Suffolk Chamber News
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Commenting on the latest tranche of technical notices to advise businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
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As the voice of business in the county, Suffolk Chamber is keen to ensure that the business community’s views are captured and fully understood at an as early a stage in the budget-setting process as possible.
The latest figures from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) for the third three months of 2018 show a mixed picture as to how the county’s businesses are faring. In general terms, however, business activity and sentiment is lower across most criteria researched than for other parts of the eastern region.
University of Suffolk & Bangladeshi Support Centre are working in partnership to present the Suffolk BME Business Awards 2018.
Commenting on the government’s post-Brexit immigration plans, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
The leading voice of the county’s business community has added a new benefit to its package of support aimed at helping Suffolk businesses thrive: a new card payment solution that offers savings up to 30% off those of current suppliers.
John Dugmore, chief executive:
“Suffolk Chamber of Commerce remains a positive supporter of the Upper Orwell Crossings project as it would improve the freer flow of traffic movement around and through the town both on a day-to-day basis and as an additional diversion route when the Orwell Bridge is shut.
“At the same time, we appreciate Suffolk County Council’s financial prudence in reviewing the project at this stage and the additional two months granted during which they will look to address the over-spend and source new funding.
“Suffolk Chamber stands ready to continue to assist in this endeavour by offering its lobbying and campaigning experience and networks and engaging our members to do likewise.”
Suffolk businesses are being urged to attend one of six workshops aimed at helping them better understand public sector procurement procedures and so boost their chances of winning new contracts – not least as the public sector in Suffolk spent £1.9bn in 2017.
Over 40 leading business people attended the annual Invest in Suffolk Ambassadors dinner last night (24 September) hosted by Wherstead Park, to celebrate local business achievements over the past year and to outline their plans for the future