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Meet the Scale up Adviser: Q&A with Victoria Matthews

We caught up with Scale up Adviser Victoria Matthews to find out more about her role and how she supports local businesses.
Jennifer Rollason
Jennifer Rollason
Business West
Posted on: 16.11.18
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How Bristol Port became a key hub for Hinkley Point C
Member role

Bristol Port is one of the key South-West businesses supporting the creation of Britain's first new nuclear power plant in more than 20 years. The significant role played by the Port in the logistics...
Katherine Lovell
Katherine Lovell
Posted on: 11.10.18
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How to be more productive when working from home

For many of us, working from home is a sigh of relief and a dream come true. Working in your own space, things feel breezier and brighter… The sunshine of the living room replaces stale office air...
Irma Hunkeler
Irma Hunkeler
BlueGlass
Posted on: 01.05.18
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Putting the NES into business

Local media in Bath quite properly concentrates on Bath itself, the global tourist brand and the economic engine for the area. But the district is called Bath and North East Somerset for a good...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 05.04.18
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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
Business West
Posted on: 23.02.18
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What is a Business Improvement District (BID)?

Business Improvement Districts (BID) originate from North America, with the first BID being established in Toronto in 1970. The initiative began after a handful of local businesses that saw the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 01.02.18
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Avoid the dreaded Bristol or Bath commute

The Somer Valley is finally getting a long awaited and much needed boost to local enterprise with Business West taking over the management of the Somer Valley Enterprise Park at Paulton House .
James Monk
James Monk
Posted on: 30.01.18
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Was Park House in Swindon the birthplace of the NHS?

Famously engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Great Western Railway (GWR) was founded in 1833 and came into service five years later in 1838. Connecting London with the West of England and...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 30.01.18
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