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.
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While the deliberation over Article 50’s implementation continues, the UK economy continues to function as normal.
In June, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). Understandably, there has been quite a lot of focus on what the immigration implications of this decision will be and what will happen next. Many UK businesses rely upon EU workers and there are approximately, 3 million EU migrants living in the UK.
Over a dozen of the county’s leading business people charged with encouraging more inward investment into Suffolk had a chance to look around Associated British Ports’ Ipswich operations earlier this week.
One of Ipswich’s leading further education providers has become the first organisation to sign up as a patron of an innovative scheme, run by the leading business body in the county aimed at bridging the gap between the world of education and the world of work.
A packed Suffolk Chamber of Commerce networking lunch yesterday (20th September) heard from the Vice-Chancellor of the UK’s newest university that local businesses had a vital role to play in shaping its future direction, including the content of its courses.
The leading voice of the business community in Mildenhall, Newmarket and the villages surrounding them has been further strengthened this week with the confirmation that two highly experienced local businesspeople have joined its board.
Nearly two dozen senior businesspeople from across west Suffolk took full advantage of their recent attendance at a business dinner to get to the heart of key issues by quizzing Matt Hancock, West Suffolk MP and the Minister for Digital and Culture.
Sir John Leman High School in Beccles has become the second educational provider in the county to become a Young Chamber Plus member.
“As never before the UK’s prosperity will be secured by our successes in exporting goods and services around the globe. Suffolk Chamber International, part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, is here to help our local businesses become world-beaters!”
The Employer Training Incentive Pilot (ETIP) is an innovative scheme that has already paid out over 2,000 grants worth over £300,000 to local businesses and attracted £1.2 million worth of additional investment by employers. ETIP has announced that it has increased the value of its grant offer – especially for Level 3 and 4 qualifications - to businesses to make it even more attractive.