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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 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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A step in the right direction - B Corp and new board perspectives

Business West is the most influential business organisation in the region. With our expertise regularly accessed by over 20,000 regular business users, we are looked to as an authoritative voice on...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 08.12.20
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Non-Executive Directors, Business West needs you to join us on our B Corp journey!

Business is, and always has been a speculative venture; trading risk for reward, and yes, sometimes businesspeople get it wrong, but the act of wealth creation, and the taxation that flows from it,...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 14.08.20
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Business West launches recruitment drive to get SW economy back on track

Business West is launching a recruitment drive to help in the re-building of business here in the South West. Commercial Director James Monk is looking to recruit business specialists who have...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.07.20
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Tips for working at home during the coronavirus pandemic, with kids

With most companies advising staff to home work if they can to avoid further spread of COVID-19, finding positive ways to work from home successfully is essential. Companies such as Google, Amazon,...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 19.03.20
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Barton Willmore's Simon Prescott on planning, politics and prospects for growth in the West

Planners by reputation and image, in my experience, tend not to be the most engaging of characters. Simon Prescott, who has just been appointed a non-executive director on the board of Business West...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 05.02.20
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Approach 2020 with optimism – Business West is on your side

2019 has undoubtedly been a testing year for businesses. Two missed Brexit deadlines, a change of government and the UK avoiding recession by a whisker - the macro environment certainly hasn’t been...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 18.12.19
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Business West’s environmental credentials move up a gear with acquisition of hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo

Since signing up to the International Chambers Climate Coalition in September of this year, Business West’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact have moved up a gear, with the unveiling of its...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 25.11.19
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