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Economic recovery put at risk by new COVID-19 restrictions

Business will be listening to the Prime Minister’s words over the next 24 hours as he and his ministers decide on what will be some major new measures to try and halt the march of the coronavirus...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 22.09.20
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WoE Initiative meeting discusses managing COVID over the winter months

The colder months are coming, and businesses must prepare for a second wave. This was the key takeaway from September’s online Initiative meeting. On the day that some schools in the city region...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 18.09.20
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Gloucestershire LiftOff gives fresh hope of jobs recovery

Against all the COVID odds, Gloucester’s MP, Richard Graham pulled off a great LiftOff event at Kingsholm for the future job prospects of young people in our county. Richard had persuaded all our MPs...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 18.09.20
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COVID-19, job loss and mental health the focus of discussion as SMEN returns after lockdown

On Wednesday last week (9th September), Swindon Mindful Employer Network (SMEN) returned for the first time since lockdown, with SMEN members gathering online to hear from experts in the field of...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 18.09.20
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Innovate UK funding: Top tips for a stand-out application

We explore ten essentials for clinching a first-class pass
James Cortis
James Cortis
Business West
Posted on: 16.09.20
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An update following Bath Chamber’s AGM

Chartered Surveyor Alistair Colston has been re-elected as President of Bath Chamber of Commerce at the 117th AGM. But unlike his predecessors that was done in a video conference at the end of a...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 14.09.20
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Business West responds to UK’s Free Trade deal with Japan

As the UK signs its first major trade agreement post Brexit, Business West offers its thoughts on the benefits for businesses in the South West.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 11.09.20
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The rule of 6 - a guide for businesses

New guidance and legislation on coronavirus prevention measures has been announced by the government. These rules are applicable only to England and will come into effect on Monday 14 September. The...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 11.09.20
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Entries now open for National Apprenticeship Awards 2020

The National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 are now open for entries, and businesses and individuals have until 25th September to apply. Back for their 17th year, the National Apprenticeship Awards are a...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.09.20
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