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IWD 2021: Q&A with Louise Mitchell, Chief Executive at Bristol Beacon

As part of International Women’s Day on 8th March, we spoke to Louise Mitchell, Chief Executive at Bristol Beacon to learn more about her views on women in business and what a more gender-balanced...
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews
Business West
Posted on: 04.03.21
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Business West responds to March 2021 Budget

ps-brexit.png Giving his reaction to the Chancellor’s Budget, Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West, said: “It was another extraordinary budget from the Chancellor, reflecting what is an...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 03.03.21
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Bristol health-tech company exports portable Braille E-Reader

This month DIT is hosting virtual events on exporting in the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector. Ahead of these, we spoke to Ed Rogers, founder of Bristol Braille, an innovative not-for-profit...
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 03.03.21
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Budget 2021: Businesses to receive further financial support to take on an apprentice

More evidence of the growing support for apprenticeships at the top level of government emerged in the lead up to the Chancellor’s Budget earlier today (3 Mar). In efforts to further stimulate...
Claire Bedding
Claire Bedding
Business West
Posted on: 03.03.21
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South West business awaits Chancellor's Budget with anticipation

Companies in the South West are holding their breath prior to tomorrow’s Budget. They are fearful that there may be a rise in corporation tax from 19% which would hit any plans they have for...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 02.03.21
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Swindon & Wiltshire Institute of Technology plans brought to life at Business West online event

At our February Swindon & Wiltshire Business and Economy Meeting we were delighted to be joined by Chris Baish, Vice Principal of the newly merged New College Swindon and MD of the Institute of...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 02.03.21
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IWD 2021: Jenny Dance - Empowering Women in Innovation

As part of International Women’s Day, we interview Jenny Dance on her role at Phona , her views on women in business and what a more gender-balanced world-view means to her. Tell us about your role...
James Cortis
James Cortis
Business West
Posted on: 01.03.21
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IWD 2021: Bay Burdett - Empowering Women in Innovation

As part of International Women’s Day, we interview Bay Burdett on her role at Bay’s Kitchen , her views on women in business and what a more gender-balanced world-view means to her. Tell us about...
James Cortis
James Cortis
Business West
Posted on: 01.03.21
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How will businesses benefit from the UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement?

Ahead of a series of events organised by DIT on exporting to Japan, International Trade Adviser Sarah Hildersley discusses the positives for South West businesses and how firms can prepare to expand...
Sarah Hildersley
Sarah Hildersley
Department for International Trade - South West
Posted on: 01.03.21
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