Airport decision ‘real blow’ to South West economy, say regional business leaders

February 12, 2020
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Airport decision ‘real blow’ to South West economy, say regional business leaders

Business organisations have slammed the decision by North Somerset councillors to reject Bristol Airport’s expansion plans. The CBI in the region described the move “a real blow to Bristol and the wider South West” while the Federation of Small Businesses echoed the airport’s own claims that it would force people to drive out of...

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Halting our expansion will damage regional economy, airport bosses claim after council grounds plans

February 11, 2020
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Halting our expansion will damage regional economy, airport bosses claim after council grounds plans

Bristol Airport has accused councillors who rejected its controversial expansion plans of “putting the brakes” on the region’s economic growth by stifling international trade and tourism. It also said the move, which it is expected to appeal against, would deter airlines from using the airport – forcing passengers to travel to Heathrow or Gatwick...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 9, 2020
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Monday February 10 Nothing listed Tuesday February 11 Final: PJSC Polyus S Interim: Diurnal Group Q1 result: Tui AG Economic announcements: Balance of trade, Gross domestic product, Industrial production, Manufacturing production, Index of services Wednesday February 12 Finals: Novolip Regs, Plus500, Primary Health Interims: Dunelm, Oncimmune Q4 result: Glaxosmithkline Trading announcement: Vodafone Economic announcement:...

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Chance to learn about trade opportunities in growing Latin American and Caribbean markets

February 5, 2020
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Chance to learn about trade opportunities in growing Latin American and Caribbean markets

South West firms looking to explore export opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean will be able to find out about support from the Department for International Trade (DIT) at an event next month. The DIT’s national LatAC Roadshow arrives in the region on March 12 when experts will provide insights into the vibrant...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 2, 2020
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Monday February 3 Final: Porvair Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday February 4 Finals: Micro Focus, RM, St Modwen Properties Interims: Genedrive, K3 Capital Group, Mattiolo Q4 result: BP Trading announcement: Larsen and Toubro Economic announcement: PMI construction Wednesday February 5 Final: Smurfit Kappa Interims: Barratt Developments, Frontier Developments Q4 result: Glaxosmithkline Trading announcement: Vodafone...

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FSB appoints creative agency boss as youngest regional chair

January 31, 2020
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FSB appoints creative agency boss as youngest regional chair

Creative agency director Lee Nathan has been chosen as the new South West chairman of the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses). The 35-year-old, who moved from Devon to Bristol last year, has become the youngest FSB regional chair in the country.  Lee, pictured, who has worked at Bristol and Plymouth-based Studiovine for nearly eight...

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