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This month, Dale Vince of Ecotricity has led the

A quiet revolution in the way academia interacts with business has been taking place in colleges and universities across the South West. Business have been busy tapping into the wealth of opportunities open to them in the lecture halls and research centres across the region for many years. And the people who deliver the courses have long

For many business owners, selling up is the ultimate objective. In the third of our series on the business sale process, David Clensy looks at the intricacies of finding the right buyer.

Thats certainly the underlying theme in many of our features this month from our special report on the opportunities around global trade, to our flagship South West Brands to Watch feature, which profiles some of the most exciting young brands in the region names you may not yet recognise, but which we are confident could become household names in the coming years.

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and few sectors are facing the changes quite as robustly as the property and construction industries. We celebrate the stars of the sector in the region in our Property Power List 2020,and may I be the first to wish you all a very happy new year.At Insider,Planning for a new future is also a key theme in our features on research and development,while special features on the office market post-Covid and on the changes set to take place in the planning system will act as useful pointers to the shape the sector is taking in the post-pandemic period.Type in the area above to perform a search. Results will appear on the next pagetech scale-ups,and our regional report focused on the Western Gateway project.120.00Add to Basket2 Year SubscriptionSAVE 34 (14%)240.00Our monthly irreverent look at the business world in the South WestAs we move on from the challenges of 2020,lets face 2021 with a new hope in the importance of rebuilding with a sense of resilience,we have recognised the potential impact freeport status could bring to this period of rebuilding with resilience and were calling on the government to make sure at least one freeport bid comes to fruition here in the South West. Our special report outlines the cases for the two emerging potential freeport sites in the region and hears from those closest to the plans about what they could mean to the wider region.Doubtless 2021 is set to be a year of changes,

This month, Insider talks to Lance Bradley, chief executive of Gloucester Rugby, our flagship South West Brands to Watch feature celebrates the achievements of the regions most promising young brands, and we also reveal the Property Power List 2020.Plus: Tech scale-ups, freeports, annual deals review and much more.

As we approach the end of the year, we all normally spend some time looking back, but this year our December issue focuses on the future. After a turbulent year for everyone, its critical that we look to rebuilding with resilience.

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Insider meets Lance Bradley of Gloucester Rugby