Suffolk Chamber News
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Contractors Amey are working on behalf of Highways England to complete essential repair and maintenance work on the Bascule Bridge on the A12 in Lowestoft. Subject to weather conditions, Amey plan to start work on Monday 23 January, finishing by Monday 20 February, working between 8pm and 6am.
To see further details of the closure together with plans to mitigate the impact on users, please click here.
You will also wish to note that the road number changing of the A12 between Lowestoft and Yarmouth to the A47 begins today and is expected to take about a month to complete.
Local businesses are being urged to help shape the future delivery of new houses and businesses and road and rail network investments across the county at a Lowestoft event on 2nd February.
The leading voice for the business community in Haverhill and the surrounding villages has boosted its board by recruiting two of the area’s leading businesspeople.
Local businesses have the chance to hear at first-hand the incredible journey of a local company that has become an international success story – by being really adventurous.
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.
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.