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Is your business paying too much for energy?

Although TV and radio bombard us with messages to switch our home gas and electricity bills, plenty of us don’t do anything about it. The same goes for businesses. Research and face-to-face...
Jason Smith
Jason Smith
Posted on: 06.01.17
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5 Reasons Why South West Businesses Should Engage With UWE's International Talent Programme

According to recent figures released by the Department for International Trade (DIT), businesses in the South West are continuing to make the most of export opportunities. The University of the West...
Jessica Tomico
Jessica Tomico
Posted on: 06.01.17
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Boosting brand value with a developed CSR policy

The power non-financial data has to influence the long term success of an organisation cannot be underestimated. In the age of big data, businesses are increasingly looking at how they can harness...
Joe  Jones
Joe Jones
Posted on: 06.01.17
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If Next shows you one thing, it's that you can't solely rely on the UK market anymore

International Digital Trade Adviser, Nigel Barker, shares his views on companies competing only on UK soil.
Nigel Barker
Nigel Barker
Posted on: 05.01.17
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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 Garnham
Charlie Garnham
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 Garnham
Charlie Garnham
Posted on: 23.12.16
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