Shape the skills agenda in the West of England

Join us at our Future Skills Workshops to discuss skills challenges and be part of developing solutions.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 20.04.17
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Interview tips: how to spot the ideal candidate for your team

When it comes to company culture, nothing is more important than the team that’s running your business. From operational staff to CEOs, every member of a working team plays an integral role in the...
Phil White
Phil White
Posted on: 27.03.17
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Rethinking skills and recruitment - West of England ahead of the game

Business West have officially launched their new skills service; Skills West. Find out how the West of England is ahead of the game by re-thinking skills and recruitment models.
Nicky Willams
Nicky Willams
Posted on: 16.03.17
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Apprenticeships in the workplace - An interview with a Business West apprentice

Holly Weare describes why she decided to opt for an apprenticeship in Business West and what she hopes to gain from her apprenticeship in the future.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 09.03.17
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Apprenticeship facts and figures

Our infographic informs you on the benefits of apprenticeships, what you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy and how we can help support your skills challenges.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 09.03.17
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The spring budget 2017: a view from Gloucestershire business

This was a thin Budget in every sense of the word. At 64 pages it was thin in pagination and at 54 minutes hardly a showstopper, even though the rather “grey” Chancellor did get in a few jokes to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 09.03.17
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Steady as she goes budget leaves businesses disappointed

Commenting on Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget today (Wednesday 8 March), Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West said: “They say that the Budget is more about political theatre than...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 08.03.17
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3 reasons why taking on an apprentice makes perfect business sense

With National Apprenticeship Week this week and the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, here's why taking on an apprentice could be one the best business decision you've ever made.
Andy Grey
Andy Grey
Posted on: 07.03.17
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What Gloucestershire business wants from the budget 2017

Let’s be clear - tomorrow’s Budget is not going to be particularly exciting and there will be no huge giveaways. But I feel that business in Gloucestershire - much of which survives and prospers on...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 07.03.17
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