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.
Politics in the UK is fractured, more so than ever since the 2016 EU referendum, and the local election results across the UK in 2019 certainly demonstrate the fracturing of traditional political support. Across the country, the main two parties have suffered significant losses, although the Conservatives fared worse, with many political commentators believing that this is a reflection of the inability of both the Conservatives and Labour to deliver Brexit.
Sweco has signed an agreement to acquire MLM Group, a UK engineering consultancy with services primarily within buildings, transportation infrastructure and environment, predominately located in South East England.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) aim is to encourage local employers and partners to support young job seekers, by mentoring them for a total of 6 hours over a 3 week period (although this can be flexible) ideally at a business premises, however space is available at Ipswich Job Centre. The sessions will give insight to these young job seekers on how to succeed in life and be better prepared for their careers.
Your business is invited to the first Lake Lothing Third Crossing Supplier Communication event.
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce member and heritage sector consultancy, Oakmere Solutions Ltd., is celebrating its tenth anniversary this month. The company, which provides a range of services primarily but not exclusively to the heritage sector, was formed by directors Dr Peter Funnell and Dr Sharon Goddard in May 2009 to support the growth in heritage related developments across the UK.
Commenting on yesterday’s (13 May) National Infrastructure Commission’s letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on infrastructure planning and investment, John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, said:
A major campaign across Suffolk to win national recognition for business success and enterprise moves up a gear this week.
Applications are now open for The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, and a record number of businesses in the county have registered their interest to apply.
A newly recognised continuous professional development (CPD) programme for business advisers has been launched, thanks to a partnership between Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and the New Anglia Compliance Partnership.
The RISE Awards - Research Innovation and Sustainability Enterprise 11th September 2019
Everyone has their opinion about Brexit – but a first of its kind scheme is looking for two people to give professional advice to Suffolk businesses that would help them not only survive but flourish during this time of uncertainty.