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Anything Rio can do Bath can do better: let's make the Bath cable car a reality

Throughout history Bath has gained a reputation for innovation, imagination and downright flair. Whether it’s been scientific invention, brilliant new architectural design or technological...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 24.03.17
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Rethinking skills and recruitment - West of England ahead of the game

Business West have officially launched their new skills service; Skills West. Find out how the West of England is ahead of the game by re-thinking skills and recruitment models.
Nicky Willams
Nicky Willams
Posted on: 16.03.17
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Comment: National Insurance tax hike u-turn

In an unexpected u-turn, the government simply scrapped the National Insurance tax hike announced by the Chancellor in the Budget last week. Director at Business West Ian Mean comments on this...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Posted on: 16.03.17
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The spring budget 2017: a view from Gloucestershire business

This was a thin Budget in every sense of the word. At 64 pages it was thin in pagination and at 54 minutes hardly a showstopper, even though the rather “grey” Chancellor did get in a few jokes to...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 09.03.17
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Steady as she goes budget leaves businesses disappointed

Commenting on Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget today (Wednesday 8 March), Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West said: “They say that the Budget is more about political theatre than...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 08.03.17
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What Gloucestershire business wants from the budget 2017

Let’s be clear - tomorrow’s Budget is not going to be particularly exciting and there will be no huge giveaways. But I feel that business in Gloucestershire - much of which survives and prospers on...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 07.03.17
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The Sunday Times names Business West as one of the best places to work

For the third year in a row Business West has been named one of the best places to work by The Sunday Times. Placing amongst the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the UK, Business West beat out...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 27.02.17
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West of England devolution FAQs

In May, local people in Bristol , South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset will be electing a new Mayor for the West of England as part of a devolution agreement struck between the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 22.02.17
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