Chamber News

  • BCC appoints Claire Walker and Hannah Essex as Co-Executive Directors of Policy and Campaigns
    16th July 2018

    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the leading UK business organisation, is delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Walker and Hannah Essex as Co-Executive Directors of Policy and Campaigns. Claire and Hannah arrive from leading education organisation Teach First,

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  • We’re recruiting: Marketing & Events Executive
    12th July 2018

    Due to our current Marketing & Events Executive, Molly Enser, moving roles to become our new Membership Manager for the North Surrey area, we are delighted to announce that we have a new job opportunity as the Marketing & Events Executive at Surrey Chambers

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  • BCC on Brexit White Paper: time to translate ambition into answers for business
    12th July 2018

    Commenting on the release of the UK government’s long-awaited White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “At last, businesses have a more comprehensive understanding of the Government’s

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  • We’re recruiting: Member Services & Marketing Co-ordinator
    12th July 2018

    Reports to: Marketing & Events Executive Overview To support the delivery of events, member services and marketing exceeding our members expectations and assisting them to grow their business, through making good contacts and learning from experts within the business community.

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  • Three Cheers For Law Firm Promotions
    12th July 2018

    Top 100 law firm DMH Stallard has announced three promotions to partnership from its private client, planning and environment, and corporate practices with effect from 1 July. Camilla Bishop, Chloe Karamian and Justine Tocher join over 70 partners based in

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  • Foxhills Beats The Monday Blues
    12th July 2018

    Foxhills is aiming to kick off the week in style as it invites local companies to mix business with leisure with its new Corporate Mondays. The historic Surrey resort, on the doorstep of Heathrow Airport, the M25 and within easy

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  • Notification of major gas works: Dorking Road, Epsom
    11th July 2018

    I am writing to make you aware of our forthcoming upgrade of our gas network in Dorking Road, Epsom. This essential work involves the replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure we continue to provide

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  • BCC comments on new monthly GDP statistics and trade figures
    10th July 2018

    Commenting on the new monthly GDP statistics and key short-term indicators for May 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said “The latest GDP data confirms that there was

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  • Local Plan hearings finish – more opportunities to shape our borough’s future
    9th July 2018

    Cllr Paul Spooner, Leader of the Council, says: “Across our whole borough, people need places to live and thrive, with a great environment, transport and other vital infrastructure to support them. The government’s Planning Inspector has now finished the public

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  • BCC responds to National Infrastructure Assessment
    10th July 2018

    Commenting on the launch of the National Infrastructure Assessment today (Tuesday), Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Business will welcome this long-term plan for infrastructure investment, and particularly the focus on digital

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  • Paternity Leave – Fathers and the Workplace
    4th July 2018

    On 20 March 2018, the Women and Equalities Committee (formed from a cross party committee of MPs) published a report, Fathers and the workplace, which called on the government to make a number of improvements to fathers’ rights at work, such

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  • Charity Family Fun Day at Hartsfield Manor!
    4th July 2018

    Last Sunday Hartsfield Manor in Betchworth played host to another fantastic family fun day in aid of local charity, George and The Giant Pledge. This is the second family fun day the hotel has hosted and with the weather on

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  • What I love about Spelthorne
    4th July 2018

    A new creative competition for children and young people aged 5 -19 has been launched by the Mayor of Spelthorne, Councillor Jean Pinkerton OBE. This summer, tell us what you love about Spelthorne and you could win an amazing prize,

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  • BCC: Credit ‘apathy’ restricting potential growth opportunities for SMEs
    4th July 2018

    Over half of UK businesses did not attempt to access finance in the last year One-in-two businesses that did seek finance did so because of cash flow Investment intentions are focused on incremental investments Over half of UK businesses have

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  • Surrey Mental Health Charity Receives Royal Visit
    3rd July 2018

    Surrey received a royal visit on Monday 25th June as HRH the Earl of Wessex visited Mental Health Charity, Oakleaf Enterprise, in celebration of their 21st Birthday. His Royal Highness the Earl of Wessex spent a beautifully sunny afternoon touring

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  • Brexit: time running out for answers to firms’ real-world questions, says BCC
    3rd July 2018

    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Tuesday) published the two-dozen top real-world questions being asked on Brexit by businesses across the UK – and says the government has managed to make limited progress on just 2 of the

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  • Transforming Together: The Guildford College Group to merge with Activate Learning
    3rd July 2018

    On behalf of the Chairs of Governors of the Guildford College Group and Activate Learning, we are delighted to share details of the proposed exciting new partnership between our colleges, and we would like to ask for your views. The

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  • Guildford-on-Sea returns this August with new Sundown Sessions
    3rd July 2018

    Enjoy all the fun of the seaside this August as Guildford-on-Sea returns to the banks of the River Wey. Located next to The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford’s urban beach is free to enter and open daily from 10am to

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  • Spelthorne Borough Council welcomes Government go-ahead for Heathrow expansion
    2nd July 2018

    Heathrow expansion has moved one step closer with the parliamentary vote on the National Policy Statement (NPS) on 25 June, giving the go-ahead for a new north-west runway at Heathrow Airport. Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, said:

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  • British Chamber of Commerce International Trade Summit 2018
    25th June 2018

      This year’s International Trade Summit will take place at etc venues, Bishopsgate in London on Thursday 18th October 2018. The event will give delegates practical advice, invaluable resources and the contacts needed to grow their business and begin the next

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