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Financial support for apprenticeships: Ian Mean interviews The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP

Further education colleges in the South West are up in arms over what they see as a stifling of financial support from the government. They claim this has led to many of them being unable to support...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.07.19
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Chipping Campden harnesses the power of digital to give High Street a boost

Chipping Campden in the heart of the Cotswolds has made a bold move into the world of digital marketing to help preserve its shops and businesses. The town’s Business Forum launched its association...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.07.19
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Business West training programme opening up career pathways in international trade to students

Business West’s award winning International Trade Centre is responsible for assisting over £700m worth of UK exports annually. With unparalleled expertise and a track record of facilitating and...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 19.06.19
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Bath & North East Somerset needs to keep hold of talented graduates

From time to time I have written about the importance of keeping young people who have graduated from our Universities and College in the area after they have finished their studies. They bring...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 06.06.19
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Student enthusiasm for STEM subjects is infectious at engineering and cyber campus

The enthusiasm of the young students at Gloucestershire’s Berkeley Green engineering and cyber campus is infectious. Here we have young people voting to leave their secondary school and embark on...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.05.19
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Government needs to rethink apprenticeship levy

Gloucestershire has a proud record of encouraging apprenticeships. South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (SGS) - have been superb at developing these apprenticeships. But I have to say that...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 21.05.19
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Find out more about skills, recruitment and training in your industry

Skills West, a Business West and West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership programme, has just released the new 2019 Local Sector Skills Statements, reporting on the skills...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 25.03.19
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Women in Business: Q&A with Emily Kent

As part of International Women’s Day 2019 we interview Emily Kent, on her role as co-founder at One Big Circle, women in business and what a more gender-balanced world-view means to her.
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 08.03.19
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National Apprenticeship Week: Q&A with Cassie Yates

Cassie Yates is a Project Manager in the Enterprise Team. We caught up with her to find out more about managing an apprentice.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 08.03.19
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