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Is your commute sustainable?

With Freedom Day recently passing and more and more workers are heading back to their place of work – what does this mean to the commute? The Initiative recently held a Roundtable on the return to...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 02.08.21
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Business carbon emissions - what are they?

Many businesses are unsure on how to begin their journey toward a sustainable future. An effective way to start is by measuring and reducing carbon emissions. Let's start off with the basics, what...
Fionuala Lloyd
Fionuala Lloyd
Business West
Posted on: 29.07.21
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Meet the Skills Team: Lizzie Lyons

We spoke to Lizzie Lyons, Business Skills Advisor at Business West about how she supports companies to upskill their workforce.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 28.07.21
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Levelling up means upskilling our workforce in STEM

A recent note from Stroud’s MP Siobhan Baillie reminds me just how important the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects are to the future job prospects of our young...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.07.21
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Somerset company keeps pets across the world healthy during COVID-19

Hilton Herbs, a producer of natural animal supplements has broken into the US market.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 26.07.21
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How to grow your customer base through community engagement projects

Consumers get more ethical by the year. Modern generations grew up in an age when corporations could not brush scandals under the carpet – they were broadcast to the entire world. Coupled with a...
Harvey Holloway
Harvey Holloway
Posted on: 23.07.21
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Business West one of eight Chambers of Commerce to pilot Local Skills Improvement Plan

Business West has been named as one of eight Chambers of Commerce across England that will lead on a new Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) for its region. Working in tandem with key education...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.07.21
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A South West business success story: Q&A with Eskimo

We speak to Eskimo about its business success story and how the Chamber has supported them.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 21.07.21
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Local government review will be a boost for Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire business, in my view, will welcome Boris Johnson’s idea of creating more directly elected Mayors. In Gloucestershire, particularly, where we have six district councils with the need...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 21.07.21
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