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UK economy shows better than expected economic growth

Despite all the forebodings, strong consumer spending helped the UK economy grow by a better than expected 0.6% in the final quarter of last year. It meant that the economy grew by 2% for the whole...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 27.01.17
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Skills West tackles the growing skills shortage

Skills West, a new impartial skills service delivered by Business West, is setting out to help businesses tackle the growing skills shortage across the region.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 27.01.17
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Bath Chamber of Commerce's Ian Bell helps convince Bath & NES Council to give the go ahead to park and ride scheme in the City

Business West has been lobbying in favour of a park and ride scheme in Bath for many years and is delighted to announce that Bath and North East Somerset Council has taken the landmark decision to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 26.01.17
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Top Gloucestershire food and drink businesses share the secret ingredients to their success

Innovation in the food and drink industry is fast becoming a modern-day British business success story, with more and more producers specialising in artisan, handmade and locally sourced products...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 25.01.17
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Prime Minister’s Industrial Strategy highlights need for skills development

Industrial strategies have come and gone over the years, and few have really had any lasting effect because they have lacked support from the government. However, the latest announced today by the...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Posted on: 23.01.17
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Business West in the White House

Just before last November’s US Presidential election, I joined a delegation of UK business and city leaders on a visit to the USA, with the aim of fostering stronger economic and trade relations...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Posted on: 20.01.17
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Food and drink producers bite back at Brexit uncertainty and meet with Euro buyers in Bristol

South West cider, cheese, tea, fudge, luxury chocolate and a huge range of ales were just a handful of the products attracting strong interest from the international buyers at FoodEx.
Andre Ofomah
Andre Ofomah
Posted on: 19.01.17
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3 questions businesses needed answering from Theresa May's 12 point Brexit plan

Business had three big questions that needed answering from May's Brexit speech today: some answers were given, but plenty more were raised. Firstly, what is the UK government’s position on remaining...
Matt Griffith
Matt Griffith
Posted on: 17.01.17
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