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How to solve the housing crisis - Ruth Cooke of GreenSquare Group speaks out

5ce7c494217d3ruth_web.jpg What is the really big issue people of all ages are worried about? In my view, it is not Brexit . It is the housing crisis - the lack of affordable homes to rent and buy...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 22.08.19
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Government to issue EORI numbers to businesses following Business West campaign

Earlier in August, Business West warned that 24,000 companies in the South West needed to take urgent action and register for an EORI number as the prospect of a no deal Brexit loomed larger. Today (...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.08.19
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Back Dale Vince to get eco-stadium built

Dale Vince, the Ecotricity owner, is something of a Marmite guy. You may love him or loathe him. Unashamedly, I am a big supporter. I feel he has done so much for the Gloucestershire economy through...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.08.19
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Reflections on Gloucester's regeneration

Time was when developers and those who might be potential investors in Gloucester wouldn't touch the city with a proverbial bargepole. They had lost confidence in the city council to deliver as a...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 25.07.19
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BCC to PM: Now time to get down to business

Today the British Chambers of Commerce – which represents 75,000 firms of all sizes and sectors, employing 6 million people – has written to incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson setting out 15...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 24.07.19
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Business West comments on announcement of new Prime Minister

phil-smith.jpg Commenting on the announcement that Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP has won the Conservative leadership contest and will be the next Prime Minister, Phil Smith, Managing Director at the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 23.07.19
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Partnership between education and enterprise key to Wiltshire's economic future

Wiltshire College’s impressive Lackham campus was the venue for July’s Wiltshire Business & Economy Meeting hosted by Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative in partnership with Swindon &...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 22.07.19
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Great Western Powerhouse could be good for Gloucestershire

We constantly hear about the activities of the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine economic models which started evolving five years ago. So, where is the Powerhouse to drive the burgeoning...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 18.07.19
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South Gloucestershire's thriving visitor economy

These are exciting times for South Gloucestershire. While the area has a very strong industry and educational base built over many decades – and a base for world leading businesses across sectors...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 09.07.19
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