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New and improved apprenticeships are coming!

A wind of change is now blowing through the apprenticeship system in England. The way apprenticeships are funded is also going to change with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, which will...
John  McNamara
John McNamara
Posted on: 01.06.16
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Careers fair links Gloucestershire's young people with science, technology and engineering businesses

Six hundred young learners got a real insight into jobs and future careers when they attended an 'Energise Your Future' event at South Gloucestershire & Stroud College's Berkeley Science and...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 01.06.16
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Lord Heseltine briefs Gloucestershire businesses on the EU debate

One of Britain's political heavyweights, former Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Heseltine, entered the EU debate for the first time publicly at a special Business West meeting at Renishaw.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 01.06.16
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Business West welcomes visit by Energy Secretary Amber Rudd

The Rt Hon Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, visited Bristol today (May 26th), to meet local businesses at an event organised by Business West.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 26.05.16
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5 exciting reasons to attend the South West Expo

South West Business & Community Expo has joined forces with Business West this year to bring local businesses a bigger, better and more exciting business show at STEAM.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 19.05.16
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Business reaction to the Queen's Speech

Businesses will see the merit in many of the bills announced in the Queen's Speech, particularly the commitment to high-speed broadband for all households and business premises. If implemented in...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 18.05.16
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Careers fair set to energise the future of the next generation

Seven hundred young learners from throughout Gloucestershire- with their parents-are being invited to an event in the county aimed at inspiring them to 'Energise' their futures.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 11.05.16
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New events launched to help budding Bristol entrepreneurs

A series of new monthly meetup networking events are to be launched in Bristol, for local entrepreneurs who want to gain insight and tips on how to start and grow a business.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 11.05.16
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MD's Blog: Preparing for the EU referendum debate

As we head into the summer months, the political debate is heating up and the date in everyone's mind is the EU referendum on June 23rd.
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 09.05.16
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