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World EV Day 2021 - driving change

World EV Day, a celebration of all things electric mobility, is taking place today (Thursday 9th September). The global movement made its first appearance in September 2020 as an annual event that...
Sara Sloman
Sara Sloman
Elmtronics
Posted on: 09.09.21
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Business West’s Great British Food Programme recognised in World Chambers Competition

Business West has reached the final of the The World Chambers Competition for Best Digital Project.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 09.09.21
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Business West supports Bristol engineering company to help young people into work

We spoke to Jill Gilbert, Resource Manager of MJTB Engineering about the onboarding of their apprentice and how the Workforce for the Future programme has supported them to succeed.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 08.09.21
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The Gloucestershire businesswoman helping people go green

Every so often in talking to businesspeople I come across somebody who really inspires me with their ideas and passion. Wendy Thomson of Stonehouse - or Wendy Goes Green as she has called her company...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 08.09.21
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Business West supports Bath based company to export washing machines to Iraq

The Washing Machine Project has been supported by Business West to export to Iraq.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 07.09.21
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Work on long-awaited A417 missing link to start in 18 months

Companies and business travellers plagued by the horrors of the A417 ‘missing link’ can now look forward to the long-awaited road scheme starting in about 18 months. When I first came to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 01.09.21
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Do you have enough on your plate running a business? A smart meter could help

Running your very own restaurant, coffee shop or bar might be a dream, but you are up against huge competition, and it can be tough out there. For survival and success, you may want to consider the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 01.09.21
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Why businesses in the advanced engineering sector should consider Brazil and Mexico for export

Mexico and Brazil offer significant opportunities in Latin America in the Advanced Engineering sector. Both countries have attracted significant Foreign Direct Investment from leading multinational...
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 31.08.21
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Get young people interested in STEM careers early

On behalf of business in the county, I feel I must give a big shout-out for the team behind the Cotswold and Swindon Challenge 2021 . This is an extremely innovative idea-first launched during the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 25.08.21
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