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New Year, new Non-Executive Directors appointed to Business West board

As we start a new year, three fresh faces have joined the board of Business West to help lead the region’s largest and most influential business representative organisation throughout 2021 and beyond...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.01.21
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Business West becomes carbon neutral and commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2030

South West England’s largest and most influential business organisation, Business West, which represents some 23,000 businesses across the region, today (21 December) announced its commitment to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.12.20
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Final Initiative meeting of the year inspires hope and optimism for 2021

Vice President and serial entrepreneur Jaya Chakrabarti MBE opened the final Bristol and West of England Initiative meeting of 2020 with some reflections on a pivotal year for Bristol. “The eyes on...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 08.12.20
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A step in the right direction - B Corp and new board perspectives

Business West is the most influential business organisation in the region. With our expertise regularly accessed by over 20,000 regular business users, we are looked to as an authoritative voice on...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 08.12.20
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Appsbroker's Mike Conner on the benefits of building a business in Swindon

mike_conner_appsbroker.jpg Few people epitomise the heart of tech in Swindon more than Mike Conner, founder and chief executive of Appsbroker . Mike set up the business 14 years ago and it is now...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 23.11.20
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3 questions with Perminder Mann, CEO of Bonnier Books UK

UWE Bristol, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Perminder Mann, CEO of Bonnier Books UK before her virtual...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 18.11.20
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3 questions with Doug and Dame Mary Perkins, Co-founders of Specsavers

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Doug and Dame Mary Perkins, Co-founders of Specsavers , before...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.11.20
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Mental health top of management agenda as pandemic continues

Very many of our members reacted quickly to the onset of COVID-19, switching to home working almost overnight and managing to continue to provide their services in as normal a way as possible. It...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 16.10.20
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Non-Executive Directors, Business West needs you to join us on our B Corp journey!

Business is, and always has been a speculative venture; trading risk for reward, and yes, sometimes businesspeople get it wrong, but the act of wealth creation, and the taxation that flows from it,...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 14.08.20
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