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Recognising the Engineers of the Bristol Initiative for International Women in Engineering Day

Some of our Bristol Initiative members from the NCC, Arup and Santec have joined us in celebrating International Women in Engineering Day, sharing their stories and experiences.
Louise Holland
Louise Holland
Business West
Posted on: 21.06.24
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New Business Council Ushers In Partnership Era

The BCC has held its inaugural meeting of its new Business Council alongside Cabinet Minister, the Rt Hon Michael Gove and Shadow Chancellor, the Rt Hon Rachel Reeves.  The new body, comprising some...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 14.09.23
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Addressing Inequality in Bristol: The Impact of Bristol Future Talent Partnership

In this insightful interview, we had the privilege of speaking with Kirsten Hambly, Partnership and Engagement Manager at the Bristol Future Talent Partnership, to delve into the mission and far-...
Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison
Business West
Posted on: 28.06.23
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Have your say on what the future looks like

Solving the problem of Bath is like tackling a Rubik’s cube. Just when you think you are working your way towards a solution, one of the pieces ends up in the wrong place and you can’t line up all...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 26.01.23
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Spotlight On: Emma & Lily from NSPCC South West

Every so often we like to shine the spotlight on our members, and in this case one of the members of the West of England Initiative. We sat down with Emma Hildesley, Community Fundraising Manager,...
Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison
Business West
Posted on: 21.12.22
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Housing is top of our agenda

Bath Chamber of Commerce has been hearing a lot of businesses talk about the lack of affordable housing in Bath over the past few years, but what can be done to fix this?
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 17.11.22
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Business West survey finds almost 60% of businesses face pressures to raise prices from soaring raw materials and energy prices

Business West’s latest quarterly economic survey has found that almost 60% of businesses – over 70% of manufacturers – are facing pressures to raise prices due to mounting costs of raw materials and...
Tom Smith
Tom Smith
Posted on: 01.04.22
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Stroud’s Levelling Up bid needs speed and realism

It’s good to see that Stroud’s plans to regenerate the town have been given a national airing in the House of Commons by the town’s MP, Siobhan Baillie. Readers of this column will know that I have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.02.22
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Bristol welcomes HMS Prince of Wales crew to celebrate our city’s affiliation

This weekend (11th & 12th December), officers and crew members from the HMS Prince of Wales are visiting Bristol to mark the ship’s affiliation with the city, and are inviting all across the city...
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.21
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