Latest updates and stories from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and its Members

BCC: Flexible labour market limiting impact of sluggish economy

Commenting on the labour market figures for January 2019, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
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Barclays Chairman opens new aviation technology hub at Cranfield University

The Chairman of Barclays, John Mcfarlane, has officially opened the new aviation technology hub at Cranfield University.

The hub is a partnership between Cranfield University and Barclays, establishing the first Eagle Labdedicated to aviation technology,

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Haiders 11 Top Tips for Networking

With the premier of our monthly networking event, Haiders Hub, we thought we’d share some of our tips for making the most out of your networking events.

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Exam joy for George Hay’s Joe

Local chartered accountancy firm, George Hay, had cause for celebration just before heading into the New Year as Joe Kokotka received the news that he had passed his final ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) exams, to become a fully qualified chartered accountant.
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Why 'Meet the Buyer' is an unmissable opportunity for your business

A Meet the Buyer event hosted by Chamber will see the team match you to a buyer based on their procurement needs. This could take your business to the next level and is a significant opportunity to bolster your business growth.

There are several ways to prepare for a Meet the Buyer event, but most of these stem from assessing the buyer’s marketplace, cultural values and objectives.

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BCC responds to result of meaningful vote

Responding to the Parliamentary defeat of the Meaningful Vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:
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Dealing with mental illness in the workplace

Whether you’ve experienced mental health issues yourself or have watched a relative, friend or colleague suffer, it’s likely that mental illness has touched your life at some point.

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Corporate Tree Planting Days

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.” Wise words in this old Chinese proverb, so why not organise a corporate tree planting day with local tree-planting charity, the Forest of Marston Vale.

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Bedfordshire law firm confirms new office relocation for 2nd January 2019

Machins Solicitors LLP, one of Luton’s most established law firms, has moved from its Victoria Street office, to new offices on Dunstable Road, Luton.

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