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Meet the team - Jacquie Bell - Events Coordinator

Jacquie is an Events Coordinator, working with the Skills team at Business West. She helps the team plan and coordinate events that are held as part of the Workforce for the Future programme. We...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 20.06.22
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The government needs to turbo-charge apprenticeships

At the risk of sounding like a long playing record, I am returning to one of my business hobbyhorses. That is the value to our economy of young people going into apprenticeships. And I am indebted to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 25.04.22
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Recruitment has changed, we tell you why.
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If you expect to attract top talent in 2022, you should forget the traditional ways to recruit. In fact, recruitment nowadays it is completely different than the way we have done in the past. In the...
Patricia Maniscalco
Posted on: 11.04.22
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Business West supports young people into work via Kickstart Scheme

Since the start of the government Kickstart Scheme in September 2020, Business West has helped over 130 young people into work, assisting them to secure roles with some of the region’s top employers.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 23.03.22
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Q&A with Dame Fiona Reynolds, new chair of the governing council of the RAU in Cirencester

Dame Fiona Reynolds, new chair of the governing council of the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, responds to some tough questiona posed by Ian Mean, vice chair of GFirstLEP and former...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 22.03.22
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Building a Motivated Team – It’s Not as Simple as it Sounds
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Being able to build a team that can work collaboratively and deliver successful outcomes is an essential skill for a business leader. Being able to inspire and motivate teams of people is what sets a...
Michelle Symonds
Michelle Symonds
Ditto Digital
Posted on: 22.03.22
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Meet the team - Fiona Malpas, Business Skills Advisor

We spoke to Fiona Mapas, Business Skills Advisor at Business West about how she supports companies to upskill their workforce.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 22.03.22
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Levelling Up Skills: T Levels are still little known for businesses

To improve awareness on T Levels among the business community an extension of the £1,000 incentive beyond July 2022 should be considered. Increased efforts & resources to explain the programme to...
Georgina  Navalles
Georgina Navalles
Business West
Posted on: 16.03.22
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Bristol West of England Initiative talks youth opportunities at the South Bristol Skills Academy

Gathered in the South Bristol Skills Academy’s landmark auditorium – featuring a four storey wall of glass – the Bristol & West of England Initiative met to discuss skills and young people. Jaya...
James Cortis
James Cortis
Business West
Posted on: 15.03.22
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