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Key facts for UK businesses trading with Spain

Read our key facts to consider when trading with Spain the world's 2nd largest tourism industry, we cover everything from its administrative structure to its major import partners.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Business West
Posted on: 05.04.17
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Business West’s 10-point plan for Metro Mayor

With an additional £900m in funding secured from central government to be spent over the next 30 years, the future Metro Mayor will play a leading role in the social and economic future of the region...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.04.17
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South West Food and Drink producers check out China

FoodEx South West's second meet the buyer event was staged at Leigh Court, Bristol, in March to host 5 Chinese and Thai buyers to meet with local food and drink artisans.
Charlie Garnham
Charlie Garnham
Business West
Posted on: 04.04.17
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Head of cities at Uber reveals how intrapreneurship is the driving force behind sustainable cities & driverless cars
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Fred Jones speaks about how a culture of intrapreneurship at Uber is behind innovations such as driverless cars.
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
University of the West of England
Posted on: 03.04.17
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How to put together a robust IT disaster recovery plan

Creating an IT disaster recovery plan is an essential safety measure for any company reliant on IT systems, and let's face it, what business isn't.
Dave Blackhurst
Dave Blackhurst
EvolvIT Ltd
Posted on: 03.04.17
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How to get the best from the new LinkedIn desktop design

The new desktop redesign has had a mixed reception. Whether you love it or loathe it, there's a number of changes which will impact how you use LinkedIn.
Greg Cooper
Greg Cooper
Front of Mind Coaching
Posted on: 30.03.17
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Significant trade opportunities are emerging in a new era for the UK

Brexit is an opportunity to create a new trade policy which focuses on emerging markets outside Europe, so securing a wide range of trade deals with high-growth markets outside of Europe will be key.
John Rubidge
John Rubidge
Department for International Trade - South West
Posted on: 30.03.17
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Most businesses have no contingency plans in place for life after Brexit reveals Business West survey

With the triggering of Article 50 today (Weds), which marks the beginning of the formal process of leaving the EU, Business West’s Q1 Local Business Survey has revealed that the government’s plan for...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 29.03.17
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How can I prepare for Brexit? A new blog series from Business West

As Brexit unfolds, over the coming months we'll be setting out what likely macro-economic and trading scenarios businesses can expect and what steps they should take.
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Posted on: 29.03.17
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