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Darren Jones MP and Mayor Tim Bowles join Initiative for COVID-19 meeting

Unlock, revival, recovery, the new normal….call it what you want, the West of England business community has a vital role to play in restoring anything near normality. There remain more questions...
Rob Stewart
Rob Stewart
Social
Posted on: 05.05.20
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Coronavirus: Route map to normality to emerge next week indicates PM

Business will start getting a feel of a route map to some sort of normality next week. That was the message from prime minister Boris Johnson who, looking fit and well, made his first appearance at...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 30.04.20
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Only 16% of businesses believe they will be able to cope if coronavirus crisis lasts 6 months

A new Chamber of Commerce survey of more than 1,100 businesses in the South West highlights the un-paralleled scale of the economic impact being faced by companies grappling with the coronavirus...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 23.04.20
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6 key takeaways from the Initiative's Trading Through Coronavirus meeting

As I participated in the second virtual meeting run by the Bristol West of England Initiative at Business West, focusing on the Trading Through Coronavirus programme, I was able to listen to...
Chris Lawrance
Chris Lawrance
JBP
Posted on: 23.04.20
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Rebuilding with compassion - recovery from the coronavirus
Member role

This city region has a long been recognised as a leader of sustainable causes, earning Bristol its European Green Capital title in 2015. Since then, concerns around climate have soared, culminating...
Pippa Gibbs Joubert
Posted on: 21.04.20
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Iain Wolsey: Chambers can be the great facilitators of lockdown exit strategy

Chamber of Commerce network could play a key role in shaping government's coronavirus lockdown exit strategy says Iain Wolsey.
Nigel Barker
Nigel Barker
Business West
Posted on: 20.04.20
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Coronavirus grant delivery speeds differ between local authorities

Data compiled by the regional Chamber of Commerce , Business West, has highlighted the differences between local authorities in the region at getting much needed grant support paid to local...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.04.20
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Businesses in shared workspaces ineligible for coronavirus grants - show your support

Business West, Bristol Technology Festival, Engine Shed and TechSpark are calling on our local authorities and WECA to make workspace businesses individually eligible for the £10,000 small business...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 15.04.20
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Small businesses need council coronavirus cash fast

How well is your local authority doing in getting government coronavirus money to businesses? This is a question Business West has been posing to local councils on whose response could well decide...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.04.20
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