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James Durie - my Chamber round up February 2019

Did you know Bristol has been chosen as one of the best European cities to visit in 2019? T he Independent described it as one of ‘the most happening’ destinations for 2019. And right at the end of...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 14.02.19
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Growth Support Programme - One Year On

I have been working on the Growth Support Programme for a little over a year now and one of the best things about my role is the tremendous variety of businesses I meet on a day to day basis across...
Charlie Garnham
Charlie Garnham
Business West
Posted on: 05.02.19
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£2m government fund set to benefit South West businesses

A number of cutting edge projects designed to help small businesses become more profitable will receive a total of £2m in Government funding, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.02.19
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Meet the Adviser - Sue Tisdall, International Trade Adviser

Sue Tisdall, International Trade Adviser, explains how she has helped develop the region’s exporting success by working with South West entrepreneurs.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 31.01.19
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Young entrepreneurs network to launch in Swindon & Wiltshire

Swindon is an increasingly attractive place to start a business , and particularly so for young entrepreneurs. To help this vibrant business community to grow, Business West, in partnership with the...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 24.01.19
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Digital advice boosts South West business through funded support

We chat to Andrew Lavender, co-founder of Plymouth based business Pixalytics, specialising in satellite remote sensing, about how they started, and how free funded support via the Growth Support...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 09.01.19
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How Design Thinking informs Product Innovation

In this guide for Business West, Chris Flynn of Flynn Product Design, talks us through what design thinking is and what it means for small growing businesses.
Chris Flynn
Chris Flynn
Flynn Product Design
Posted on: 17.12.18
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Chamber round up: Bristol December 2018

I’m pleased to say it's been a great year for the Business West Chamber of Commerce and our network continues to grow. I have a number of updates to share. We had a super evening celebrating the 30...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 11.12.18
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Meet the adviser: Q&A with Andrew Mercer

We caught up with Enterprise Business Adviser Andrew Mercer to find out more about his role and how we can help businesses to start and grow.
Jennifer Rollason
Jennifer Rollason
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.18
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