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West of England Joint Spatial Plan - what next?

The examination of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) reported back at the beginning of August and a fuller response came in September, where – in their words – they “set out in more detail...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 28.01.20
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Western Gateway - a roadmap for the West’s future economic success

At long last, the South West is beginning to get to grips with what this region stands for and how we wish to be seen by government. At Business West we welcome this important self-examination of our...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 27.01.20
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Gloucestershire rail should not be put on the back burner

On the day it hit us that rail ticket prices are now rising twice as fast as wages, I was interested to hear transport minister Grant Shapps confirming he will be reversing some of the Beeching line...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.01.20
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Business rate cuts to benefit High Street retailers

Our hard-pressed independent High Street retailers in Gloucestershire can look forward to a little New Year cheer. Just before Christmas, in the Queen’s Speech, the government decided they must...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 07.01.20
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Western Gateway will be exciting development for business in 2020

As we approach 2020, I am enthusiastic about the development of a great new focus for business in the region. In Katherine Bennett, senior vice president of Airbus in Bristol, we have a formidable...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 24.12.19
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Bath business can look forward to clarity and progress in 2020

Democracy is all very well, but sometimes it produces results which quite honestly give people in business a bit of a headache. It’s nothing to do with party politics because the Chamber of Commerce...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 23.12.19
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Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative year in review 2019

While the news about Honda has dominated much of our work throughout 2019, there were also very many positive developments at Business West and in our region to shout about. Despite tough national...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 20.12.19
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GWR timetable changes – BW Chamber directors have their say

On 15 December, Great Western Railway (GWR) will announce its biggest timetable shake-up since the 1970s, adding extra capacity, improving frequency and cutting travel times across the network. •...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.12.19
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Business West responds to the 2019 general election result

phil_smith_-_managing_director_-_business_west.jpg Reacting to the news of the 2019 general election result, Phil Smith, Managing Director at Business West, comments: “The general election result...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.12.19
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