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Only 1 in 10 businesses see positive side to COVID-19 pandemic

Between 21 July-4 August, Business West conducted its second major survey measuring the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in South West England. The largest recent survey of its kind, 519 businesses...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 13.08.20
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What next for home vs office working?

Six months ago, “working from home today” was greeted with a snigger and the hint that it was just an excuse for someone to pinch an unofficial day off. Not anymore. In fact, for many, the concept of...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 05.08.20
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The Aftermath of Covid-19: Working Life

We are already seeing the societal changes that will shape the rest of this decade in the long aftermath of COVID-19. The pandemic is an accelerant; many trends were already in play. Alex Lock, Head...
Alex  Lock
Alex Lock
DAC Beachcroft LLP
Posted on: 28.07.20
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Health and safety risks in the COVID-secure workplace

As the national lockdown eases and more people return to work, the government has published guidance to “help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely” in the COVID-...
Chris Salmon
Chris Salmon
Quittance Legal Services
Posted on: 15.07.20
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Top 10 risks and controls to consider when re-opening your office during Covid-19

Are you preparing to re-open your office? Every workspace is individual and employers have a duty to make the working environment safe for employees before they step foot in the office. There’s a lot...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 02.07.20
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How one digital marketing agency is coping with the lockdown

I am not sure how I would have responded if someone had told me in 2019 that this year we would be forced to abandon our office’s due to a “Lockdown” caused by a viral pandemic that jumped to humans...
Andrew Burgess
Andrew Burgess
Equimedia
Posted on: 30.06.20
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What businesses can learn from Amazon as they reopen after lockdown

Business West Chambers of Commerce has teamed up with Amazon to offer tours of its Avonmouth fulfilment centre and give local businesses an insight into how they’ve introduced strict social...
Phil Bridgeman
Phil Bridgeman
Business West
Posted on: 17.06.20
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Business West and Amazon team up to help firms operate safely post-lockdown

Business West has teamed up with Amazon to help businesses get back to work and kick-start the economy as lockdown restrictions ease. Around 100 businesses will have the opportunity to tour Amazon’s...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 09.06.20
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Change in demand for office space as a result of COVID-19 poses a challenge for planners

Bath and North East Somerset Council are currently consulting on adjustments to the Local Plan, the blueprint for the future shape of the district. It sets out broad parameters for things like the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 14.05.20
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