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October networking event: “a must-attend for national and local updates”

October networking event: “a must-attend for national and local updates”

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s flagship October networking lunch is all set to deliver some key insights into both national and local issues affecting the future prospects of Suffolk-based businesses.

Francis Martin, president of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the national body to which Suffolk Chamber is accredited, will be updating attendees on key topics relating to the Brexit negotiations, the Government’s Industrial Strategy and the BCC’s campaigns for more spending on key infrastructure projects, including better mobile coverage.

Francis is a chartered accountant and is a partner in BDO Northern Ireland. He is the first BCC president to come from Northern Ireland in its 156 year history.

Francis will be joined on the speakers’ podium at the 17 October event by Suffolk Chamber’s policy director, Nick Burfield who will be updating the event on the progress being made with the No More A14 Delays in Suffolk campaign.

This Suffolk Chamber of Commerce-led initiative to address seven pinch points along the A14 in Suffolk is making one final push to secure much-needed government investment.


The No More A14 Delays in Suffolk campaign has the backing of many partners including businesses, all of the county’s MPs and local authorities, and New Anglia and Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEPs.


Nick will be outlining what the campaign has achieved, the next stages in the process to secure government investment for the A14 in Suffolk and what businesses can still do to provide additional evidence to further make our case.

Amanda Ankin, Suffolk Chamber’s operations director, said “as well as providing an excellent, friendly opportunity for networking, our October lunch promises to deliver some key business insights from speakers at the very heart of our lobbying efforts. It really is a must-attend event for business that want to be ahead of their competition.”

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Article by Suffolk Chamber