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  • BCC: UK’s trade position weakened by rise in imports
    9th February 2018

    Commenting on the trade statistics for December 2017, released today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The sharp deterioration in the UK’s net trade position in December was disappointing and

  • Heathrow kicks off nationwide tour of longlisted sites bidding to build new runway
    9th February 2018

    Heathrow Airport launches nationwide tour of longlisted potential Logistics Hubs sites Final sites will contribute to building a construction legacy across the UK, that could help provide a productivity boost to construction outside of London worth £30bn[i] Logistics Hubs will participate

  • BCC comments on Bank of England ‘Super Thursday’
    8th February 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 Bank of England’s latest forecasts point to a mild improvement

  • The odds are good for a great charity race day
    7th February 2018

    Local charity Surrey Care Trust hopes businesses will be chomping at the bit to attend the Trust’s race day at Lingfield Park on Wednesday 25 April 2018. The charity event, which is sponsored by Restore Document Management, is the perfect

  • Spelthorne Means Business Awards 2018
    7th February 2018

    The prestigious Spelthorne Means Business Awards were launched by Spelthorne Borough Council on 6 February. Held at Caffe Gusto in Staines-upon-Thames, local businesses and Council representatives gathered to kick off this year’s competition which is designed to acknowledge the achievements

  • BCC open letter to PM: Businesses need clarity on Brexit
    7th February 2018

    As Cabinet ministers gather today (Wednesday) to discuss the government’s negotiating stance ahead of critical talks on the UK’s future relationship with the European Union, Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Adam Marshall, the BCC’s

  • BCC comments on government response to Taylor Review
    7th February 2018

    Commenting on the publication of the government’s response to the Taylor Review (Wednesday), Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Matthew Taylor’s report acknowledged that businesses are facing high employment costs and was

  • Nurture Landscapes acquires Gavin Jones
    6th February 2018

    Gavin Jones becomes part of the Nurture Landscapes group of companies as from 1st February 2018. This brings together two leading privately owned companies that share the same passion for delivering a high quality service and building long term relationships

  • Heathrow teams up with spoken word artist Caleb Femi to create powerful poem on Britishness
    5th February 2018

    Heathrow partners with London’s Young People’s Laureate Caleb Femi to describe Modern Britain and travel in 2018 New research into what being British means found that one in five Brits (20%) now travel to visit family abroad Harry and Meghan’s

  • Talent shortages endangering the UK’s growth engine, according to new Smith & Williamson research
    31st January 2018

    Smaller and growing businesses are struggling to hire the right talent, according to the most recent survey from Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, tax and investment management group. 66% of businesses are seeking new hires, according to the Enterprise Index

  • Heathrow offers prize for green aviation ideas
    30th January 2018

    Heathrow launches Sustainable Innovation Prize in exchange for leading green ideas £20,000 prize available for environmental innovation concepts Finalists to face Dragon’s Den style pitch Winner will be announced at the 1st anniversary of Heathrow 2.0 – the airport’s plan

  • Marwell Zoo’s new rainforest exhibit called ‘Tropical House’ to increase tourism economy by up to £74.1 million
    30th January 2018

    Part-funded by Enterprise M3 LEP and scheduled to open in March 2018 Tropical House to provide opportunities for employment and STEM skills acquisition Designed to reduce the zoo’s carbon footprint  by processing animal waste, using locally sourced woodchip biomass, as