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Feeding the Sizewell C workforce
Feeding the Sizewell C workforce
Feeding the Sizewell C workforce

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and Sizewell C were joined by over 100 local businesses from the food and catering sector this week to discuss feeding the power station’s future workforce.

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East of England chambers of commerce issue rallying call for Sizewell C supply chain opportunities
East of England chambers of commerce issue rallying call for Sizewell C supply chain opportunities
East of England chambers of commerce issue rallying call for Sizewell C supply chain opportunities

The plan to build a new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast has been formally backed by all six chambers in the East of England region.                                                                     

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Senior Greene King manager becomes vice-chair of Chamber skills group
Senior Greene King manager becomes vice-chair of Chamber skills group
Senior Greene King manager becomes vice-chair of Chamber skills group

Jo Kreckler, head of external communications at leading pub retailer and brewer Greene King, has been confirmed as the first vice-chair of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s People & Skills Group (PSG).

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Suffolk business fightback ramps up – but worries accelerate over labour shortages and price rises
Suffolk business fightback ramps up – but worries accelerate over labour shortages and price rises
Suffolk business fightback ramps up – but worries accelerate over labour shortages and price rises

The vast majority of Suffolk businesses have reported a very strong third quarter in 2021 with virtually all of the indices measured by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly economic survey in positive territory.

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Do you have enough on your plate running a business?  A smart meter could help
Do you have enough on your plate running a business?  A smart meter could help
Do you have enough on your plate running a business? A smart meter could help

Running your very own restaurant, coffee shop or bar might be a dream, but you are up against huge competition, and it can be tough out there.

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COVID Winter Plan: Suffolk Chamber asks
COVID Winter Plan: Suffolk Chamber asks
COVID Winter Plan: Suffolk Chamber asks

 

"After a year-and-a-half of lockdowns and an often contradictory and ever-changing advice and messaging, Suffolk’s business community is looking for certainty above anything else. 

Firstly, the COVID Winter Plan needs to extend across the next six months and not only over the next three as this will avoid another cliff edge in terms of business planning. 

Secondly, there needs to be crystal clear scenario planning, so that businesses can anticipate when the evidence from available COVID19 data, such as infection rates or new variants, or NHS capacity issues, is likely to necessitate a change in guidance. 

Thirdly, we will be expecting a clear menu of business support measures that can be called on should companies’ usual trading arrangements have to be curtailed by Government fiat. These support mechanisms need to be announced as part of the original package and not dropped in over subsequent months. 

Finally, local businesses will expect the Government to also focus on its longer-term legislative agenda, not least in improving the county’s skills pipeline in readiness for a sustainable green economy. This requires that the Government engages with a renewed purpose with Suffolk Chamber in ensuring that the needs of the county’s entrepreneurs are fully understood and embedded, not least regarding the recent reported declines in business investment.”

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Clare Balding OBE wows capacity crowd at Chamber event
Clare Balding OBE wows capacity crowd at Chamber event
Clare Balding OBE wows capacity crowd at Chamber event

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s first Prestige Dinner for nearly two years proved to be a great success as almost 200 guests were entertained to broadcaster and author Clare Balding OBE’s recollections of her career and life experiences.

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“Suffolk businesses need a break from further burdens”: Suffolk Chamber confirms BCC forecast that business investment set to fall
“Suffolk businesses need a break from further burdens”: Suffolk Chamber confirms BCC forecast that business investment set to fall
“Suffolk businesses need a break from further burdens”: Suffolk Chamber confirms BCC forecast that business investment set to fall

UK business investment is expected to decline this year despite the prospect of record economic growth, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) economic forecast. 

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Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is exhibiting at the largest B2B exhibition in Norfolk
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is exhibiting at the largest B2B exhibition in Norfolk
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is exhibiting at the largest B2B exhibition in Norfolk

Come and visit us at Stand 25 at the B2B exhibition on Thursday 14th October, 10am until 4pm, at Norfolk Showground.

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Suffolk businesses already benefitting from Sizewell C project
Suffolk businesses already benefitting from Sizewell C project
Suffolk businesses already benefitting from Sizewell C project

“Preparations for the prospective new nuclear power station at Sizewell aren’t just about jam tomorrow: already numerous Suffolk businesses are benefiting at the moment from contracts awarded by the project’s parent company, EDF Energy.”

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