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Summer marketing quick wins

In the summer, when holidays, sporting events and early afternoon finishes can all conspire against any marketing plan, it’s easy to give up until September. But as Simeon de la Torre of the SIM7...
Simeon de la Torre
Simeon de la Torre
Sim 7 Creative
Posted on: 05.08.21
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Ruth Dooley to chair GFirst LEP

As a board member of GFirst LEP I was impressed by some words in the interview presentation made for the new chair’s role by accountant Ruth Dooley. Those words were: “I think sometimes people’s egos...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 04.08.21
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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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A South West business success story: Q&A with Move2Cloud Advisory Services

The business environment in the South West is known for offering innovative solutions across a range of sectors and there is evidence the pandemic has not deterred these businesses from their...
Darren Rowley
Darren Rowley
Posted on: 03.08.21
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Is your commute sustainable?

With Freedom Day recently passing and more and more workers are heading back to their place of work – what does this mean to the commute? The Initiative recently held a Roundtable on the return to...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 02.08.21
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Business carbon emissions - what are they?

Many businesses are unsure on how to begin their journey toward a sustainable future. An effective way to start is by measuring and reducing carbon emissions. Let's start off with the basics, what...
Fionuala Lloyd
Fionuala Lloyd
Business West
Posted on: 29.07.21
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Meet the Skills Team: Lizzie Lyons

We spoke to Lizzie Lyons, Business Skills Advisor at Business West about how she supports companies to upskill their workforce.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 28.07.21
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Levelling up means upskilling our workforce in STEM

A recent note from Stroud’s MP Siobhan Baillie reminds me just how important the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects are to the future job prospects of our young...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.07.21
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Somerset company keeps pets across the world healthy during COVID-19

Hilton Herbs, a producer of natural animal supplements has broken into the US market.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 26.07.21
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