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Small businesses - make your branding a top priority for 2021

Strong branding increases your company’s value. Would you like for people to immediately turn to you when they have a need to fulfill? When talking about a topic related to your industry, should your...
Eleanor Hicks
Eleanor Hicks
Designerly
Posted on: 22.02.21
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Plan and prepare for recovery in 2021

We have seen, firsthand, how UK SMEs, the education sector and larger organisations responded to the UK lockdown in 2020. There was a huge determination to continue, survive and sometimes even thrive...
Peter Boucher
Peter Boucher
Excalibur Communications
Posted on: 11.02.21
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The Green Agenda in the Cotswolds – how local organisations are transforming green business

This week, Ian Mean, Director of Business West Gloucestershire hosted an insightful Business and Economy Meeting focusing on the Green Agenda in the Cotswolds. Cotswold District Council wrote an...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 29.01.21
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Business West Chamber of Commerce - round up of 2020

So, we find ourselves at the end of 2020. It has clearly been a very difficult year with huge health, economic, social and climate challenges and now we enter a festive season that will be...
Phil Bridgeman
Phil Bridgeman
Business West
Posted on: 15.12.20
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Why WeChat Mini Programs can be key for UK brands wishing to test the market in China

Find out why selling on China's biggest app WeChat could be the perfect stepping stone into the market for your business.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Business West
Posted on: 29.10.20
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Say Yuup to Bristol; Bristol’s online marketplace for local experiences
Member role

We’ve launched Yuup, a new online marketplace where you can book and gift experiences in Bristol. With the aim of helping local businesses and individuals with a talent or an idea to create new...
Dominic Mills
Dominic Mills
Yuup
Posted on: 15.10.20
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Putting IP to work: attracting investors and generating fresh revenue streams

As the global pandemic restricts cashflows, we examine how IP assets can help raise capital through funding and licensing
James Cortis
James Cortis
Business West
Posted on: 11.09.20
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Coronavirus & Mental Health: the view from two Swindon companies

Founder of two companies based in Swindon, Luke Wareham shares his views on how Coronavirus has impacted his businesses and employees, and how they are adapting.
Luke Wareham
Luke Wareham
Swindon Tuition Centre / BAILA
Posted on: 28.07.20
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Swindon Business: How Kapada is surviving Corona

As more businesses had to close due to the impact of COVID-19, it was hard not to get wrapped up and feel depressed. But, after a few days off, taking it all in, I felt I had to adapt to survive the...
Ellen Wray
Ellen Wray
Kapada Vintage
Posted on: 28.07.20
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