Chamber News

  • BCC Welcomes Fresh Tack On EU Regulation Reform
    11th May 2023

      Reacting to news of planned changes to the Government approach on EU regulation reform, Jane Gratton, Head of People Policy at the BCC, said:     “Firms will breathe a huge sigh of relief that steps are being taken to

  • Business Would Welcome Removal Of REUL Sunset Clause
    3rd May 2023

      Reacting to reports that the sunset clause might be removed from the Retained EU Law Bill, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the BCC, said: “Over the past few months, the BCC has consistently put forward a strong

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – May 2023
    2nd May 2023

      The Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) has reached a milestone where we have consolidated our key findings into a number of priority themes that will form the basis of the LSIP report, which will be submitted for approval to

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 24th April
    28th April 2023

      As part of our national Chamber network, we have just completed our latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), a survey of more than 5,000 UK firms of all sectors and sizes which reveals, as expected, that businesses are still facing

  • Quarterly Recruitment Outlook: No Sign of Hiring Difficulties Easing 
    26th April 2023

      80% of businesses surveyed (92% of whom are SMEs) attempting to recruit have faced challenges, with hospitality and manufacturing firms still the most likely to report difficulties   Almost six in ten (59%) businesses are actively trying to recruit

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 10th April
    12th April 2023

      We have had a very short pause in activity as everyone focused on a long weekend, but events are stepping up again to provide businesses opportunities to meet up with potential clients and suppliers. The Local Skills Improvement Plan

  • Our Global Annual Conference Will be Returning on Wednesday 17 May 2023.
    6th April 2023

      Our theme for 2023 is Building British Business. The full day conference will be an opportunity for business leaders from across the UK, and the globe, to come together to discuss the opportunities for growth to help local communities thrive.

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 27th March
    31st March 2023

      It has been an exciting time for the Chamber over the last month. Thanks to government funding we have run a number of complimentary courses in Sales, International Sales, Numeracy and International Documentation. More than 150 businesspeople have benefited

  • Surrey Chambers of Commerce Reaction to the Budget: Measures Unlikely to Shift Dial on Business Investment
    17th March 2023

      The Chancellor has acted to address the unfilled jobs which are holding back our economy and it is particularly good to see the help on childcare and for over 50s workers, which will encourage people back into the workforce.

  • BCC IN-DEPTH BUDGET RESPONSE: Measures Unlikely to Shift Dial on Business Investment
    16th March 2023

      Giving her full reaction to today’s spring budget, Shevaun Haviland, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “The Chancellor has acted to address the unfilled jobs blighting our economy. It is especially good to see the help on childcare and for

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 27th February
    2nd March 2023

      We have been busy working with our Chamber colleagues across the country to come up with a wish list, which we have presented to the government so that they can relieve cost and recruitment pressures on businesses. It follows

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – March 2023
    28th February 2023

      We have been busy working with our Chamber colleagues across the country to come up with a wish list, which we have presented to the government so that they can relieve cost and recruitment pressures on businesses. It follows

  • Business Women in Surrey Celebrates International Women’s Day
    6th February 2023

      The Business Women in Surrey Group are delighted to announce details of their annual flagship event in celebration of International Women’s Day 2023. The event, sponsored by Natwest and the Surrey Business School Surrey University, is a luncheon which

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 1st February 2023
    1st February 2023

      Only one month into the year and there are so many activities and opportunities for Companies to get involved in which will help to enhance the success of their businesses. The Chamber has been very active in securing funding

  • GDP Growth Continues to Head in Wrong Direction
    13th January 2023

      Reacting to the ONS GDP figures for November, David Bharier, Head of Research at the BCC, said: “Today’s GDP figures for November provide further evidence that UK economic growth is heading in the wrong direction, despite this period normally being among the busiest

  • The Real Economy: 71% of Businesses Ready for Recession
    5th January 2023

      Recent research suggests almost three-quarters of UK businesses are feeling resilient despite the exceptionally tough economic outlook. According to the latest RSM UK ‘The Real Economy Report’ 71% of middle market businesses say they are prepared to face the

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – January 2023
    3rd January 2023

      Welcome to the world of 2023 and I am sure you are all wondering what could possibly surprise us this year! 2022 ended with many negative messages coming from the various statistics and surveys done amongst businesses. I will

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 12th December 2022
    19th December 2022

      This week has been full of statistical data, bringing a rather sombre view of the economy. I will report on the data but with a caveat that local businesses have been doing everything they can to weather the inflation,

  • Smart Meters are a Smart Decision for your Business this Winter
    1st December 2022

      Firms of all sizes are currently confronted by a host of challenges, from soaring energy bills, labour shortages, spiralling inflation, and climbing interest rates. Did you know that a smart meter could help your business this winter and beyond? A

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 28th November 2022
    1st December 2022

      Local opportunity to influence skills solutions The Team creating the Local Skills Improvement Plan at Surrey Chambers is now making great strides, and we are delighted to introduce Rob Gibson, Project Manager, Hannah Nicholson, Business Connector and Annie Umair,

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