Haverhill goes to the House
17 Apr 2012
Businesses in Haverhill had a voice at the top table at Westminster just days before the Chancellor's Budget last month.
Members of the Haverhill Chamber of Commerce attended a meeting at the House of Commons to discuss key business issues with Members of Parliament. Representatives from Genzyme Ltd, IFF, and Carisbrooke Developments attended the West Suffolk Parliamentary Chamber Business Leaders' Dinner organised by Haverhill, Newmarket and Suffolk Chambers of Commerce.
Hosted by Member of Parliament for West Suffolk Matthew Hancock and Member for Ipswich Ben Gummer, the key dinner was held to give firms the chance to discuss key issues directly with the Chamber and MPs.
Chair of Haverhill Chamber Sarah Howard, who is also a Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Board Member said "The dinner gave businesses direct access to local MPs and the chance to discuss key issues directly affecting their businesses at Westminster.”
“We pushed our MPs on the need for the budget to put business first, the A1307 and the effect on businesses of corporation tax and fuel prices.”
“Therefore, we were encouraged that the issue of corporation tax was addressed by the Chancellor, but we will continue to push for something to be done about fuel duty, which is deeply concerning to many of our members.”
Dr Christopher Homan, Senior Director, Quality at Genzyme Ltd, attended the meeting. He said: “This was my first meeting and I was hugely impressed with the vigour with which the members of the Chamber of Commerce pressed the MPs on the specific issues of Haverhill and the wider East Anglian community, including transport links, opportunities for young workers and need for meaningful vocational training.”
10 Feb 2016
92% of employers say pensions attract and motivate staff
Some 92% of employers believe that workplace pensions attract, retain and motivate workers, according to research by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Mercer.
The report, A view from the top: CBI/Mercer pensions survey 2015, which surveyed 166 organisations, also found that 96% of respondents believe that there is a strong business case for providing a workplace pension.
10 Feb 2016
The Port of Felixstowe has confirmed that it will offer a container weighing service to ensure UK shippers are able to comply with new international regulations that will come into effect on 1 July 2016.
10 Feb 2016
The February networking event for marketing agency thebestof Haverhill takes place on Thursday 18th February at Days Inn Haverhill from 10.00am until 11.30am.