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COP26 not COPOut26: Making the nature of business work in harmony with the business of nature

As we watch our world’s nations at COP26 pledge to take action to save our environment, and humanity with it, I am filled with a heady mix of hope and alarm. My hope is that the 26th time's the charm...
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Jaya Chakrabarti MBE
Posted on: 06.11.21
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The Business of Net-Zero

Businesses in the West will benefit from the investment and business opportunities associated with achieving the net-zero targets being discussed at COP26 in Glasgow this week. Working with the other...
Marvin Rees
Marvin Rees
Posted on: 04.11.21
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City partners urge local businesses to invest in the future of the city

Decarbonising Bristol’s economy will involve an investment of £9.2 billion of private and public finance in the city to get to Net Zero by 2030. The call from Mayor Marvin Rees and James Durie,...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 22.10.21
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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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Worker crisis threatening the future of South West businesses

Businesses in the South West desperately need a roadmap out of the current labour crisis, with a clear plan for the future of our workforce or the region’s key sectors may suffer irreparable damage,...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 30.09.21
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Jaya Chakrabarti MBE announced as President of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative

Jaya Chakrabarti MBE, founder of the award-winning social enterprise TISCreport, has been announced as the new President of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative.
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 23.09.21
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Local government review will be a boost for Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire business, in my view, will welcome Boris Johnson’s idea of creating more directly elected Mayors. In Gloucestershire, particularly, where we have six district councils with the need...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 21.07.21
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Could stronger local government hold the key to levelling up down South?

Two years after he entered Downing Street and introduced his much-heralded levelling up plan for the country, Boris Johnson today gave us a half term report on how it was going. What we got, in my...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 15.07.21
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Q&A with Leader of Gloucestershire County Council Mark Hawthorne

Mark Hawthorne has been leader of the Conservative controlled Gloucestershire County Council for 11 years, and at 46 has been a councillor for more than 20 years. In a wide-ranging interview, I spoke...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 14.07.21
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