Influence

Shape the business landscape you want

We’ll tackle the biggest business issues on your behalf, amplifying your voice to influence government at a local, regional and national level – working together to shape the business landscape you want and make an impact within the local economy.

Business West works closely with our members, business leaders and forward-thinking entrepreneurs across the region, identifying through active engagement on the key issues in business that impact business and economic growth. For over 25 years we have been playing active roles to help make this area the best place to set up and run a business and to improve the quality of life, health and educational aspirations for our communities.

Policy team

What issues prevent you growing your business?  Our policy team are here to help, providing a ‘voice of business’ and representing your views on key issues at a national and local level.

Locally, the policy team have been successful in lobbying for the £200million MetroBus project to improve transport in Bristol, and as a part of the British Chambers of Commerce we have helped influence national campaigns such as a freeze in business rate rises.

As the main business organisation for our region, we gather intelligence continuously through regular meetings and engagement with our members, local businesses, our Local Business Survey and detailed research conducted via monitoring external indicators and liaising with partners.

Chamber of Commerce members play an important part in this, representing business views through our quarterly Local Business Survey.

3 ways you can connect with us today

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