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South Gloucestershire's thriving visitor economy

These are exciting times for South Gloucestershire. While the area has a very strong industry and educational base built over many decades – and a base for world leading businesses across sectors...
James Durie
James Durie
Business West
Posted on: 09.07.19
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5 reasons strong leadership is important in a business

The leadership of a business is felt throughout an organisation and can be the difference between a company’s success or failings. We’ve put together 5 reasons why strong leadership is important to a...
Fay Daniels
Fay Daniels
Business West
Posted on: 05.07.19
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Exciting collaboration between Arcadia & Bristol Port showcased at Glastonbury

Business West Initiative staff members went to Glastonbury Festival last week to see a sneak preview of Bristol based Arcadia Spectacular’s latest artistic installation, Pangea. Towering over the...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 02.07.19
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Sustainability and Inclusion - how can Bristol business drive change?

The focus of the June quarterly Initiative meeting was on sustainability and inclusion in Bristol. This hot topic is making serious headlines with Teresa May’s recent bold and symbolic statement that...
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 18.06.19
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Businesses wise up: consumers want better organisational culture too

Poor culture doesn’t only affect business by deterring talent, it can also be a real turn off for consumers. Whatever way you look at it, business culture affects reputation. Businesses are under...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 18.06.19
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Q&A with Jaya Chakrabarti MBE - CEO of Semantrica Ltd and TISCreport.org

Jaya Chakrabarti, MBE is an amazing woman who is talking in Bath as part of the 'Phenomenal Women' series - supported by Business West on June 12 at The Gainsborough Bath Spa . Vice president of the...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 07.06.19
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5 steps to mental wellbeing

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week – the UK’s national campaign to raise understanding of mental health problems.
Laura Ross
Laura Ross
Business West
Posted on: 17.05.19
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How to turn negativity into positive vibes

When I was approached to write a blog about positivity, my first thought was to apologise profusely for my blog post in comparison to all the other fantastic ones available – I had to catch myself,...
Bethan Rice
Bethan Rice
Business West
Posted on: 17.05.19
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Paddy Bradley of SWLEP on Honda, Swindon IoT, Porton Down and more

Paddy Bradley, the man leading Swindon & Wiltshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) is a no-nonsense ex-head teacher whose enthusiasm is infectious. The SWLEP Director talked to me about...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 09.05.19
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