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Meet the Chamber Team: Luke Marshall

Luke Marshall is a Customer Engagement Executive at Business West. He is the first point of contact for Chamber of Commerce members and supports businesses to grow through helping them to make...
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 11.08.21
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An interview with Dr Diane Savory OBE

Leaving school at 16 after being told “I wasn’t capable of doing A-Levels,” Dr Diane Savory OBE has become something of a business icon in Gloucestershire. She has just left the chair of the county’s...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.08.21
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How do we breathe new life into our shopping centres?

Well, some 20 years ago, Stroud benefitted from the LOTS Scheme (Living above the shop), which at the time was spearheaded by Stroud District Council and housing associations. This innovative scheme...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.08.21
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Business West to continue to support business through new customs platform

Business West will continue to support users of its Chamber Customs service via the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced this month will serve as the UK’s...
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 10.08.21
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Businesses consider climate change a core business issue, but need resources to act

Nearly 70% of South West businesses consider climate change to be a core ‘business issue’, but lack resources to act on it.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 09.08.21
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Summer marketing quick wins

In the summer, when holidays, sporting events and early afternoon finishes can all conspire against any marketing plan, it’s easy to give up until September. But as Simeon de la Torre of the SIM7...
Simeon de la Torre
Simeon de la Torre
Sim 7 Creative
Posted on: 05.08.21
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Ruth Dooley to chair GFirst LEP

As a board member of GFirst LEP I was impressed by some words in the interview presentation made for the new chair’s role by accountant Ruth Dooley. Those words were: “I think sometimes people’s egos...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.08.21
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Could you trim, clip and shave the costs of business energy bills with a smart meter?

Hairdressers, beauty salons and other close contact services have made a welcome return in recent months, bringing much-needed services back to towns and cities across the UK. While the impact of the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 03.08.21
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A South West business success story: Q&A with Move2Cloud Advisory Services

The business environment in the South West is known for offering innovative solutions across a range of sectors and there is evidence the pandemic has not deterred these businesses from their...
Darren Rowley
Darren Rowley
Posted on: 03.08.21
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