Suffolk Chamber News
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Two leading Suffolk organisations, with a combined trading history of over 310 years, have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at maximising their positive presence across the local business scene – and beyond.
Over 70 attendees joined the first Invest in Suffolk Ambassadors’ webinar, hosted by both Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, to hear from a panel of four leading experts about how businesses in the county were adapting to the challenges caused by COVID-19.
The twelfth Suffolk Chamber of Commerce survey into how its members are responding to the spread of the COVID-19 virus suggests an increase in both activity and optimism as more firms implement their phased return-to-work plans.
The county’s leading business organisation has given a warm welcome to EDF Energy’s submission to the Planning Inspectorate of its Development Consent Order (DCO) for the proposed new nuclear power station at Sizewell C.
The eleventh weekly Suffolk Chamber of Commerce survey into how its members are responding to the spread of the COVID-19 virus shows a growing number are both adapting to their new trading environments, whilst others are actively planning to restart or expand their operations in the immediate future.
The results of the latest Coronavirus/COVID-19 survey by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce indicate that in the final week of the total lockdown, a large majority of businesses have reported difficulties accessing domestic customers with most still reporting cash flow concerns.
The last seven weeks have been difficult for most people. Everyone has been affected by the awful COVID-19 pandemic. For some, lockdown has meant furloughing, and the mental strain of missing family, friends, and normal day to day life.
The University of Suffolk is today (11 May 2020) launching the ‘We are Together with Business’ programme- a suite of resources for local and regional businesses to help the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement today (12 May) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to October, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executive, John Dugmore said;
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s address last night (10 May) in which he set out a conditional plan for the next phase of the response to COVID-19, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executive, John Dugmore said: