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Q&A with Paul Geddes - CEO of Direct Line
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UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Paul Geddes, chief executive officer of Direct Line , before he...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
University of the West of England
Posted on: 15.02.17
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The Apprenticeship Levy: Changing the face of apprenticeships

From April, the new Apprenticeship Levy comes into effect, bringing with it a host of training benefits for all businesses.
Nicky Williams
Nicky Williams
Business West
Posted on: 14.02.17
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Essential cyber security considerations for business owners

A ‘cyber attack’ generally refers to unintended effects happening to the data and information that an organisation has responsibility for. Most commonly this data can be breached in 3 different ways...
Mark Smyth-Roberts
Mark Smyth-Roberts
C3IA Solutions Ltd
Posted on: 14.02.17
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Bristol at the centre of efforts to tackle modern slavery

In 2015, the then Home Secretary Theresa May introduced the Modern Slavery Act to enhance police and CPS powers to tackle a vast swathe of offences related to human trafficking and exploitation. One...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.02.17
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5 tips to help hatch your export plans to China

Antoaneta Becker from the China Britain Business Council shares her top 5 tips of how to succeed in the Chinese eCommerce world.
Antoaneta Becker
Antoaneta Becker
Posted on: 10.02.17
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Another government, another housing strategy: local leaders must do more

We all know that we need to build more homes in this country. Increasingly unaffordable house prices and rents are pricing more and more people out of the market and placing a growing strain on...
Rupert Callingham
Rupert Callingham
Posted on: 09.02.17
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Q&A with Peter Cheese – chief executive of CIPD
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UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Peter Cheese, chief executive of CIPD , before he gave his address...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
University of the West of England
Posted on: 08.02.17
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Living on the edge

We all like to think that Bath is the centre of the Universe, but it turns out that’s not the case. In fact, in many ways we are operating at the edge. That’s certainly the case when it comes to the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 08.02.17
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Gloucestershire needs housing revolution

Without a doubt, new homes and the lack of affordable housing is one of the key issues for council leaders to face in Gloucestershire. And I hope that the government housing white paper announced...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 07.02.17
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