Bath is a big hit with students, so why do they leave after they graduate?

To misquote the often underestimated Homer Simpson: “Students – the cause of, and solution to, many of Bath’s problems.” The American cartoon character was actually talking about “Beer and life” not...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 05.12.17
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Laying the foundations for a skilled and productive workforce in the West of England

In the West of England region, Skills West, an initiative of Business West and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, which is funded by the European Social Fund and Education & Skills...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 30.10.17
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Tackling modern slavery in the future city

The below is a summary of my talk at the Festival of the Future City on 18th October 2017. I don’t know how many of you know this, but today is Anti-Slavery Day in the UK. Just to put things in...
Andrew Wallis OBE
Andrew Wallis OBE
Posted on: 18.10.17
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How can hiring refugees benefit your business?

Refugees can – and do – bring a wealth of benefits to the communities they live in. For businesses, overlooking these benefits means overlooking a valuable opportunity.
Melissa Tredinnick
Melissa Tredinnick
Posted on: 29.09.17
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"I'm proof that apprenticeships offer a rewarding career path" - Ian Mean

Gloucestershire Chamber director Ian Mean reflects on how training as an apprentice put him on course for a long and succesful career in journalism. Two undisputed highlights of which were his run-...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 21.08.17
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May's play to business overshadowed by Taylor Review

The Taylor Review of Modern Work Practices was wide ranging and has arguably overshadowed Theresa May's efforts to win over business.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 11.07.17
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Business frustration grows over lack of Brexit clarity

The Prime Minister’s meeting with business leaders today (7 July) is very welcome. We will have a British Chamber representative there, conveying the concerns of our small, medium and large sized...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 07.07.17
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Work visas and immigration post-Brexit: what can we expect?

Many organisations are not yet prepared for a world where we no longer have access to the best talent from a pool of 300m+ people without having to slap on a visa cost and process. Given that Brexit...
Nick Teige
Nick Teige
Posted on: 06.07.17
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Tackling Swindon's skills gap

Swindon's high-tech and engineering businesses are struggling to recruit highly-skilled workers but progress is being made.
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Posted on: 16.05.17
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