Suffolk Chamber News
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Dr. Adam Marshall, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce:
“This is a very significant improvement in the support available to businesses struggling with the impact of increasing restrictions across the UK.
Shoppers can now enjoy the very best of Sudbury from the comfort of their front room as the new look Virtual High Street opens its “doors”.
With over 50 high street shops, cafes, market traders and businesses signed up, the Sudbury Virtual High Street provides a single online location for shoppers to access local shops and restaurants while at home or on the move before they visit the high street in person.
Suffolk Community Foundation - Surviving Winter Appeal.
Following three years of construction work, during which time the headquarters site for CLAAS UK, A Suffolk Chamber of Commerce member, and their dealer MANNS of Saxham has been completely redeveloped, the striking new headquarters building has been officially opened by Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser, Chairwoman of Supervisory Board and Chairwoman of Shareholders’ Committee CLAAS KGaA mbH.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, British Chambers of Commerce Director General, Dr Adam Marshall, BCC President Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith and Chamber CEOs from across the United Kingdom set five business tests that must be met to limit the impact of Coronavirus restrictions on businesses and jobs and take a long-term approach to tackling the pandemic.
“That Suffolk is in an area designated as Tier 1 will provide some breathing space for our business community, especially those companies in ‘at risk’ sectors such as hospitality.
Andy Walker, head of policy & research:
“Businesses will certainly welcome the additional extended wage support and grants being made available due to local restrictions and lockdowns - as that will keep the engines running.
The latest figures from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – for the third three months of 2020 - shows that both manufacturers and service companies enjoyed a strong rebound from the previous quarter’s historic lows.
However, most of the criteria measured by the survey remain both in negative territory and well below the levels from the same quarter in 2019.
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcements on post-18 education and training today, BCC Head of People Policy Jane Gratton said:
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is stepping up to support local organisations wanting to apply for the Government’s landmark Kickstart Scheme by becoming a Kickstart gateway. Dozens of businesses in the county have already expressed an interest in giving young people a chance, including Suffolk Libraries who have offered over 30 potential placements.