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British firms unprepared for no deal Brexit

One of the biggest surveys of business intentions since the EU referendum has found that nearly two-thirds of firms still aren’t preparing for Brexit – and in the event of a ‘no deal’ outcome many...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 28.09.18
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No deal Brexit notices: business needs more detail

Commenting on the publication of the first tranche of UK Government technical notices aimed at giving businesses and consumers advice on the implications of a 'no deal' exit from the European Union,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 23.08.18
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Tapping into beer exports

Electric Bear in Bath received a visit from Slovenian beer fans in a vintage Volkswagen camper van turned mobile bar after securing an export opportunity with major Slovenian retailer Mercator.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 22.08.18
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South West Food and Drink Exports up 7%

Exports of South West food and drink increased to £760m in the year to March 2018 the latest HMRC figures show.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 19.07.18
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A hard Brexit; what would it mean for SW food and drink companies?

James Monk recently travelled to Bordeaux with BBC Points West to discover the potential impact Brexit could have on selling Food and Drink to the EU.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Posted on: 19.07.18
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Building the next generation of export support services

Business West is one of 4 leading business support organisations collaborating to form Export Growth Partners, which aims to transform how businesses trade internationally.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 16.07.18
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Business confidence in Brexit negotiations dwindling, as questions remain unanswered

Business West reveals that confidence among SMEs in the West, in government to deliver a Brexit that works for business, is on the wane. With 49% of businesses feeling negative about the negotiations...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 04.07.18
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Business West crowned Innovator of the Year at the South West’s biggest business awards

The International Trade Centre beat off stiff competition from Little Giggles Soft play and Waldeck Consulting to win the coveted Innovator of the Year award at the Bristol Post Business Awards 2018.
Andre Ofomah
Andre Ofomah
Posted on: 25.06.18
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Q&A with Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade

We put some quiestions to the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade upon his visit to Bristol, Brexit, business, customs, industry, threats and opportunites.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 19.06.18
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