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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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Workers over 50 hit hard by COVID job losses

I have been a long-term campaigner for apprenticeships and more opportunities for our young people. And it is fact that young people are facing something of a jobs tsunami in the wake of the COVID...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.06.21
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Business West named one of the best business services companies to work for in the UK

Best Companies has named Business West as one of the top 20 best business services companies to work for in the UK. The South West’s largest Chamber of Commerce employs around 200 staff and works...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 21.05.21
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Clarity required on staff vaccination certificates

As COVID restrictions began to be eased this week, the government simply must give business far more clarity over proof of vaccination for employees. This is a hot potato but with the prospect of all...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 19.05.21
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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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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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West of England Mayor election 2021: Business & Economy Hustings with Centre for Cities

With less than a week to go until voters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset decide the next West of England ‘Metro’ Mayor, more than 100 businesses logged on to quiz...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 30.04.21
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4 reasons why a directly elected Mayor benefits Bristol

The mayoral model of governance, which sees Bristolians head to the polls every four years to elect the leader of their city, is under threat. Two of the nine candidates standing in May’s election...
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Posted on: 29.04.21
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Bristol Chamber & Initiative issues its ‘business challenge’ to candidates vying for City Hall

As the race for City Hall hots up, Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West has issued its ‘business challenge’ to candidates, ensuring that the voice of local business remains...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 19.04.21
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