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Bristol must seize the opportunity to be a 10 out of 10 city

Bristol is growing much faster than predicted. James Durie, Chief Executive of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West, argues that if we are to make growth manageable, and for...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 30.01.17
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UK economy shows better than expected economic growth

Despite all the forebodings, strong consumer spending helped the UK economy grow by a better than expected 0.6% in the final quarter of last year. It meant that the economy grew by 2% for the whole...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 27.01.17
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Skills West tackles the growing skills shortage

Skills West, a new impartial skills service delivered by Business West, is setting out to help businesses tackle the growing skills shortage across the region.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 27.01.17
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Bath Chamber of Commerce's Ian Bell helps convince Bath & NES Council to give the go ahead to park and ride scheme in the City

Business West has been lobbying in favour of a park and ride scheme in Bath for many years and is delighted to announce that Bath and North East Somerset Council has taken the landmark decision to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 26.01.17
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Top Gloucestershire food and drink businesses share the secret ingredients to their success

Innovation in the food and drink industry is fast becoming a modern-day British business success story, with more and more producers specialising in artisan, handmade and locally sourced products...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 25.01.17
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Overcoming challenges in introducing innovation into conservative industries

Introducing a new innovation into a conservative industry can be hard, especially when it is a disruptive. Read our tips for overcoming the challenges.
David Riddell
David Riddell
Posted on: 24.01.17
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Prime Minister’s Industrial Strategy highlights need for skills development

Industrial strategies have come and gone over the years, and few have really had any lasting effect because they have lacked support from the government. However, the latest announced today by the...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 23.01.17
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Cyber: threats and opportunities

Gloucestershire has a great opportunity to benefit from both the threats and the opportunities posed by the enormous growth in cyber crime—hitherto amazingly unrecorded in the national crime figures...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 23.01.17
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Business West in the White House

Just before last November’s US Presidential election, I joined a delegation of UK business and city leaders on a visit to the USA, with the aim of fostering stronger economic and trade relations...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Posted on: 20.01.17
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