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UK innovators go online to do business in South Korea

It might not be business as usual, but business is still being done (and across borders), as a two-day virtual workshop connecting UK and South Korean firms in advanced manufacturing and materials...
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 29.04.20
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Government moves to widen access to coronavirus cash

Good and grim news from the Chancellor Rishi Sunak as Boris Johnson stepped back into Downing Street and the debate over relaxing the lockdown. The good news will be very welcome by small business so...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 27.04.20
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Homeworking - What Are the Key Considerations for Employers during Covid-19?
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Significant numbers of employees are now working from home and there is no clear indication from the Government as to when social distancing measures may start to be relaxed and when there may be a...
Gareth Edwards
Gareth Edwards
VWV
Posted on: 27.04.20
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Cybercrime on the rise as a result of COVID-19 pandemic

With the increase of home working has come the rise of cyber criminality. Latest figures from Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, already show a loss of over £2...
Lee Stripe
Lee Stripe
Wiltshire Police
Posted on: 27.04.20
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Resilience and growing through stress

A lack of resilience is often perceived as weakness or failure, which can lead to spiraling negative thought processes and self-doubt. A more constructive approach to resilience is to understand your...
Charlie Paradise
Charlie Paradise
Swindon Borough Council
Posted on: 24.04.20
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Only 16% of businesses believe they will be able to cope if coronavirus crisis lasts 6 months

A new Chamber of Commerce survey of more than 1,100 businesses in the South West highlights the un-paralleled scale of the economic impact being faced by companies grappling with the coronavirus...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Business West
Posted on: 23.04.20
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6 key takeaways from the Initiative's Trading Through Coronavirus meeting

As I participated in the second virtual meeting run by the Bristol West of England Initiative at Business West, focusing on the Trading Through Coronavirus programme, I was able to listen to...
Chris Lawrance
Chris Lawrance
JBP
Posted on: 23.04.20
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High Growth Companies – Raising Equity and HM Treasury’s ‘Future Fund’ and Innovate UK

SME’s are facing unprecedented challenges in the region and so access to capital is more important than ever to allow businesses to survive and emerge intact.
Mark  Shepherd
Mark Shepherd
Burges Salmon
Posted on: 22.04.20
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How to manage remote teams effectively and avoid burnout during coronavirus

In light of coronavirus social distancing laws and recommendations, more and more of us are working from home, more frequently and for longer hours than before. For organisations where there is...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.04.20
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