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Start-up Support Package: Q&A with Start-up Advisor Sian Davies

sian_cropped.jpg We had a chat with start-up advisor, Sian Davies, who works on the Somerset Start-up Package helping pre-start and start-up businesses of less than 12 months old to think about every...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.21
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Business West welcomes Honda site announcement and the hundreds of jobs it will create

Business West today (26 March) welcomed the announcement from Honda that a buyer had been found for the Honda Swindon site. The purchase from the Panattoni Group and the use of the site for a large-...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.21
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Businesses join forces to call for better cycle infrastructure across Bristol

Bristol and West of England Initiative have been calling on their members to back Cycling Works Bristol , a campaign that calls for investment into cycle infrastructure to allow more employees to...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.21
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Furlough – making the ‘pandemic pause’ productive

The recent Spring budget reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) by extending it through to September 2021, news which will no doubt be welcomed by many employers...
Lizzie Lyons
Lizzie Lyons
Business West
Posted on: 25.03.21
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Statement from Bristol City Leaders group in response to disorder in the city

Members of Bristol City Leaders group today (25 March 2021) issued a statement in response to disturbances in the city. Their statement is included below. “As individuals who live and work in Bristol...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 25.03.21
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The big question for business owners – how to decide where to cut costs?

The current business climate isn't optimal and most businesses face tough times due to the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses need to be flexible to adapt to an ever-changing environment. The fact is that...
Rob Press
Rob Press
Deputy
Posted on: 25.03.21
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What does the future look like for retail spaces in 2021?

With some of the many side effects of COVID-19 being more people staying at home and reducing their face to face interactions, retail spaces are finding drumming up business to be a challenge. But in...
Harvey Holloway
Harvey Holloway
Posted on: 25.03.21
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Stroud Brewery gives Japan a taste of sustainable British beer

We speak to Stroud Brewery about its export success in Japan and its tips for businesses looking to trade with the lucrative market.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 24.03.21
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The Recovery Loan Scheme: Everything you need to know

As the current Coronavirus Bounce Back Loans (CBBLs) and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans (CBILs) close for new applications at the end of this month (March 2021), a replacement facility will...
Ruth Bethel
Ruth Bethel
Posted on: 24.03.21
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