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What can businesses do about climate change?

Many businesses of all sizes, plus organisations like Councils, have been declaring a “Climate Emergency” as a response to their environmental concerns. So as one who is as keen as the next person to...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 05.12.19
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Business priorities for the next UK Government: Business Costs and Investment

Businesses face mounting economic uncertainty in light of the UK's fluid political situation, and as we head into 2020 with a new government in place, it is vitally important to outline what measures...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 04.12.19
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Skills shortages in Gloucestershire are still an issue

Skills shortages right across Gloucestershire continue to affect companies desperate to recruit. The latest quarterly recruitment outlook for Business West and the British Chambers of Commerce - in...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.12.19
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Business priorities for the next UK Government: Infrastructure

Businesses face mounting economic uncertainty in light of the UK's fluid political situation, and as we head into 2020 with a new government in place, it is vitally important to outline what measures...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 28.11.19
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5 business priorities for the next UK government

It has been just two-and-a-half years since the previous election, but the political environment has shifted from bad to worse. Everything and nothing has happened in politics. Businesses in the...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 27.11.19
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Business priorities for the next UK Government: People

Businesses face mounting economic uncertainty in light of the UK's fluid political situation, and as we head into 2020 with a new government in place, it is vitally important to outline what measures...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 26.11.19
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Bath Chamber holds 2019 general election hustings

Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Initiative in B&NES arranged a Parliamentary Hustings for the City at Bath Rugby's stadium ahead of the forthcoming election, so that members could quiz...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 26.11.19
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Gloucestershire needs better rail connectivity to thrive

This is the age of the train-that was that television advertisement from the 1970s. I believe, that 40 years later, we could be on the verge of a new dawn for the rail network. The Saturday before...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 22.11.19
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Skills shortages impacting businesses as labour market remains buoyant

The percentage of UK firms facing recruitment difficulties has returned to previous highs, while one in four businesses expect to increase headcount according to the UK’s largest survey of employers...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.11.19
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