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Chamber Network launches campaign to support the people at the heart of local business community

Today, Business West Chambers of Commerce and the wider British Chambers Network launch a new campaign to celebrate, support and develop the most important part of any business – it’s people...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 26.09.19
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Local Industrial Strategy envisages Gloucestershire as a 'magnet' for young and highly-skilled

Gloucestershire’s new Local Industrial Strategy has really put our young people front and centre of its focus for the future. And as someone who has always tried to campaign and support the vision of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 23.09.19
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Visitor economy Q&A with Dr Justin Morris, Bristol Zoological Society

As a co-founder of Destination Bristol , the Initiative has long understood the value of the visitor economy and promoting a vibrant city that attracts visitors and creates a wealth of fantastic...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 18.09.19
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Swindon Mindful Employer Network to relaunch as national mental health crisis deepens

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem this year – this equates to 25% of an average business’ workforce. In light of shocking statistics such as these, the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.09.19
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Bristol is shortlisted to be European City of Innovation 2019

Bristol’s pioneering One City approach to join up local governance is one of six shortlisted cities to be guaranteed an award of €100,000 by the European Commission. One of those cities will receive...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 12.09.19
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Business leaders get around table to discuss Gloucestershire's future

Gloucestershire’s motto is ‘forever forwards’. However, sometimes the county’s pace of change does not quite live up to these guiding aspirations. In early September, Ian Mean, the Director of...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 11.09.19
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BCCI response to Bristol City Council’s initial Western Harbour engagement

We’ve long recognised that the Cumberland Basin and surrounding area is a special part of our city. It’s a highly visible ‘gateway’ with potential to enhance nearby residential areas and unlock...
Richard Bonner
Richard Bonner
Posted on: 06.09.19
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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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