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Prime Minister’s Industrial Strategy highlights need for skills development

Industrial strategies have come and gone over the years, and few have really had any lasting effect because they have lacked support from the government. However, the latest announced today by the...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 23.01.17
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Business West in the White House

Just before last November’s US Presidential election, I joined a delegation of UK business and city leaders on a visit to the USA, with the aim of fostering stronger economic and trade relations...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Posted on: 20.01.17
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3 questions businesses needed answering from Theresa May's 12 point Brexit plan

Business had three big questions that needed answering from May's Brexit speech today: some answers were given, but plenty more were raised. Firstly, what is the UK government’s position on remaining...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Posted on: 17.01.17
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Let’s be bold and build on green belt land to tackle the housing crisis

Building on the green belt is not something any self-respecting local councillor wanting to be re-elected would support. But those same councillors are now thinking that they are almost going to have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 16.01.17
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Will Bath be the first UK city to introduce a tourist tax?

Tourism is a vital part of the local economy in Bath - will the tourist tax ever come to fruition?
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 13.01.17
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Not another business year in review blog…

If any year is deserving of the sort of forensic examination that the media trots out at this time of year, 2016 surely qualifies as one of the most prescient in living memory. In the space of 365...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 04.01.17
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Hinkley Point C - Please don't keep us waiting

Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West, explains why we cannot underestimate the importance that the South West places on an early decision on the future of EDF's Hinkley Point C Nuclear New...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 17.08.16
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Nevermind the North; what about the South West Powerhouse

The South West is well positioned to build on its powerhouse capabilities. We need the ambition and confidence to trade throughout the world and the control afforded by local devolution to drive...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 16.08.16
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Hinkley Point C - The roller coaster continues

As the roller coaster of Hinkley Point C continues, our MD Phil Smith reflects on Europe's largest engineering project.
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 29.07.16
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