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Metro Mayor Dan Norris tells West of England business leaders he will put region ‘on the map’

Dan Norris gave his first address to the region’s business community since being elected as Mayor of the West of England at a meeting of the Bristol & West of England Initiative yesterday (3rd...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.06.21
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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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Lifetime Skills Guarantee the focal point of Queen's speech

Business will not have heard very much new in the Queen’s speech outlining the government’s programme. The key announcement surrounded the leaked plans for new skills and training legislation under...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 11.05.21
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Gloucestershire business in need of a boost ahead of local elections

Local councillors in Gloucestershire are doing all they can to muster last minute votes in the local council elections this week. I don’t think we will see any major changes in the political...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.05.21
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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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Pre-election survey reveals West of England 'outshone' by London and Manchester

With only 30 days until voters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset decide the next West of England ‘Metro’ Mayor, Business West is calling on the successful candidate...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 06.04.21
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Give 10 minutes of your time to shape the future of the economy in Swindon & Wiltshire

Now more than ever, businesses in Swindon & Wiltshire need their local decision makers to rise to the challenges that they face. Accordingly, in the run up to local elections on 6th May, Business...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 29.03.21
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