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Initiative Member Spotlight: Jo Dally, Strategic Partnership Director at the National Composites Centre

Every so often we like to shine the spotlight on our members, and in this case one of the members of the Bristol Initiative. We sat down with Jo Dally, to talk about her role as the Strategic...
Jenny Ablett
Jenny Ablett
Business West
Posted on: 21.03.24
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Meet the Local Skills Improvement Plan team - Gustavo Guntren

Gus is a Policy Analyst and Research Officer at Business West. He provides information, research, analysis and policy development support to Business West and its Policy, LSIP and Initiative teams...
Aneta Mikesova
Aneta Mikesova
Posted on: 20.03.24
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Celebrating the closing chapter in the life of Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise Partnership

“Change or you will be changed” was a mantra from the former ICI boss, Sir John Harvey-Jones. Readers of an older vintage like myself will remember he was probably the first business guru to have a...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.03.24
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Have your say on where new housing goes

The number one issue being regularly raised by our members in virtually all sectors, is the difficulty of recruitment and retention of staff. And when you investigate more closely, more often than...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 19.03.24
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BCC Press Release: Weak Start To 2024 For UK Exports

Responding to the latest Office for National Statistics data on UK trade for January, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, of which Business West is a key player,...
Fiona Parsons
Fiona Parsons
Posted on: 15.03.24
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BCC Press Release: Pressure Of Interest Rates On Business Revealed 

BCC, of which Business West are a key player, survey of more than 1,000 UK businesses finds one third (33%) are negatively impacted by the current Bank of England interest rate. Small and mid-sized...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 15.03.24
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What did Purposefest 2024 teach us about being a purpose-led business?

To kick off celebrations for this year’s B Corp month, Bristol and Bath B Local hosted ‘Purposefest’- a day long event celebrating the ways in which businesses and wider communities can be purpose-...
Eleanor Ferrari
Eleanor Ferrari
Posted on: 15.03.24
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Nuclear plans are a huge boost for Gloucestershire

I believe Gloucestershire’s economy stands to get a great boost with the government’s Budget announcement to buy the former nuclear site at Oldbury. The impact of the purchase from Hitachi will...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.03.24
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Meet the Local Skills Improvement Plan Team: Hannah Ponsford

As part of our 'Meet the team' series, we have been talking to members of our Local Skills Improvement Plan Team. This time we chatted to Hannah, Research Manager, about her role, what a typical week...
Aneta Mikesova
Aneta Mikesova
Posted on: 14.03.24
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