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Shoots of growth beginning to show in the Forest of Dean?

For too long the Forest of Dean has been the Aunt Sally of Gloucestershire with a lot of assumptions about this lovely part of our county being hurled around with very little justification. In terms...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.08.18
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Where now for Gloucestershire 2050?

For me, the Gloucestershire 2050 project took an interesting turn for the better during a recent debate organised by BBC Radio Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire Live. Why do I say that? For the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 30.07.18
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Podcast: How do you help support an older workforce?

Allan Williams and Mike Spicer return for the British Chambers of Commerce podcast to discuss the latest Brexit news and the challenges of an older workforce.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 26.07.18
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Parliamentarians must listen to local businesses

Dear Members of Parliament, As you head off on recess today and step away from the Westminster bubble – here’s a bit of homework on behalf of the business communities that we both represent. Over the...
Dr Adam Marshall
Dr Adam Marshall
British Chambers of Commerce
Posted on: 24.07.18
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Business confidence in Brexit negotiations dwindling, as questions remain unanswered

Business West reveals that confidence among SMEs in the West, in government to deliver a Brexit that works for business, is on the wane. With 49% of businesses feeling negative about the negotiations...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.07.18
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Brexit and the UK car industry - the view from Honda's Patrick Keating

patrick-keating.jpg I recently interviewed Patrick Keating - Government Affairs Manager to find out how Honda is preparing for Brexit. Describe your role: My main role is to support the European...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 26.06.18
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Gloucestershire gets the ball rolling on 2050 project

Government is already sitting up and taking notice of the aspirations being made by the Gloucestershire 2050 project aimed at developing a clear vision for the future of life in the county. This was...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.06.18
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Jetting off this weekend? Eschew the souvenirs, bring back Bath some fresh ideas

Travel is supposed to broaden the mind. And as it’s getting to the time of year when people start to go off on trips, in this country, across Europe and the rest of the world, it got me thinking...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 23.05.18
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Brexit - a logistical nightmare for cross-channel trade

Last week, three of the UK’s largest Chambers of Commerce - London Chamber of Commerce Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Business West – converged on Folkestone to meet with Eurotunnel...
Rohan Roy
Rohan Roy
Posted on: 21.05.18
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