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  • The Big Breakfast helps record numbers to network and do new business
    21st November 2017

    The Big Breakfast enabled a record number of entrepreneurs in Surrey, Sussex and Kent to network and win new business in 2017. Attendance at the free monthly speed networking event, supported by London Gatwick Airport and Coast to Capital LEP

  • It’s Christmas! Guildford’s Christmas lights switched on for the best one yet
    21st November 2017

      Thousands of well-wishers took to the streets of Guildford on Thursday 16 November to enjoy the Christmas lights switch-on event. Marking the countdown to Christmas, the annual lights switch-on has become a key calendar date for the town, drawing

  • BCC: Tackle broken business rates system, Chancellor
    20th November 2017

    Ahead of the Budget on November 22, the British Chambers of Commerce is urging the Chancellor to provide respite for businesses in every corner of the country by freezing business rates for the next two years. The UK’s leading business

  • GSC Bard Walk Film Premiere & Prize Draw
    17th November 2017

    5 December 2017, 7.30pm: Charity screening of Guildford Shakespeare Company’s Bard Walk film, charting Shakespeare’s 146-mile journey from Stratford-upon-Avon to Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Last year, during the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, between 13- 21 August, Guildford Shakespeare

  • BCC Podcast: Industrial Strategy
    16th November 2017

    The latest BCC podcast, discussing what the latest is with the Industrial Strategy, is now live:

  • BCC comments on labour market and productivity statistics
    15th November 2017

    Commenting on the latest labour market statistics, released today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The historically low unemployment rate confirms that the UK’s jobs market remains

  • BCC comments on inflation statistics
    14th November 2017

    Commenting on the inflation statistics for October 2017, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: “Inflation was surprisingly unchanged in October, as falling fuel and furniture prices helped to

  • BCC: UK’s weak trade position shows no signs of improving
    10th November 2017

    Commenting on the trade statistics for September, released today by the ONS, Mike Spicer, Director of Research Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The deterioration in the UK’s net trade position in September was disappointing, and reinforces

  • ASLEF Ballot Result
    10th November 2017

    On Wednesday 8th November, ASLEF drivers on Southern and Gatwick Express voted to end their 18 month dispute with GTR on Driver Controlled Operation. The turnout from the ballot was 87 per cent, with 79 per cent voting in favour. This is

  • Heathrow expansion takes next step towards building construction legacy across the UK
    10th November 2017

    • Heathrow has unveiled the longlist of sixty-five Logistic Hub locations – off-site centres for construction and manufacturing which will help the airport deliver its expansion plan • Located across the country, the Logistics Hubs will participate in offsite construction of the

  • BREAKING NEWS: £14.35m ERDF for the Coast to Capital LEP area will be launched by DCLG on Friday December 8th 2017
    8th November 2017

    The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) supports research and innovation, small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and the creation of a low carbon economy. Coast to Capital has an ERDF budget of £27m. ERDF is facilitated in the Coast to

  • 2018 at The Lightbox Gallery and Museum, more than just a gallery
    8th November 2017

    Whether you are passionate about art and history, seeking fun activities for all the family or looking for a great night out with comedy, film and food, then look no further than The Lightbox – where there really is something