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Why should you use OKRs to achieve fast business growth?

Is your company looking for new, effective ways to set and achieve business goals? OKRs – Objectives and Key Results – use a simple management framework to help everyone in the organisation see and...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 27.03.19
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Q&A with Laura Wade-Gery – Non-Executive Director at John Lewis

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Laura Wade-Gery, Non-Executive Director at John Lewis, before she...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
UWE
Posted on: 20.03.19
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Wiltshire Business & Economy meeting unites 50 businesses from across county

Business West’s first Wiltshire Business & Economy meeting brought together over 50 businesses. We were hosted by Wiltshire College at their Lackham campus. Tony Basham, the College’s Director of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 18.03.19
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Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner meets Swindon business leaders

Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner visited Swindon last week to get an overview of how businesses and the economy are performing. The Shadow Cabinet Minister met with Swindon...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 15.03.19
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Awareness of mental health is as high as it has ever been, now is the time for action

Over the past 3-5 years, the phrase ’mental health‘ has exponentially grown in awareness amongst the British public. This is all thanks to the likes of Prince Harry’s and Prince William’s campaign...
Blue O'Connor
Blue O'Connor
Business West
Posted on: 14.03.19
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Q&A with Joe Garner - CEO of Nationwide

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Joe Garner, CEO of Nationwide , before he gave his address: 1...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
UWE
Posted on: 12.03.19
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Women in Business: Q&A with Emily Kent

As part of International Women’s Day 2019 we interview Emily Kent, on her role as co-founder at One Big Circle, women in business and what a more gender-balanced world-view means to her.
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 08.03.19
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Women in Innovation: Q&A with Kathryn White

To celebrate International Women’s Day we chat to Kathryn White, Innovation Manager at the Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab at Exeter University about her role, women in Innovation,...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 08.03.19
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Women in Innovation: Q&A with Karen Friendship

To celebrate International Women’s Day we caught up with a number of leading business women in the South West. We chat to Karen Friendship, MD of Alderman Tooling Ltd about her role, women in...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 07.03.19
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