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Training is the key to future success

Recently I was talking to someone who had started up a new estate agency just weeks before the first lockdown. Thanks to a lot of hard work, they’ve had a very successful first year, despite...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 01.04.21
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Businesses join forces to call for better cycle infrastructure across Bristol

Bristol and West of England Initiative have been calling on their members to back Cycling Works Bristol , a campaign that calls for investment into cycle infrastructure to allow more employees to...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.21
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3 Questions with Professor Lyndsay Duthie, CEO of The Production Guild of Great Britain

UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Professor Lyndsay Duthie, CEO of The Production Guild of Great...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.03.21
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IWD 2021: Q&A with Louise Mitchell, Chief Executive at Bristol Beacon

As part of International Women’s Day on 8th March, we spoke to Louise Mitchell, Chief Executive at Bristol Beacon to learn more about her views on women in business and what a more gender-balanced...
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews
Business West
Posted on: 04.03.21
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Swindon & Wiltshire Institute of Technology plans brought to life at Business West online event

At our February Swindon & Wiltshire Business and Economy Meeting we were delighted to be joined by Chris Baish, Vice Principal of the newly merged New College Swindon and MD of the Institute of...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 02.03.21
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How To Manage The Health & Safety Of Remote Workers In 2021

We highlight the most important aspects of health and safety for remote workers, and exactly how you can ensure your business stays in line with regulations.
Harvey Holloway
Harvey Holloway
Posted on: 18.02.21
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Inspiring mental wellness in the workplace with the Swindon Mindful Employer Network

On Wednesday 3rd February 53 members of the Swindon Mindful Employer Network (SMEN) came together online to hear from experts in the field of business and mental health. This inspiring event was...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 08.02.21
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Business West reaction to Kickstart scheme changes

On Friday 22nd January, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced a major change to its Kickstart job creation scheme, which offers financial support to businesses to create work...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 26.01.21
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Managing Long Covid - A Guide for Business
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The Long Road Ahead A Guide For Businesses (Jan 2021) “Long COVID” continues to break new ground for both businesses and doctors. Although doctors are trained in how to diagnose and support post-...
Magnus Kauders
Posted on: 21.01.21
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