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Recruitment has changed, we tell you why.
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If you expect to attract top talent in 2022, you should forget the traditional ways to recruit. In fact, recruitment nowadays it is completely different than the way we have done in the past. In the...
Patricia Maniscalco
Posted on: 11.04.22
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Business West survey finds almost 60% of businesses face pressures to raise prices from soaring raw materials and energy prices

Business West’s latest quarterly economic survey has found that almost 60% of businesses – over 70% of manufacturers – are facing pressures to raise prices due to mounting costs of raw materials and...
Tom Smith
Tom Smith
Posted on: 01.04.22
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How Executive Coaching can help you progress as a Manager

We chat to Chamber member, Sally Klewin about how she helped 60 key executives from the Civil Service/Government to develop their competence and confidence in attaining more senior management...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 12.01.22
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New support allocated to upskilling and training social care workers

We’re calling on adult social care businesses to come forward and benefit from our new scheme, which will help them attract, recruit and retain staff, through learning and innovation and the...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 14.10.21
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Kickstart employment scheme extension will benefit young people and employers

Business West welcomes the extension to the Government’s Kickstart work scheme.
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 13.10.21
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Business West takes part in West of England Black Interns Pilot

Diversity is a big challenge to everyone in business these days. And here at Business West we believe we have role to play in diversity so that our staff and member businesses have a wide pool of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 12.10.21
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Inflation and labour supply issues continue to threaten South West’s economic recovery

Prices continued to rise in the third quarter of 2021, with a third of respondents reporting that they have had to increase their prices due to rising input costs.
Posted on: 11.10.21
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Making the most of Bath’s top-class universities

Our first face to face Initiative meeting for more than 18 months was a great success, though it felt slightly strange seeing members in the flesh again after so long. It was a bit like the first day...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 08.10.21
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Worker crisis threatening the future of South West businesses

Businesses in the South West desperately need a roadmap out of the current labour crisis, with a clear plan for the future of our workforce or the region’s key sectors may suffer irreparable damage,...
Posted on: 30.09.21
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