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Business West calls on Chancellor to extend business rates relief

Business West, the region’s largest and most influential business representative organisation, is calling on the Government to ease the debilitating squeeze of coronavirus restrictions by extending...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.01.21
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Business West announced as key sponsor of Swindon’s Festival of Tomorrow

Off the back of a hugely successful inaugural event in 2020, Business West is once again proud to be a lead sponsor of Swindon’s one and only science festival – the Festival of Tomorrow - for 2021.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 20.01.21
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New Year, new Non-Executive Directors appointed to Business West board

As we start a new year, three fresh faces have joined the board of Business West to help lead the region’s largest and most influential business representative organisation throughout 2021 and beyond...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.01.21
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Business West responds to lockdown 3 business support measures

Commenting on the support measures for business announced by the Chancellor, Business West Policy Manager Claire Ralph said: “Businesses listened to the announcement of a third national lockdown with...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 05.01.21
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Lockdown 3 - government support announced for businesses

The Treasury has today (5 December) announced a funding pot of £4.6 billion to provide grants of ‘up to’ £9,000 per shuttered premises. Whilst this immediate cash flow support for business announced...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 05.01.21
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Why I am optimistic for business in 2021

Writing this on the first day that Gloucestershire enters the Tier 4 lockdown (31 December), it would be very easy to be full of doom and gloom for business. I am not and for two key reasons-the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.01.21
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Business West responds to the announcement of a UK-EU trade deal

ps-brexit.png Providing an initial response to the announcement that the UK and EU governments have agreed a trade deal, Phil Smith, managing director of Business West said: “Businesses across the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 24.12.20
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Business West becomes carbon neutral and commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2030

South West England’s largest and most influential business organisation, Business West, which represents some 23,000 businesses across the region, today (21 December) announced its commitment to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.12.20
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