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From campsite to high-street: Stoned pizza’s start-up journey

What started as four best friends cooking up artisan stone baked pizzas in campsites, by the beach, and at festivals has now pitched up camp at a permanent site in Braunton, Devon. Stoned’s meteoric...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 17.02.17
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Ian Mean, director of Business West in Gloucestershire, comments on business rates

Commenting on the business rates issue, Ian Mean, director of Business West in Gloucestershire, said: “There’s been much in the news this week about business rates. The problem is that property hasn’...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 17.02.17
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A guide to devolution, metro mayors and the West of England Combined Authority

On 4th May, residents in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset will head to the polls to elect the West of England Combined Authority’s (WECA) very first Metro Mayor. WECA...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.02.17
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Inspiring showcase for youngsters at Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering, Stroud

Specialist engineering-particularly in the aerospace sector- has always been the driver of the county’s manufacturing since the days of the first jet engine flying from Brockworth. Since then we have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.02.17
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7 steps to ensure you’re legally compliant when employing your first member of staff

Growing your team will bring a wealth of benefits, but it also adds to your responsibility as a business owner.
Amanda Orton
Amanda Orton
Business West
Posted on: 16.02.17
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Search for your superstar – Essential advice for employing your first member of staff

Adding an additional member to your team can significantly improve your business efficiency and can give you time to focus on your strategic vision.
Amanda Orton
Amanda Orton
Business West
Posted on: 15.02.17
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South West unemployment continues to fall

The latest data released by the Office for National Statistics today (15th February) found that in the three months to December 2016: • South West unemployment fell by 0.3% to 101,000 • Unemployment...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Business West
Posted on: 15.02.17
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Business confidence in the West falls in the final months of 2016

Research by Business West suggests that businesses were happy to see the back of 2016 as business confidence declined in the final quarter of last year.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 15.02.17
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Q&A with Paul Geddes - CEO of Direct Line
Member role

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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