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Tapping into beer exports

Electric Bear in Bath received a visit from Slovenian beer fans in a vintage Volkswagen camper van turned mobile bar after securing an export opportunity with major Slovenian retailer Mercator.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 22.08.18
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Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative joins forces with Hartham Park

Business West is proud to announce its partnership with Hartham Park to bring an award-winning range of business support services right to the very heart of the business community in Wiltshire...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Posted on: 21.08.18
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UWE Bristol students receive Chamber award for work with HIV charity

Every year, the Bristol Chamber of Commerce awards a prize to a group of UWE Bristol undergraduate students from the Faculty of Environment and Technology whose final year project has made the...
Amie Vaughan
Amie Vaughan
Posted on: 21.08.18
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The state of the labour market: views from Business West

The latest ONS employment statistics were released earlier this week . Here’s what senior figures at Business West had to say: phil-smith.jpg Phil Smith – Managing Director “Government will no doubt...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 16.08.18
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Podcast: What happens to VAT after Brexit?

VAT is a huge issue that has gone under the radar, but it is set to change dramatically post-Brexit. Firms potentially face a serious cashflow issue under a new system that is yet to be clarified. To...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 15.08.18
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Q&A: Atoll HR

Victoria Chidgey and Rachel Pook are both Directors at Atoll HR, a HR Constultancy based in South Gloucestershire. We caught up with them to talk about skills gaps, talent management, staff...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 15.08.18
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Q&A: Kristal McNamara - Flexology

We caught up with Kristal McNamara from recruitment company Flexology to talk skills gaps, flexible working and diversity in the workplace.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 14.08.18
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Gloucestershire Chamber Director joins GFirst LEP board

Director of Gloucestershire Chamber of Commerce Ian Mean has been appointed to the board of Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise Partnership ( GFirst LEP ), a body whose role it is to promote economic...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 13.08.18
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Bristol set for city-wide roll-out of ultrafast broadband

In July, a group of Business West Initiative members including The Bristol Port Company, Bristol Sport, First Bus, Wessex Water, Watershed, Bristol University, Bristol City Council and others had the...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Posted on: 10.08.18
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