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Find Your New Recruit

Skills West, a project delivered by Business West, has launched a new campaign - 'Find Your New Recruit' to raise awareness of the skills gaps affecting the West of England.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 13.09.18
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How to prepare your business for Brexit if you have EU staff

Last year’s Brexit referendum will have far reaching consequences for businesses who employ EU workers. In fact, while the UK won’t be officially leaving the European Union until 29th March 2019, and...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 13.09.18
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The state of the labour market: views from Business West

The latest ONS employment statistics were released earlier this week . Here’s what senior figures at Business West had to say: phil-smith.jpg Phil Smith – Managing Director “Government will no doubt...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.08.18
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Podcast: How do you help support an older workforce?

Allan Williams and Mike Spicer return for the British Chambers of Commerce podcast to discuss the latest Brexit news and the challenges of an older workforce.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 26.07.18
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Crisis in Apprenticeships

Whilst people have been distracted by what Brexit may or may not mean for business there has been a disastrous development which could have long term consequences for the economy, both locally and...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 17.07.18
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How to recognise addiction in the workplace

Did you know that 10% of people suffer from addiction? More than 70% of substance abusers are employed which means the workplace is becoming a crucial focus of alcohol and drug abuse prevention and...
Ian  Middleton
Ian Middleton
Broadway Lodge
Posted on: 03.07.18
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Institute of Technology on the cards for Swindon?

In light of the announcement that Swindon College is on the Government’s Institute of Technology shortlist I am delighted at how Swindon’s bid is shaping up. First announced in 2016, the Government...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 05.06.18
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West of England businesses could save £73m by supporting an active workplace
Member role

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
Bank of England
Posted on: 04.04.18
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