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Council cash shortage could have silver lining

News that the Council is facing serious financial challenges, which will lead to job losses is obviously very bad news for the individuals concerned. But might the situation not present us with an...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 15.03.18
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£25m investment boost for Gloucester

Peel Holdings , developer of Gloucester Quays outlet centre is planning a £25 million investment in Gloucester over the next twelve months. The developer estimates their injection of capital will...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 15.03.18
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JobFest at STEAM - a runaway success

Last Tuesday, as part of National Apprenticeship week, Business West and West Berkshire Education Business Partnership helped bring together over 60 Swindon & Wiltshire employers and 850 young...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Posted on: 14.03.18
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Gloucestershire Brexit Summit warns of labour shortages

A shortage of workers is already affecting every sector in Gloucestershire, from social care to farming and food production, delegates heard at a key event to discuss the impact of Brexit on the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 14.03.18
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Business West reacts to Chancellor’s Spring Statement

Commenting on the Spring Statement, delivered today (Tuesday) by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, James Monk, Commercial Director of Business West said: “While, of course, we welcome Mr Hammond’s...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 13.03.18
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Measuring the Success of Your Social Media Activity

Small businesses often make an effort to grow their social media activity without setting any concrete targets. But it is important to have a tangible goal that can be measured.
Kate O'Sullivan
Kate O'Sullivan
Posted on: 13.03.18
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Business West part of team behind successful 5G bid

The West of England Combined Authority, with partners including Business West, has secured £5 million from government to trial a superfast 5G network at tourist destinations in Bristol and Bath. The...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 13.03.18
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Brexit is a pig's ear for rural businesses

In a year’s time, we are due to leave the EU, yet the chasm to be bridged over the coming 12 months is still vast. The government is no closer to providing the certainty that businesses need, and...
David Drew MP
David Drew MP
Posted on: 12.03.18
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Local businesses embark on sales trip to India

Several innovative and exciting South West businesses have been selected to join a 5-day tour to India departing 10th March. Ameeta Virk, India Market Specialist, Business West and Siddharth Mukne,...
Lizzie Plumb
Lizzie Plumb
Posted on: 09.03.18
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