Suffolk Chamber News
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John Dugmore, chief executive:
“Suffolk Chamber of Commerce remains a positive supporter of the Upper Orwell Crossings project as it would improve the freer flow of traffic movement around and through the town both on a day-to-day basis and as an additional diversion route when the Orwell Bridge is shut.
“At the same time, we appreciate Suffolk County Council’s financial prudence in reviewing the project at this stage and the additional two months granted during which they will look to address the over-spend and source new funding.
“Suffolk Chamber stands ready to continue to assist in this endeavour by offering its lobbying and campaigning experience and networks and engaging our members to do likewise.”
A contract was awarded Friday (15th) for the latest phase of expansion at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe.
Highways England will be hosting a series of roadshows to engage with road users and local communities about upcoming road maintenance and minor improvement works beginning in autumn 2017.
The roadshows will take place during the week commencing 14th August 2017.
The leading voice of business in Suffolk’s county town and the areas surrounding it has announced three new board members – all from major businesses in the area.
The Southern North Sea Conference & Exhibition hosted by EEEGR, is the most important event for the energy sector in the East of England.
EEEGR's two day flagship event will be the largest conference and exhibition they have ever delivered attracting upwards of 700 delegates from across the industry and supply chain.
Over a dozen of the county’s leading business people charged with encouraging more inward investment into Suffolk had a chance to look around Associated British Ports’ Ipswich operations earlier this week.
“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.