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  • BCC/DHL: Trade negotiations must unlock potential of struggling exporters
    17th February 2020

    Exporters continued to tread water through the final quarter of 2019 according to the largest independent survey of UK firms, released by British Chambers of Commerce and DHL Express today. The survey of more than 3,300 exporters revealed that manufacturing

  • Reigate Manor hosts another successful quiz night raising a further £1500 for The Giant Pledge!
    13th February 2020

    On Friday 7th February, Reigate Manor hosted a fantastic quiz night to raise funds for The Giant Pledge. The Giant Pledge was set up by local Redhill family Vicky and James (Woody) Woodall after they had the devastating news that

  • BCC comments on ONS Q4 2019 GDP statistics
    11th February 2020

    Commenting on GDP statistics for Q4 2019, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The UK economy lost momentum in the final quarter of 2019 due to weaker figures

  • BCC welcomes commitment to build HS2
    11th February 2020

    Welcoming the news that the UK Government is set to give the go-ahead to HS2, and proceed with construction to Birmingham and onward to Crewe, British Chambers of Commerce Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:    “The decision to proceed

  • BCC responds to new statistics regarding women on boards
    10th February 2020

    Responding to news that one-third of FTSE 100 board members are women, BCC Co-Executive Director Hannah Essex said:  “Companies of all sizes have much to gain by improving the diversity of their workforce at all levels. “As well as promoting

  • BDO sponsors Guildford Jazz Festival
    7th February 2020

    Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has signed up to be a headline sponsor of Guildford JazzFest ’20. Guildford JazzFest is a 3-day music festival taking place over the weekend of Friday 20 to Sunday 22 March at the Electric

  • Brexit Transition Period – 002
    6th February 2020

    5th February 2020 UK leaving the EU on the 31st January 2020 The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have had a number of meetings recently with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to discuss the designation of Certificates of Origin

  • Brexit Transition Period – Notice 001
    6th February 2020

    5th February 2020 UK remains part of EU Free Trade Agreements during transition period I’m sure this will not be news to you; however, we have had a number of enquiries from companies and from colleagues across the International network

  • Stag Print supports mental health charity for 2020
    4th February 2020

        Surrey-based print and packaging company, Stag Print, is delighted to announce its support for local mental health organisation Oakleaf as its charity of the year for 2020. Oakleaf is a mental health charity supporting some of the most

  • Thousands of pupils to join PJ Day fun for Hospice
    4th February 2020

    Around 2,500 Surrey schoolchildren are set to join a huge PJ Day fundraiser – in support of the night nurses of Princess Alice Hospice. Five primary schools have so far signed up to wear their pyjamas for a day, as

  • BCC/Totaljobs: Budget must address critical skills shortages to ‘level up’ UK growth
    4th February 2020

    Over half of UK firms attempted to recruit in the last quarter of 2019, but almost three quarters have struggled to find the right talent, the largest survey of UK employers has found. Labour market remains stable as over half

  • Green Goddess Diana endorses Hospice fashions
    3rd February 2020

    Evergreen fitness guru Diana Moran has demonstrated her dedication to green principles – by wearing a pre-loved outfit when being presented with the British Empire Medal. Diana – dubbed The Green Goddess for her high-profile healthy exercise spots on breakfast