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Not another business year in review blog…

If any year is deserving of the sort of forensic examination that the media trots out at this time of year, 2016 surely qualifies as one of the most prescient in living memory. In the space of 365...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 04.01.17
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Life at Business West: a New Starters Perspective

I have been working at Business West for the past eight weeks and I thought it would be a great idea to share my perspective and experience from a newbie's point of view. For those of you who do not...
Blue O'Connor
Blue O'Connor
Posted on: 03.01.17
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Business year in review: the good, the bad and the uncertain

It’s always difficult making predictions about what the next 12 months will have in store for businesses, and for sure the forecasts for 2016 would have been way off beam! But if one thing’s for...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 23.12.16
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Top tips from local food and drink businesses on exporting

Read the top tips on exporting and international trade from food and drink clients we support in the South West region.
Charlie Bradley
Charlie Bradley
Posted on: 23.12.16
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How to make your food and drink packaging work overseas

Read this vital information for any food and drink producer who is thinking of exporting overseas; packaging and labelling is important!
Charlie Bradley
Charlie Bradley
Posted on: 23.12.16
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Looking Forward to 2017 in Gloucestershire for Business

Looking forward to the next year, business in Gloucestershire has a real opportunity of rejuvenating itself through the government’s new apprenticeship levy. While sceptics have, somewhat unfairly in...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 23.12.16
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Ian Larrard’s Swindon Business Outlook 2017

Making predictions about what the next 12 months will have in store is always a tricky business, but if one thing’s for certain about 2017: it will be a bellwether year for the local economy. This,...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Posted on: 23.12.16
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Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees Heads to Guangzhou

Marvin Rees arrives in Guangzhou, Bristol's sister city in Southern China on Wednesday for a three day visit aimed at solidfying links between the two cities.
Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith
Posted on: 07.12.16
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Pathways to International Trade Nominated for a Reimagine Education award

The European Regional Development Fund, Business West and the University of Exeter have been nominated for this year’s QS Reimagine Education Awards . The awards delivered in partnership with The...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 05.12.16
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