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Reality needs to reflect rhetoric from employers on mental health

The last few years have seen a succession of reports detailing the cost to employers of poor mental health at work. Whether these costs relate to absenteeism, presenteeism or staff turnover, it is...
Tom Hore
Tom Hore
Posted on: 05.02.19
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£2m government fund set to benefit South West businesses

A number of cutting edge projects designed to help small businesses become more profitable will receive a total of £2m in Government funding, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.02.19
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Businesses behind efforts to improve literacy in Swindon

At an event in Swindon last week, I was lucky enough to meet Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall. As Patron of the National Literacy Trust , HRH was in town to celebrate its work, in...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 01.02.19
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Meet the Adviser - Sue Tisdall, International Trade Adviser

Sue Tisdall, International Trade Adviser, explains how she has helped develop the region’s exporting success by working with South West entrepreneurs.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 31.01.19
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Lateness is a key impact of congestion according to 70% of city region businesses

A clear ambitious vision for the mobility of workers across Bristol, Bath and the West of England and the need for the business community to come together to support the case for major investment in...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 31.01.19
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Bath College has a vital part to play for local businesses

When it comes to education much attention is rightly given to the cutting edge work that goes on in our two fine Universities, but a lot of vital work also goes on slightly under the radar at Bath...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 31.01.19
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It’s the right time to become a mindful employer

Statistics can sometimes mask the real picture! We hear that 1 in 4 people are suffering a mental health issue each year or 1 in 6 employees are experiencing mental illness in the workplace . These...
David Latham
David Latham
Posted on: 30.01.19
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Stroud Business Voice launched at Chamber breakfast

Launching the new Stroud Business Voice group, Steve Dechan, one of the founders, had a clear warning for the area. steve_dechan.jpg “What is Stroud district doing?”, he asked at the Business West...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 29.01.19
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Business West responds to the recent Airbus statement

Our politicians are in real danger of sleepwalking into the most damaging economic act upon our region’s economy in living memory. We call upon them, and the UK government, to act now to secure the...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 24.01.19
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