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Super Thursday delivers promising, business friendly new political leaders for BANES and wider region

A week is a long time in politics, as the old saying goes, but it’s never been more true than the last seven days, when we’ve seen the election of a new Mayor for the West of England , a new Police...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 13.05.21
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HSBC's Roland Emmans on digital transformations post-COVID

“Change or you will be changed” was the watchword of Sir John Harvey-Jones, the former ICI chairman as he toured the country with his BBC TV programme, Troubleshooter. Sir John went into companies...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 13.05.21
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How to Protect Your Start-Up From Cyber Crime

Large organisations can prevent cyber attacks on their own networks by carrying out expensive operations to test their cyber security. But this kind of testing is not realistic or even necessary for...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 12.05.21
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Lifetime Skills Guarantee the focal point of Queen's speech

Business will not have heard very much new in the Queen’s speech outlining the government’s programme. The key announcement surrounded the leaked plans for new skills and training legislation under...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.05.21
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Bristol businesses leading on equality, diversity and inclusion

The May 2021 Initiative meeting took place on so-called ‘super Thursday’ – a day which saw voters in Bristol and the West of England head to the polls to elect their local leaders. President Richard...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 11.05.21
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Tetbury company helps US consumers connect with wildlife

To mark Mental Health Awareness week, we spoke to Vanessa McDonald, Sales Manager for Wildlife World about the company's export growth during the pandemic as consumers turned to nature for its...
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 11.05.21
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Staff shortages threaten indoor hospitality reopening

Hospitality, one of Gloucestershire’s key business sectors brought to its knees by COVID, is about to open up again. From next Monday 17th May, hotels, restaurants and pubs will be re-opening their...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.05.21
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Business West rehomes its mobile phones to address digital poverty

Business West is participating in a new initiative called Community Calling to rehome working mobile phones to people in Bristol who may not have access to a mobile or internet. We will be donating...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 11.05.21
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What are the benefits and barriers to export?

The Export Academy has now launched, designed to support your business to export successfully. One of the sessions focuses on the benefits and barriers to export. So, what are they?
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 10.05.21
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