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Business West reaction to result of meaningful vote

There are no more words to describe the frustration, impatience, and growing anger amongst business after two and a half years on a high-stakes political rollercoaster ride that shows no sign of...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 16.01.19
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Regional economy slides as Brexit uncertainty and high-street fears bite

Business West’s local business survey – the South West’s largest private sector survey of business sentiment – showed that 2018 closed with some disappointing results for businesses, with worries...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 15.01.19
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We need a long term transport strategy for Bath not a piecemeal approach

It was good news to hear the Council is taking more time before coming to a decision on the imposition of a Clean Air Zone in Bath. Doubtless they will find many alternative views in the thousands of...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 14.01.19
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How local authorities are planning for Brexit

Full marks to Stroud District Council for telling us that the government have a lot of plans up their sleeve for councils to deal with the local challenges posed by Brexit - deal or no deal. I have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 08.01.19
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Business and the economy in Gloucestershire 2019

Looking forward to the world in Gloucestershire next year, I picked up the Economist’s World in 2019 special magazine. I was searching for some inspiration but I am afraid I didn’t find much at all...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.12.18
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Business frustrated by Brexit ‘meaningful vote’ delay

Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on delaying Parliament’s ‘meaningful vote’ on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, Phil Smith, Managing...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.18
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West of England Initiative celebrates 30th anniversary at Bristol Old Vic

When celebrating a milestone occasion, it’s difficult to avoid looking back and reminiscing about past achievements and progress. Yet, despite the occasion, there was a palpable and prescient sense...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.18
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30 years of the Initiative in Bristol, Bath and West of England

2018 marks thirty years since a group of civic minded business leaders came together to form the Bristol Initiative – which I am now the Chief Executive of. The Initiative is unique in the UK. A...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 07.12.18
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Delegation from China visits Leigh Court to strengthen trade links with Bristol and the West of England

Business West Chambers of Commerce welcomed a delegation of business leaders from the Shandong Province Chamber of Commerce to Leigh Court this week to help strengthen trade links between this...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 26.11.18
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