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A straightforward solution in a world which is anything but

If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it’s that businesses need to expect the unexpected. A period of massive political and economic change has meant trading has been extremely...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 02.11.21
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Business West responds to October 2021 Budget

The Chancellor today praised the “imagination and drive” of businesses as key to the continued recovery of the UK economy and gave an upbeat Budget of higher spending and optimistic messaging. But...
Tom Smith
Tom Smith
Posted on: 27.10.21
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Inflation and labour supply issues continue to threaten South West’s economic recovery

Prices continued to rise in the third quarter of 2021, with a third of respondents reporting that they have had to increase their prices due to rising input costs.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.10.21
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Work smarter and be more productive with a smart meter

Are you seeking smart solutions for your business? A smart meter could be just the ticket for you. Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters which can be an invaluable asset...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 01.10.21
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Do you have enough on your plate running a business? A smart meter could help

Running your very own restaurant, coffee shop or bar might be a dream, but you are up against huge competition, and it can be tough out there. For survival and success, you may want to consider the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 01.09.21
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Could you trim, clip and shave the costs of business energy bills with a smart meter?

Hairdressers, beauty salons and other close contact services have made a welcome return in recent months, bringing much-needed services back to towns and cities across the UK. While the impact of the...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 03.08.21
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How smaller retailers can avoid spending more than they have to

The outlook is tough; however here’s one simple step to control your outgoings.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 07.07.21
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How to manage your business’ cash flow post-pandemic

The pandemic has affected almost all areas of our lives and for businesses one of biggest impacts has been financial. Business West’s most recent Quarterly Economic Survey found that 40% of the 550...
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 15.06.21
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South West businesses piling on debt during lockdown, with credit card bills and overdrafts mounting

A year on from the start of the pandemic, business finances in the South West have been badly damaged, with many business owners increasingly reliant upon costly sources of borrowing such as...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 16.04.21
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