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

Vauxhall Accelerates Success for Central Bedfordshire College Students

Central Bedfordshire College are delighted to be welcoming a new addition to their dedicated vehicle maintenance training centre on Luton Road – a Vivaro van, generously donated by Vauxhall.
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The Woburn Hotel, part of the prestigious Woburn Estate, is celebrating after winning two awards at the Bedfordshire Business SME Awards.
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£30K heist of Forestry Equipment from charity

In the early hours of Monday 13th May, the Barn at the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park (Marston Moretaine) was broken into and goods over the value of £30k were stolen. The Centre is run by the Forest of Marston Vale, and such a huge loss is a devastating blow to the charity, who are planting trees and creating woodlands across the area. 

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Four steps to address issues of mental health in the workplace

by Katherine White, HR Director, Wyboston Lakes Resort

This is Mental Health Awareness Week (13 -19 May), helping to place the spotlight on a major issue that affects 1 in 4 people at work and 1 in 3 in our sector, hospitality and events.
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NHS Health Checks in Luton Workplaces

The Total Wellbeing Luton healthy lifestyles team can come to Luton  workplaces and conduct NHS Health Checks around everyone’s busy schedules. 

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Lobbying best practices and techniques

Whether we've experienced its presence in the media, or benefitted from a successful outcome, lobbying will have played a role in most of our lives.

Perhaps we've even felt its impact as a business, through a policy that was either rejected or supported by parliament.

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Is your workplace environment damaging productivity?

Despite the fact that we spend an average of 13 years of our life at work, the workplace environment hasn't always gotten the attention it deserves.

Historically, dull and dreary offices, poor lighting and makeshift equipment have impacted the employee mindset and noticeably affected productivity.

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Arnolds Joins New Neville Rebrand

Local funeral firm, Arnolds, has changed its name to Neville Funerals as part of the wider company’s new branding.

Arnolds of Bedford, one of eight Neville branches across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire,
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How to promote an ethical and positive business culture

Your culture is the lifeblood of your business. In an environment where moral and ethical values are promoted and people are encouraged to think and feel more positively, employees and teams will thrive. This fosters better teamwork, better customer service and as a result, a better overall business performance.

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