Green/sustainable business

Queen’s Speech: EU referendum threatens to overshadow positive measures, says Business West

May 27, 2015
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Queen’s Speech: EU referendum threatens to overshadow positive measures, says Business West

Business West, the organisation that runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, has described today’s Queen’s Speech as ‘bittersweet’, with positive measures counter balanced by risks linked to the EU referendum. The speech, which set out the new Government’s legislative programme for the year ahead, included a number of major measures which will impact on...

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Business Showcase South West 2015: Photo gallery

May 18, 2015
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Levi Roots, the Reggae Reggae Sauce entrepreneur who secured investment from Dragons’ Den, and Gerald Ratner, the jewellery group boss who came back from the business wilderness, were the star attractions of Business Showcase South West 2015. But the two-day event at Bristol’s Colston Hall last Thursday and Friday was also a great networking...

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Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

May 14, 2015
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Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

Swindon firms are today making their way to the South West’s biggest free business event with organisers saying it looks set to be a flyaway success. Up to 3,000 delegates are expected to attend the Business Showcase South West 2015, which returns to returns to Bristol’s Colston Hall today and tomorrow. Star attractions include...

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New Government must hit the ground running and build a strong economy, says CBI

May 11, 2015
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New Government must hit the ground running and build a strong economy, says CBI

The CBI today called on the new Tory Government to set out clear plans for the next Parliament within the first 100 days. With the in-out referendum on EU membership, which has been promised with two years, grabbing political attention, the business organisation wants swift action on a number of key issues including airport...

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Business Showcase South West prepares to reflect region’s innovation and creativity

May 8, 2015
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Business Showcase South West prepares to reflect region’s innovation and creativity

Anticipation is building with just one day to go before delegates gather for the region’s biggest free business event. Organisers hope to welcome up to 3,000 delegates to Business Showcase South West 2015 tomorrow and Friday. Star attractions include keynote speakers ‘Millionaires’ Mentor’ Bev James and Levi Roots of Reggae Reggae Sauce and Dragons’...

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Five key reasons to attend Business Showcase South 2015

May 1, 2015
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Five key reasons to attend Business Showcase South 2015

Organisers of Business Showcase South West have come up with five compelling reasons for Swindon business people to attend what will be the biggest event of its kind in the region The event, on May 14 and 15 at Colston Hall, in Bristol, will celebrate the best in innovation, creativity and enterprise and has...

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Firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

April 27, 2015
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Firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

Swindon firms are being warned not to miss out on unparalleled sponsorship, exhibition stands and free delegate passes for what will be the region’s biggest business show this year. The two-day Business Showcase South West 2015 staged on May 14 and 15 will provide a platform for the best of the West of England’s innovation,...

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Unique survey to gauge views on sustainability in the region’s boardrooms

April 20, 2015
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Unique survey to gauge views on sustainability in the region’s boardrooms

Swindon Business News has teamed up again with executive search firm Moon Consulting to seek the opinions of business leaders across the South West and find out more about the diverse attitudes and leadership abilities of the region’s boardrooms. The South West Board Effectiveness Survey 2015 enables board directors and non-executives to give a candid...

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Firms making tracks to STEAM as annual Business Show Swindon prepares to get under way

April 20, 2015
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Anticipation is building ahead of the Business Show Swindon, which takes place this Thursday at the town’s STEAM museum. Organisers Business West are expecting a strong turn out by Swindon businesses – last year around 1,000 people attended – as the town’s economy gets back to growth. The show, now in its fifth year,...

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Praise for Swindon Council’s innovative approach to green energy generation

April 13, 2015
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Praise for Swindon Council’s innovative approach to green energy generation

Swindon Council has been nationally recognised as the first in the UK to use an innovative planning measure to encourage more low carbon energy generation.  The Local Development Orders (LDO), which will be discussed by the planning committee tomorrow, could eventually mean all Swindon’s housing will be powered by clean energy. Some 29 sites...

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