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Only 1 in 10 businesses see positive side to COVID-19 pandemic

Between 21 July-4 August, Business West conducted its second major survey measuring the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in South West England. The largest recent survey of its kind, 519 businesses...
Claire Ralph
Claire Ralph
Business West
Posted on: 13.08.20
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West of England Initiative meeting focusses on key economic trends post-COVID

As the coronavirus lockdown entered its 20th week, the recent West of England Initiative meeting focussed on mapping the key economic trends beginning to emerge locally, in addition to progress with...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.08.20
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Mental health support for employees facing job loss in Swindon

This year has been incredibly challenging for businesses in Swindon, and we are now starting to see the effects of loss of income upon employers across the town. Business leaders are now in a...
Charlie Paradise
Charlie Paradise
Swindon Borough Council
Posted on: 12.08.20
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Fluvial Innovations strike a deal to manufacture Floodstop in India as monsoon hits

It’s monsoon season in India, which sees 80 percent of the country’s annual rainfall fall in the space of just three months between June and September. From New Delhi in the north to Kerala in the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.08.20
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Networking in a post-Covid recession

How do you keep up business connections when we’re still not able to meet face to face? How can you prepare yourself and your business for an impending recession? One useful way to future proof is to...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Posted on: 07.08.20
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What we really really want

How many times have governments vowed to sweep away bureaucracy and confusion and make the planning system ‘simpler and swifter’? Slightly more times than the number of governments is the answer. And...
John Baker
John Baker
Point Consultancy Ltd
Posted on: 06.08.20
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Thriving During Lockdown: 5 Ecommerce Micro Conversions & How to Drive Them

With much of the world still housebound in the midst of the global lockdown, now is the time for ecommerce businesses across numerous sectors to drive online growth and thrive in these unprecedented...
Tori Atkinson
Tori Atkinson
Paragraft
Posted on: 05.08.20
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What next for home vs office working?

Six months ago, “working from home today” was greeted with a snigger and the hint that it was just an excuse for someone to pinch an unofficial day off. Not anymore. In fact, for many, the concept of...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 05.08.20
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Relaxation of planning laws could be one upside of COVID-19

Although the coronavirus pandemic has rightly dwarfed virtually everything, it’s good to see that Boris Johnson is this week banging the drum for what he hopes will be a planning revolution to allow...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.08.20
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