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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Apr 23, 2020

Businesses thanked for PPE support – but more help needed

2020-05-15T15:29:55+01:00 April 23rd, 2020|

Many businesses have already come forward to supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline health and social care workers across the West of England – but more help is needed. Major contributors – including the [...]

Apr 23, 2020

Creative Scale Up support moves online

2020-04-23T16:38:39+01:00 April 23rd, 2020|

We’ve changed our Creative Scale Up programme to reflect the changing needs of businesses at this time. We’re now delivering the programme online – with the first cohort of 16 businesses receiving their mentoring sessions [...]

Apr 23, 2020

Supporting businesses through coronavirus

2020-04-23T09:49:31+01:00 April 23rd, 2020|

As the world settles into a temporary ‘new normal’, as we deal with COVID-19, I’ve been struck by how our region’s response to the virus really underlines our strengths in collaboration and supporting one another. [...]

Apr 22, 2020

New economic taskforce for West of England

2020-04-30T10:37:29+01:00 April 22nd, 2020|

A new taskforce is being set up to drive the West of England’s economic recovery. Led by Regional Mayor, Tim Bowles, the new West of England Economic Recovery Board is a partnership between the West [...]

Apr 20, 2020

Mayor welcomes £1.25 billion for innovation

2020-07-15T09:56:37+01:00 April 20th, 2020|

West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, has welcomed a new £1.25bn government support package for businesses driving innovation in the UK. It includes a new £500 million loan scheme for high-growth firms, called the [...]

Apr 09, 2020

Can you help us reach the NHS with a big donation?

2020-04-09T11:56:35+01:00 April 9th, 2020|

Local businesses are being asked to donate surplus Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health and care workers in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. The call comes as supply chains adjust to an increased [...]

Apr 09, 2020

Tackling the impact of coronavirus

2020-04-09T11:25:02+01:00 April 9th, 2020|

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen enormous and rapid change to everything in our lives. In this blog, I just want to take stock of where we are and where we are going as [...]

Apr 08, 2020

Extra support for workers affected by coronavirus emergency

2020-04-09T11:34:44+01:00 April 8th, 2020|

People whose jobs and income have been affected by coronavirus can get help from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) through its expanded career coaching and support service, Future Bright. “I am determined [...]