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BCC appoints Adam Marshall as Director General

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Marshall as its new Director General with immediate effect. Adam initially took on the role on an Acting basis...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 13.10.16
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Hinkley Point C approval - great news but just the beginning

The Government have decided to proceed with the new nuclear build at Hinkley Point C providing the country with a new, stable, energy production.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 15.09.16
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South West Jobs Market Remained Firm Before EU Vote

The latest data released by the Office for National Statistics on the 17th August found that in the three months to June 2016...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 19.08.16
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Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West talks candidly about Hinkley Point C

We simply cannot underestimate the importance that the South West places on an early decision by the new Prime Minister on the future of EDF's Hinkley Point C project.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 18.08.16
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Government guarantees funding beyond UK's date to leave the EU

Chancellor Phillip Hammond confirmed over the weekend that the government will back EU-funded projects signed before this year's Autumn Statement, resulting in many opportunities for local businesses...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 17.08.16
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South West unemployment on the rise

The latest data released by the Office for National Statistics found that South West unemployment increased by 8,000 in the three months to May 2016.
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 20.07.16
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Swindon and Wiltshire economy shows sign of growth after disappointing first quarter

Business West's latest survey of over 170 businesses has found that the Swindon and Wiltshire economy showed signs of growth before the EU Referendum. However, most indicators remain below levels...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 18.07.16
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Gloucestershire firms buck national trend with increased sales and recruitment

Business West's latest survey of businesses has found that Gloucestershire firms saw increases in sales and recruitment in May and June. This bucked both the wider South West and national trend which...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 18.07.16
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