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From Apprentice to Chairman: How an apprenticeship offers a career path that can lead to the board room

I began my working life as an apprentice and completed my 46 year career in engineering as Chairman and Managing Director. Here are just a few of my reasons why I believe apprenticeships provide...
David Banks
David Banks
David Banks
Posted on: 01.03.16
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Powering the nuclear sector - the brains behind the billions

If you'll pardon the most obvious pun in the book - the nuclear industry is about to boom. 50,000 person-years of employment will be required across the manufacturing, construction and operation...
Jessica Vallentine
Jessica Vallentine
Business West Ltd
Posted on: 22.02.16
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10 tips for successful networking

Networking is a key way to generate leads and get to know other business people; particularly if you run a small business or are growing. Events vary in format and the type of businesses they attract...
Laura Cunningham
Laura Cunningham
Business West
Posted on: 14.07.15
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How to deliver a compelling presentation - 4 tips to help you succeed

It's a key life skill, and one that we've all agonised over at some point. It is also a skill that is sorely neglected. So let's dispel a few myths about giving a presentation, and look at a few key...
Monty Halls
Monty Halls
Monty Halls Ltd
Posted on: 24.03.15
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5 steps to ensure your business has the skills it needs now and in the future

Businesses in our region face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and innovation. How can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be...
Adam Powell
Adam Powell
West of England Local Enterprise Partnership
Posted on: 13.02.15
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5 steps to building a successful sales culture

The seemingly elusive high performance sales culture is not as unattainable as many think. There are clear steps businesses can take to move their employees to a successful sales culture.
Shylie Smith
Shylie Smith
Business West
Posted on: 10.10.14
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How to grow your service firm: Applying your skills (Part 4 of 6)

To grow a service firm is not just about knowledge of The Expert! model, covered earlier in this series. It is also about how you apply your skills and attitude, and how well you understand the...
Robert Craven
Robert Craven
The Director's Centre
Posted on: 11.04.14
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Do you have the skills to be a good manager?

Being a manager can be a fulfilling and rewarding role, but if you don't have the skills to manage, motivate and influence your team, then it can be really tough. Read our guide to help you identify...
Corrine Hines
Corrine Hines
Business West
Posted on: 08.01.14
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The best business advice you've ever been given

As we progress in business, we occasionally cross paths with inspirational people who pass on pearls of wisdom that help to motivate us to develop and succeed. We've gathered 6 gems from Business...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 17.10.13
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