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People and Skills

Welcome to the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, where we prioritise People & Skills to drive the county's long-term sustainable prosperity. In an era defined by rapid technological advancements, economic shifts, and global connectivity, we recognize the pivotal role that the 'human element' plays in shaping the future of Suffolk.

Our commitment to People & Skills underscores the understanding that a skilled and motivated workforce is the backbone of a thriving business community. As the business landscape continues to evolve, the ability to adapt, innovate, and collaborate becomes increasingly crucial. Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to fostering an environment where individuals and businesses can flourish by investing in the development of talent and expertise.

Why People & Skills Matter:
In today's dynamic business environment, success is not solely determined by resources or capital; it hinges on the capabilities and talents of the people involved. At Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, we recognise that businesses are only as strong as their workforce. Therefore, we prioritise initiatives that empower individuals, enhance skill sets, and cultivate a culture of continuous learning.

Our Approach:
Reflecting the growing importance of the ‘human element’ in securing the county’s long-term sustainable prosperity, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce launched its new People & Skills Group (PSG) in June 2021.

Taking an holistic approach to People & Skills with a range of programs, resources, and networking opportunities to support both employers and employees. From skill development workshops and training programs to networking events that facilitate meaningful connections, we provide the tools and platforms necessary for personal and professional growth.

Key Focus Areas:

Workforce Development: We collaborate with businesses, educational institutions, and training providers to bridge the gap between education and industry needs, ensuring a pipeline of skilled talent for Suffolk.

Innovation and Skills Development: Improving the skills and development of established employees. 

Physical & Mental Health: Boosting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of all employees and business owners/management teams

Diversity and Inclusion: We believe in the strength of diverse perspectives. Our programs actively promote inclusivity, fostering an environment where everyone has the opportunity to contribute and succeed.

Local Development: Securing the maximum benefit to Suffolk of the skills uplift for major infrastructure projects in the county

Join us in shaping the future of Suffolk by prioritising People & Skills. Together, we can build a resilient and prosperous business community that thrives on the strength of its people. Explore the opportunities, connect with like-minded professionals, and embark on a journey of continuous growth with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

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