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What is an apprenticeship?

Nicky Williams, Skills West Programme Manager, highlights the benefits of apprenticeships and what they mean for businesses in the region.
Nicky Williams
Nicky Williams
Business West
Posted on: 01.03.18
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Q&A with Inga Beale DBE – CEO at Lloyd's of London
Member role

UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Inga Beale DBE, CEO at Lloyd’s of London , before she gave her...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
UWE
Posted on: 28.02.18
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Apprenticeship Conference Truly Inspirational

Ian Mean talks about the inspiring Employer Apprenticeship Conference that was held at SGS College on 9 Feb.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 27.02.18
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Q&A with Simon Fox - Chief Executive of Trinity Mirror
Member role

UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Simon Fox, Chief Executive of Trinity Mirror , before he gave his...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
UWE
Posted on: 13.02.18
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County's ageing population is bad for business

This year has opened with some Gloucestershire companies deciding to throw off the confusion of Brexit and make the badly needed investments in their businesses that they had put on hold. After the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 26.01.18
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Are the West of England's employers missing out on valuable apprenticeship funding and benefits?

Employer Apprenticeship Conference to confront the confusion and help businesses reap the rewards The Government’s apprenticeship levy represents a milestone in transforming the way employers access...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 24.01.18
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Local Sector Skills Statements

A breakdown of the skills challenges affecting businesses in the West of England has been released by Skills West, a Business West and West of England Local Enterprise Partnership initiative. The...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 19.01.18
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Tackling underemployment for future generations – is aspiration the answer?

Employment is at record levels in Swindon and across the country, leading to conclusions that the UK labour market is in rude health. Yet, behind the statistics, the reality of work often tells a...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 15.01.18
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Why be a school governor?

Lizzie Lyons As part of the ‘Be a Governor’ campaign with Bristol Learning City, we asked Lizzie Lyons, Business Skills Manager at Business West, about her involvement as a school governor for her...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 22.12.17
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