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Bristol Airport hails launch of direct Frankfurt flights this summer as start of its return to normal service

February 26, 2021
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Bristol Airport hails launch of direct Frankfurt flights this summer as start of its return to normal service

German airline Lufthansa is to go ahead with its delayed Bristol to Frankfurt service in a move it said showed confidence in the airport as it prepares to emerge from the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The airline had planned to introduce twice daily direct flights last March but shelved them as Covid-19...

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Event: Chance to hear how women are succeeding in global eCommerce in the age of Covid

February 25, 2021
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Event: Chance to hear how women are succeeding in global eCommerce in the age of Covid

Swindon businesses will be able to learn how to boost their online overseas sales from successful women in eCommerce at a virtual conference next week. The free ‘Women in Global eCommerce’ event on Tuesday is being hosted by the Department for International Trade (DIT) in collaboration with Business West, the organisation behind the Swindon...

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Business groups call for more support for firms as Johnson unveils roadmap out of lockdown

February 23, 2021
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Business groups call for more support for firms as Johnson unveils roadmap out of lockdown

The South West’s largest business organisation has said many of its members will be “disappointed” with the government’s roadmap for taking England out of national lockdown. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, said following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon the onus was now on ministers to...

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Backing for Bristol Airport as it seeks to overturn council’s grounding of its expansion plans

February 21, 2021
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Backing for Bristol Airport as it seeks to overturn council’s grounding of its expansion plans

The South West CBI has backed Bristol Airport’s appeal against the decision by North Somerset Council last year to refuse its expansion. The council’s planning committee went against their own officers’ recommendation last February to throw out the scheme, which sought to increase the airport’s capacity to handle 12m passengers a year.  At the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 21, 2021
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Monday February 22 Finals: BATM Advanced Communications, RTC Group Interims: Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Finsbury Foods, Tristel Trading announcement: AB Foods Economic announcement: Public sector net borrowing Tuesday February 23 Finals: Croda International, Fondul Propriatetea, HSBC Group, InterContinental Hotels Interims: Clinigen Group, Diurnal Group, McBride, Springfield Properties Economic announcements: Claimant count rate, unemployment rate Wednesday February 24 Finals: Georgia Capital, Lloyds, Petrofac, Telecom Egypt ...

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Swindon Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. Our forecasts show rapid economic recovery this year

February 17, 2021
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Swindon Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. Our forecasts show rapid economic recovery this year

The Covid pandemic continues to hit business activity and household spending in the UK and the rest of the world. Restrictions put in place to contain the pandemic’s spread are causing many businesses to sell fewer of their goods and services. Some businesses are unable to sell at all.  Even though the available evidence...

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