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Gloucestershire firms buck national trend with increased sales and recruitment

Business West's latest survey of businesses has found that Gloucestershire firms saw increases in sales and recruitment in May and June. This bucked both the wider South West and national trend which...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 18.07.16
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Swindon and Wiltshire economy shows sign of growth after disappointing first quarter

Business West's latest survey of over 170 businesses has found that the Swindon and Wiltshire economy showed signs of growth before the EU Referendum. However, most indicators remain below levels...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 18.07.16
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It's good to talk: How to open communications with your team

Whatever business you're in, it's essential that your team feel that they can talk to you. Here's some tips on how to communicate with your team and ensure they're motivated, happy and willing to...
Naomi Webb
Naomi Webb
Posted on: 15.07.16
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South West economy stalls amid Brexit uncertainty

Business West's latest survey of almost 1000 businesses has found that even before the EU Referendum, the South West economy was showing signs of slowing after a positive start to the year.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 13.07.16
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Data protection is about YOU!

Did you know that there is a law which requires every business to take care of your data? This law is changing. New regulations are coming. Be prepared for them.
Gary Hibberd
Gary Hibberd
Posted on: 12.07.16
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South West Expo a steaming success

Over 1000 business people visited the STEAM Museum on Thursday 30th June for the South West Expo. The event gave attendees the chance to hear from over 120 exhibitors, meet like minded businesses at...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 07.07.16
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Data Protection Act: a brief guide for small businesses

To help you get to grips with your businesses data protection obligations we invited data protection specialist Charlie Pigott to cover off some of the most commonly asked questions on the Data...
Charlie Pigott
Charlie Pigott
Posted on: 07.07.16
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Brexit - What does it mean for Gloucestershire businesses?

What happened in Gloucestershire really reflected the national trend to vote for Brexit with most of our county voting to leave.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 01.07.16
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Business reaction to the West of England devolution decision

Bristol City Council, Bath and North East Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council have all voted to press ahead with the West of England devolution deal.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 30.06.16
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