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Ian Larrard’s Swindon Business Outlook 2017

Making predictions about what the next 12 months will have in store is always a tricky business, but if one thing’s for certain about 2017: it will be a bellwether year for the local economy. This,...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Posted on: 23.12.16
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Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees Heads to Guangzhou

Marvin Rees arrives in Guangzhou, Bristol's sister city in Southern China on Wednesday for a three day visit aimed at solidfying links between the two cities.
Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith
Posted on: 07.12.16
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Pathways to International Trade Nominated for a Reimagine Education award

The European Regional Development Fund, Business West and the University of Exeter have been nominated for this year’s QS Reimagine Education Awards . The awards delivered in partnership with The...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 05.12.16
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Export facts and figures

Debating whether or not your business should be exporting? Take a look at our infographic which outlines the top facts and figures surrounding export.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Business West
Posted on: 05.12.16
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10 reasons to trade internationally

Your business could be trading internationally, read our infographic which lists the top 10 reasons why your business should be exporting overseas.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Business West
Posted on: 02.12.16
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Business West member success at the British Chambers of Commerce awards

Not one but two Business West members have won awards at the national British Chambers of Commerce awards. Plimsoll Productions, an independent production company based in Bristol, won the High...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 02.12.16
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Five ways to attract new customers (that needn’t cost the earth)

Finding new customers can be costly in terms of both time and money, here are five ways to attract new customers that needn't cost the earth.
Lizzie Plumb
Lizzie Plumb
Business West
Posted on: 02.12.16
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9 ways to think differently about growing your business

There are 1,001 ways to grow your business, so to make your life easier we've highlighted some of the best ways to boost your bottom line.
Andre Ofomah
Andre Ofomah
Business West
Posted on: 02.12.16
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Autumn Statement - a perspective from innovation

The £2bn earmarked for supporting RD&I is a most welcome announcement in the chancellor’s speech as is the proposed £1bn support to development of and research into 5G networking. This is...
Paul O'Collins
Paul O'Collins
EEN South West
Posted on: 29.11.16
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