Suffolk Chamber News
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An Ipswich housekeeping and home cleaning service is encouraging more local SMEs to take advantage of the Government’s Kickstart Scheme having recruited the 100th live Kickstart placement organised through Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.
Launched last summer, Kickstart is a £2 billion fund set up by the Government to create hundreds of thousands of high quality six-month work placements. It is aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment.
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce teamed up with Suffolk County Council, the county’s FE colleges, New Anglia LEP and the borough and district councils to form the Suffolk Gateway Partnership (SGP) to support local organisations wanting to apply to this landmark Government scheme.
Since then, over 640 placements have been approved through the SGP for funding, with dozens more in the pipeline.
After huge success in 2020, the New Anglia Growth Hub is thrilled to announce that they are continuing The Peer Networks Programme into its second year.
A major new report is calling for a root and branch reform of the UK’s training system to help businesses access the skills they need to boost productivity – a message backed by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.
The response to Census 2021 has exceeded all expectations, with 97 per cent of households across England and Wales making sure they count when it comes to local services like school places, GP surgeries and hospital beds.
Norfolk and Suffolk Chambers of Commerce hosted an informative virtual event last week (22 April) for local businesses to hear from and pose questions to the Rt. Hon. Liz Truss, secretary of state for international trade.
Why AWS and Tech East’s new Digital Innovation Program promises gains for Small & Medium sized businesses in the East of England
It’s nothing new to say that digitization of businesses promises increased productivity, efficiency and customer benefits. But how in practice do you go about taking the next step?
The fragility in Suffolk’s economic recovery has been highlighted in the latest figures from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – although optimism is growing for a more prosperous future in the longer-term.
Young people across Suffolk have begun their Kickstart journey after Suffolk Chamber of Commerce supported local employers to create over 300 job placements, with more to come.
Suffolk Growth Partnership is working with Park City Consulting and Suffolk local authority environmental health officers to deliver four FREE webinars to support local businesses within the retail, hospitality & leisure sector prepare for safe reopening.
My first day as part of the Chamber of Commerce network was a sunny day in July 2009, meeting with business leaders from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland at the St David’s Hotel in Cardiff Bay.
At that time, the UK and the world were beginning a long and complex recovery from the global financial crisis.