Suffolk Chamber News
The Suffolk Chamber is committed to serving the business community. We provide business information and news for our members and the local business community as one of the many ways we support business.
Becoming a member of the Suffolk Chamber provides business with an opportunity to be represented in the local business community. Attending events provides networking opportunities, our member discounts provide opportunity for savings on business costs and our commitment ensures we will support and represent all members.
The county’s leading business body has announced that it has recruited Rebecca Pascoe as its new events manager to front up its highly experienced and successful events team.
Sarah Howard MBE, the immediate past president of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, has confirmed that she has raised £1140 for local charity Inspire Suffolk thanks to her participation in this year’s Great East Swim.
Over 100 guests attending Suffolk Chamber’s 133rd AGM were introduced to the business body’s new president and heard from chief executive, John Dugmore on how the organisation was rolling out a new strategy aimed at delivering even greater value for its members.
John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce:
“The outcome of the general election with this split decision amongst the electorate will generate further uncertainty for business communities. Therefore what Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s members are now looking for is mature leadership across the political spectrum that seeks to avoid unnecessary uncertainty and confusion. Whether on the manner and type of Brexit we follow or on the need for investment in our infrastructure and skills base, businesses will be looking for certainty and clarity of purpose sooner rather than later.
“In terms of Suffolk’s MPs, we would like to congratulate all of those returned and, as in the past, we are very much looking forward to a continued excellent partnership in promoting the interests of Suffolk plc into Westminster and Whitehall.”
For UK businesses to the deliver the jobs, growth and investment needed to secure our long-term economic future, they need a competitive environment here at home. However, as we approach yet another General Election, the UK continues to lag behind its international competitors.
The Norway model. The Swiss model. The Turkish model. A CETA (the EU-Canada trade deal) inspired Free Trade Agreement. What kind of deal can the UK strike with the EU? And can businesses prepare for one of these options – or even for the possibility of leaving the EU without a transitional or future agreement in place in 2019?
Age UK Suffolk has announced that Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring The Big Chinwag on 21st June – the first ever Suffolk Day - as a way of encouraging the county’s businesses to show what they do for the community and to raise money for the charity.