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Swindon business plays vital role in securing Institute of Technology

Despite tough national competition, Swindon has been chosen as one of twelve locations across England to receive an Institute of Technology (IoT). Intended to provide high-quality skills training and...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 10.04.19
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Brexit uncertainty weighs heavy on businesses minds survey shows

Firms in the West suffered a big loss in business confidence during the first quarter of 2019, as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on businesses minds. The survey of approximately 500 firms from...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.04.19
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An open letter to EU Citizens

City leaders write open letter to the 21,000 non-UK EU citizens living in Bristol. We are writing to you as one of the 21,000 non-UK EU citizens living in Bristol. You are our friends, our neighbours...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 09.04.19
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Hungarian Ambassador visits leading Bristol tech firms

Hungary is a close friend to the UK, with shared values of trade, science and innovation and defence cooperation. In light of this, the Hungarian Ambassador to the UK , His Excellency Mr Szalay-...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 08.04.19
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How to solve Gloucestershire's productivity puzzle?

Worker productivity is without doubt one of the greatest challenges facing the growth of our economy. And here in Gloucestershire, the challenge was highlighted by the county council when they...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 01.04.19
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Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner meets Swindon business leaders

Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner visited Swindon last week to get an overview of how businesses and the economy are performing. The Shadow Cabinet Minister met with Swindon...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 15.03.19
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A417 decision brilliant news for Gloucestershire business

Away from Brexit to the real world of the Gloucestershire economy, the decision by Highways England for its preferred route for the A417 “Missing Link” is brilliant news for business in the county. I...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.03.19
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Business West reaction to spring statement 2019

Commenting on the Chancellor’s spring statement Phil Smith, Managing Director at Business West said: phil-smith.jpg “Like nearly all current government business, the Chancellor’s focus and forecasts...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.19
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BCC, Business West & Thames Valley Chambers comment on Honda announcement

Jointly commenting on the Honda announcement relating to the plant in Swindon, Phil Smith, Chief Executive of Business West, Paul Britton, Chief Executive of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group,...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 19.02.19
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