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British firms unprepared for no deal Brexit

One of the biggest surveys of business intentions since the EU referendum has found that nearly two-thirds of firms still aren’t preparing for Brexit – and in the event of a ‘no deal’ outcome many...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 28.09.18
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Do you know what your employees want?

Understanding ‘why’ your people turn up to work every day and therefore ‘what’ they want in return for their effort, is the critical ingredient in turning a good team into a truly outstanding one...
Alex Moyle
Alex Moyle
Posted on: 27.09.18
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Cabot Circus 10 years on - has it delivered for Bristol?

Working in a strong partnership with Bristol City Council the Bristol Chamber & Initiative was instrumental in the development of Cabot Circus - a £0.5bn investment in the centre of the city -...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 25.09.18
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Bristol gears up for BEIS Green GB Week

The joint hottest summer on record has given us all a much-needed reminder of the very real dangers that climate change poses. Hosepipe bans, water shortages and failed crops are just some of the...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Posted on: 25.09.18
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Q&A: South West Apprenticeship Company (SWAC)

The South West Apprenticeship Company help businesses to expand their talent pool and grow their business by providing unique apprentice employment solutions. We caught up with Director Claire...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 19.09.18
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Growth forecasts downgraded due to Brexit uncertainty

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy, forecasting GDP growth for 2018 at just 1.1% (down from 1.3%). The BCC has also downgraded its...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 17.09.18
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Find Your New Recruit

Skills West, a project delivered by Business West, has launched a new campaign - 'Find Your New Recruit' to raise awareness of the skills gaps affecting the West of England.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 13.09.18
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Meet the apprentice: Q&A with Liam Watson

Liam is an apprentice project administrator for the Enterprise team at Business West. We spoke to Liam about his experience so far.
Jennifer Rollason
Jennifer Rollason
Posted on: 13.09.18
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Growing a business in Somerset: Q & A with Charley Elizabeth Events

We caught up with Charley to talk about her Somerset-based business Charley Elizabeth Events and her aims for growth through the recent support she has received from the ERDF funded Growth Support...
Charlie Garnham
Charlie Garnham
Posted on: 13.09.18
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