are looked to as an authoritative voice on...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 08.12.20
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Survey shows businesses remain confused and unprepared for Brexit as negotiations stumble on

With negotiations staggering into extra time, a new survey shows that businesses in the South West remain confused about and unprepared for the consequences of Brexit.
Posted on: 04.12.20
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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...
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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