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Meet the Local Skills Improvement Plan Team - Lauren I.Holmes

We met Lauren from our LSIP team to find out more about her role and how she can help businesses.
Aneta Mikesova
Posted on: 22.02.24
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BCC Press Release: Chancellor Must Outline Sustainable Growth Plan

The BCC is calling for the Chancellor to use next month’s Budget to work in partnership with business to develop a sustainable growth plan.
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 16.02.24
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BCC Press Release: Business Fears Over Number Not Seeking Work 

Responding to the latest labour market data from ONS, Jane Gratton, Deputy Director Public Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce said:    “Fewer vacancies show the labour market is softening but...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 13.02.24
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"I was an Apprentice" Q&A with Andy Keast Operations Director at Openreach

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we wanted to highlight Openreach , a Bristol Initiative Member with a long history of working with apprenticeships and supporting apprentices through their...
Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison
Business West
Posted on: 09.02.24
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Why do we need to take mental health in the workplace seriously?

Read about our main takeaways from our recent Swindon Mindful Employer Network event, on the topic of mental health support and employee wellbeing in the workplace.
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 09.02.24
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BCC Press Release: New Framework to Boost Access to Skills and Jobs

The British Chambers of Commerce People and Work report outlines a 10-point plan to boost workforce skills, by supporting people at every stage of their journey through education and employment...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 08.02.24
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"I was an Apprentice" Q&A with Ian Mean MBE, Director - Gloucestershire

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we have taken a moment to talk to various Business West colleagues about their experiences starting their careers as an apprentice. We chatted to Ian Mean MBE...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 07.02.24
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“I was an Apprentice”: Q&A with Business West Membership Director, Emma Carter

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke to our Membership Director, Emma Carter, about her experience as an apprentice.
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 07.02.24
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Meet the Local Skills Improvement Plan Team - Barry Tugwood

Barry recently joined the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) team at Business West as a Business Skills Advisor. He has a wealth of experience speaking to businesses across the region about their...
Aneta Mikesova
Posted on: 06.02.24
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