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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.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
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,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 30.09.21
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Get young people interested in STEM careers early

On behalf of business in the county, I feel I must give a big shout-out for the team behind the Cotswold and Swindon Challenge 2021 . This is an extremely innovative idea-first launched during the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 25.08.21
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Business West and Lloyds Banking Group – the future of our workspaces

The term ‘office worker’ once lazily defined a vast spectrum of the region’s employees. Now, it’s a label set to fade away as how ‘office workers’ add value to their businesses has evolved beyond...
Freddie Palmer
Freddie Palmer
Social
Posted on: 18.08.21
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Levelling up means upskilling our workforce in STEM

A recent note from Stroud’s MP Siobhan Baillie reminds me just how important the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects are to the future job prospects of our young...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.07.21
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