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Living on the edge

We all like to think that Bath is the centre of the Universe, but it turns out that’s not the case. In fact, in many ways we are operating at the edge. That’s certainly the case when it comes to the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 08.02.17
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Gloucestershire needs housing revolution

Without a doubt, new homes and the lack of affordable housing is one of the key issues for council leaders to face in Gloucestershire. And I hope that the government housing white paper announced...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 07.02.17
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Romanian Ambassador in Bristol for trade talks

His Excellency Dr Dan Mihalache , Romanian Ambassador to the UK, and Manuel Donescu, Minister Counsellor for the Romania economics and trade section in London, attended informal trade talks at...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 02.02.17
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Switch on to Swindon demonstrates the true light of the town

A great launch event was held on Tuesday 24 January, attended by some 350 businesses. It marked the culmination of much hard work to date, but as importantly the start of a journey to demonstrate...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Posted on: 31.01.17
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Bristol must seize the opportunity to be a 10 out of 10 city

Bristol is growing much faster than predicted. James Durie, Chief Executive of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West, argues that if we are to make growth manageable, and for...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 30.01.17
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Bath Chamber of Commerce's Ian Bell helps convince Bath & NES Council to give the go ahead to park and ride scheme in the City

Business West has been lobbying in favour of a park and ride scheme in Bath for many years and is delighted to announce that Bath and North East Somerset Council has taken the landmark decision to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 26.01.17
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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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