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Ian Larrard responds to Honda Swindon closure confirmation

ian_larrard.jpg Responding to Honda’s statement regarding the closure of its Swindon plant published today (13 May), Ian Larrard, Director of Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative at Business West said...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.05.19
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Growth in the self-employment sector

There are now more than 4.8 million self-employed people in the UK and they represent more than 15% of the work force. The financial crash in 2008 has led the way for many people to refocus their...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 02.05.19
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Labour market in good order but challenges remain

Commenting on the labour market figures for April 2019, published today by the ONS, Phil Smith – Managing Director at Business West said: phil_smith_ttb.png “The strong increase in employment,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 17.04.19
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Swindon business plays vital role in securing Institute of Technology

Despite tough national competition, Swindon has been chosen as one of twelve locations across England to receive an Institute of Technology (IoT). Intended to provide high-quality skills training and...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 10.04.19
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An open letter to EU Citizens

City leaders write open letter to the 21,000 non-UK EU citizens living in Bristol. We are writing to you as one of the 21,000 non-UK EU citizens living in Bristol. You are our friends, our neighbours...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 09.04.19
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Awareness of mental health is as high as it has ever been, now is the time for action

Over the past 3-5 years, the phrase ’mental health‘ has exponentially grown in awareness amongst the British public. This is all thanks to the likes of Prince Harry’s and Prince William’s campaign...
Blue O'Connor
Blue O'Connor
Business West
Posted on: 14.03.19
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Q&A with Warren East CBE - CEO of Rolls Royce

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Warren East CBE, CEO of Rolls Royce, before he gave his address:...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
UWE
Posted on: 11.02.19
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Reality needs to reflect rhetoric from employers on mental health

The last few years have seen a succession of reports detailing the cost to employers of poor mental health at work. Whether these costs relate to absenteeism, presenteeism or staff turnover, it is...
Tom Hore
Tom Hore
Mind
Posted on: 05.02.19
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Businesses behind efforts to improve literacy in Swindon

At an event in Swindon last week, I was lucky enough to meet Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall. As Patron of the National Literacy Trust , HRH was in town to celebrate its work, in...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 01.02.19
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