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South West TUC and Business West joint statement on the coronavirus pandemic

The South West TUC and Business West welcomed the latest announcement from the government to help tackle the current economic and jobs crisis in the West of England. The TUC and British Chambers of...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 20.03.20
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Cafes, pubs and restaurants to close tonight. How can businesses adapt?

The announcement this evening from Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to close all restaurants, cafes and pubs from tonight is going to be a devastating blow to so many businesses in Bristol. Rishi Sunak...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 20.03.20
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Coronavirus Job Retention scheme provides reassurance for employers and employees

Chancellor Rishi Sunak came to the rescue of worried business this evening as he announced his Coronavirus Job Retention scheme. The scheme will pay 80% of the wages of retained workers up to £2,500...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 20.03.20
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Tips for working at home during the coronavirus pandemic, with kids

With most companies advising staff to home work if they can to avoid further spread of COVID-19, finding positive ways to work from home successfully is essential. Companies such as Google, Amazon,...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 19.03.20
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COVID-19 school closures are a conundrum for businesses and their staff

Business tonight faced an increasing challenge as the government announced that all schools in England would close after classes on Friday. The only exceptions will be for children of what Boris...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 18.03.20
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3 questions with Lisa Opie, Managing Director of BBC Studios

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Lisa Opie, Managing Director of BBC Studios before she gave her...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.03.20
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Bath's new university campus is great for the city

Last week I had the chance to attend the official opening of Bath Spa University’s brilliant new Campus in the former Herman Miller building in Locksbrook Road. It’s a great place with lots of...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.20
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Business West shortlisted for TARGETJobs National Graduate Recruitment Award

A Business West training programme delivered at the University of Exeter has been nominated alongside the likes of Apple and Google at the prestigious TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.20
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Health Secretary outlines coronavirus response at BCC annual conference

Despite the cancellation of a number of large-scale business events such as the Geneva Roadshow due to the coronavirus outbreak, British Chambers of Commerce’s annual conference went ahead as planned...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.03.20
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