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Bath could be an even greater city - if only we trusted in our talents

The other day I was listening to one of the many people you regularly hear talking Bath down. “Nothing ever happens here, The Council is useless, The place is a mess, The Chamber of Commerce never...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 22.11.17
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British Chambers of Commerce talks industrial strategy

After years without any semblance of one, industrial strategy is now back on the Government’s agenda.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 21.11.17
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Growth not giveaways – what business wants from the Budget

For many months now the Brexit negotiations have been in stasis. While the Government has spent most its time dithering and posturing, Michel Barnier and the EU Commission have spent theirs...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 20.11.17
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Devolution in the West of England is only just beginning, says Lord Heseltine

At the Festival of the Future City Lord Heseltine suggested that in the UK we’ve ‘only just begun’ creating world-class devolved authorities, and that future mayors should preside over a much wider...
Rupert Callingham
Rupert Callingham
Posted on: 15.11.17
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Wiltshire businesses get around the table with Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan

Wiltshire businesses had the opportunity to sit down with their local MP, Michelle Donelan, at a Chippenham restaurant recently thanks to Business West.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 06.11.17
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Build more roads Bath, and don't look back

Roadbuilding projects around Bath demonstrate the benefit of working collaboratively with our neighbours and will benefit business.
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 26.10.17
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New Museum & Art Gallery will put Swindon on the map

Swindon is an amazing place, with fantastic employers, a great workforce , and enviable communications, but it suffers from a poor image. Swindon has a reputation as a cultural desert, a new town,...
Rod Hebden
Rod Hebden
Posted on: 25.10.17
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Business West’s role in helping business & government navigate an uncertain future

It’s a great honour to have been appointed Business West Chairman, and I am excited by the challenges and prospects that we face.
Iain Wolsey
Iain Wolsey
Posted on: 23.10.17
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Local businesses quiz Gloucestershire MPs

Gloucester MP Richard Graham, Alex Chalk from Cheltenham and David Drew, Stroud’s newly elected MP, were quizzed by local business at a recent Gloucestershire Chamber networking breakfast.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 19.10.17
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