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Work visas and immigration post-Brexit: what can we expect?

Many organisations are not yet prepared for a world where we no longer have access to the best talent from a pool of 300m+ people without having to slap on a visa cost and process. Given that Brexit...
Nick Teige
Nick Teige
Posted on: 06.07.17
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How to improve your leadership skills

Whether or not you’re in a direct leadership role, the ability to lead is an inevitable part of any career progression, and the qualities of a good leader, are in fact, core components of any good...
David Baker
David Baker
Posted on: 20.06.17
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Apprentice, super CEO and entrepreneur’s godmother at South West Expo

Richard Woods, Alison Edgar and Julianne Ponan to give workshops at South West Expo Swindon 2017.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 19.06.17
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Is the West of England recognised as a place to invest or are we invisible?

We are a net contributor to the Treasury but this alone doesn’t deliver the punch or influence we need when arguing with Westminster for investment.
Steve West
Steve West
Posted on: 26.04.17
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Queen's Award for Enterprise 2017 winners in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire has something of an enviable reputation when it comes to winning Queen’s Awards for Enterprise . Companies in the county have won more of these prestigious wards than any other county...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 21.04.17
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Head of cities at Uber reveals how intrapreneurship is the driving force behind sustainable cities & driverless cars
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Fred Jones speaks about how a culture of intrapreneurship at Uber is behind innovations such as driverless cars.
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
Posted on: 03.04.17
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Interview tips: how to spot the ideal candidate for your team

When it comes to company culture, nothing is more important than the team that’s running your business. From operational staff to CEOs, every member of a working team plays an integral role in the...
Phil White
Phil White
Posted on: 27.03.17
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10 ways to boost resilience and confidence in business

Louise Ladbrooke, Innovation Specialist, shares her experience and advice on how to boost resilience and confidence to overcome personal obstacles in achieving success and well-being in business.
Louise Ladbrooke
Louise Ladbrooke
Posted on: 17.03.17
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Q&A with John Pullinger - chief executive of the UK Statistics Authority
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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 John Pullinger, chief executive of the UK Statistics Authority ,...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
Posted on: 06.03.17
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