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AWS and Tech East’s new Digital Innovation Program
AWS and Tech East’s new Digital Innovation Program
AWS and Tech East’s new Digital Innovation Program

Why AWS and Tech East’s new Digital Innovation Program promises gains for Small & Medium sized businesses in the East of England

It’s nothing new to say that digitization of businesses promises increased productivity, efficiency and customer benefits. But how in practice do you go about taking the next step?

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Manufacturers stumble, services edge forward, but most still in negative territory
Manufacturers stumble, services edge forward, but most still in negative territory
Manufacturers stumble, services edge forward, but most still in negative territory

The fragility in Suffolk’s economic recovery has been highlighted in the latest figures from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – although optimism is growing for a more prosperous future in the longer-term.

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Kickstart Scheme continuing to create opportunity for Suffolk youngsters
Kickstart Scheme continuing to create opportunity for Suffolk youngsters
Kickstart Scheme continuing to create opportunity for Suffolk youngsters

Young people across Suffolk have begun their Kickstart journey after Suffolk Chamber of Commerce supported local employers to create over 300 job placements, with more to come.

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Reopening safely - Keeping Suffolk’s retail, hospitality and leisure sector covid-19 secure
Reopening safely - Keeping Suffolk’s retail, hospitality and leisure sector covid-19 secure
Reopening safely - Keeping Suffolk’s retail, hospitality and leisure sector covid-19 secure

Suffolk Growth Partnership is working with Park City Consulting and Suffolk local authority environmental health officers to deliver four FREE webinars to support local businesses within the retail, hospitality & leisure sector prepare for safe reopening.

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Reflections from BCC Director General Adam Marshall
Reflections from BCC Director General Adam Marshall
Reflections from BCC Director General Adam Marshall

My first day as part of the Chamber of Commerce network was a sunny day in July 2009, meeting with business leaders from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland at the St David’s Hotel in Cardiff Bay.

At that time, the UK and the world were beginning a long and complex recovery from the global financial crisis.

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ABP unveils ambitious vision for Port of  Lowestoft in support of SNS energy sector
ABP unveils ambitious vision for Port of  Lowestoft in support of SNS energy sector
ABP unveils ambitious vision for Port of Lowestoft in support of SNS energy sector

Today, Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading and best-connected port operator, has announced its ambitious plans for the Port of Lowestoft, which will help create a competitive edge for companies across the Southern North Sea (SNS) energy sector and the wider East Anglia region.

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Suffolk Inclusive Growth Investment Fund: Round-2 announcement
Suffolk Inclusive Growth Investment Fund: Round-2 announcement
Suffolk Inclusive Growth Investment Fund: Round-2 announcement

The impact of Covid 19 has been significant on Suffolk’s businesses and our local economy and as we re-open, we must all - residents, the public sector, and businesses - do our part to control the virus and prevent the spread.

As part of their response to the Covid 19 pandemic Suffolk’s Public Sector Leaders established the Suffolk Inclusive Growth Investment Fund (SIGIF), totalling £1.65m with contributions from Suffolk’s pooled business rates and New Anglia LEP.

The fund is open to projects which address the significant impact of COVID 19 on Suffolk’s businesses, employees, and our local economy.  Projects must be sponsored by either a Suffolk local authority and/or NALEP.

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LEADING UK FIRMS TO GIVE EAST OF ENGLAND £4.4 BILLION BOOST
LEADING UK FIRMS TO GIVE EAST OF ENGLAND £4.4 BILLION BOOST
LEADING UK FIRMS TO GIVE EAST OF ENGLAND £4.4 BILLION BOOST

The Sizewell C Consortium, a collection of more than 200 leading companies and organisations from across the country, has pledged £4.4bn of investment in the East of England, including £2bn in Suffolk.

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Hidden Bias in Job Adverts
Hidden Bias in Job Adverts
Hidden Bias in Job Adverts

As a businesswoman operating in the recruitment space and as Chair of Suffolk Business Women ensuring equality is very much part of our MD, Michelle Pollard’s, DNA.  “So many companies across the country embraces equality and diversity so well and yet organisations like Suffolk Business Women still have to exist because yes, this is still an issue. More and more companies accept that they do have to change the way that they attract female candidates into certain roles and sectors” says Michelle. 

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Lowestoft’s Gull Wing meet the buyer event: a huge success
Lowestoft’s Gull Wing meet the buyer event: a huge success
Lowestoft’s Gull Wing meet the buyer event: a huge success

Nearly 300 businesses took full advantage of a webinar last week (3 March) to better understand the local commercial opportunities on offer from Suffolk County Council’s  £126m Gull Wing project in Lowestoft.

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