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6 of the best digital marketing tools to reach new overseas customers

Fiona Parnell, Digital Marketing Specialist for DIT SW, discusses her 6 favourite digital marketing tools to reach new overseas customers.
Fiona Parnell
Fiona Parnell
Posted on: 03.05.18
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Chamber round up: Bristol April 2018

I’m pleased to say our Chamber network is flourishing. For those of you who have attended a Bristol Chamber Networking breakfast recently you’ll know they are fun, buzzing events. With close to 100...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 26.04.18
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Why trading with Southeast Asia is good for businesses across the South West

New research reveals the UK’s fastest growing export countries are dominated by Southeast Asia, presenting a great exporting opportunity for British companies looking to drive international growth.
Shozey Jafferi
Shozey Jafferi
Posted on: 24.04.18
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Growing a business in Somerset & Devon: Q&A with Ben Leach

Ben Leach left a career in the NHS to start up a consultancy business. To help him grow and learn new skills he joined the Growth Support Programme, a business support programme offering advice and...
Charlie Garnham
Charlie Garnham
Posted on: 12.04.18
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Q&A with Nick Wheeler – Founder and Chairman at Charles Tyrwhitt
Member role

UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Nick Wheeler, Founder and Chairman at Charles Tyrwhitt , before he...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
Posted on: 10.04.18
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Continued private investment in a community is not for the faint-hearted

Private Investment in Gloucester Docks.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 28.03.18
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Gloucester MP joins local businesses looking for global customers

Gloucester MP, Richard Graham joined the ‘You Can Export’ event led by Business West and hosted by the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) on 23rd March 2018. Mr Graham is Trade Envoy...
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 27.03.18
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Council cash shortage could have silver lining

News that the Council is facing serious financial challenges, which will lead to job losses is obviously very bad news for the individuals concerned. But might the situation not present us with an...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 15.03.18
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Business rates retention crucial to plugging council funding gaps

Business rates have always been seen by companies as quite simply an extra tax. Hitherto, they have been a tax too far with no sign of any benefit to firms or the local economy. And the venom against...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 23.02.18
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