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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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Optimising for mobile search in 2017
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Developments for mobile browsing are coming thick and fast, and digital marketers have to run to keep up; these are our top tips for the future of mobile SEO.
Jon Payne
Jon Payne
Posted on: 10.01.17
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China's freight train to UK - what goods could your business send back on its return journey?

China Railway has launched a new service to the UK, this is the perfect way to get your goods to the Chinese market whose export economy was valued at $2.27 trillion in 2015.
James Monk
James Monk
Posted on: 06.01.17
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Boosting brand value with a developed CSR policy

The power non-financial data has to influence the long term success of an organisation cannot be underestimated. In the age of big data, businesses are increasingly looking at how they can harness...
Joe  Jones
Joe Jones
Posted on: 06.01.17
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Five ways to attract new customers (that needn’t cost the earth)

Finding new customers can be costly in terms of both time and money, here are five ways to attract new customers that needn't cost the earth.
Lizzie Plumb
Lizzie Plumb
Posted on: 02.12.16
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