Chamber News

  • A Lecture by Professor Silvana Tenreyro
    17th May 2018

    External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee Monday 4th June 2018, 6pm – 7pm (arrivals from 5.30pm) 03MS01, Rik Medlik Building, University of Surrey This is an on-the-record speech with an opportunity for Q&A at the end. The exact topic for

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  • BCC: Evidence of need for Apprenticeship reform mounting
    17th May 2018

    Commenting on the Apprenticeship statistics released today by the Department of Education, Jane Gratton, Head of Skills at the British Chambers of Commerce said: “Since the introduction of the apprenticeship reforms, the statistics have shown a marked decline in the

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  • INTERNATIONAL TRADE NOTICE: Working hours during the Holy month of Ramadan
    15th May 2018

    Date: 15th May 2018 Dear all, Working hours during the Holy month of Ramadan The holy month of Ramadan will begin on 16th May 2018 and will end on or around 14th-15th June 2018. During this period, the Arab-British Chamber

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  • BCC: Productivity decline sign that wage growth can’t be taken for granted
    15th May 2018

    Commenting on the labour market figures for May 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “With unemployment declining and employment levels continuing to rise, the latest data confirms

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  • BCC comments on Bank of England’s Super Thursday
    10th May 2018

    Commenting on the Bank of England inflation report and interest rate decision published on ‘Super Thursday’, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The decision to keep interest rates on hold, while unsurprising, was

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  • Project CRX Launch
    9th May 2018

    Date: Monday 14 May 2018 12 Noon Venue: Princes Mead Centre Farnborough Classic Race Simulators is embarking on a mission to save the lives of people in the UK by reducing the time they spend distracted when driving. To do

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  • BCC comments on trade statistics
    10th May 2018

    Commenting on the trade statistics for March 2018, released today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The narrowing in the UK’s trade deficit in the quarter is a welcome improvement

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  • New Local Plan Consultation
    9th May 2018

    From Monday 14 May, Spelthorne Borough Council is consulting on a new Local Plan which will set out how much development is needed in the borough for the next 15 years and where it should go. The finished Local Plan will

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  • Surrey Chambers of Commerce supporting COBCOE with ‘We need to talk about…The Global Future of Business’ Conference
    8th May 2018

    Surrey Chambers of Commerce have become a supporting partner of the ‘We need to talk about… The Global Future of Business’ conference being hosted by COBCOE at the International Business Festival in Liverpool on 12th June 2018. With big changes

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  • Private Detective Announced As Institute Of Directors London & South Director Of The Year Awards Finalist
    8th May 2018

    Nigel Parsons, a Private Detective with Answers Investigation, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Institute of Directors London & South Director of the Year Awards. Nigel says: “being announced as a finalist was very much a surprise but something of

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  • What is BIM and why should you know about it?
    8th May 2018

    Figure 1: Building model Chaminda Abayawardana, Associate Partner and Architect at DHP, examines the importance of the BIM process for the facilities and financial management of property. BIM has been omnipresent in design and construction for over 20 years, however

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  • Woodbridge Road Pavilion – open for all
    8th May 2018

    The Council is pleased to announce that the newly refurbished Woodbridge Road pavilion is now open. The Guildford Pavilion, originally built in 1938, has been refurbished and extended following an investment of £1.95M which includes the creation of two new changing rooms, umpires

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  • Food & Drink Festival comes to Hartsfield Manor!
    3rd May 2018

    Hartsfield Manor in Betchworth is hosting its’ first ever Food & Drink Festival. The event is taking place on Saturday 12th May in the beautiful grounds of the Manor house in Betchworth and is in aid of the Redhill and

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  • John Holland-Kaye comments on Heathrow expansion plans
    3rd May 2018

    Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “We welcome the fact that the Arora Group support a northwest runway at Heathrow, but we’re bemused that they have chosen now to release new plans which look a bit like the emperor’s new clothes

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  • Over the next 4 weeks Fryer Glass will attempt to highlight some of the main issues that face professionals with their personal finances
    30th April 2018

    Over the next 4 weeks Fryer Glass will attempt to highlight some of the main issues that face professionals with their personal finances. There are many reasons why people do not seek financial advice: The view that it is expensive

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  • BCC: Business can’t rely on just-in-time Brexit preparation
    30th April 2018

    New research by the British Chambers of Commerce, released today (Monday), in partnership with the Port of Dover, finds that over a third (36%) of traders rely on the just-in-time delivery of material and components, but that many are not

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  • Plans for a new leisure centre announced
    30th April 2018

    Spelthorne Borough Council has announced plans to build a new leisure centre in Staines-upon-Thames. Spelthorne Leisure Centre, the council’s current facility in Staines, has served the community well since it was initially opened as a swimming pool in the 1960s

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  • BCC: Q1 GDP figures show UK stuck in global growth slow lane
    27th April 2018

    Commenting on the GDP figures for Q1 2018, released today by the ONS, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Sadly, the latest GDP figures confirm what we have been saying for some time:

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  • BGF receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Innovation category
    24th April 2018

    BGF has received the prestigious honour of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. BGF is the first investment company to have received this honour. The Queen’s Awards are designed to celebrate outstanding achievement by UK businesses. BGF

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  • Local Plan next step – guidance, matters and issues for examination and hearings
    24th April 2018

    Cllr Paul Spooner, Leader of the Council, says: “Our new Local Plan is progressing through independent examination and aims to help communities thrive and balance needs, wherever people live or work in the borough. The Planning Inspector manages the whole

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