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Appsbroker's Mike Conner on the benefits of building a business in Swindon

mike_conner_appsbroker.jpg Few people epitomise the heart of tech in Swindon more than Mike Conner, founder and chief executive of Appsbroker . Mike set up the business 14 years ago and it is now...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 23.11.20
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3 questions with Perminder Mann, CEO of Bonnier Books UK

UWE Bristol, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Perminder Mann, CEO of Bonnier Books UK before her virtual...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 18.11.20
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3 questions with Doug and Dame Mary Perkins, Co-founders of Specsavers

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Doug and Dame Mary Perkins, Co-founders of Specsavers , before...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 11.11.20
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Mental health top of management agenda as pandemic continues

Very many of our members reacted quickly to the onset of COVID-19, switching to home working almost overnight and managing to continue to provide their services in as normal a way as possible. It...
Ian Bell
Ian Bell
Business West
Posted on: 16.10.20
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Non-Executive Directors, Business West needs you to join us on our B Corp journey!

Business is, and always has been a speculative venture; trading risk for reward, and yes, sometimes businesspeople get it wrong, but the act of wealth creation, and the taxation that flows from it,...
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Business West
Posted on: 14.08.20
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Q&A with Katherine Bennett CBE - Chair of Western Gateway and SVP at Airbus

Katherine Bennett, senior vice president of Airbus at Filton in Bristol, is the new chair of the Western Gateway project designed to give a greater voice to the South West and South Wales in...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.07.20
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What businesses can learn from Amazon as they reopen after lockdown

Business West Chambers of Commerce has teamed up with Amazon to offer tours of its Avonmouth fulfilment centre and give local businesses an insight into how they’ve introduced strict social...
Phil Bridgeman
Phil Bridgeman
Business West
Posted on: 17.06.20
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Adapting to change in these unprecedented times

During these unsettling and uncertain times, adapting and changing a business is a steep learning for many and challenging for all. When you plan to implement change in any business, I know how tough...
Jessica Bailey
Jessica Bailey
Changetoolbox
Posted on: 05.05.20
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How to manage remote teams effectively and avoid burnout during coronavirus

In light of coronavirus social distancing laws and recommendations, more and more of us are working from home, more frequently and for longer hours than before. For organisations where there is...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 22.04.20
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