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  • BCC responds to UK Finance’s update on Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme applications
    23rd April 2020

    Commenting on the latest UK Finance update on the number of firms successfully accessing CBILS, the BCC’s Head of Economics Suren Thiru said: “The increase in companies accessing CBILS is encouraging progress. However, the number of applications processed and approved

  • Get active, improve your wellbeing and raise funds for Eikon…
    23rd April 2020

    Run, ride, cycle, hop, lift, step… With major fundraising events either cancelled or postponed, Eikon needs your support more than ever so we can continue to reach out remotely to vulnerable young people at a time when they need us

  • #AtHomeWithGSC
    23rd April 2020

    Surrey’s award-winning theatre company have curated a special online programme of activities to keep audiences entertained and inspired during the coming months. With everyone having to stay at home the Guildford-based theatre company wanted to be able to keep in

  • Vision Engineering wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 for Lynx EVO ergonomic stereo microscope
    23rd April 2020

    LONDON, 21.04.20: Vision Engineering, a 61 year old British leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality visual inspection and measurement technologies, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 in the Innovation category, for its high tech ergonomic optical inspection

  • The University of Surrey’s rising impact on global community recognised
    22nd April 2020

    The University of Surrey has risen 41 places to be ranked 59th in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings, a global ranking of universities based on their contributions to society and communities. Commencing in 2019, this THE global

  • A-Plan launches COVID-19 Community Heroes campaign
    22nd April 2020

    A-Plan launches COVID-19 Community Heroes campaign          A-Plan Insurance has launched a local initiative to help celebrate the unsung heroes of our communities. From takeaways delivering curries to their local NHS staff, community volunteer groups helping people in isolation, individuals using

  • BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: More than 70 per cent of firms surveyed have furloughed staff as scheme goes live
    22nd April 2020

    Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that the vast majority of businesses surveyed have furloughed a proportion of their workforce, and are awaiting funds from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as payday approaches for many.  71 per cent of survey respondents have furloughed staff, up from 66 per cent last week Cash flow remains a significant concern for many

  • Network Rail: Wessex route update
    21st April 2020

    Our teams have adapted well to their new working environments. Many of our office-based staff are currently working from home as their role allows it. However, as well as frontline roles, many business-critical activities cannot be done remotely; for example, our

  • BCC responds to announcement of Future Fund
    20th April 2020

    Welcoming the Chancellor’s announcement of a Future Fund, supporting start-ups by delivering an initial commitment of £250m of new government funding which will be unlocked by private investment on a match-funded basis, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said:  “The Future Fund will help provide urgently needed support

  • Training Sessions from Sandler Training
    20th April 2020

    Whilst we are all in “lockdown” Paul Glynn from Sandler Training (Southern Counties) is offering an inexpensive option to local businesses. Owners, directors and some salespeople have more time right now, and less clients and prospects to talk to. That

  • BCC responds to opening of Job Retention Scheme online application portal
    20th April 2020

    Commenting on news that applications are now open for the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “The opening of the Job Retention scheme is an important milestone for businesses, who can now begin to access

  • BCC responds to extension of furlough scheme
    17th April 2020

    Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement today (17 April) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended by one month until the end of June, BCC director general Adam Marshall said: “Businesses will be pleased that the Chancellor has responded