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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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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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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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Economic potential of fusion and hydrogen power explored at Swindon & Wiltshire Business and Economy meeting

At the recent Swindon & Wiltshire Business and Economy Meeting the agenda was focussed on the innovative businesses and technologies driving the regional economy forward. Regional Manager at...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 06.05.21
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Gloucestershire business in need of a boost ahead of local elections

Local councillors in Gloucestershire are doing all they can to muster last minute votes in the local council elections this week. I don’t think we will see any major changes in the political...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.05.21
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West of England Mayor election 2021: Business & Economy Hustings with Centre for Cities

With less than a week to go until voters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset decide the next West of England ‘Metro’ Mayor, more than 100 businesses logged on to quiz...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 30.04.21
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4 reasons why a directly elected Mayor benefits Bristol

The mayoral model of governance, which sees Bristolians head to the polls every four years to elect the leader of their city, is under threat. Two of the nine candidates standing in May’s election...
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Posted on: 29.04.21
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Aardman Animations and Hargreaves Lansdown’s work in the community showcased at monthly Initiative meeting

At our April Initiative meeting we were delighted to be joined by our members - Aardman Animations and Hargreaves Lansdown – who shared details of two fantastic projects they’re working on, covering...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 20.04.21
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