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Pre-election survey reveals West of England 'outshone' by London and Manchester

With only 30 days until voters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset decide the next West of England ‘Metro’ Mayor, Business West is calling on the successful candidate...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 06.04.21
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Give 10 minutes of your time to shape the future of the economy in Swindon & Wiltshire

Now more than ever, businesses in Swindon & Wiltshire need their local decision makers to rise to the challenges that they face. Accordingly, in the run up to local elections on 6th May, Business...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 29.03.21
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Business West welcomes Honda site announcement and the hundreds of jobs it will create

Business West today (26 March) welcomed the announcement from Honda that a buyer had been found for the Honda Swindon site. The purchase from the Panattoni Group and the use of the site for a large-...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.21
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Joined up thinking and shovel ready projects central to continued investment in Swindon, MPs tell business leaders

In the week that pupils in England returned to school, Swindon MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson and Leader of Swindon Borough Council Cllr David Renard joined our quarterly meeting with...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 23.03.21
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National bus strategy for England - a bus revolution is coming

I am very excited about the national bus strategy that has been announced this week. It is a strong commitment by the government, and the Prime Minister himself, reflecting the importance of buses...
Rupert Cox
Rupert Cox
Stagecoach West
Posted on: 16.03.21
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The West is missing out

In light of the disappointing news from this week’s budget , which saw the failure of the Great Western Freeport bid and major infrastructure funding still not confirmed for the West of England, it’s...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 05.03.21
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Business West responds to March 2021 Budget

ps-brexit.png Giving his reaction to the Chancellor’s Budget, Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West, said: “It was another extraordinary budget from the Chancellor, reflecting what is an...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 03.03.21
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Government support for business remains vital over next four months

Many of our companies, I am afraid, will have been disappointed by the Prime Minister’s much trailed roadmap to take us out of the stranglehold of the Covid pandemic. It certainly did not give many...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 23.02.21
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Business West responds to government roadmap out of lockdown

ps.jpg Commenting on the Prime Minister's roadmap out of lockdown, Business West Managing Director Phil Smith said: “Many of our companies will have been disappointed by this roadmap. “It certainly...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 22.02.21
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