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Is ethical hacking a good investment for SMEs?

Businesses of all sizes make use of ethical hacking, although it is more commonly associated with larger companies with big cybersecurity budgets. However, increasingly SMEs are becoming interested...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 07.01.22
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South West businesses in urgent need of support as storm of inflation, costs & Covid-19 wreaks havoc

Businesses in the South West will urgently need a comprehensive support package if Covid-19 restrictions continue amid a “perfect storm” of inflation, rising costs and the effects of the Omicron...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 07.01.22
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Business West survey finds 70% of manufacturing businesses are worried about stock availability into the New Year

Close to 350 businesses took part in Business West’s most recent survey of business conditions in the South West, with the findings showing overwhelming concern amongst the business community about...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 05.01.22
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Phil Smith addresses the needs & challenges for businesses in the South West during 2022

What are the needs and challenges for businesses in the South West during the next year? Ian Mean, Business West Gloucestershire director, questions Phil Smith, managing director of Business West.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.01.22
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45% of Firms Facing Difficulties Trading with EU Under Post-Brexit Trade Agreement

New data released today from a survey of 981 businesses carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce has thrown sharp focus on the impact the UK-EU trade deal (TCA) is having on UK firms one year...
Tom Smith
Tom Smith
Posted on: 23.12.21
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Cinderford's new AccXel Centre is a boost for construction education

Our building and construction industry is not known for its foresight in the development of training. And at a time when there are major opportunities for infrastructure work in Gloucestershire,...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 22.12.21
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Business West as part of BCC welcomes Chancellor’s New business support measures

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, today announced an additional £1bn in financial support for the COVID-hit hospitality and leisure sectors, including £6k grants for businesses. Shevaun Haviland, Director...
James Cortis
James Cortis
Business West
Posted on: 21.12.21
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Why the new Western Gateway powerhouse is so important to the South West & South Wales

The Western Gateway Partnership’s first conference is being held at the International Convention Centre, Wales at the Celtic Manor Resort next year. Here, Phil Smith, managing director of Business...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 20.12.21
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Entry-level apprenticeships starts & participation in sharp decline, spelling bad news for “levelling up”

At a time when the country is setting the foundations for the post-Brexit and post-pandemic economy, if the Government is serious about “levelling up”, it is imperative to refocus the programme...
Georgina  Navalles
Georgina Navalles
Business West
Posted on: 16.12.21
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