Suffolk Chamber News
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The organisation charged with making Lowestoft town centre as attractive as possible to residents and visitors alike has stepped up its campaign to dissuade gulls and other bird species from ruining their experience.
More UK exporters are reporting a decrease in orders in the opening quarter of the year, with cashflow and confidence dipping too according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL.
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Greater Ipswich is part of Ipswich Vision and fully supports the body’s new priorities.
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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.”
Lowestoft Sixth Form College has confirmed it will merge with East Coast College to create a larger, more financially resilient organisation while maintaining high quality sixth form provision for students in the town.
This year’s East of England Energy Group (EEEGR)’s Southern North Sea Conference on 28 February will see ABP showcase the broad range of business development opportunities available at the Port of Lowestoft as East of England’s new Energy Hub.
There was a meeting of minds last week as the mayor of Ipswich and the chair of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Greater Ipswich met for the first time to discuss the future of the town and its surrounding area.