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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
Business West
Posted on: 07.03.17
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Apprenticeships in small businesses

We’ve entered a new era for apprenticeships, so there’s no better time than now to get an apprentice into your small business.
Alex Richards
Alex Richards
Business West
Posted on: 06.03.17
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Inspiring showcase for youngsters at Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering, Stroud

Specialist engineering-particularly in the aerospace sector- has always been the driver of the county’s manufacturing since the days of the first jet engine flying from Brockworth. Since then we have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.02.17
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The Apprenticeship Levy: Changing the face of apprenticeships

From April, the new Apprenticeship Levy comes into effect, bringing with it a host of training benefits for all businesses.
Nicky Williams
Nicky Williams
Business West
Posted on: 14.02.17
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Q&A with Peter Cheese – chief executive of CIPD
Member role

UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Peter Cheese, chief executive of CIPD , before he gave his address...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
University of the West of England
Posted on: 08.02.17
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Q&A with Lord Bilimoria - founder of Cobra Beer
Member role

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer , before he gave his...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
University of the West of England
Posted on: 01.02.17
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Skills West tackles the growing skills shortage

Skills West, a new impartial skills service delivered by Business West, is setting out to help businesses tackle the growing skills shortage across the region.
Alice Ashworth
Alice Ashworth
Posted on: 27.01.17
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Presentations are dead. Long live conversations.

Presentations have always been an important part of business. Whether you're an audience member or the one giving the presentation, this is where ideas are shared and deals are done. However, there...
Russell Anderson-Williams
Russell Anderson-Williams
The Prezenter
Posted on: 19.08.16
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New and improved apprenticeships are coming!

A wind of change is now blowing through the apprenticeship system in England. The way apprenticeships are funded is also going to change with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, which will...
John  McNamara
John McNamara
Innovate Awarding
Posted on: 01.06.16
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