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Entry-level apprenticeships starts & participation in sharp decline, spelling bad news for “levelling up”

At a time when the country is setting the foundations for the post-Brexit and post-pandemic economy, if the Government is serious about “levelling up”, it is imperative to refocus the programme...
Georgina  Navalles
Georgina Navalles
Business West
Posted on: 16.12.21
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Protests against A417 "missing link" scheme.

For the last 20 years I have been writing about the need to help business by sorting out the so called “missing link” on the A417. We seem to be on the last lap of the race now but suddenly a group...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.12.21
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BCC warns Chancellor: Business support urgently needed

The Chancellor was warned today of impending damage to the economic recovery if Government did not bring forward support for businesses following the Plan B Covid restrictions announced on Tuesday...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.21
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Bristol welcomes HMS Prince of Wales crew to celebrate our city’s affiliation

This weekend (11th & 12th December), officers and crew members from the HMS Prince of Wales are visiting Bristol to mark the ship’s affiliation with the city, and are inviting all across the city...
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews
Business West
Posted on: 10.12.21
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Bristol & West of England Initiative homes in on boosting Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the region

Overlooking the floodlit pitch of Ashton Gate Stadium, the West of England Initiative welcomed over 100 business leaders to meet for the final time in 2021 with equality, diversity and inclusion...
James Cortis
James Cortis
Business West
Posted on: 09.12.21
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Demand for office space in Gloucestershire

The demand for small office space in Gloucestershire is outstripping supply as Covid and furlough take their effect. Furlough has meant that there are people deciding they will spread their wings out...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.12.21
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How can we solve the business rates conundrum?

Pressures on High Street retailers have once again brought the subject of business rates back up to the top of the agenda. Hard pressed shopkeepers, who do so much to attract customers who drive our...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 09.12.21
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Doing business better in a greener world

To be successful in the future, you have to move with the times. For Chamber members and Future Shift founders, Will Powell and Oscar Gue, the culture of adaptation fostered by Covid-19 will serve...
Steven Hugill
Steven Hugill
Posted on: 08.12.21
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Cornish company hits US shores with sustainable packaging solutions for surfers

A Cornish company which manufactures sustainable packaging has broken into the US market.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 06.12.21
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