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Women in Innovation: Q&A with Karen Friendship

To celebrate International Women’s Day we caught up with a number of leading business women in the South West. We chat to Karen Friendship, MD of Alderman Tooling Ltd about her role, women in...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 07.03.19
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Let’s bin litter for good

The Council in B&NES is signing up enforcement officers to hand out fines to those dropping litter in the street and other public places.
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 07.03.19
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BCC research highlights need to delay Making Tax Digital

With just weeks to go before its planned introduction, new research suggests nearly one in five businesses above the VAT threshold still know little or nothing about Making Tax Digital, according to...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 07.03.19
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Why sell online - a spotlight on eMarketplaces

Its a big world out there, so why not sell to it? Here we highlight six of the most popular eCommerce sites from across the globe.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 06.03.19
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Think your business is too small to hire an apprentice? Think again.

As a small business owner, you may think hiring an apprentice is not plausible for you. Gildas Jones from Dial A Geek explains the benefits it has brought to his business and why it is an option you...
Posted on: 06.03.19
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National Apprenticeship Week: Q&A with Nathan Hoyle - Former Apprentice

Nathan Hoyle is an International Trade Documentation Specialist at Business West. He moved into this role after completing an apprenticeship. We caught up with Nathan to find out more about his...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 06.03.19
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Bristol Manufacturer signs $2,000,000 MoU with Korean government

With help from the Department for International Trade, GDS have signed an MoU of $2 million with South Korean province Gyeonggi.
Charlotte Fenwick
Charlotte Fenwick
Global Design Solutions
Posted on: 05.03.19
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You’re hired: The Benefits of an Apprentice

According to Business West’s Business Skills and Training Survey 2017, 64.9% of businesses in the West of England have never hired an apprentice, with lack of time cited as the main reason. Yet with...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 05.03.19
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National Apprenticeship Week: Q&A with Liam Watson - Current Apprentice

Liam is an apprentice project administrator in the Enterprise team at Business West. We last spoke to him 6 months ago, so for National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) we thought we'd catch up with Liam to...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 01.03.19
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