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Business West at the Docks Heritage Weekend

Business West has donated its very own converted shipping container - decorated by local street artists - to mark Docks Heritage Weekend.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 29.09.17
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How can hiring refugees benefit your business?

Refugees can – and do – bring a wealth of benefits to the communities they live in. For businesses, overlooking these benefits means overlooking a valuable opportunity.
Melissa Tredinnick
Melissa Tredinnick
Ashley Community Housing
Posted on: 29.09.17
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Keeping your small business compliant with GDPR

The impending introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May next year will not come as a surprise, but how do you keep your small business compliant?
Paul O'Collins
Paul O'Collins
EEN South West
Posted on: 29.09.17
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Entering China: Top 5 Takeaways from the CBBC SME China Forum

This week, around 250 SMEs from around the country gathered at Bristol City's Ashton Gate Stadium for China Britain Business Council's (CBBC) 5th SME China Forum. The day started with a number of...
Fiona Parnell
Fiona Parnell
Posted on: 28.09.17
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My internship experience at Business West

As Business West intern I’ve had the opportunity to learn lots of new things and develop a number of different skills in a friendly and highly supportive working environment.
Zara Brewer
Zara Brewer
Business West
Posted on: 28.09.17
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Making sure you avoid the pitfalls of social media

Social media can be an amazing place to learn, discover and reach an unparalleled audience compared to ever before, but there are some pitfalls you should avoid.
Andy Poulton
Andy Poulton
innovate2succeed
Posted on: 27.09.17
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How to solve Bath's car conundrum?

Car parking is one of the most controversial subjects in Bath and the Council are embarking on a fresh consultation to establish how they should approach future provision.
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 27.09.17
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Bristol Chamber helps British robots go to war in China

British robots go to war in China: how Bristol Chamber of Commerce helped get them through customs.
Bethan Rice
Bethan Rice
Business West
Posted on: 26.09.17
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Doing business in the USA

Doing business in the USA is a Business West Event with the Department for International Trade which we represent in this region, and UK Export Finance.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 26.09.17
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