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Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative year in review 2019

While the news about Honda has dominated much of our work throughout 2019, there were also very many positive developments at Business West and in our region to shout about. Despite tough national...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 20.12.19
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GWR timetable changes – BW Chamber directors have their say

On 15 December, Great Western Railway (GWR) will announce its biggest timetable shake-up since the 1970s, adding extra capacity, improving frequency and cutting travel times across the network. •...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.12.19
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Business West responds to the 2019 general election result

phil_smith_-_managing_director_-_business_west.jpg Reacting to the news of the 2019 general election result, Phil Smith, Managing Director at Business West, comments: “The general election result...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.12.19
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Nicky Williams appointed Vice Chair of SWAAN

Head of Skills at Business West, Nicky Williams has been appointed ‘Vice Chair of the South West Apprenticeship Ambassador Network’. The South West Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (SWAAN) is a...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 05.12.19
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Trading Through Brexit scoops prestigious British Chambers award

Business West has scooped the ‘Most Effective Campaigning’ award at the annual British Chambers of Commerce awards for its pioneering ‘ Trading Through Brexit ’ (TTB) campaign. Brexit represents the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 29.11.19
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5 business priorities for the next UK government

It has been just two-and-a-half years since the previous election, but the political environment has shifted from bad to worse. Everything and nothing has happened in politics. Businesses in the...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 27.11.19
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Bath Chamber holds 2019 general election hustings

Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Initiative in B&NES arranged a Parliamentary Hustings for the City at Bath Rugby's stadium ahead of the forthcoming election, so that members could quiz...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 26.11.19
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Bristol Festival of Economics 2019 preview

As a founder member of the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, Business West helped to establish the Bristol Festival of Ideas back in 2005 to provide a year-round forum for ideas to flow in...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 06.11.19
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