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BCC: Government must support businesses – not just to weather restrictions but to power our economic recovery

British Chambers of Commerce calls for the government to give businesses more evidence, support and clarity to weather Coronavirus restrictions and help power our economic recovery. 

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5 tips for building high-performing teams

Business owners face many challenges, from attracting new customers to maintaining profitability. Building high-performing teams is another. Many business owners want to get more out of their teams but simply don’t know how to. They don’t have clarity on performance. They aren’t natural coaches. And they don’t know how to get the best out of people.

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HRH The Countess of Wessex and the British Chambers of Commerce Recognised Peli BioThermal as UK Business Hero

Peli BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, announces it has been recognised as a UK Business Hero for its efforts during the pandemic. 

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One donation, twice the impact!

With normal fundraising activities affected by Covid-19, MacIntyre, a national charity providing education, support, and care for over 1,200 people with learning disabilities and/or autism, are taking part in the 2020 Big Give Christmas Challenge. 

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What is happening in the world of planning?

Abel Bunu, Senior Planner at Robinson & Hall, Land and Property Professionals, provides a planning update of key areas which may interest you.

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How Businesses can Take Back Control of their Outgoings

National restrictions continue to significantly affect businesses across the country. While non-essential retail, hospitality and leisure businesses have had to temporarily close during lockdown, those businesses which are still operating will also have been heavily affected by the pandemic.

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Firms in the dark on future Coronavirus restrictions


British Chambers of Commerce calls for evidence and clarity for businesses as government mulls post-December 2nd Coronavirus restrictions in England

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How to make the most of your B2B marketing in the current climate

Many businesses have had to make spending cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the latest IPA Bellwether report reveals a record decline in marketing budgets in 2020.

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FE College of the Year 2020

The Bedford College Group has won the title of FE College of the Year in the prestigious Times Educational Supplement (TES) Further Education awards.

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Dunster House awarded for its support to former Defence and Armed Forces

The Bedford-based company revalidates its Silver Award, which is part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).
 
This timber garden products manufacturer was firstly awarded in 2015 with the Bronze recognition.

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How to reset your sales strategy

Business uncertainty seems set to continue for some time, and we don’t know exactly how things will look on the other side. What was key to unlocking success before might not be the same going forward.

Priorities may need to change as new and exciting opportunities emerge. Now is the perfect time to challenge our plans and think about what we might need to do differently.

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Peli BioThermal Announces Asia Award Win for Excellence

Company triumphs at prestigious Asia awards ceremony celebrating outstanding bioprocessing performance within Korea and worldwide

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Cambridge Mask PRO, the environmental option for businesses

Espère Healthcare Ltd, located in Shefford, are raising awareness of the benefits of the Cambridge Mask PRO, including the environmental benefits provided by its capability to be worn for up to 340 hours, that’s around 6 months of wear for the average user.

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Younger generations are critical to economic recovery from Covid-19, say business leaders

New research released today by LifeSkills created by Barclays highlights that the younger generation has a critical role to play in the UK’s recovery from Covid-19.

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Dunster House wins new agreement to supply humanitarian products to Unicef

Dunster House Ltd wins a new Long-Term Agreement to supply humanitarian products to Unicef

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70 days to Brexit: 6 steps to importing and exporting after Brexit

Once the UK reaches the end of the Brexit transition period, in just 70 days time, the process for importing and exporting goods to and from the EU will fundamentally change.

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Peli BioThermal Opens New Strasbourg Service Centre

New facility expands European network providing support services for Crēdo Cube™ reusable shippers

Peli BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, announces the opening of a new Service Centre in Strasbourg.

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BCC responds to updated Border Operating Model

Commenting on the government’s updated Border Operating Model, published today, BCC Director of Trade Facilitation Liam Smyth said: 

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90 days to Brexit: Are you ready? Here's your Brexit Checklist

With just 90 days to go until the end of the Brexit transition period, it’s remarkable to think that we still don’t know whether Britain will be leaving the EU with a deal. The chances of a ‘No Deal Brexit’ are rising, but an agreement is still possible.

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Why it's time for businesses to refocus on their employees

In these uncertain times, many businesses will be focused on survival. But while it's all hands on deck to 'get business done', things like people development and making sure staff feel valued, may fall by the wayside.

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BCC responds to Chancellor’s Winter Economic Plan

Responding to The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP’s announcement of a Winter Economic Plan, including a new raft of measures to support businesses and the economy as the pandemic continues, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:

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The UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme - A guide for employers

This month the UK Government launched a new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme to create thousands of jobs for young people.

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BSA expands its training portfolio with latest CAA approval

London Luton Airport based training specialist, the British School of Aviation (BSA), has secured approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to deliver face to face and online synchronous engineer type rating training for the Boeing 737 Classic, NG and MAX aircraft.

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BCC announces future change of Director General

The Board of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today announced that Director General Dr Adam Marshall will leave the organisation in the Spring of 2021.

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Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce partners with Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Wenta to help local businesses access Kickstart Scheme

Bedfordshire Chamber , in collaboration with Hertfordshire Chamber and Wenta, will break down barriers for small businesses to access the Kickstart scheme.

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BCC President warns PM of “difficult winter ahead” without bolder action to restart UK economy

In a letter to the Prime Minister, BCC President Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith has said businesses face “the most difficult trading conditions in post-war history” and set out a series of measures

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The true cost for Brits of each supermarket visit - Signature Masks to cut back costs

As Government guidance means that face coverings will be part of the ‘new normal’ for the foreseeable future, a 19-year-old British entrepreneur is doing what he can to make everyday activities as cost-effective and easy

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How to use LinkedIn to grow your small business

LinkedIn is a valuable business tool for connecting with like-minded business owners, clients and suppliers.

Leigh Frost, Managing Director of Truesilver Marketing & Web Design, describes LinkedIn as “the most accurate business to business database there is” and “a really powerful way to connect with people”.

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Wyboston Lakes Resort completes comprehensive transformation of The Willows Training Centre

The Willows Training Centre at Wyboston Lakes Resort has been refurbished to meet the current and future needs of learning & development professionals and those being trained with a comprehensive restyling of its interiors.

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BCC: Government must support businesses – not just to weather restrictions but to power our economic recovery

British Chambers of Commerce calls for the government to give businesses more evidence, support and clarity to weather Coronavirus restrictions and help power our economic recovery. 

Read More

5 tips for building high-performing teams

Business owners face many challenges, from attracting new customers to maintaining profitability. Building high-performing teams is another. Many business owners want to get more out of their teams but simply don’t know how to. They don’t have clarity on performance. They aren’t natural coaches. And they don’t know how to get the best out of people.

Read More

HRH The Countess of Wessex and the British Chambers of Commerce Recognised Peli BioThermal as UK Business Hero

Peli BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, announces it has been recognised as a UK Business Hero for its efforts during the pandemic. 

Read More

One donation, twice the impact!

With normal fundraising activities affected by Covid-19, MacIntyre, a national charity providing education, support, and care for over 1,200 people with learning disabilities and/or autism, are taking part in the 2020 Big Give Christmas Challenge. 

Read More

What is happening in the world of planning?

Abel Bunu, Senior Planner at Robinson & Hall, Land and Property Professionals, provides a planning update of key areas which may interest you.

Read More

How Businesses can Take Back Control of their Outgoings

National restrictions continue to significantly affect businesses across the country. While non-essential retail, hospitality and leisure businesses have had to temporarily close during lockdown, those businesses which are still operating will also have been heavily affected by the pandemic.

Read More

Firms in the dark on future Coronavirus restrictions


British Chambers of Commerce calls for evidence and clarity for businesses as government mulls post-December 2nd Coronavirus restrictions in England

Read More

How to make the most of your B2B marketing in the current climate

Many businesses have had to make spending cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the latest IPA Bellwether report reveals a record decline in marketing budgets in 2020.

Read More

FE College of the Year 2020

The Bedford College Group has won the title of FE College of the Year in the prestigious Times Educational Supplement (TES) Further Education awards.

Read More

Dunster House awarded for its support to former Defence and Armed Forces

The Bedford-based company revalidates its Silver Award, which is part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).
 
This timber garden products manufacturer was firstly awarded in 2015 with the Bronze recognition.

Read More

Younger generations are critical to economic recovery from Covid-19, say business leaders

New research released today by LifeSkills created by Barclays highlights that the younger generation has a critical role to play in the UK’s recovery from Covid-19.

Read More

Dunster House wins new agreement to supply humanitarian products to Unicef

Dunster House Ltd wins a new Long-Term Agreement to supply humanitarian products to Unicef

Read More

70 days to Brexit: 6 steps to importing and exporting after Brexit

Once the UK reaches the end of the Brexit transition period, in just 70 days time, the process for importing and exporting goods to and from the EU will fundamentally change.

Read More

Peli BioThermal Opens New Strasbourg Service Centre

New facility expands European network providing support services for Crēdo Cube™ reusable shippers

Peli BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, announces the opening of a new Service Centre in Strasbourg.

Read More

BCC responds to updated Border Operating Model

Commenting on the government’s updated Border Operating Model, published today, BCC Director of Trade Facilitation Liam Smyth said: 

Read More

90 days to Brexit: Are you ready? Here's your Brexit Checklist

With just 90 days to go until the end of the Brexit transition period, it’s remarkable to think that we still don’t know whether Britain will be leaving the EU with a deal. The chances of a ‘No Deal Brexit’ are rising, but an agreement is still possible.

Read More

Why it's time for businesses to refocus on their employees

In these uncertain times, many businesses will be focused on survival. But while it's all hands on deck to 'get business done', things like people development and making sure staff feel valued, may fall by the wayside.

Read More

BCC responds to Chancellor’s Winter Economic Plan

Responding to The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP’s announcement of a Winter Economic Plan, including a new raft of measures to support businesses and the economy as the pandemic continues, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:

Read More

The UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme - A guide for employers

This month the UK Government launched a new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme to create thousands of jobs for young people.

Read More

BSA expands its training portfolio with latest CAA approval

London Luton Airport based training specialist, the British School of Aviation (BSA), has secured approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to deliver face to face and online synchronous engineer type rating training for the Boeing 737 Classic, NG and MAX aircraft.

Read More

BCC announces future change of Director General

The Board of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today announced that Director General Dr Adam Marshall will leave the organisation in the Spring of 2021.

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