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Mind CEO Paul Farmer CBE tees off first SMEN meeting of 2020

Following a highly successful relaunch event back in October, more than 100 representatives of Swindon’s biggest employers attended the first Swindon Mindful Employer Network (SMEN) event of 2020 at...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 17.02.20
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3 questions with Bevis Watts, Chief Executive of Triodos Bank

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Bevis Watts, Chief Executive of Triodos Bank before he gave his...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.02.20
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Approach 2020 with optimism – Business West is on your side

2019 has undoubtedly been a testing year for businesses. Two missed Brexit deadlines, a change of government and the UK avoiding recession by a whisker - the macro environment certainly hasn’t been...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 18.12.19
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Initiative sets out 4 key priorities for 2020 and beyond

The fourth and final Initiative meeting of 2019 recapped our key activities, challenges and successes this year, before looking forward to 2020, as members discussed the Initiative’s 4 long-term...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 09.12.19
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What can businesses do about climate change?

Many businesses of all sizes, plus organisations like Councils, have been declaring a “Climate Emergency” as a response to their environmental concerns. So as one who is as keen as the next person to...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 05.12.19
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Business West’s environmental credentials move up a gear with acquisition of hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo

Since signing up to the International Chambers Climate Coalition in September of this year, Business West’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact have moved up a gear, with the unveiling of its...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 25.11.19
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The paperless office and what you can do to get there

Offices aren’t the same as they used to be. Not so long ago, businesses couldn’t manage without paper documents on desks, in filing cabinets and archive boxes. From internal memos to client...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 14.11.19
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Business West responds to Bristol clean air zone plans

matt_pic2.jpg Commenting on Bristol City Council's decision to approve a clean air zone for central Bristol, Matt Griffith, Director of Policy at Business West, said: “We absolutely support measures...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 06.11.19
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Bristol businesses respond to the climate emergency

Business West hosted a roundtable on the 11th September to explore the Business Response to the Climate Emergency. The aim was to draw out learning and insights from a range of experts that should be...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 04.10.19
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