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EU leaders agree to move to second-stage Brexit talks

Joint statement from British Chambers of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry, EEF, Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors: “We welcome the fact that the European...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 15.12.17
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Giving young people the confidence to achieve

Not too long ago, Nick Walker felt trapped in a depressive state with little hope of getting a job. He had severe epilepsy and left school at 16 suffering with depression and low self-esteem. He...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 13.12.17
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BCC and six national Chambers across Europe urge transition and trade talks

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today joined with national Chamber organisations from six countries bordering the North Sea, on the United Kingdom and the European Union to swiftly move to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 12.12.17
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Phil Smith reacts to breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations

Following the announcement of a deal concluding the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, Phil Smith, Managing Director, Business West said: “Businesses will breathe a sigh of relief that a Brexit...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 08.12.17
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Gloucester Services - miles more than just a motorway service station

When I go into Gloucester Services off the M5 near my home, my wife groans. I come away with delicious meats, pies and cheese from this amazing food emporium off the motorway. It is a real food...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 28.11.17
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Industrial strategy is welcome but more input from business is needed

Following the Chancellor’s Budget last week it should come as no surprise that Government support for high-tech growth and the exploitation of digital technologies is at the heart of its industrial...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 27.11.17
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Phil Smith comments on Chancellor's Budget statement

Phil Smith, Managing Director of Business West, comments on the Chancellor’s Budget statement for 2017
Jenny Earp
Jenny Earp
Posted on: 22.11.17
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What the Budget 2017 means for the West of England

James Durie, Chief Executive, Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West responds to the Chancellor’s Budget and what it means for the West of England.
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 22.11.17
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