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  • Surrey Heath Borough Council: Business Administration Apprentice – Economic Development
    8th January 2020

    Are you looking for a career which offers variety? Are you interested in business and supporting the growth of the local economy? Are you interested in learning whilst you earn, to develop your skills through being an apprentice? The Economic

  • Manor Collection group hosts successful wreath making evenings for the Giant Pledge!
    7th January 2020

    Local Betchworth based hotel, Hartsfield Manor has recently hosted some very successful Christmas wreath making events in order to raise further funds for George and The Giant Pledge. The hotel group have so far raised in excess of £12,000 with

  • Activists use shocking social media imagery to inspire action in the fight against plastic pollution
    7th January 2020

    New research into the fight against plastic pollution, published by the Academy of Management Journal, reveals the influencing power of social media as activists use emotions to convert viewers and enact change. Persuading individuals to exchange habitual or unconscious behaviour

  • BCC comments on launch of the Budget process
    7th January 2020

        Co-Executive Director Claire Walker said:  “Businesses will be looking to the Budget to boost confidence and stimulate growth at a time of significant uncertainty for the UK economy.   “Firms of all sizes need to see a package of fiscal

  • BCC comments on new National Minimum Wage announcement
    2nd January 2020

    Commenting on the announcement that the new National Living Wage will be set at £8.72, with the National Minimum Wage increasing across all age groups, Co-Executive Director Hannah Essex said:    “Businesses want to pay their staff a good wage. They recognise and support the

  • New Job Vacancy: International Trade Assistant
    23rd December 2019

    At Surrey Chambers we are looking at building our resources around International Trade in 2020 which means we have an exciting new opportunity for someone who would like to support exporters with documentation. We are looking to recruit an International

  • The road to Brexit: a dash for the exit, but beware the ‘cliff-edge’ beyond
    13th December 2019

    A way out of the Brexit impasse The political and constitutional deadlock of the past year has finally been resolved, with the Conservative Party gaining a substantial majority at the General Election. Boris Johnson will therefore enjoy a more favourable

  • Initial Comment On General Election Outcome
    13th December 2019

      Congratulating the Prime Minister on his election victory, as reported at 7.00am, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said: “Restoring business, investor and consumer confidence – and firing up the economy – must now be the Prime Minister’s top priority. “Campaign slogans must give way to

  • International Trade Christmas Opening Hours
    10th December 2019

    Christmas and New Year Holiday 2019 Our office will be closing at midday on Monday 24th December 2019 and reopening on Thursday 2nd January 2020. Any applications submitted over the Christmas period will not be processed until the office reopens

  • Guildford’s innovators celebrated at awards night
    9th December 2019

    Guildford’s dynamic innovators were recognised at the Innovation Awards ceremony at the Harbour Hotel last night. The annual awards celebrate inspirational innovation across a broad spectrum of sectors in the borough – building upon the theme of supporting Science, Technology, Engineering

  • Weak GDP Growth Forecast For 2020 As Business Investment Falls
    9th December 2019

      UK economic growth in 2020 is forecast to slow to its weakest rate since the financial crisis as higher government spending struggles to offset falling business investment, weakening net trade and sluggish consumer spending.  GDP growth is forecast to

  • 6 Tips for finding the right developer for your next project
    5th December 2019

    We’ve all probably heard tales from friends and colleagues about a “project from hell”, be it a new website or software project that’s gone wrong. Something that ends up not delivering on the requirements and usually well over time &