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4 reasons why Swindon businesses should attend Jobfest 2019

On Thursday 14th February, over 1000+ businesspeople, school children, jobseekers and members of the general public will descend on STEAM Museum in Swindon for JobFest 2019 . Entering its fifth year...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 14.12.18
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Raising the career aspirations of 16-24-year olds in Swindon

According to the Centre for Cities , Swindon has one of the highest employment rates in the UK, ranking 6th out of 63 towns and cities. This is a great success story, owing to a vibrant and dynamic...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 13.12.18
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Making Tax Digital for VAT
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Making Tax Digital (MTD) is HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC’s) strategy to modernise the tax system and will bring about mandatory digital record keeping and reporting by taxpayers.
Helen Bassett
Posted on: 13.12.18
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How intelligent automation software could help your business
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Companies throughout the world are always on the lookout to discover how they can do business in a more cost effective way, while deliver better customer service. As technology advances, more...
Andy Hawkins
Andy Hawkins
Posted on: 12.12.18
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How to use emotional intelligence to recruit talent

Director of Niche Recruitment Ltd and member of the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, Nick Wimshurst, shares how emotional intelligence can help to find the right talent.
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 11.12.18
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Chamber round up: Bristol December 2018

I’m pleased to say it's been a great year for the Business West Chamber of Commerce and our network continues to grow. I have a number of updates to share. We had a super evening celebrating the 30...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 11.12.18
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Business frustrated by Brexit ‘meaningful vote’ delay

Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on delaying Parliament’s ‘meaningful vote’ on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, Phil Smith, Managing...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.18
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West of England Initiative celebrates 30th anniversary at Bristol Old Vic

When celebrating a milestone occasion, it’s difficult to avoid looking back and reminiscing about past achievements and progress. Yet, despite the occasion, there was a palpable and prescient sense...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.18
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Meet the adviser: Q&A with Andrew Mercer

We caught up with Enterprise Business Adviser Andrew Mercer to find out more about his role and how we can help businesses to start and grow.
Jennifer Rollason
Jennifer Rollason
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.18
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