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Government needs to rethink apprenticeship levy

Gloucestershire has a proud record of encouraging apprenticeships. South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (SGS) - have been superb at developing these apprenticeships. But I have to say that...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 21.05.19
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5 steps to mental wellbeing

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week – the UK’s national campaign to raise understanding of mental health problems.
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 17.05.19
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Helping Bristol’s ex-offenders back into employment

Chief Constable Andy Marsh, Nathan Peacey, Partner at Foot Anstey and James Durie, Chief Executive of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & West of England Initiative gathered 100 business leaders at...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 17.05.19
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How to turn negativity into positive vibes

When I was approached to write a blog about positivity, my first thought was to apologise profusely for my blog post in comparison to all the other fantastic ones available – I had to catch myself,...
Bethan Rice
Bethan Rice
Business West
Posted on: 17.05.19
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No business sector immune from recruitment difficulties

Recruitment intentions were strong in the first quarter of the year but nearly 75% of firms reported a shortage of suitable candidates, according to the landmark publication of the Quarterly...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 15.05.19
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Ian Larrard responds to Honda Swindon closure confirmation

ian_larrard.jpg Responding to Honda’s statement regarding the closure of its Swindon plant published today (13 May), Ian Larrard, Director of Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative at Business West said...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.05.19
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Growth in the self-employment sector

There are now more than 4.8 million self-employed people in the UK and they represent more than 15% of the work force. The financial crash in 2008 has led the way for many people to refocus their...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 02.05.19
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Labour market in good order but challenges remain

Commenting on the labour market figures for April 2019, published today by the ONS, Phil Smith – Managing Director at Business West said: phil_smith_ttb.png “The strong increase in employment,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 17.04.19
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Swindon business plays vital role in securing Institute of Technology

Despite tough national competition, Swindon has been chosen as one of twelve locations across England to receive an Institute of Technology (IoT). Intended to provide high-quality skills training and...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 10.04.19
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