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Business West welcomes climate crisis making prime time news

As Sky News launches its new Daily Climate Show, we look at how Business West is dedicated to becoming Net Zero.
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 08.04.21
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Furlough – making the ‘pandemic pause’ productive

The recent Spring budget reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) by extending it through to September 2021, news which will no doubt be welcomed by many employers...
Lizzie Lyons
Lizzie Lyons
Business West
Posted on: 25.03.21
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Tewkesbury's Bright Future

This week, Ian Mean, Director of Business West Gloucestershire hosted an interesting Business and Economy Meeting focusing on the Tewkesbury Powerhouse. It’s not often you hear the words ‘Tewkesbury...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 18.03.21
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Top 3 benefits of business mentoring

Have you ever had an amazing mentor in your professional life? Someone who could see a spark in you, who gave you advice and helped your confidence to grow? It’s easy to underestimate the value of...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 17.03.21
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IWD 2021: Q&A with Amy Kington, CEO, Community of Purpose

As part of International Women’s Day on 8th March, we spoke to Amy Kington, CEO, Community of Purpose to learn more about her views on women in business and what a more gender-balanced world-view...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 08.03.21
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IWD 2021: Q&A with Amy Kinnear, CEO, Southmead Development Trust

As part of International Women’s Day on 8th March, we spoke to Amy Kinnear, CEO of Southmead Development Trust to learn more about her views on women in business and what a more gender-balanced world...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 08.03.21
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IWD 2021: will the economic impacts of Covid-19 set gender equality back decades?

International Women’s Day (IWD) is not just about celebrating women’s achievements; it is also a call to action to raise awareness about women’s equality and to accelerate gender parity. This year’s...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 08.03.21
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Budget 2021: Businesses to receive further financial support to take on an apprentice

More evidence of the growing support for apprenticeships at the top level of government emerged in the lead up to the Chancellor’s Budget earlier today (3 Mar). In efforts to further stimulate...
Claire Bedding
Claire Bedding
Business West
Posted on: 03.03.21
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Why should an apprentice join your business?

Training apprentices is not just about recruiting staff to the business or giving an opportunity to young people. Investing in your workforce via apprentices helps retain talent, provides key...
Barry Tugwood
Barry Tugwood
Business West
Posted on: 11.02.21
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