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Skills shortages impacting businesses as labour market remains buoyant

The percentage of UK firms facing recruitment difficulties has returned to previous highs, while one in four businesses expect to increase headcount according to the UK’s largest survey of employers...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.11.19
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Bath needs to think out of the box on transport

Back in the Middle Ages, when my copy of The Dandy comic was delivered on a Monday morning, by the year 2000 we were all supposed to be flying around in mini space ships, wearing silver foil suits...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 07.11.19
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Bristol Festival of Economics 2019 preview

As a founder member of the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, Business West helped to establish the Bristol Festival of Ideas back in 2005 to provide a year-round forum for ideas to flow in...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 06.11.19
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Business West responds to Bristol clean air zone plans

matt_pic2.jpg Commenting on Bristol City Council's decision to approve a clean air zone for central Bristol, Matt Griffith, Director of Policy at Business West, said: “We absolutely support measures...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 06.11.19
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Stroud business speaks with one voice on district's future direction

Stroud District really is starting to get to grips with some of the key issues that face business and growing the local economy. That is my view after what I can only describe as a quite inspiring...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.11.19
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Excalibur Communications hosts Swindon Business & Economy Meeting

There was a packed agenda for the October Swindon Business & Economy Meeting, with guest speakers from the public and private sector joining together to discuss diverse topics relevant to the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.11.19
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Third Severn Crossing would be good for Gloucestershire

You may remember that just a couple of years ago, Gloucestershire County Council embarked on the Vision 2050 project. It was prompted by the sudden threat of the Cotswolds wanting to leave...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 25.10.19
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Dave Battrick joins Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative

Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative at Business West is delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Battrick as Initiative Manager. Dave joins the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative this month...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 23.10.19
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75 per cent of EU migrants in Bristol ineligible to work under new immigration plans

The government’s proposals for ending freedom of movement after Brexit put Bristol and the West of England’s economy at risk, according to a new IPPR and Business West report . Skills and salary...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.10.19
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