A guide to devolution, metro mayors and the West of England Combined Authority

On 4th May, residents in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset will head to the polls to elect the West of England Combined Authority’s (WECA) very first Metro Mayor. WECA...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 16.02.17
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Inspiring showcase for youngsters at Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering, Stroud

Specialist engineering-particularly in the aerospace sector- has always been the driver of the county’s manufacturing since the days of the first jet engine flying from Brockworth. Since then we have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 16.02.17
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7 steps to ensure you’re legally compliant when employing your first member of staff

Growing your team will bring a wealth of benefits, but it also adds to your responsibility as a business owner.
Amanda Orton
Amanda Orton
Posted on: 16.02.17
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Search for your superstar – Essential advice for employing your first member of staff

Adding an additional member to your team can significantly improve your business efficiency and can give you time to focus on your strategic vision.
Amanda Orton
Amanda Orton
Posted on: 15.02.17
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South West unemployment continues to fall

The latest data released by the Office for National Statistics today (15th February) found that in the three months to December 2016: • South West unemployment fell by 0.3% to 101,000 • Unemployment...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 15.02.17
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Business confidence in the West falls in the final months of 2016

Research by Business West suggests that businesses were happy to see the back of 2016 as business confidence declined in the final quarter of last year.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 15.02.17
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Q&A with Paul Geddes - CEO of Direct Line

UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Paul Geddes, chief executive officer of Direct Line , before he...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
Posted on: 15.02.17
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The Apprenticeship Levy: Changing the face of apprenticeships

From April, the new Apprenticeship Levy comes into effect, bringing with it a host of training benefits for all businesses.
Nicky Willams
Nicky Willams
Posted on: 14.02.17
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Essential cyber security considerations for business owners

A ‘cyber attack’ generally refers to unintended effects happening to the data and information that an organisation has responsibility for. Most commonly this data can be breached in 3 different ways...
Mark Smyth-Roberts
Mark Smyth-Roberts
Posted on: 14.02.17
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