Taking a business from good to great. The South West Business Growth summit will show how

March 20, 2018
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Taking a business from good to great. The South West Business Growth summit will show how

Expert insights into sales and marketing, team engagement and building a business into a saleable asset will this Friday show how to take their business to the next level at an event aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises. The South West Business Growth Summit is being staged by ActionCOACH, the world’s number one business...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 17, 2018
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Monday March 19 Interim: Oracle Tuesday March 20 Finals: Hansteen, 888, EnQuest Interims: Bellway, FedEx Trading update: Ocado Economic announcement: CPI (February) Wednesday March 21 Finals: Kingfisher, Ferrexpo Interim: General Mills Economic announcement: Unemployment figures Thursday March 22 Finals: Ted Baker, Lamprell, Genel, Allied Minds Interim: Nike Economic announcement: Retail sales (February) Friday March...

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Spring Statement 2018: Swindon business reaction

March 14, 2018
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Swindon business experts have been reacting to yesterday’s Spring Statement, with most pointing to what Chancellor Philip Hammond failed to deliver rather than what he said. Dominic Bourquin, pictured, corporate tax partner at accountants MHA Monahans, whose Swindon office is one of eight across the West of England, said Mr Hammond couldn’t be accused...

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Spring Statement 2018: A disconnect between actions and words, says Business West

March 13, 2018
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Spring Statement 2018: A disconnect between actions and words, says Business West

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond’s assertion in his Spring Statement that he would continue to “support British businesses” – but it insisted that his actions had to speak louder than words.  The £80m pledge to help small firms take on apprentices and the opening up of the construction...

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Spring Statement 2018: Business reaction

March 13, 2018
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CBI chief economist Rain Newton-Smith said the Chancellor was rightly backing British business to secure the UK’s future prosperity in a new economy. “It’s great to see an upgrade in the state of our public finances and rightly sensible to set more aside for a rainy day with Brexit uncertainty still weighing on the...

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Spring Statement 2018: Main points so far . . .

March 13, 2018
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Key points from today’s Spring Statement: Next spending review will take place in 2019 UK economy grew by 1.7% in 2017 OBR has increased forecast for growth next year but downgraded those for 2021 and 2022  Investment programme of £44bn to raise housing supply to 300,000 a year by the mid-2020s. Extra £1.7bn to...

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Seminars on lean thinking and apprenticeships added to Bath Business Expo’s busy schedule

March 13, 2018
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Seminars on lean thinking and apprenticeships added to Bath Business Expo’s busy schedule

Two more seminars have been added to Bath Business Expo’s packed schedule with less than a week to go to what will be one of the largest general business exhibitions and networking opportunities in the region this year.  The expo, which takes place this Friday, March 16, will build on the success of last...

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Spring Statement 2018: Business West calls for action on housing and infrastructure

March 12, 2018
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Spring Statement 2018: Business West calls for action on housing and infrastructure

Chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to tackle Swindon’s housing crisis and invest in its infrastructure in his Spring Statement tomorrow. The plea has come from Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, which also runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative. With only a year until we leave the European Union, Business West also...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 11, 2018
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Monday March 12 Final: Clarkson Tuesday March 13 Finals: Antofagasta, John Menzies, Computercenter, French Connection, Cairn Energy, Fevertree Drinks Economic announcement: Spring Statement Wednesday March 14 Finals: Morrisons, Prudential, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Balfour Beatty Thursday March 15 Finals: Old Mutual, Cineworld, Savills, OneSavings Bank Interim: Kier Friday March 16 Interims: JD Wetherspoon, Sthree Trading updates:...

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IoD extends deadline and introduces new category in SW Director of the Year Awards

March 7, 2018
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IoD extends deadline and introduces new category in SW Director of the Year Awards

The deadline to enter the region’s top awards for boardroom excellence has been extended and a new category introduced to give as many directors as possible a chance to shine this year. Entrepreneurs now have until March 29 to submit their applications for the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) South West Director of the...

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