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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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Initiative sets out 4 key priorities for 2020 and beyond

The fourth and final Initiative meeting of 2019 recapped our key activities, challenges and successes this year, before looking forward to 2020, as members discussed the Initiative’s 4 long-term...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 09.12.19
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What can businesses do about climate change?

Many businesses of all sizes, plus organisations like Councils, have been declaring a “Climate Emergency” as a response to their environmental concerns. So as one who is as keen as the next person to...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 05.12.19
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Business priorities for the next UK Government: Business Costs and Investment

Businesses face mounting economic uncertainty in light of the UK's fluid political situation, and as we head into 2020 with a new government in place, it is vitally important to outline what measures...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 04.12.19
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Skills shortages in Gloucestershire are still an issue

Skills shortages right across Gloucestershire continue to affect companies desperate to recruit. The latest quarterly recruitment outlook for Business West and the British Chambers of Commerce - in...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.12.19
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