Ian Mean, director of Business West in Gloucestershire, comments on business rates

Commenting on the business rates issue, Ian Mean, director of Business West in Gloucestershire, said: “There’s been much in the news this week about business rates. The problem is that property hasn’...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 17.02.17
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Business confidence in the West falls in the final months of 2016

Research by Business West suggests that businesses were happy to see the back of 2016 as business confidence declined in the final quarter of last year.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 15.02.17
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The Apprenticeship Levy: Changing the face of apprenticeships

From April, the new Apprenticeship Levy comes into effect, bringing with it a host of training benefits for all businesses.
Nicky Willams
Nicky Willams
Posted on: 14.02.17
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UK economy shows better than expected economic growth

Despite all the forebodings, strong consumer spending helped the UK economy grow by a better than expected 0.6% in the final quarter of last year. It meant that the economy grew by 2% for the whole...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 27.01.17
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Skills West tackles the growing skills shortage

Skills West, a new impartial skills service delivered by Business West, is setting out to help businesses tackle the growing skills shortage across the region.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 27.01.17
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Top Gloucestershire food and drink businesses share the secret ingredients to their success

Innovation in the food and drink industry is fast becoming a modern-day British business success story, with more and more producers specialising in artisan, handmade and locally sourced products...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 25.01.17
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Overcoming challenges in introducing innovation into conservative industries

Introducing a new innovation into a conservative industry can be hard, especially when it is a disruptive. Read our tips for overcoming the challenges.
David Riddell
David Riddell
Posted on: 24.01.17
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How can start-ups attract enough customers to make money?

You’ve got a great business idea and you’re ready to take on the world – woohoo! Maybe you’ve jumped straight in at the deep end and quit your job in order to get your venture off the ground? Perhaps...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 18.01.17
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3 questions businesses needed answering from Theresa May's 12 point Brexit plan

Business had three big questions that needed answering from May's Brexit speech today: some answers were given, but plenty more were raised. Firstly, what is the UK government’s position on remaining...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Posted on: 17.01.17
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