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Q&A with new member Grant Thornton

We welcome Grant Thornton as our newest members of the Bristol & West of England Initiative here at Business West. Jonathan Riley, Partner and Practice Leader for Bristol and the South West,...
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews
Business West
Posted on: 16.03.22
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Michael Gove acknowledges Western Gateway as a science superpower

For far too long the West, has in my view, sadly been in the wings when we talk about the economy of this region and its talents. For years, our story seems to have been submerged by the economic...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.03.22
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What a time to be in business

Ian Bell, Executive Director, Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Initiative in B&NES, shares his thoughts on Ukraine, Covid-19 and the current business climate.
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 16.03.22
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Levelling Up Skills: T Levels are still little known for businesses

To improve awareness on T Levels among the business community an extension of the £1,000 incentive beyond July 2022 should be considered. Increased efforts & resources to explain the programme to...
Georgina  Navalles
Georgina Navalles
Business West
Posted on: 16.03.22
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FREE business support on offer for Somerset start-ups

Free business support, with a focus on going green from the start, for entrepreneurs in Somerset. Anyone looking to set up their own business, who have a start-up less than 12 months old, or are...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 15.03.22
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Bristol West of England Initiative talks youth opportunities at the South Bristol Skills Academy

Gathered in the South Bristol Skills Academy’s landmark auditorium – featuring a four storey wall of glass – the Bristol & West of England Initiative met to discuss skills and young people. Jaya...
James Cortis
James Cortis
Business West
Posted on: 15.03.22
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Practical steps you can take to minimise your digital footprint
Member role

Bristol Green Capital Partnership’s Climate Action Programme supports organisations to reduce their carbon emissions. They’ve recently launched a new resource all about reducing the impact of your...
Ceilidh Jackson - Baker
Posted on: 14.03.22
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Why is a marketing plan important for a start-up business?

Setting up and launching a new business can be an exciting and busy time, so it’s tempting to jump right in to the middle of things, without properly planning your actions. Whilst this may work in...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.22
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Plans to re-open Stonehouse (Bristol Road) railway station are back on track

After waiting 20 years, the project to re-open Stonehouse (Bristol Road) station is no longer stuck in the sidings. Not my words but those of Robert Crockford, something of a railway expert, who at...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.03.22
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