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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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South West businesses piling on debt during lockdown, with credit card bills and overdrafts mounting

A year on from the start of the pandemic, business finances in the South West have been badly damaged, with many business owners increasingly reliant upon costly sources of borrowing such as...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.04.21
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HSBC Head of Economics Mark Berrisford-Smith upbeat on prospects of recovery

You would find it very difficult to find a banker with more clarity and knowledge of our economy than Mark Berrisford-Smith. He is Head of Economics at HSBC UK and was the key speaker at our Business...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.04.21
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High Street alive and kicking after lockdown

Can I re-echo what the boss of Marks & Spencer, Steve Rowe said last week: “Don’t believe anyone who says the High Street is dead.” His comment is particularly pertinent as this week our shops...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.04.21
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Business West responds to lockdown easing

As the lockdown restrictions are eased, Business West's Managing Director Phil Smith discusses the challenges and opportunities for businesses.
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 13.04.21
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Covid-19 – One Year On – how we united as a Business Community

It’s been a year like no other. Overnight the business landscape changed, let alone education and home life. As we look back on this tumultuous year, we reflect on how we, as a leading organisation...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 31.03.21
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What does the future look like for retail spaces in 2021?

With some of the many side effects of COVID-19 being more people staying at home and reducing their face to face interactions, retail spaces are finding drumming up business to be a challenge. But in...
Harvey Holloway
Harvey Holloway
Posted on: 25.03.21
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IWD 2021: will the economic impacts of Covid-19 set gender equality back decades?

International Women’s Day (IWD) is not just about celebrating women’s achievements; it is also a call to action to raise awareness about women’s equality and to accelerate gender parity. This year’s...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 08.03.21
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IWD 2021: Q&A with Louise Mitchell, Chief Executive at Bristol Beacon

As part of International Women’s Day on 8th March, we spoke to Louise Mitchell, Chief Executive at Bristol Beacon to learn more about her views on women in business and what a more gender-balanced...
Victoria Matthews
Victoria Matthews
Business West
Posted on: 04.03.21
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