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  • BCC: Economy hits the buffers in Q2
    9th August 2019

    Commenting on the latest UK GDP statistics, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The latest figures suggest that the UK economy hit the buffers in the second quarter.

  • BCC comments on Prime Minister’s immigration announcement
    9th August 2019

    Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement on immigration proposals, Dr Adam Marshall of the British Chambers of Commerce said: “This is a positive signal on immigration, as business needs the new government to demonstrate openness to the world. “It should

  • Grange Park Opera: Primary Robins Update
    9th August 2019

    On 12 July, 100 Robins arrived at The Theatre in the Woods. They walked through the Walled Orchard and, though they were mesmerised by the theatre, they were equally wowed by the Lavatorium Rotundum. The rehearsal went well and it

  • BCC/DHL: Give UK businesses the confidence they need to trade internationally
    9th August 2019

    Many UK exporters are treading water at a time of deep uncertainty, according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL. The survey of 3,400 exporters found nearly two-thirds (63%) of

  • Deadline for the Business Awards is approaching
    8th August 2019

    Spelthorne Means Business Awards – Just a few weeks left to enter. Entries for the Spelthorne Means Business Awards close on 31 August so there are just a few weeks to tell us what makes your business special. We have

  • Evidence reveals risk assessment algorithms show bias against Hispanic population
    8th August 2019

    Automated risk assessment has become increasingly popular in the criminal justice system, but a new study – published in the American Criminal Law Review – assessed the accuracy, validity and predictive ability of a risk assessment algorithm tool to reveal

  • Surrey’s Finest: Our Top Food & Drink Suppliers From Across the County
    7th August 2019

    Surrey has recently received a number of plaudits, with many of the county’s towns named amongst the 100 best places to live and top 10 places to raise a family. The county is also a firm favourite with foodies, boasting

  • Guildford Shakespeare Company brings school children into local care home for second year.
    6th August 2019

    Spirit of Youth, the intergenerational drama project from Guildford Shakespeare Company (GSC), unites local school children and care home residents to create their own version of a Shakespeare play. Spirit of Youth first began last year when children from Weyfield

  • Farnham Soapbox Needs You
    1st August 2019

      Can you spare an hour or two? The Farnham Soapbox isn’t too far away now (Sunday 18th August) and we are looking for volunteers to help us collect the entry donations on the day. It’s set to be a

  • Notice 34 – COO Guidelines Update
    1st August 2019

    With the importance of Certificates of Origin within international trade never been greater and with the advancement of technology, the International Chambers of Commerce along with the World Customs Organisation and the World Trade Organisation, with contributions from the British

  • BCC/Totaljobs: Business appetite to recruit strong but recruitment difficulties can’t be ignored
    1st August 2019

    The latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with Totaljobs, finds that recruitment intentions strengthened in the second quarter of 2019, while difficulties finding suitable staff eased, but remain high by historic standards. 60% of

  • University of Surrey appoints Dr Jim Glover, businessman, charity leader and recent High Sheriff of Surrey, as a Pro-Chancellor
    1st August 2019

    The University of Surrey has appointed Dr Jim Glover OBE as a Pro-Chancellor of the University. Dr Glover has a long and distinguished career in business and enduring ties to the University and the county of Surrey. His senior business