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.
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A pair of classic tall ships sailed into the Port of Lowestoft this week, stopping off on their voyages around the world.
The vessels made a spectacular sight for local people during their short stop off.
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.
Work is about to begin on replacing the ageing gas mains in Bridge Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft.
Traffic management, diversions and parking bay suspensions will be needed during the works.
Community charity Groundwork Suffolk & Norfolk will be holding a workshop in Lowestoft to help you develop your business resilience plan. In light of recent extreme weather conditions and flooding, being prepared and having appropriate resilience plans in place is more important now than ever.
The Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project was set up to help reduce the risk of flooding to existing homes and businesses and to support the economic growth and regeneration of Lowestoft.
The first Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project newsletter has been issued to give an insight into the project and what happens next.
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.
Sir John Leman High School in Beccles has become the second educational provider in the county to become a Young Chamber Plus member.
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.
“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.