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Ian Girling - Dorset Chamber chief executive

Dorset Chamber urges MPs to consider actions carefully over Brexit deal

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: "Many businesses will have noted the cabinet resignations and Parliamentary debates over the Brexit deal with concern.

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Andrew Bell, Chief Executive of Regional & City Airports (RCA), the UK

Free port strategy for regional airports would unlock post-Brexit trade and investment

Regional & City Airports (RCA), the UK's leading regional airport operator, has called on the aviation industry, alongside the Government, to help support its post-Brexit vision of turning the UK's regional airports into free ports in order to guarantee the continued success of the sector.

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Victoria Anderson

Why health and safety means more than hard hats

Stress and anxiety can be much more of a threat to business success Health and safety at work has long been a hot topic, and one that organisations simply cannot ignore. However, when most of us think about health and safety at work we imagine hard hats, hi-vis jackets and steel toed boots, but in reality the issue is much more complex than that.

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Paula Whelan

A manager's guide to supporting staff with mental ill-health

We all have mental health and sometimes, like our physical health, it can become unwell. Mental health is just as important as physical health - and tending to our invisible ailments needs the same level of intentionality as a visible illness. But what should managers do to make sure their employees' mental health is taken care of?

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John Taylor

Business leaders in the South split on prospects of a good Brexit deal

Business leaders in the South are split on the UK Government's prospects of delivering a good Brexit deal, according to a new survey by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

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Small businesses in the South West entirely unprepared for chaotic no-deal Brexit

Just over one in ten (13%) small businesses in the South West have started planning for a no-deal Brexit, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). FSB's latest research shows that a further 50% believe that a no-deal Brexit will have an impact on their business but haven't yet started planning for the possibility. Just over one in ten (13%) believe that a no deal Brexit will have a positive impact on their ability to do business.

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WFBA’s career mum and Senior Structural Engineer Sophie Hayes

Proof that construction industry encourages women

Sophie Hayes from Southampton has over 14 years' experience as a Structural Engineer. Since attending Portsmouth University to gain her BEng degree in Civil engineering and gaining her Chartered membership of the Institution of Structural Engineers, mother of two Sophie says that she has seen the construction industry become more confident in the abilities of female professionals.

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Simon Howes, CEO Exelin Group

Brexit uncertainty stifling South West manufacturers' export growth plans

Brexit uncertainty stifling South West manufacturers' export growth plans Concerns over Brexit are stifling South West SME manufacturers' export growth as firms focus on stabilising their current position, according to recent figures. The South West Manufacturing Barometer reveals manufacturers' fears over ongoing Brexit uncertainty, highlighting that their attention must be on consolidation, especially as they also anticipate an overall slowdown in increased sales coupled with a struggle to recruit more staff in the short term.

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Dangers of a chaotic no-deal Brexit are clear

Dangers of a chaotic no-deal Brexit are clear, say small firms Responding to the release of the first tranche of no-deal Brexit technical notices, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry, said: "The dangers of a sudden and unplanned no-deal Brexit have today been laid bare. A pro-business Brexit is one with a transition period - a vital lifeline that won't be there in a no-deal scenario. The smallest firms will be the least able to cope with a cliff-edge moment.

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Itch to raise rates overcomes conflicting urge to hold says RSM

Reacting to the Bank of England's to raise interest rates, John Taylor, southern regional managing partner at leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM said:

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Tom Morgan

Manufacturers must invest more in people and technology says RSM

RSM is warning that the war for talent is hotting up among the region's manufacturers after new figures reveal that the South West has the highest employment rate of any UK region. According to the latest ONS data, employment rates in the South West reached 79.3 per cent in the first quarter of the year, up by 0.6 per cent versus the same period last year, and the highest in any UK region. Tom Morgan, head of RSM's manufacturing team in the South West said:

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Edwin Bessant, CEO and Co-founder of Ceuta Healthcare

CEO of Ceuta Group to talk about global success at Jobshop UK Director's Lunch

Bournemouth based recruitment specialists, Jobshop UK, will welcome co-founder and CEO of Ceuta Healthcare, Edwin Bessant, at its next Director's Lunch held on May 16 at the West Hants Club.

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