Bristol University graduate’s start-up sells sustainable sanitary products

In the UK, each woman spends over £3500 on sanitary products in her lifetime. This equates to 11,000 pads or tampons - roughly 150kg of landfill waste - which will take approximately 500 years to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 03.02.17
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Romanian Ambassador in Bristol for trade talks

His Excellency Dr Dan Mihalache , Romanian Ambassador to the UK, and Manuel Donescu, Minister Counsellor for the Romania economics and trade section in London, attended informal trade talks at...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 02.02.17
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Q&A with Lord Bilimoria - founder of Cobra Beer

UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer , before he gave his...
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson
Posted on: 01.02.17
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Switch on to Swindon demonstrates the true light of the town

A great launch event was held on Tuesday 24 January, attended by some 350 businesses. It marked the culmination of much hard work to date, but as importantly the start of a journey to demonstrate...
Ian Larrard
Ian Larrard
Posted on: 31.01.17
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Bristol must seize the opportunity to be a 10 out of 10 city

Bristol is growing much faster than predicted. James Durie, Chief Executive of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West, argues that if we are to make growth manageable, and for...
James Durie
James Durie
Posted on: 30.01.17
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UK economy shows better than expected economic growth

Despite all the forebodings, strong consumer spending helped the UK economy grow by a better than expected 0.6% in the final quarter of last year. It meant that the economy grew by 2% for the whole...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Posted on: 27.01.17
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Skills West tackles the growing skills shortage

The Prime Minister’s Industrial Strategy announced earlier this week has at its heart perhaps the greatest challenge we have in UK industry - the lack of skills development. The West of England is...
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 27.01.17
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Bath Chamber of Commerce's Ian Bell helps convince Bath & NES Council to give the go ahead to park and ride scheme in the City

Business West has been lobbying in favour of a park and ride scheme in Bath for many years and is delighted to announce that Bath and North East Somerset Council has taken the landmark decision to...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 26.01.17
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Top Gloucestershire food and drink businesses share the secret ingredients to their success

Innovation in the food and drink industry is fast becoming a modern-day British business success story, with more and more producers specialising in artisan, handmade and locally sourced products...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Posted on: 25.01.17
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