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South West Food and Drink Exports up 7%

Exports of South West food and drink increased to £760m in the year to March 2018 the latest HMRC figures show.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 19.07.18
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A hard Brexit; what would it mean for SW food and drink companies?

James Monk recently travelled to Bordeaux with BBC Points West to discover the potential impact Brexit could have on selling Food and Drink to the EU.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Posted on: 19.07.18
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Crisis in Apprenticeships

Whilst people have been distracted by what Brexit may or may not mean for business there has been a disastrous development which could have long term consequences for the economy, both locally and...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 17.07.18
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Building the next generation of export support services

Business West is one of 4 leading business support organisations collaborating to form Export Growth Partners, which aims to transform how businesses trade internationally.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 16.07.18
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Women in Business: Q&A with Philippa Haynes

We talk to Philippa Haynes, founder of Insight 101, about moving from the corporate world to building a successful consultancy firm.
Tom Smith
Tom Smith
Posted on: 13.07.18
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Business confidence in Brexit negotiations dwindling, as questions remain unanswered

Business West reveals that confidence among SMEs in the West, in government to deliver a Brexit that works for business, is on the wane. With 49% of businesses feeling negative about the negotiations...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 04.07.18
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How to recognise addiction in the workplace

Did you know that 10% of people suffer from addiction? More than 70% of substance abusers are employed which means the workplace is becoming a crucial focus of alcohol and drug abuse prevention and...
Ian  Middleton
Ian Middleton
Posted on: 03.07.18
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Businesses are missing out on the benefit of work experience candidates

Read more about the benefits work experience candidates can bring to your business.
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Posted on: 02.07.18
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Lack of skilled candidates means 68.5% of businesses have struggled to recruit in the past 12 months.

I’m sure most businesses know the frustrations of trying to fill a gap within their team, only to discover it’s difficult to find anyone with the relevant skills or qualifications. According to our...
Nicky Williams
Nicky Williams
Posted on: 29.06.18
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