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9 key developments in the West of England this year

When Professor Steve West handed me the Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative President’s medal in September 2017, I didn’t quite anticipate what a busy year it would be. So busy, in fact,...
Richard Bonner
Richard Bonner
Posted on: 19.12.18
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Business frustrated by Brexit ‘meaningful vote’ delay

Responding to the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on delaying Parliament’s ‘meaningful vote’ on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, Phil Smith, Managing...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.18
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Chambers urge Chancellor to cough up and improve connectivity in core cities

In an open-letter ahead of next week's Budget, the leaders of London, Manchester and Business West Chambers of Commerce urge government investment in improving connectivity between our core cities:...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 24.10.18
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Get ready for Brexit with Business West

As the Brexit negotiations enter a crucial phase, the level of noise coming out of Brussels and Westminster has reached fever pitch, making it increasingly difficult for businesses to plan for life...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 23.10.18
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Not too early to think about BANES council elections

Rows might still be raging about whether to have a second Brexit referendum, but there is no doubt we are definitely going to have a vote next year to decide the make up of the Council to rule over...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 04.10.18
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Green light for hundreds of new homes in Gloucester

Gloucester has been given a great new homes boost by the city’s planning committee last night when it gave the green light to the building of 411 new homes around the Docks. This is a major...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.10.18
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Cabot Circus 10 years on - has it delivered for Bristol?

Working in a strong partnership with Bristol City Council the Bristol Chamber & Initiative was instrumental in the development of Cabot Circus - a £0.5bn investment in the centre of the city -...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 25.09.18
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Growth forecasts downgraded due to Brexit uncertainty

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy, forecasting GDP growth for 2018 at just 1.1% (down from 1.3%). The BCC has also downgraded its...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 17.09.18
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