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Ecotricity boss Dale Vince sells up and steps into the world of politics

Ian Mean, Director for Business West in Gloucestershire spoke to Dale Vince about selling Ecotricity and moving into politics to help tackle climate change.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 07.04.22
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Business West survey finds almost 60% of businesses face pressures to raise prices from soaring raw materials and energy prices

Business West’s latest quarterly economic survey has found that almost 60% of businesses – over 70% of manufacturers – are facing pressures to raise prices due to mounting costs of raw materials and...
Tom Smith
Tom Smith
Posted on: 01.04.22
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Business West teams up with Spherics to help businesses tackle their carbon emissions

Four months on from COP26, where world leaders committed themselves to rapid action on climate change, a UN assessment claims that many of the impacts of global warming are now simply ‘irreversible...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 28.03.22
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Returning to the office and living with Covid - the time is now

So, what is the “New Normal” with business after two years shrouded by Covid? Many businesses have faced a real battle to survive, and have made big decisions over recruitment. Normal for many firms...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.03.22
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Business West supports young people into work via Kickstart Scheme

Since the start of the government Kickstart Scheme in September 2020, Business West has helped over 130 young people into work, assisting them to secure roles with some of the region’s top employers.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 23.03.22
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Q&A with Dame Fiona Reynolds, new chair of the governing council of the RAU in Cirencester

Dame Fiona Reynolds, new chair of the governing council of the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, responds to some tough questiona posed by Ian Mean, vice chair of GFirstLEP and former...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 22.03.22
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Building a Motivated Team – It’s Not as Simple as it Sounds
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Being able to build a team that can work collaboratively and deliver successful outcomes is an essential skill for a business leader. Being able to inspire and motivate teams of people is what sets a...
Michelle Symonds
Michelle Symonds
Ditto Digital
Posted on: 22.03.22
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Meet the team - Fiona Malpas, Business Skills Advisor

We spoke to Fiona Mapas, Business Skills Advisor at Business West about how she supports companies to upskill their workforce.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 22.03.22
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Briefing Paper: Cyber Security - Are People the Problem or Solution?
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Concerns about the security of IT infrastructure and applications have grown steadily alongside organisations’ increasing reliance on these systems. In the first of Ghyston's cyber security briefing...
Gemma Comley
Ghyston
Posted on: 17.03.22
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