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  • BoE Raises Interest Rate
    17th December 2021

    16th December 2021… Commenting on today’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The Bank of England’s decision to raise interest rates was

  • Positivity paves the way to an electric future for fleets
    17th December 2021

    Fifth Operational Fleet Insight Report launched by the AA and Rivus Fleet Solutions 67% of fleet operators expect to be using EVs within the next 5 year, compared to 26% using currently 32% of fleet operators report that COVID-19 has

  • Responding to the PM’s press conference- BCC
    16th December 2021

    Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, CBE, President of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “The need for the Chief Medical Officer to advise the public to ‘de-prioritise social contacts’ at tonight’s press conference will almost certainly have an enormous impact for businesses, particularly in the hospitality sector. Despite

  • Half of OMBs in the South of England plan to raise prices – with supply chain disruption the main driver
    15th December 2021

    Moore UK’s Owner Managed Business (OMB) survey shows that 50% of OMBs in the South of England, plan to increase their prices to the end customer over the next six months, with 63% stating supply chain issues as the main

  • Wellbeing Trends 2022
    15th December 2021

    With 2021 coming to an end, we reflect on another year of global change, and look towards 2022 with hope that the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic is behind us. Another year of uncertainty lead to new queries and concerns

  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at the Yvonne Arnaud
    15th December 2021

    Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park, bring their thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hydeto the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre from 1 to 5 February. Doctor Henry Jekyll

  • Tourism South East – Latest Covid Government Guidance for Venues, Events and Accommodation Providers
    15th December 2021

    The Government has published the guidance for venues and events which require mandatory Covid checks from Wednesday 15th December. Here are some of the main points in the very detailed guidance. Where Checks Are Required? The checks will be mandatory at:

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 15th December 2021
    15th December 2021

    And so the pandemic continues to damage our economy It was with great disappointment that we heard of all the new Covid restrictions that have needed to be put in place during the last week. Along with many others we

  • Success for JRA Chauffeur Drive at 2021 Professional Driver QSi Awards
    10th December 2021

    Camberley-based JRA Chauffeur Drive has won the Bronze Award in the Chauffeur Company (1-10 cars) category of the prestigious Professional Driver QSi Awards. Professional Driver Editor Mark Bursa said: “JRA Chauffeur Drive is a small business that offers an exceptional

  • BCC Forecast: Trade to drag on the recovery as supply disruption weakens outlook
    10th December 2021

    The UK economy will grow at a slower pace than expected with trade set to lag significantly behind the wider recovery, according to the British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) latest economic forecast. UK Economic Outlook – 2021  The leading business

  • From The Yvonne Arnaud to Ed Sheeran – Acclaimed SignSong performer Fletch leads a workshop with local school children
    10th December 2021

    Ed Sheeran’s favourite SignSong performer, Fletch led a workshop at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s Mill Studio with pupils from The Lighthouse Specialist Centre for Deaf Children at Guildford Grove Primary School, today, Monday 6 December. Fletch explained how she translates

  • Winter Pimm’s Networking: Making A Difference On Your Doorstep
    8th December 2021

    On 3rd December 2021, local IT company, projectfive, hosted their 10th annual Winter Pimm’s Networking event at Barossa in Camberley. As business networking events go, this was a little different! Over 100 attendees, including our CEO, Louise Punter and Head