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Jaya Chakrabarti: "Proposals for a referendum on retaining the mayoral system risk weakening the city’s democracy"

Jaya Chakrabarti says proposals being debated by Bristol City Council tomorrow (Tuesday 7 December) on whether to have a referendum on retaining the mayoral system risk weakening the city’s democracy
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Posted on: 06.12.21
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Stroud Vision

Stroud was earlier this year given the accolade by the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Britain. But does Stroud town centre live up to that billing? My feeling, and the feeling of key...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.12.21
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NHS in Gloucestershire is a cornerstone of the local economy

While we all may acknowledge the medical qualities of our NHS in Gloucestershire, we often do not realise that it is a huge business in its own right. Indeed, the NHS here is our largest employer in...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 25.11.21
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Global telecoms manufacturer invests in Swindon

Phil Smith and I recently attended the opening of a new factory in Swindon by a major, global telecommunications company, AFL . AFL has an annual turnover of $1.2bn (£872m) and manufactures fibre...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Business West
Posted on: 18.11.21
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3 Questions with Anne Jessopp, Chief Executive, The Royal Mint

The University of the West of England (UWE), in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Anne Jessopp, Chief...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 18.11.21
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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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Bristol leading the way with green initiatives

As the focus of COP26 today focuses on cities, regions, and the built environment, it is an important reminder to celebrate our city of Bristol and the West of England’s achievements on its journey...
Richard Bonner
Richard Bonner
Arcadis
Posted on: 11.11.21
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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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3 Questions with Mike Haigh, Executive Chair, Mott MacDonald

The University of the West of England (UWE), in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Mike Haigh, Executive...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 03.11.21
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