Stimulating Innovation and Growth - Venturefest 2017

Paul O'Collins, Head of Innovation at Business West, addresses delegates at Venturefest Bristol and Bath 2017.
Liam Corcoran
Liam Corcoran
Posted on: 23.03.17
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£4m of business support services to escalate growth across the West of England

The Enterprising West of England (EWOE) programme has been launched to support Small to Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) throughout the West of England by helping them to start and grow through...
Amanda Orton
Amanda Orton
Posted on: 21.03.17
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Motivate your team with challenging but accomplishable objectives

One of the best ways you can motivate your team to work harder, smarter or more effectively is to offer team members opportunities for self development. Whether it’s the promise of a pay rise, a...
Naomi Webb
Naomi Webb
Posted on: 09.03.17
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The spring budget 2017: a view from Gloucestershire business

This was a thin Budget in every sense of the word. At 64 pages it was thin in pagination and at 54 minutes hardly a showstopper, even though the rather “grey” Chancellor did get in a few jokes to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 09.03.17
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Steady as she goes budget leaves businesses disappointed

Commenting on Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget today (Wednesday 8 March), Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West said: “They say that the Budget is more about political theatre than...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 08.03.17
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3 reasons why taking on an apprentice makes perfect business sense

With National Apprenticeship Week this week and the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, here's why taking on an apprentice could be one the best business decision you've ever made.
Andy Grey
Andy Grey
Posted on: 07.03.17
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New international partnerships set to help South West companies win business in high-growth markets

We have signed four major partnerships with agencies in China, India, Latin America and SE Asia to help local businesses expand their global footprint.
John Rubidge
John Rubidge
Posted on: 03.03.17
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Everything your business needs to know about leadership coaching

It is important to put a focus on realising the potential of those within leadership roles in your company - because they are the key to maximising the performance of the business as a whole. Those...
Naomi Webb
Naomi Webb
Posted on: 24.02.17
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From campsite to high-street: Stoned pizza’s start-up journey

What started as four best friends cooking up artisan stone baked pizzas in campsites, by the beach, and at festivals has now pitched up camp at a permanent site in Braunton, Devon. Stoned’s meteoric...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 17.02.17
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