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EDF Energy signs up to Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Young Chamber Plus scheme
EDF Energy signs up to Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Young Chamber Plus scheme
EDF Energy signs up to Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Young Chamber Plus scheme

EDF Energy, one of Suffolk’s leading employers, has become the latest 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. 

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Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Young Chamber Plus scheme gains first patron
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Young Chamber Plus scheme gains first patron
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Young Chamber Plus scheme gains first patron

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.

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Second Suffolk school signs up to Young Chamber Plus
Second Suffolk school signs up to Young Chamber Plus
Second Suffolk school signs up to Young Chamber Plus

Sir John Leman High School in Beccles has become the second educational provider in the county to become a Young Chamber Plus member. 

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Suffolk training funder improves offer to local businesses
Suffolk training funder improves offer to local businesses
Suffolk training funder improves offer to local businesses

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.

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Suffolk Chamber awarded Youth Pledge Marque, encourages others to apply

The leading voice for the business community in Suffolk has been awarded the Youth Pledge Marque from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

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Statement from John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce on today’s EDF Energy board meeting

"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. 

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Ipswich Lowestoft & Waveney West Suffolk
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Suffolk Chamber duo selected for seats at top table
Suffolk Chamber duo selected for seats at top table
Suffolk Chamber duo selected for seats at top table

Reflecting the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s growing national standing within the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) network, two of the most experienced members of its team have been elected today (July 13th) to senior positions within the national organisation.

 

Suffolk Chamber President, Sarah Howard MBE, is joining the BCC’s board and becomes Chair of the UK Accreditation Board. Suffolk Chamber’s Chief Executive John Dugmore also joins the UK Accreditation Board.

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Ipswich Lowestoft & Waveney West Suffolk
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No More A14 Delays in Suffolk campaign: send us your experiences

The campaign set up to persuade the Government to include much-needed improvements to the  A14 in Suffolk in its next road building programme has put out the call for anyone affected by delays on this road to share their experiences to build up evidence of the impact that delays are having on residents and businesses.

The first Strategy Board of the No More A14 Delays in Suffolk campaign met last Friday (July 1st) at Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Ipswich headquarters. Chaired by Therese Coffey MP the meeting was attended by a wide range of organisations, including businesses, councils, local enterprise partnerships and representatives from Highways England.

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Ipswich Lowestoft & Waveney West Suffolk
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Suffolk Chamber chief: stability, clarity, action and leadership the watch-words for local firms

The voice of business in Suffolk has urged national and local politicians to listen closely and carefully to the needs of the business community as the impact of Thursday’s vote for the UK to leave the EU is absorbed and understood. 

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce chief executive, John Dugmore said: “Businesses across Britain, including those in Suffolk, want a steady stream of communication from the Government and the Bank of England, with stability, clarity, leadership and action the watch-words for firms. 

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Ipswich Lowestoft & Waveney West Suffolk
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Suffolk Chamber of Commerce reaction to EU Referendum result

John Dugmore, Suffolk Chamber chief executive, said:  

"In the wake of the electorate's historic decision to leave the European Union, the immediate priorities for UK business are market stability and political clarity. 

"Suffolk’s businesses expect the country’s political leadership to show calmness and responsibility and not to be dragged into a prolonged political inquest. 

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Ipswich Lowestoft & Waveney West Suffolk
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