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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
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
Posted on: 30.01.18
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5 tips for creating the perfect home office

With 1.5 million of us choosing to work from home in 2015 , and with trend suggesting that this number was topped in 2016, opting for flexibility and convenience over a traditional office format has...
Mark Haskell
Mark Haskell
Posted on: 12.06.17
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How to reduce office expenses while growing your business

Fantastic news! Your revenue growth plans are exceeding your expectations, and you’re on track for another successful year. Your customers love your products and services and are coming back for more...
Jason Smith
Jason Smith
Posted on: 24.04.17
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5 cheap and easy ways to design an office your staff will love

Designing a corporate space has often been thought of as a simple affair: buy a bunch of grey desks, the cheapest office chairs, and a few computers, and organise them in the most economical way...
Suhayl Laher
Suhayl Laher
Posted on: 23.03.17
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Your business rates questions answered by Phillip Jay of Jones Lang LaSalle

In light of the government's recent business rates revaluation Phillip Jay , director of ratings South West, Jones Lang LaSalle spoke to Business West about what business owners can expect. What are...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 24.02.17
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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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Essential cyber security considerations for business owners

A ‘cyber attack’ generally refers to unintended effects happening to the data and information that an organisation has responsibility for. Most commonly this data can be breached in 3 different ways...
Mark Smyth-Roberts
Mark Smyth-Roberts
Posted on: 14.02.17
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