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Why doesn't Stroud bid for level up money?

We were all proud to to see Stroud named by the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Britain. It is a place that has true character in its communities nestling in lovely countryside. And in the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.06.21
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Metro Mayor Dan Norris tells West of England business leaders he will put region ‘on the map’

Dan Norris gave his first address to the region’s business community since being elected as Mayor of the West of England at a meeting of the Bristol & West of England Initiative yesterday (3rd...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.06.21
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Levelling up the Future of the Forest of Dean

The trials and tribulations of the Forest of Dean are sadly part of a long playing record that might well be called “Poor Me”.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.06.21
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The Western Gateway links with the Forest of Dean

We had a stimulating and encouraging Business & Economy Meeting this week looking at what the Western Gateway means for the Forest of Dean with nearly 50 attendees. The Western Gateway, launched...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 27.05.21
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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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