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Looking Forward to 2017 in Gloucestershire for Business

Looking forward to the next year, business in Gloucestershire has a real opportunity of rejuvenating itself through the government’s new apprenticeship levy. While sceptics have, somewhat unfairly in...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 23.12.16
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Ian Larrard’s Swindon Business Outlook 2017

Making predictions about what the next 12 months will have in store is always a tricky business, but if one thing’s for certain about 2017: it will be a bellwether year for the local economy. This,...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Posted on: 23.12.16
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Pathways to International Trade Nominated for a Reimagine Education award

The European Regional Development Fund, Business West and the University of Exeter have been nominated for this year’s QS Reimagine Education Awards . The awards delivered in partnership with The...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 05.12.16
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Business West member success at the British Chambers of Commerce awards

Not one but two Business West members have won awards at the national British Chambers of Commerce awards. Plimsoll Productions, an independent production company based in Bristol, won the High...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 02.12.16
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Autumn Statement - a perspective from innovation

The £2bn earmarked for supporting RD&I is a most welcome announcement in the chancellor’s speech as is the proposed £1bn support to development of and research into 5G networking. This is...
Paul O'Collins
Paul O'Collins
Posted on: 29.11.16
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Autumn Statement – Business West reaction

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Phil Smith, managing director of Business West said: “This was a sombre, not flashy, affair to reflect the national mood of economic and business...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 24.11.16
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Business West Local Business Survey finds a ‘Hard’ Brexit could Spell Disaster

The latest Business West survey of its member companies in Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon & Wiltshire spells out a stark warning for the government if it follows a ‘hard’ Brexit path in...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 22.11.16
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International Trade Secretary Liam Fox visits staff at Business West's new International Trade Centre

Business West is giving a boost to the government’s post-Brexit export drive in the South West to meet the challenge of recruiting hundreds more companies to become exporters for the first time. And...
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Posted on: 27.10.16
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