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Railway station development a victory for community

Transport and getting more cars off the roads is so important to business in Gloucestershire. So, I must applaud the campaign which has been developed over the last 20 years to re-open the old...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.11.21
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The Business of Net Zero - commentary from Bristol's COP26 event

“Net Zero makes business sense,” said Colin Skellett, Chief Executive of Wessex Water and YTL, as 280 businesses gathered for the COP26 Green Zone South West Roadshow hosted in Bristol on the 4th...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 08.11.21
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COP26 not COPOut26: Making the nature of business work in harmony with the business of nature

As we watch our world’s nations at COP26 pledge to take action to save our environment, and humanity with it, I am filled with a heady mix of hope and alarm. My hope is that the 26th time's the charm...
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Posted on: 06.11.21
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Business West – championing hydrogen energy for over a decade

Business West has been championing hydrogen (H2) as a sustainable source of power for over a decade. We were key players alongside Swindon Borough Council and Honda in setting up the Hydrogen Hub in...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 04.11.21
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The Business of Net-Zero

Businesses in the West will benefit from the investment and business opportunities associated with achieving the net-zero targets being discussed at COP26 in Glasgow this week. Working with the other...
Marvin Rees
Marvin Rees
Posted on: 04.11.21
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Q&A with Dr Jo Dally - Director of Western Gateway

Dr Jo Dally, 42, has been a highflier in business and government. She now needs all that experience to pilot the day to day running of the region’s Western Gateway partnership which was born two...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 01.11.21
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Atkins’ Jonathan Foster-Clark named as Co-Chair of Bristol’s Planning, Transport and Climate Group

Jonathan Foster-Clark, Senior Transport Strategy Advisor at Atkins (a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group ), has been named as Co-Chair of the Business West Planning, Transport and Climate Group, taking...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 25.10.21
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Business West takes part in West of England Black Interns Pilot

Diversity is a big challenge to everyone in business these days. And here at Business West we believe we have role to play in diversity so that our staff and member businesses have a wide pool of...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 12.10.21
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Q&A with the team behind Business West’s B Corp journey

Business West recently became a certified B Corp . Leading on the certification process internally for Business West were Head of Service Integration Jessica Vallentine and Estates Manager Sam...
Fionuala Lloyd
Fionuala Lloyd
Business West
Posted on: 06.10.21
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