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Ian Larrard responds to Honda Swindon closure confirmation

ian_larrard.jpg Responding to Honda’s statement regarding the closure of its Swindon plant published today (13 May), Ian Larrard, Director of Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative at Business West said...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.05.19
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Meet the tenant: Q&A with The Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal

We catch up with The Midsomer Norton, Radstock and District Journal about their new office space at Paulton House.
Jenny Oksien
Jenny Oksien
Posted on: 13.05.19
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James Durie comments on the latest GDP figures

james_durie.jpg Commenting on the latest UK GDP statistics, published today by the ONS, James Durie, Chief Executive of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West, said: “While...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.05.19
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Paddy Bradley of SWLEP on Honda, Swindon IoT, Porton Down and more

Paddy Bradley, the man leading Swindon & Wiltshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) is a no-nonsense ex-head teacher whose enthusiasm is infectious. The SWLEP Director talked to me about...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.05.19
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Traders in Gloucester embrace digital to revitalise high-street

I went to a meeting about the future of Gloucester’s city centre shops the other evening, and I have to say that the passion shown by the traders and owners of these businesses needs to be bottled...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 07.05.19
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Dee Temple-Multon to replace Mike Godfrey OBE at Business West

dee-temple-multon.jpg The Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative , part of Business West, is delighted to announce the appointment Dee Temple-Multon on a part-time basis to replace the retiring Mike...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 07.05.19
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Voters in Bath and North East Somerset head to the polls

Voters from all over Bath and North East Somerset will today be electing the 59 Councillors who will run the Council for the next four years. Undoubtedly national politics will play some part in the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 02.05.19
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Growth in the self-employment sector

There are now more than 4.8 million self-employed people in the UK and they represent more than 15% of the work force. The financial crash in 2008 has led the way for many people to refocus their...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 02.05.19
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Queen's Awards for international trade winners we've helped grow their exports

The South West is an exporting powerhouse, so it’s not surprising to see that 15 of our most successful exporting businesses have scooped a Queen’s Award for international trade this year. Each of...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 30.04.19
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