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May’s housing boost for Gloucestershire

Home building in Gloucestershire was at long last given a real boost in the Prime Minister’s Conservative party conference speech yesterday . In what was a surprise move to help the housing market -...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.10.18
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Not too early to think about BANES council elections

Rows might still be raging about whether to have a second Brexit referendum, but there is no doubt we are definitely going to have a vote next year to decide the make up of the Council to rule over...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 04.10.18
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Joined-up public health & wellbeing strategy for Bristol gains momentum

The overarching theme of our most recent Business West Initiative evening was health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on the current drivers of public health and how a joined up approach...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 02.10.18
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Shake-up of apprenticeship levy a sign government is listening to business

At long last, the government seems to be trying to listen to business. That was my feeling following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s speech on the first day of the Tory conference in Birmingham today. At...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 01.10.18
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British firms unprepared for no deal Brexit

One of the biggest surveys of business intentions since the EU referendum has found that nearly two-thirds of firms still aren’t preparing for Brexit – and in the event of a ‘no deal’ outcome many...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 28.09.18
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Cabot Circus 10 years on - has it delivered for Bristol?

Working in a strong partnership with Bristol City Council the Bristol Chamber & Initiative was instrumental in the development of Cabot Circus - a £0.5bn investment in the centre of the city -...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 25.09.18
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Bank on an autumn break

As regular readers will know, I’m a glass half full sort of person, always trying to look on the bright side, difficult though that can be at times. But, even I have a struggle to stay optimistic now...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 29.08.18
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City-wide growth the key consideration for Temple Island

We are all about what is best for the city and the economy of the wider city region and we strongly support a top-class arena for Bristol that is delivered in a way that brings the most benefit to...
Richard Bonner
Richard Bonner
Posted on: 24.08.18
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Let’s do the Bath quickstep

If Bath were a dance I think it would be the waltz. Serene and smooth with the unfailing rhythm of slow, slow, quick, quick, slow. And the good news for business is that we seem to be moving into the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 09.08.18
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