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Meet the Local Skills Improvement Plan Team - Chloe Barratt

Chloe is a Project Coordinator at Business West. She provides admin support and assistance to the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) team to ensure smooth co-ordination and delivery of the project...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 27.03.24
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Avoiding Burnout: How to Improve Efficiencies in Your SME Sales Team

Staff burnout can be detrimental to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). But, in the sales industry, it can be especially damaging. This is because the entire nature of sales is built around...
Harvey Holloway
Harvey Holloway
Posted on: 27.03.24
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Community has been kept in the loop on road

Good communication and transparency are two essentials of any big business project, particularly if it involves roads and local communities. A prime example of good communication is how Kier, the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 27.03.24
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Highlights from the recent Bristol Initiative Members' Meeting with keynote speaker Mayor Marvin Rees OBE

Last week members of the Bristol Initiative were kindly hosted by fellow Initiative members Osborne Clarke at their new Bristol home, the Halo Building. The event was sold out with over 100 members...
Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison
Business West
Posted on: 27.03.24
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BCC Press Release: Bold Thinking Needed To Keep UK At Top Table

The British Chambers of Commerce, of which Business West is a key player, has launched its Global Britain Challenge report to boost exports and channel overseas investment into the UK.  Among the 28...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 27.03.24
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Digital trade: a step into the world of FTAs, preferential rules of origin & Genesis

In the ever-evolving landscape of global trade, staying ahead means embracing digital innovation. With an astounding 361 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) worldwide, the complexity of navigating these...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 26.03.24
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Majority of South West businesses express confidence in their own prospects, with many seeking new hires

Business West’s latest Quarterly Economic Survey, which polls businesses across the South West, reveals 63% of the 268 respondents are optimistic about their own prospects, but only 16% said the same...
Amy Drummond
Amy Drummond
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.24
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Why Business West is committed to being a B Corp: Interview with Jessica Vallentine

In a recent interview with fellow B Corp certified organisation Estrella Ventures , a sustainable marketing agency based in Bristol, and our Director of Responsible Business, Jessica Vallentine, we...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 25.03.24
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Bristol Initiative Members Meet the Bristol Labour Party

On Thursday 14th March we invited Bristol Initiative members to meet their representatives in the Bristol Labour Party at the offices of fellow Initiative members Arcadis. As with the previous event...
Sam Harrison
Sam Harrison
Business West
Posted on: 25.03.24
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