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South West business - an update from the Bank of England

As the Bank of England’s Agent for the South West I spend a lot of time speaking to the businesses that are based here to try to understand what is really happening in the economy. What have my...
Donna Kehoe
Donna Kehoe
Bank of England
Posted on: 04.04.18
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Business West launches ‘No More Not Spots’ campaign

Business West is joining a national campaign for ‘No More Not Spots’, with the aim of ending not spots for voice coverage where phone users live, work, travel and play. Working with the British...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.04.18
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Gloucestershire 2050 must not become a political football

At the beginning of the year, I wrote enthusiastically about Gloucestershire 2050 - the vision of where this great county of ours might be headed. I am still enthusiastic but I am now more convinced...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.04.18
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Alliance of leading business groups speaks out with one voice on the impact of Brexit

Many British firms are deeply worried about the trade costs of Brexit and time to make adequate preparations is limited, a new business group has warned MPs. The Three Chamber Alliance - a pioneering...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 29.03.18
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Continued private investment in a community is not for the faint-hearted

Private Investment in Gloucester Docks.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.03.18
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Gloucester MP joins local businesses looking for global customers

Gloucester MP, Richard Graham joined the ‘You Can Export’ event led by Business West and hosted by the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) on 23rd March 2018. Mr Graham is Trade Envoy...
Alice Ashworth
Alice Ashworth
Posted on: 27.03.18
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Focus on Latin America: Snapshot of companies on Extend Your Global Reach

Extend Your Global Reach aims to help South West companies accelerate their sales into Latin America and Asia. Here's a snapshot of how we've helped companies access new opportunities.
Sarah Hildersley
Sarah Hildersley
Department for International Trade - South West
Posted on: 26.03.18
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How can you be innovative when you’re tired all the time?

When was the last time you felt full of energy, bursting with ideas and enthusiasm to dream up your next project and take it through to launch? The whole world is telling us to innovate and grow our...
Louise Ladbrooke
Louise Ladbrooke
innovate2succeed
Posted on: 23.03.18
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Has Facebook become a toxic brand?

Cambridge Analytica used user data on Facebook to influence election success (amongst other things) to the highest bidder. As a result, Facebook has suffered a huge hit to it’s share price.
Nigel Barker
Nigel Barker
Business West
Posted on: 22.03.18
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