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Do you react the same way as I do to patronising and homespun New Year messages about people’s hopes for the future? Probably the same way I usually feel about round robin festive letters, and don’t...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 02.01.18
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Looking back and forward to Gloucestershire business in 2018

After a year in which many Gloucestershire companies struggled to come to terms with the complexities of Brexit , 2017 has ended with a little more clarity but still leaving most of their concerns...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 22.12.17
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Bristol Initiative year in review film 2017

Whether around regeneration, infrastructure investment and Brexit, culture, sport and inclusivity, it’s been a busy year for the Initiative in Bristol. The short film below draws together the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 21.12.17
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2017: the year that was the year after the year before?

After a tumultuous 2016, many of us were perhaps expecting 2017 to be something like the morning after the night before. What seemed like a good idea at the time, was sure to leave us all with a bit...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 21.12.17
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Looking back at our successes in 2017 and the challenges that lie ahead

Many thanks to those who were able to join us on Thursday for our final Initiative Evening of 2017, which provided an opportunity to reflect on the year gone by in the West of England and to look...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 19.12.17
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BCC and six national Chambers across Europe urge transition and trade talks

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today joined with national Chamber organisations from six countries bordering the North Sea, on the United Kingdom and the European Union to swiftly move to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 12.12.17
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Industrial strategy is welcome but more input from business is needed

Following the Chancellor’s Budget last week it should come as no surprise that Government support for high-tech growth and the exploitation of digital technologies is at the heart of its industrial...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 27.11.17
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Bath could be an even greater city - if only we trusted in our talents

The other day I was listening to one of the many people you regularly hear talking Bath down. “Nothing ever happens here, The Council is useless, The place is a mess, The Chamber of Commerce never...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 22.11.17
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British Chambers of Commerce talks industrial strategy

After years without any semblance of one, industrial strategy is now back on the Government’s agenda.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 21.11.17
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