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Women in Business: Q&A with Philippa Haynes

We talk to Philippa Haynes, founder of Insight 101, about moving from the corporate world to building a successful consultancy firm.
Tom Smith
Tom Smith
Posted on: 13.07.18
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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
Posted on: 03.07.18
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Don’t neglect the AGM

Three words send a shiver down the spine of many business people or members of organisations. They are…Annual General Meeting. Grown men and women have been known to concoct the most complex excuses...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 07.06.18
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Women in Business: Q&A with Nicky Marshall

We chat to Nicky Marshall, founder of Discover Your Bounce, following her recent talk at our launch event celebrating women in business: 'Business West Women'.
Fiona Parnell
Fiona Parnell
Posted on: 25.05.18
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Chambers call on PM to 'fix the fundamentals' for UK growth

Chamber business leaders from across the United Kingdom, including Business West managing director Phil Smith, have today (Tuesday) written to the Prime Minister calling for a renewed focus on...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 22.05.18
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Q&A with Mark Hawthorne - Leader of Gloucestershire County Council

Gloucestershire 2050 , the project to develop a vision for the county, is gathering momentum. But just how can such a wide ranging vision be turned into reality when the county has six district...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 18.05.18
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How negativity stifles your company’s development

Some years ago, whilst attending a personal development workshop, the participants had to pair up and each spend an uninterrupted three minutes regaling how we had been recently wronged. I chose a...
Louise Ladbrooke
Louise Ladbrooke
Posted on: 14.05.18
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Q&A with Tim Parker - Chairman at Post Office
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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 Tim Parker, Chairman at Post Office , before he gave his address:...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
Posted on: 03.05.18
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Q&A with Andrew Langdon QC – Barrister and Former Chair of the Bar Council
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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 Andrew Langdon QC, Barrister and Former Chair of the Bar Council...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
Posted on: 30.04.18
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