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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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Personality types, burnout and mental health stigma among themes explored at April SMEN meeting

Over 60 members of the Swindon Mindful Employer Network (SMEN) came together online this month to hear from local experts in the field of mental health and the workplace. Chaired by Yazmin Taylor of...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 19.04.21
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Training is the key to future success

Recently I was talking to someone who had started up a new estate agency just weeks before the first lockdown. Thanks to a lot of hard work, they’ve had a very successful first year, despite...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 01.04.21
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Businesses join forces to call for better cycle infrastructure across Bristol

Bristol and West of England Initiative have been calling on their members to back Cycling Works Bristol , a campaign that calls for investment into cycle infrastructure to allow more employees to...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 26.03.21
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3 Questions with Professor Lyndsay Duthie, CEO of The Production Guild of Great Britain

UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Professor Lyndsay Duthie, CEO of The Production Guild of Great...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.03.21
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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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Swindon & Wiltshire Institute of Technology plans brought to life at Business West online event

At our February Swindon & Wiltshire Business and Economy Meeting we were delighted to be joined by Chris Baish, Vice Principal of the newly merged New College Swindon and MD of the Institute of...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 02.03.21
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