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Phil Smith comments on Theresa May resignation

phil_smith_ttb.png Commenting on Theresa May’s resignation, Phil Smith, Managing Director at Business West said: “Businesses must be reassured that a change at the top in Downing Street does not...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 24.05.19
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Helping Bristol’s ex-offenders back into employment

Chief Constable Andy Marsh, Nathan Peacey, Partner at Foot Anstey and James Durie, Chief Executive of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & West of England Initiative gathered 100 business leaders at...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 17.05.19
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Ian Larrard responds to Honda Swindon closure confirmation

ian_larrard.jpg Responding to Honda’s statement regarding the closure of its Swindon plant published today (13 May), Ian Larrard, Director of Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative at Business West said...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.05.19
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James Durie comments on the latest GDP figures

james_durie.jpg Commenting on the latest UK GDP statistics, published today by the ONS, James Durie, Chief Executive of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West, said: “While...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.05.19
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Paddy Bradley of SWLEP on Honda, Swindon IoT, Porton Down and more

Paddy Bradley, the man leading Swindon & Wiltshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) is a no-nonsense ex-head teacher whose enthusiasm is infectious. The SWLEP Director talked to me about...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.05.19
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Dee Temple-Multon to replace Mike Godfrey OBE at Business West

dee-temple-multon.jpg The Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative , part of Business West, is delighted to announce the appointment Dee Temple-Multon on a part-time basis to replace the retiring Mike...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 07.05.19
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Voters in Bath and North East Somerset head to the polls

Voters from all over Bath and North East Somerset will today be electing the 59 Councillors who will run the Council for the next four years. Undoubtedly national politics will play some part in the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 02.05.19
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Labour market in good order but challenges remain

Commenting on the labour market figures for April 2019, published today by the ONS, Phil Smith – Managing Director at Business West said: phil_smith_ttb.png “The strong increase in employment,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 17.04.19
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Mayor of Swindon hosts special reception for Bangladesh High Commissioner

I was recently invited to attend a special reception with Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem at the Civic Offices in Swindon. Hosted by Bangladeshi-born Mayor of Swindon ,...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 16.04.19
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