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South West business confidence at lowest level since 2009

Business confidence in the West has plummeted to its lowest level since the depths of the 2009 recession.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 25.07.17
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Bringing our Initiative members closer together with prosecco and afternoon tea

The other week we had our very first Swindon and Wiltshire Initiative support staff event involving a prosecco reception and afternoon tea at the stunning Chiseldon House Hotel near Coate Water...
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Posted on: 24.07.17
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Severn Bridge Toll roundtable with Secretary of State for Wales comment

Following a roundtable discussion with Secretary of State for Wales , Alun Cairns, to discuss the business impact of the scrapping the Severn Bridge Toll Business West Managing Director Phil Smith...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 21.07.17
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May's play to business overshadowed by Taylor Review

The Taylor Review of Modern Work Practices was wide ranging and has arguably overshadowed Theresa May's efforts to win over business.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 11.07.17
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Bath park and ride debate moves up a gear

The Leader of Bath and North East Somerset Council won election by running a campaign plediging to create a park and ride to the east of the City, yet opposition still exists.
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Posted on: 11.07.17
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Business frustration grows over lack of Brexit clarity

The Prime Minister’s meeting with business leaders today (7 July) is very welcome. We will have a British Chamber representative there, conveying the concerns of our small, medium and large sized...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 07.07.17
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Phil Smith reacts to shock general election result

The hung Parliament result has created a lot of uncertainty for businesses in the West. What next?
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 09.06.17
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Cancer fighting entrepreneur to speak at South West Expo

Property guru Rosyln Bell is one of many inspirational guest speakers confirmed for South West Expo Swindon on 29th June 2017.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 08.06.17
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