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NHS in Gloucestershire is a cornerstone of the local economy

While we all may acknowledge the medical qualities of our NHS in Gloucestershire, we often do not realise that it is a huge business in its own right. Indeed, the NHS here is our largest employer in...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 25.11.21
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How will UK businesses benefit from Free Trade Agreements?

As the Export Academy is underway, we look at how the UK's free trade deals will benefit UK businesses.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 24.11.21
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Final SMEN meeting of 2021 focuses on eating disorders

The final Swindon Mindful Employer Network (SMEN) meeting of 2021 was kicked off by SG Mind’s Yazmin Taylor. Yazmin reflected on a busy year for the Network in the wake of the pandemic, before...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 23.11.21
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Business West’s Great British Food Programme finals in World Chambers competition

Business West has reached the finals for the best digital project at the International Chamber of Commerce World Chambers Federation in Dubai.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 23.11.21
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Company which designs software to manage the movement of prisoners breaks into Australian market

A company which develops software to securely manage the movement of prisoners around different locations has broken into the Australian market. Bamboo Technology, which works with IT decision makers...
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 19.11.21
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Global telecoms manufacturer invests in Swindon

Phil Smith and I recently attended the opening of a new factory in Swindon by a major, global telecommunications company, AFL . AFL has an annual turnover of $1.2bn (£872m) and manufactures fibre...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 18.11.21
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3 Questions with Anne Jessopp, Chief Executive, The Royal Mint

The University of the West of England (UWE), in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Anne Jessopp, Chief...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 18.11.21
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Could business rates reform incentivise businesses to cut carbon?

So, as the owner of a small business in Gloucestershire, what actions are you intending to take following COP26? On the face of it, COP26 was something of a fragile win to keep the aim of 1.5 degrees...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 17.11.21
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Business West helps Chew Valley based organic snack company to expand its workforce

An organic, family run business has been helped by Business West and the Workforce for the Future programme to increase its staff during challenging times. Kinetic Kitchen was set up by a family of...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 16.11.21
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