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IWD2020: Q&A with Stephanie Coward, Managing Director at Capita Workforce Management

As part of International Women’s Day, Business West has spoken to some of the most inspiring female business leaders in the region to get their views on women in business and what a more gender-...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 06.03.20
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Will 'Force Majeure' Protect Your Business from the Coronavirus?
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The instinct of many businesses is that the coronavirus pandemic is exactly the sort of scenario which the 'force majeure' provision in their contracts will cover. But is that a safe assumption?
Gareth Edwards
Gareth Edwards
VWV
Posted on: 05.03.20
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Thousands of young people flock to Swindon Science Festival

Organisers of the inaugural Swindon Science Festival have declared it a runaway success, with thousands of youngsters passing through the doors of STEAM over the course of last weekend. “I don’t...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 27.02.20
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Mind CEO Paul Farmer CBE tees off first SMEN meeting of 2020

Following a highly successful relaunch event back in October, more than 100 representatives of Swindon’s biggest employers attended the first Swindon Mindful Employer Network (SMEN) event of 2020 at...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 17.02.20
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SGS Berkeley Green's burgeoning STEM cluster

At a time when employment land for business is at a premium, it is heartening to see South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) trying to help in a visionary way. They are inviting companies to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 13.02.20
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Ask an apprentice - Q&A with Emon Rostam-Shirazy

emon-ask-anapprentice.png This week (3-9 February) is National Apprenticeship Week 2020. To highlight the benefits of an apprenticeship to individuals considering going down this route, we caught up...
Nicky Williams
Nicky Williams
Business West
Posted on: 05.02.20
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University of Gloucestershire expands degree apprenticeships offer

I am unashamedly a great supporter of apprenticeships - I think they now provide better opportunities for our young people than ever before. So, it is good to see the University of Gloucestershire...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.02.20
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National Apprenticeship Week 2020: Myth Busting

Take a look through the most common apprenticeship myths our skills team hear on a daily basis.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Business West
Posted on: 03.02.20
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GENERATION Z - CLASS OF 2020
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With the New Year comes a new set of graduates looking to enter the workforce. So, what do Generation Z and the Class of 2020 want? It's time to find out... The news is rife with stories about...
Chris Kislingbury
Posted on: 20.12.19
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