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Health Secretary outlines coronavirus response at BCC annual conference

Despite the cancellation of a number of large-scale business events such as the Geneva Roadshow due to the coronavirus outbreak, British Chambers of Commerce’s annual conference went ahead as planned...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.03.20
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Narrowing the gender pay gap – if not Bristol then where?

We’re a pretty forward-thinking bunch here in Bristol. As the first English city to vote in favour of an elected mayor, the city of Banksy and Britain’s only green capital, we have a proud history of...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 06.03.20
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The economic impact of YTL Arena

We work actively on making this area the best place to live and work for our whole population. We're backing the go ahead of the hugely exciting YTL Arena proposals, which will take this place a...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 04.03.20
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Business West responds to the business impact of the Coronavirus outbreak

As the Coronavirus outbreak (named Covid-19) continues to dominate the headlines, I wanted to ensure we communicated to you the relevant links to the up-to-date position on the virus and where and...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 27.02.20
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A cleaner, greener and more business friendly alternative to Bristol’s diesel ban

Bristol has a serious pollution problem – many of our city centre streets are breaking legal air pollution limits, with knock on effects for the health of our families, workers and visitors. Central...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 26.02.20
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How can the West of England make its voice heard in Westminster?

Now that we’ve got a new national government with a huge parliamentary majority and we’ve moved away from discussing whether or not we should leave the European Union you can be certain that Downing...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 14.02.20
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Barton Willmore's Simon Prescott on planning, politics and prospects for growth in the West

Planners by reputation and image, in my experience, tend not to be the most engaging of characters. Simon Prescott, who has just been appointed a non-executive director on the board of Business West...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 05.02.20
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A new deal with Europe: what are the key areas concerning business?

The Withdrawal Agreement that came into effect on 31 January provides for business-as-usual trading arrangements between the UK and the EU until the end of 2020. However, much could change thereafter...
Rohan Roy
Rohan Roy
Posted on: 04.02.20
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Business West responds to UK’s official departure from the EU

As the UK marks its official departure from the European Union, and the start of an 11- month transition period, Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West responds.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 31.01.20
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