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West of England businesses could save £73m by supporting an active workplace
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In the 1960s only 1 percent of men and 2 percent of women in England were classed as obese. Today that figure stands at 25.2 percent and 27.7 percent. While a variety of diet and lifestyle factors...
Lisa Wood
Lisa Wood
Posted on: 24.05.18
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South West business - an update from the Bank of England

As the Bank of England’s Agent for the South West I spend a lot of time speaking to the businesses that are based here to try to understand what is really happening in the economy. What have my...
Donna Kehoe
Donna Kehoe
Posted on: 04.04.18
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Gloucestershire Brexit Summit warns of labour shortages

A shortage of workers is already affecting every sector in Gloucestershire, from social care to farming and food production, delegates heard at a key event to discuss the impact of Brexit on the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 14.03.18
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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: 06.03.18
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Q&A with Inga Beale DBE – CEO at Lloyd's of London
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UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Inga Beale DBE, CEO at Lloyd’s of London , before she gave her...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
Posted on: 28.02.18
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British Chambers of Commerce talks gender pay gap reporting for business

British Chambers of Commerce’s Allan Williams interviews Sara Abbonizio, Head of Business Engagement in the Gender Pay Gap team at the Government Equalities Office, to discuss gender pay gap...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 24.01.18
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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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