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Business frustrated by Brexit ‘meaningful vote’ delay

Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on delaying Parliament’s ‘meaningful vote’ on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, Phil Smith, Managing...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.18
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West of England Initiative celebrates 30th anniversary at Bristol Old Vic

When celebrating a milestone occasion, it’s difficult to avoid looking back and reminiscing about past achievements and progress. Yet, despite the occasion, there was a palpable and prescient sense...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.18
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30 years of the Initiative in Bristol, Bath and West of England

2018 marks thirty years since a group of civic minded business leaders came together to form the Bristol Initiative – which I am now the Chief Executive of. The Initiative is unique in the UK. A...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 07.12.18
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Delegation from China visits Leigh Court to strengthen trade links with Bristol and the West of England

Business West Chambers of Commerce welcomed a delegation of business leaders from the Shandong Province Chamber of Commerce to Leigh Court this week to help strengthen trade links between this...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 26.11.18
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Global Parliament of Mayors - empowering cities as drivers of change

Nearly 350 people from around the world took part in the Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit 2018 with over 2,500 local people involved in related events . Around 80 mayors and city network...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.11.18
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Work Experience Charter for Gloucestershire

How often do we hear local employers saying that they just don’t get the raw material they need from young people leaving education? Quite a lot in my view. And while I tend to support the employers...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 13.11.18
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Bringing the world to Bristol businesses at the Global Parliament of Mayors

A couple of weeks ago, the Bristol and West of England Initiative were honoured to welcome the participants of the Global Parliament of Mayors Summit 2018 to a Harbour Regeneration Tour and a drinks...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 01.11.18
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An update on the proposed Clean Air Zone for Bath

The Council is currently consulting on their proposal for a Class D Clean Air Zone for a part of Bath. This means all higher emission buses, coaches, HGVs, private hire vehicles, taxis, LGVs/vans and...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 01.11.18
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Fourth Industrial Revolution gathering momentum in the West of England

A process has just started to produce a blueprint for the West of England, setting out how the area can benefit from the next Industrial Revolution. But this time it won’t be about factories belching...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 01.11.18
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