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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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Recruitment a key issue, say Suffolk business leaders
Recruitment a key issue, say Suffolk business leaders
Recruitment a key issue, say Suffolk business leaders
Business leaders in Suffolk have reported fundamental changes in working practice and recruitment, following the impacts of lockdown and Brexit.
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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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COOL BEANS CAFE OPENS AT THE EPICENTRE
COOL BEANS CAFE OPENS AT THE EPICENTRE
COOL BEANS CAFE OPENS AT THE EPICENTRE
Businesses, musical talent and a local celebrity gathered on 8th September 2021, to support the opening of Cool Beans, the new café at The EpiCentre on the Haverhill Research Park. Topped with a ribbon cutting ceremony by West Suffolk councillor Susan Glossop, the innovation centre is fast becoming a great location for companies looking to do business outside of the busy city of Cambridge.
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Managing hybrid teams in a post furlough world - The future is hybrid!
Managing hybrid teams in a post furlough world - The future is hybrid!
Managing hybrid teams in a post furlough world - The future is hybrid!
James and Mark chat about the new challenges facing businesses emerging from furlough with a growing need to manage hybrid teams working from home and the office.
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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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Ellisons Solicitors invests in the future with aspiring apprentices
Ellisons Solicitors invests in the future with aspiring apprentices
Ellisons Solicitors invests in the future with aspiring apprentices
Ellisons Solicitors has revealed ambitious and exciting plans for its future by welcoming its first seven apprentices to its offices across Essex and Suffolk.
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New talent arrives at leading East Anglian accountants, Larking Gowen
New talent arrives at leading East Anglian accountants, Larking Gowen
New talent arrives at leading East Anglian accountants, Larking Gowen
A new cohort were, this week, welcomed onto Larking Gowen’s professional accountancy training programme.
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Ellisons Solicitors receives Dementia Friendly accreditation
Ellisons Solicitors receives Dementia Friendly accreditation
Ellisons Solicitors receives Dementia Friendly accreditation
Ellisons Solicitors is pleased to announce its Essex and Suffolk offices have been awarded Dementia Friendly status.
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