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James Heappey weekly column

This week I’ve been in Nashville in the United States attending a global conference for the business events industry. Visit Britain have been here too, selling the UK as a place to bring conferences, exhibitions and events to a global audience. The competition is obviously fierce.

James Heappey weekly column

I’ve made a rod for my back by using these first columns each January to have a look at the year ahead. 2017 needed to be a year of stability and normality after the tumult of the 2016. It turned out to be anything but.

James Heappey weekly column

Today’s paper is published on the day that Parliament rises for the Christmas recess and thousands of children across Somerset will be breaking for their Christmas holiday.