The West of England Initiative is a business leadership team which enables the business community to positively influence the way our area is shaped, managed and developed. The Initiative work with Local and National Government, the Local Enterprise Partnership and the third sector, engaging authorities of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset, and North Somerset.
On the 6th of December 2018, the Initiative celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a fantastic event hosted at the new Weston Studio Theatre at The Bristol Old Vic. Speakers and panelists included:
President of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative Richard Bonner
Bob Durie, past Director
Andrew Kelly, Director of the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership & Festival of Ideas
Dr John Savage CBE, Former Chief Executive
Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees
Guy Orpen, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Bristol
and our Director, Sado Jirde.
To find our more about the event and read the Business West event summary, pelase see here.
To watch the ‘The Initiative at 30 - Our Achievements’ video, please see here.