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5 things your business needs to know about the National Living Wage

This April sees the introduction of the National Living Wage, which will affect many SMEs throughout the UK. Here are the answers to the top 5 common questions surrounding the impending change to...
Anna Pepler
Anna Pepler
The HR Dept
Posted on: 15.02.16
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10 inspirational quotes to motivate you to start your business

Going it alone and starting a business can be a daunting task to say the least. Here are ten quotes from some of the worlds most successful entrepreneurs that will motivate you to start a business...
Posted on: 04.02.16
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What you need to know about Certificates of Origin - Ease the pain of paperwork!

If you're thinking about exporting for the first time, or have even been doing it successfully for years, then there's no avoiding the tedious paperwork. Here we'll tell you why you need export...
Posted on: 03.02.16
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Business Survey Shows Gloucestershire Ended 2015 on a High

Results from Business West's local business survey of Gloucestershire firms indicates that the county's economy ended 2015 on a positive note, with quarterly increases in key indicators such as sales...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 18.01.16
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Quarterly Data Shows Swindon and Wiltshire Ended 2015 on a High

Results from Business West's local business survey indicate that the Swindon and Wiltshire economy ended 2015 on a positive note.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 18.01.16
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9 stats showing how we helped business in 2015 [Infographic]

As businesses we know it's all about the numbers, and in 2015 it was no different. We celebrated another successful year delivering advice, helping companies of all shapes and sizes to thrive and...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 18.01.16
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5 ways the Chamber of Commerce can help you grow your business

With the start of the year providing the perfect excuse to try something new, here's how joining the Chamber could help your business turn over a new leaf.
Andy Grey
Andy Grey
Business West
Posted on: 18.01.16
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Business West Named One of the UK's Best Employers to Work For

Business West has been named as one of the UK's best employers in the latest annual Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Companies to Work For list.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 13.01.16
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Leigh Court spaceship brings Doctor Who to Bristol

Business West's Leigh Court is honoured to have been chosen to feature in the Doctor Who Christmas Special - The Husbands of River Song.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 12.01.16
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