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Impact of COVID-19 laid bare in stark Suffolk business survey – but recovery begins
Impact of COVID-19 laid bare in stark Suffolk business survey – but recovery begins
Impact of COVID-19 laid bare in stark Suffolk business survey – but recovery begins

The latest figures from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – for the second three months of 2020 - shows the overwhelming and negative impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the county’s business community.

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Suffolk Chamber media statement: Project Speed
Suffolk Chamber media statement: Project Speed
Suffolk Chamber media statement: Project Speed

“Build, Build, Build is a good headline, but unless the A14 in Suffolk - Britain’s Premier Trade Route, is specifically upgraded to support the country’s international trade push, then UK exporters and importers will be left disappointed by the Government’s rationale.

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Phase 1 of Industrial Energy Transformation Fund launched to support businesses on path to Net Zero
Phase 1 of Industrial Energy Transformation Fund launched to support businesses on path to Net Zero
Phase 1 of Industrial Energy Transformation Fund launched to support businesses on path to Net Zero

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), in collaboration with Innovate UK, has today launched Phase 1 of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF).

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Chamber survey: more than one in two businesses confident at Government’s handling of lockdown easing
Chamber survey: more than one in two businesses confident at Government’s handling of lockdown easing
Chamber survey: more than one in two businesses confident at Government’s handling of lockdown easing

The fourteenth Suffolk Chamber of Commerce survey into how its members are responding to the spread of the COVID-19 virus has both confirmed the previous survey’s results of a widespread re-opening of businesses and suggests a broad degree of support for the Government’s longer-term approach.

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BCC responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on further easing of lockdown restrictions
BCC responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on further easing of lockdown restrictions
BCC responds to Prime Minister’s announcement on further easing of lockdown restrictions

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement of further easing of Coronavirus restrictions from July 4 in England, including the reopening of culture, tourism and leisure venues as well as a relaxation of the two-metre rule, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:

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HM The Queen praises Chambers’ contribution to business communities during COVID-19 as more firms reopen
HM The Queen praises Chambers’ contribution to business communities during COVID-19 as more firms reopen
HM The Queen praises Chambers’ contribution to business communities during COVID-19 as more firms reopen

Her Majesty The Queen has offered support to businesses as they reopen, and praised the contribution Chambers of Commerce across the UK and around the world are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities, in a letter released today.

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£10.5m FUNDING GAP FOR NORFOLK & SUFFOLK’S PERFORMANCE VENUES
£10.5m FUNDING GAP FOR NORFOLK & SUFFOLK’S PERFORMANCE VENUES
£10.5m FUNDING GAP FOR NORFOLK & SUFFOLK’S PERFORMANCE VENUES

A group of nineteen of Norfolk & Suffolk’s most-loved performance venues have come together to assess the devastating impact caused by the COVID-19 crisis and shutdown and collectively call on local, regional and national government to support a specific sector intervention for venues. Every year these venues entertain and engage over 1 million people with a huge variety of gigs, concerts and performances as well as workshops and participatory activities for people of all ages. The region’s venues are also major economic players, collectively generating £43.5m in income in the 2018/19 financial year and directly sustaining over 500 full-time equivalent jobs.

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Chamber survey: “the great return” underway, but worries about staff health come to the fore
Chamber survey: “the great return” underway, but worries about staff health come to the fore
Chamber survey: “the great return” underway, but worries about staff health come to the fore

The thirteenth Suffolk Chamber of Commerce survey into how its members are responding to the spread of the COVID-19 virus shows an accelerating momentum in the numbers of businesses re-opening and staff returning to productive work.

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Suffolk Chamber launches new finance platform, transforming members’ access to finance
Suffolk Chamber launches new finance platform, transforming members’ access to finance
Suffolk Chamber launches new finance platform, transforming members’ access to finance

An exciting new business funding matching tool looking to revolutionise access to finance for businesses in the East of England is released today (10 June) by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

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New Chamber president and vice-president announced
New Chamber president and vice-president announced
New Chamber president and vice-president announced

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has announced that Paul Briddon is taking over this month from Graham Abbey as president of the county’s leading business organisation.

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