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Giving young people the confidence to achieve

Not too long ago, Nick Walker felt trapped in a depressive state with little hope of getting a job. He had severe epilepsy and left school at 16 suffering with depression and low self-esteem. He...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 13.12.17
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Be a Governor - a Q&A with Chris Bull

As part of the ‘Be a Governor’ campaign with Bristol Learning City, we asked Professional and Financial Sector Chair for the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, Chris Bull, about his...
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 07.12.17
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Bristol Learning City launches search for more governors

Bristol Learning City, a partnership of over 70 local organisations, has launched a new campaign alongside Business West and the free, online Inspiring Governance service to recruit more school...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 06.12.17
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Bath is a big hit with students, so why do they leave after they graduate?

To misquote the often underestimated Homer Simpson: “Students – the cause of, and solution to, many of Bath’s problems.” The American cartoon character was actually talking about “Beer and life” not...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 05.12.17
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Q&A with Richard Gleave - Chief Operating Officer at Public Health England
Member role

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Richard Gleave, COO at Public Health England , before he gave his...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
University of the West of England
Posted on: 29.11.17
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Laying the foundations for a skilled and productive workforce in the West of England

In the West of England region, Skills West, an initiative of Business West and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, which is funded by the European Social Fund and Education & Skills...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 30.10.17
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Google’s Digital Garage shacks up at the Engine Shed

Google’s Digital Garage will be helping local businsses make the most of opportunities online at the Engine Shed on 20th October.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.10.17
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Bristol Digital Leaders: Q&A with Oli Ward

We talk to Oli Ward, founder of bristol-based Develop Me, a business addressing technical skill shortages in the South West’s digital and creative industries.
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 13.10.17
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Bristol Digital Leaders: Q&A with Nick Dean

We chat to Nick Dean, MD at Bristol recruitment agency ADLIB, as part of our 'Bristol Digital Leaders' Q&A series, about skills in the digital sector.
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 09.10.17
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