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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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COP26 not COPOut26: Making the nature of business work in harmony with the business of nature

As we watch our world’s nations at COP26 pledge to take action to save our environment, and humanity with it, I am filled with a heady mix of hope and alarm. My hope is that the 26th time's the charm...
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Posted on: 06.11.21
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The Business of Net-Zero

Businesses in the West will benefit from the investment and business opportunities associated with achieving the net-zero targets being discussed at COP26 in Glasgow this week. Working with the other...
Marvin Rees
Marvin Rees
Posted on: 04.11.21
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City partners urge local businesses to invest in the future of the city

Decarbonising Bristol’s economy will involve an investment of £9.2 billion of private and public finance in the city to get to Net Zero by 2030. The call from Mayor Marvin Rees and James Durie,...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 22.10.21
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Inflation and labour supply issues continue to threaten South West’s economic recovery

Prices continued to rise in the third quarter of 2021, with a third of respondents reporting that they have had to increase their prices due to rising input costs.
Posted on: 11.10.21
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Worker crisis threatening the future of South West businesses

Businesses in the South West desperately need a roadmap out of the current labour crisis, with a clear plan for the future of our workforce or the region’s key sectors may suffer irreparable damage,...
Posted on: 30.09.21
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Jaya Chakrabarti MBE announced as President of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative

Jaya Chakrabarti MBE, founder of the award-winning social enterprise TISCreport, has been announced as the new President of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative.
Posted on: 23.09.21
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