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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
Business West
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
UWE
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
Business West
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
Business West
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
Business West
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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How can hiring refugees benefit your business?

Refugees can – and do – bring a wealth of benefits to the communities they live in. For businesses, overlooking these benefits means overlooking a valuable opportunity.
Melissa Tredinnick
Melissa Tredinnick
Ashley Community Housing
Posted on: 29.09.17
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May's play to business overshadowed by Taylor Review

The Taylor Review of Modern Work Practices was wide ranging and has arguably overshadowed Theresa May's efforts to win over business.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.07.17
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Business frustration grows over lack of Brexit clarity

The Prime Minister’s meeting with business leaders today (7 July) is very welcome. We will have a British Chamber representative there, conveying the concerns of our small, medium and large sized...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 07.07.17
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