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Apprenticeships in the workplace - An interview with a Business West apprentice

Holly Weare describes why she decided to opt for an apprenticeship in Business West and what she hopes to gain from her apprenticeship in the future.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 09.03.17
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How to reduce the gender pay gap in your business

As businesses gear up to calculate and publish their gender pay gaps in compliance with the new regulations it is timely to reflect on what causes such gaps and what actions a business can take to...
Jackie Longworth
Jackie Longworth
Posted on: 09.03.17
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Motivate your team with challenging but accomplishable objectives

One of the best ways you can motivate your team to work harder, smarter or more effectively is to offer team members opportunities for self development. Whether it’s the promise of a pay rise, a...
Naomi Webb
Naomi Webb
Posted on: 09.03.17
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Apprenticeship facts and figures

Our infographic informs you on the benefits of apprenticeships, what you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy and how we can help support your skills challenges.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 09.03.17
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The spring budget 2017: a view from Gloucestershire business

This was a thin Budget in every sense of the word. At 64 pages it was thin in pagination and at 54 minutes hardly a showstopper, even though the rather “grey” Chancellor did get in a few jokes to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.03.17
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Steady as she goes budget leaves businesses disappointed

Commenting on Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget today (Wednesday 8 March), Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West said: “They say that the Budget is more about political theatre than...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 08.03.17
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Women in innovation - Louise Ladbrooke

We interviewed Louise Ladbrooke on her experience as a female entrepreneur, where she shares her thoughts and advice for other women in business.
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 08.03.17
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Women in innovation - Diane Gilpin

Diane Gilpin, a South West Innovate UK award winner, shares her experience and advice to women in innovation.
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 08.03.17
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Women in innovation - Dr Becky Sage

Boosting female entrepreneurship could deliver approximately £60 billion extra to the UK economy.
Leigh Jenkins
Leigh Jenkins
Enterprise Europe Network
Posted on: 08.03.17
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