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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

November 15, 2018
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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

The West of England’s largest business organisation today urged “calm compromise” from politicians over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan to avoid what it said would be the “tremendously damaging” impact of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Business West – which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative – said...

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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

November 6, 2018
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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

Businesses and philanthropists from across the South West will come together this Thursday to help raise vital funds for its young people.  The annual Prince’s Trust Red Dinner has raised more than £650,000 since it was launched seven years ago, with all the proceeds going toward helping young people across the South West. This...

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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

Chancellor Philip Hammond started his speech at 3.33pm and finished at 4.43pm. He open by saying he will deliver a Budget for “hard-working families … who live their lives far from this place … and care little for the twists and turns of Westminster politics”.  Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to...

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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

October 28, 2018
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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

Business West, the region’s largest business support group, has launched a free up-to-the minute advice and guidance service to help firms get ready for life after Brexit.   Called Trading Through Brexit, it aims to help businesses start planning for the period up to and after the UK leaves the EU next March.  Business...

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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

October 16, 2018
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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is staged in the West of England this week for its seventh year to once again support women to build and grow sustainable businesses. Hundreds of women self-starters are expected to attend the day-long event in Bristol this Friday, October 19, to hear, learn from and be inspired by...

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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

September 17, 2018
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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

Bath companies will gain an insight into doing business in the nuclear sector in the UK and overseas at a major conference this Wednesday. The Nuclear South West Annual Conference will focus on collaboration in the industry and important international links – with a recent report by host organisation Nuclear South West revealing that...

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid position aims to promote awareness...

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Chance for Swindon firms to influence post-Brexit support for exporters

September 6, 2018
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Chance for Swindon firms to influence post-Brexit support for exporters

Swindon firms have just a week left to take part in a major survey, the results of which will shape support for exporters in the post-Brexit age.  The Business West International Trade Survey takes the pulse of firms across the region at a time when exports are on the rise and the government is...

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More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

August 16, 2018
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More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

Forward-thinking Swindon firms that put their staff’s wellbeing front and centre now have more time to enter the South West’s only awards that champion workplace happiness. The deadline for the competition, now in its fourth year, has been extended into next month due to an unprecedented number of entrants.  The South West Happiest Workplace...

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French connection could generate cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Swindon firms

August 13, 2018
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French connection could generate cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Swindon firms

Swindon firms operating in the nuclear sector could benefit from an agreement between industry organisations in South West England and Normandy in France which aims to create jobs, unlock opportunities and attract new investment to both regions. The memorandum of understanding between Nuclear South West and Nucleopolis potentially connects companies with £50bn worth of...

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