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Keeping the economy moving in Bath & North East Somerset

What looks like the beginning of a successful roll out of the COVID vaccination programme could be the prelude to a return to something like the life we used to call “normal”. It remains to be seen...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 21.01.21
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PM launches Build Back Better Council to unlock investment, boost job creation and level up regional economy

This week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has chaired the first meeting of a new Business Council designed to work in partnership with government to fuel COVID-19 economic recovery and establish future...
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews
Business West
Posted on: 19.01.21
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Business West responds to lockdown 3 business support measures

Commenting on the support measures for business announced by the Chancellor, Business West Policy Manager Claire Ralph said: “Businesses listened to the announcement of a third national lockdown with...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 05.01.21
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Business West responds to the announcement of new national lockdown in England

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new, national lockdown in England Business West Managing Director Phil Smith said:  “Businesses will understand why the Prime Minister has felt...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.01.21
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Business West responds to the announcement of a UK-EU trade deal

ps-brexit.png Providing an initial response to the announcement that the UK and EU governments have agreed a trade deal, Phil Smith, managing director of Business West said: “Businesses across the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 24.12.20
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Business West becomes carbon neutral and commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2030

South West England’s largest and most influential business organisation, Business West, which represents some 23,000 businesses across the region, today (21 December) announced its commitment to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.12.20
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Swindon MPs seek to reassure businesses as Brexit talks continue

As Brexit talks approached their crunch point, Cabinet Minister and South Swindon MP Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC addressed Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative members, alongside North Swindon MP Justin...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 16.12.20
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Final Initiative meeting of the year inspires hope and optimism for 2021

Vice President and serial entrepreneur Jaya Chakrabarti MBE opened the final Bristol and West of England Initiative meeting of 2020 with some reflections on a pivotal year for Bristol. “The eyes on...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 08.12.20
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Survey shows businesses remain confused and unprepared for Brexit as negotiations stumble on

With negotiations staggering into extra time, a new survey shows that businesses in the South West remain confused about and unprepared for the consequences of Brexit.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.12.20
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