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 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.
Register your business in a new export directory that aims to promote British goods on an unprecedented scale.
Following the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on 3rd August, Moneycorp have provided more detail on the desired impact of the measures introduced by the Bank of England
The leading voice for the business community in Suffolk has been awarded the Youth Pledge Marque from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
Over 150 businesses on the Hollands Road Industrial Estate in Haverhill are celebrating this week with the news that they all now should have access to superfast broadband. This means these companies will no longer be held back by substandard phone and web infrastructure and puts in place another piece in the jigsaw aimed at encouraging further inward investment into the town.
This year’s Lowestoft & Waveney Chamber of Commerce Business Awards are now open for entries. The awards launch held at Ivy House Country Hotel, now in their 9th year, were launched to focus on and celebrate the expertise, achievements and outstanding contribution that local businesses and individuals make to our area.
Over 50 businesspeople from across west Suffolk seized the chance to find out more about the Suffolk and Norfolk devolution deal at a consultation meeting held at West Suffolk College last Friday (July 29th).
Organised by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), businesses heard about the plans to take away powers – including infrastructure and housing strategy - from Whitehall and give them to more local decision-makers in the form of a mayor and a combined authority.
“Since the Brexit vote, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has been urging Government to boost business confidence by accelerating its approval of major infrastructure projects.
“Suffolk Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Board of EDF's approval of the final investment decision on Hinkley Point C. This could have helped to unlock further progress for Sizewell C. However, the UK Government’s decision to review the project is unhelpful and counter-productive. It creates unnecessary uncertainty among Suffolk’s business community at a time when they need and deserve a boost.
"Suffolk Chamber of Commerce believes that the nuclear industry has been good for the county’s economy. It has been good for Suffolk thanks to both the jobs created directly and indirectly and in terms of investment in the skills base of the local workforce over many decades.
“The building of a new nuclear power station would boost our economy both during construction and once it is up and running. We have been working closely with EDF Energy through our local supply chain website to ensure that as many local businesses have a chance to pick up contracts as possible should Sizewell C get the go-ahead.