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How to recognise addiction in the workplace

Did you know that 10% of people suffer from addiction? More than 70% of substance abusers are employed which means the workplace is becoming a crucial focus of alcohol and drug abuse prevention and...
Ian  Middleton
Ian Middleton
Posted on: 03.07.18
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Businesses are missing out on the benefit of work experience candidates

Read more about the benefits work experience candidates can bring to your business.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 02.07.18
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Lack of skilled candidates means 68.5% of businesses have struggled to recruit in the past 12 months.

I’m sure most businesses know the frustrations of trying to fill a gap within their team, only to discover it’s difficult to find anyone with the relevant skills or qualifications. According to our...
Nicky Williams
Nicky Williams
Posted on: 29.06.18
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Carry on Regardless

When it comes to Brexit our members have one central request of Government and that is what will future arrangements look like ? Unfortunately it appears it will be some time before we learn the...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 27.06.18
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce Round Up - June

Recently Business West Chambers of Commerce were delighted to win the 2018 Innovator of the Year award at the South West’s biggest business awards. This recognises the work of our International Trade...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 27.06.18
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Brexit and the UK car industry - the view from Honda's Patrick Keating

patrick-keating.jpg I recently interviewed Patrick Keating - Government Affairs Manager to find out how Honda is preparing for Brexit. Describe your role: My main role is to support the European...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 26.06.18
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Business West crowned Innovator of the Year at the South West’s biggest business awards

The International Trade Centre beat off stiff competition from Little Giggles Soft play and Waldeck Consulting to win the coveted Innovator of the Year award at the Bristol Post Business Awards 2018.
Andre Ofomah
Andre Ofomah
Posted on: 25.06.18
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Airbus warning – a major concern for the future of the West of England economy

Airbus’s blunt warning about the significant risk to their UK business from Brexit is of major concern for the future economic health of Bristol and the South West. James Durie, Chief Executive of...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 22.06.18
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Q&A with Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade

We put some quiestions to the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade upon his visit to Bristol, Brexit, business, customs, industry, threats and opportunites.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 19.06.18
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