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Dairy demand in China sees exports on the rise

As demand for British dairy in China is growing, Paul Shand discusses how this could benefit the industry in the South West.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 01.06.18
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British Chambers of Commerce on housing

Affordable housing is a key issue for businesses in Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and Swindon & Wiltshire, with many unable to attract the right skills as a result. In this podcast, the British...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 29.05.18
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Women in Business: Q&A with Nicky Marshall

We chat to Nicky Marshall, founder of Discover Your Bounce, following her recent talk at our launch event celebrating women in business: 'Business West Women'.
Fiona Parnell
Fiona Parnell
Posted on: 25.05.18
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A business plan for the West of England
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With minimal fanfare, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) published its first business plan in May 2018. Since its formation in 2017, WECA and its Mayor Tim Bowles, have been building the...
Martin McCrink
Martin McCrink
Posted on: 25.05.18
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West of England businesses could save £73m by supporting an active workplace
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In the 1960s only 1 percent of men and 2 percent of women in England were classed as obese. Today that figure stands at 25.2 percent and 27.7 percent. While a variety of diet and lifestyle factors...
Lisa Wood
Lisa Wood
Posted on: 24.05.18
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Jetting off this weekend? Eschew the souvenirs, bring back Bath some fresh ideas

Travel is supposed to broaden the mind. And as it’s getting to the time of year when people start to go off on trips, in this country, across Europe and the rest of the world, it got me thinking...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 23.05.18
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Chambers call on PM to 'fix the fundamentals' for UK growth

Chamber business leaders from across the United Kingdom, including Business West managing director Phil Smith, have today (Tuesday) written to the Prime Minister calling for a renewed focus on...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 22.05.18
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Brexit - a logistical nightmare for cross-channel trade

Last week, three of the UK’s largest Chambers of Commerce - London Chamber of Commerce Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Business West – converged on Folkestone to meet with Eurotunnel...
Rohan Roy
Rohan Roy
Posted on: 21.05.18
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Skills within our workforce need to be drastically improved

Skills shortages is one of the most frequently reported barriers to business growth in the West of England according to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership. This statement is backed up...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 21.05.18
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