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  • With the clocks changing and nights drawing in, motorists urged to watch out for deer this autumn
    10th October 2019

    Motorists are being warned about the heightened risk of deer-vehicle collisions this autumn. The upcoming clock change will mean deer movement will coincide with peak commuting hours, increasing the likelihood of drivers seeing and colliding with a deer. We urge

  • Local engineering company celebrates royal presentation of Queen’s Award for International Trade
    10th October 2019

    Semmco, a Woking-based engineering company and manufacturer of access platforms and ground support equipment for the aviation sector, and rail access platforms, celebrated its Queen’s Award win with a royal presentation by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Kent KG,

  • Tunsgate Arch is open!
    9th October 2019

    The town’s historic Tunsgate Arch is open again after a period of closure for restoration. Guildford Mayor, Cllr Richard Billington, Leader of the Council Cllr Caroline Reeves, Managing Director of the Council, James Whiteman, CEO of Experience Guildford Amanda Masters and councillors,

  • Are global food packaging brands really committed to ditching single-use plastic?
    9th October 2019

    As the world’s relationship with plastic is being radically redefined, academics at the University of Surrey investigate bold new food packaging pledges made by some of the world’s most prominent brands – and question whether these pledges will translate into

  • BCC comments on No-Deal Readiness Report and temporary tariff regime
    9th October 2019

    Commenting on the publication of the No-Deal Readiness Report, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce said: “It’s good that government has got its shoulder to the wheel, but it’s going to have to push a

  • Princess Alice Hospice shows what it takes to be the best
    7th October 2019

    Seven doctors, 1,040 litres of washing up liquid, 1,008 Santa suits, 1,415 volunteers and 13 window cleaners – this is just some of what it takes for Princess Alice Hospice to provide exceptional end of life care each year. Princess

  • KML Occupational Health Contract Success
    3rd October 2019

    KML Occupational Health have been awarded a place on the NHS Occupational Health Services Framework Agreement let by The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We are one of only 6 awarded a place which gives us approved status

  • BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q3 2019: Economic conditions weaken as manufacturing slump continues
    4th October 2019

      The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey – now in its thirtieth year as the largest UK private sector survey of business sentiment and a leading indicator of UK GDP growth – found that UK economic conditions weakened in the third quarter amid

  • HSBC UK Commits £200 Million To SMEs In Sussex and Surrey
    2nd October 2019

    HSBC UK today launches a £200 million lending fund to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Sussex and Surrey, as part of its commitment to help businesses realise their ambitions for growth and navigate Brexit. The Sussex and Surrey

  • BCC comments on Prime Minister’s speech
    2nd October 2019

      Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “Business communities all across the UK want the Prime Minister to get a Brexit deal –

  • Organisational Neuroscience – Stress, Productivity and Well-being at Work
    1st October 2019

      What can we learn from Organisational Neuroscience? When it comes to employee health and well-being at work, we know two things to be true: first, stress of any kind impairs performance and productivity; second, knowing when stress hits employees

  • BCC responds to Chancellor’s speech
    1st October 2019

      Responding to the speech by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “It’s good to hear the Chancellor committing to significant