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What's the solution to this Brexit mess?

If you thought things in Parliament were bad, pity the people whose livelihoods will depend on the decisions made by MPs over the coming weeks. Take back control? If only. Somewhere beyond the fog of...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Posted on: 17.01.19
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Brexit - what now for businesses?

Exasperated and let down by government is sadly the conclusion of business today following the government’s Brexit withdrawal last night being voted down in what can only be described as a totally...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 16.01.19
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Business West reaction to result of meaningful vote

There are no more words to describe the frustration, impatience, and growing anger amongst business after two and a half years on a high-stakes political rollercoaster ride that shows no sign of...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 16.01.19
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Regional economy slides as Brexit uncertainty and high-street fears bite

Business West’s local business survey – the South West’s largest private sector survey of business sentiment – showed that 2018 closed with some disappointing results for businesses, with worries...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 15.01.19
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We need a long term transport strategy for Bath not a piecemeal approach

It was good news to hear the Council is taking more time before coming to a decision on the imposition of a Clean Air Zone in Bath. Doubtless they will find many alternative views in the thousands of...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 14.01.19
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Local businesses check in to meet the buyer at Bristol Airport

More than 100 local businesses attended a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event at Bristol Airport yesterday (10 January) to find out more about becoming part of the airport’s supply chain. With passenger numbers...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.01.19
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Digital advice boosts South West business through funded support

We chat to Andrew Lavender, co-founder of Plymouth based business Pixalytics, specialising in satellite remote sensing, about how they started, and how free funded support via the Growth Support...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 09.01.19
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How local authorities are planning for Brexit

Full marks to Stroud District Council for telling us that the government have a lot of plans up their sleeve for councils to deal with the local challenges posed by Brexit - deal or no deal. I have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 08.01.19
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SoS for International Trade: Bristol is ‘one of UK’s most capable and advanced ports’
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Dr Liam Fox, the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, praised Bristol Port as a “perfect example of a dynamic, global business” in a keynote speech to...
Katherine Lovell
Katherine Lovell
Posted on: 07.01.19
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