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WoE Initiative Meeting – 29/06/2017

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in News, Others, Others, West of England Initiative Events | 0 comments

WoE Initiative Meeting – 29/06/2017

The 29 June West of England Initiative Evening focused on Brexit and what it means one year on from the referendum – for business, for the region and for the UK. Held in partnership with the Festival of Ideas, over 200 guests were in attendance at the University of Bristol to watch a distinguished panel of experts explore some of the critical issues surrounding negotiations and what the comings months and years might hold. The quality of discussion was high and we hope all who attended found it engaging and insightful. The panel, which...

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WoE Initiative Meeting – 29/03/2017

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in News, Others, West of England Initiative Events | 0 comments

WoE Initiative Meeting – 29/03/2017

The latest West of England Initiative meeting at Rolls Royce plc gave members and guests an opportunity to find out first hand about the new developments taking place across the Filton Airfield, how the new HMS Prince of Wales Aircraft carrier, new Aerospace Museum and each and every employer in the room could inspire the next generation to develop the skills needed to ensure all in our city region can prosper.                 Prior to the main meeting, a number of our members had the opportunity to...

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West of England Initiative Meeting – Bristol Harbour Hotel, 8th December

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in News, Others, West of England Initiative Events | 0 comments

West of England Initiative Meeting – Bristol Harbour Hotel, 8th December

It is no exaggeration to say that 2016 has been a year full of political surprises and events that will have a profound impact on the future the country for years to come. With these changes come many challenges, but also great opportunities for the West of England. As year comes to a close, 150 business leaders gathered for the final Initiative Evening of 2016 in the beautiful setting of the newly renovated Bristol Harbour Hotel to discuss how we might make the most of the exciting opportunities in the coming year. West of England devolution...

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Nuclear opportunities, devolution and promising new markets on the agenda at the Initiative’s September meeting

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Others, West of England Initiative Events | 0 comments

Nuclear opportunities, devolution and promising new markets on the agenda at the Initiative’s September meeting

St George’s in Great George Street was the stunning setting for the September meeting, and Initiative members received a warm welcome on one of the hottest evenings of the year from Suzanne Rolt, its Chief Executive. Now one of the outstanding cultural centres in the city, St George’s dates back almost two hundred years and was designed by Sir Robert Smirke in the Greek Revival style, which he also applied to his most famous commission: the British Museum.   Suzanne also provided the audience with glimpses of the unique glass sculpture...

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The West Decides: Business and the future of the European Union

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Events, National Government, News, West of England Initiative Events | 0 comments

The West Decides: Business and the future of the European Union

What does the future hold for the UK and the European Union? What are the possible implications of Brexit, and what does it mean for business and the South West? This special Business West Initiative event will feature a panel discussion between national and local experts from business, politics and economics as well as keynote speeches from leading business and political figures. Participants include: Graham Cole CBE (Former Chairman of AgustaWestland and author of the Cole Commission on Exports), Charles Grant (Director of the Centre for...

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West of England Initiative Meeting – UWE Bristol 10th March

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Articles, News, West of England Initiative Events | 0 comments

West of England Initiative Meeting – UWE Bristol 10th March

The latest West of England Initiative meeting at UWE Bristol was, quite literally, out of this world, as businesses got the chance to test out the latest in virtual reality. Almost 100 attendees had the opportunity to test out new member IMD Group’s technology, entering simulations of a department store, an aeroplane and even a gravity-free environment. Building a bigger, better Bristol Back in the real world, President Professor Steve West kicked off proceedings with an update on the latest developments in the region, and a welcome for new...

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Culture at the Core of the December West of England Initiative Meeting

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Articles, Culture, Development, Transport, West of England Initiative Events | 0 comments

Culture at the Core of the December West of England Initiative Meeting

‘What this fine city needs is a fine theatre’ – was the thinking back when the Bristol Old Vic first opened its doors in 1766. Now, centuries later with the theatre on the eve of its 250th Birthday, 150 business leaders sat inside the spectacular venue admiring that very achievement. Our city’s cultural draw is envied by others, and the theatre was a fitting setting for a meeting to celebrate a successful year in which Bristol has gone from strength to strength. A Cultural Hub Emma Stenning, Chief Executive of hosts Bristol Old Vic,...

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Meeting of The West of England Initiative Ashton Gate Stadium – 17th September 2015

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Articles, Culture, Development, Economy, Environment, Events, Local Government, National Government, News, Transport, West of England Initiative Events | 0 comments

Meeting of The West of England Initiative Ashton Gate Stadium – 17th September 2015

Sporting themes prove just the ticket for September Initiative gathering   It’s been 35 years of hurt since Bristol had a top-flight football club, but members of The West of England Initiative got a taste of what it might feel like to see those glory days return at the September gathering. They also took a ride with the head of First Bus, who told of how Bristol has learned to love the bus.   Bristol City vs Arsenal followed by Bristol playing Saracens: two tasty fixtures coming up in the next two weeks… fact or fantasy?...

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Meeting of the West of England Initiative – ss Great Britain – 17 March 2015

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in West of England Initiative Events | 0 comments

Meeting of the West of England Initiative – ss Great Britain – 17 March 2015

Over 125 business leaders and special guests attended the Initiative meeting on the 17th March, which focused on the issue of devolution, and what devolved powers from central government would mean for our region.   The evening began with an insightful tour of Brunel’s beautifully restored passenger steamship, the ss Great Britain. Guests were able to witness the sights, smells and sounds of a C19th voyage, before the meeting moved across to the Great Eastern Hall where Professor Steve West, President of Bristol Chamber & Initiative...

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