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

Paula Devine

Paula is Head of Membership and Global Services at Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce.

Recent Posts

BCC: UK remains on lacklustre growth trajectory despite Q2 improvement

Commenting on the first estimate of GDP for Q2 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said

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How can SMEs tackle impending recruitment challenges?

Commenting on last quarter’s results of the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey, Adam Marshall, Director General of the BCC, said:

“The availability of skilled staff remains the biggest issue that firms face. 

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BCC comments ahead of release of ‘no deal’ Brexit notices

Commenting ahead of the publication of technical notices from the government relating to the possibility of ‘no deal’ in the Brexit negotiations, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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The connection between Cobbler's Nibble, teacher vacancies and diamonds

Hear from Emma, Julie and Meena, Gary, Wayne and Chris talking about how they've secured investment in their businesses through the expertise of local projects part-funded through European funding.

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Automatic enrolment is an ongoing process – it does not end with your declaration of compliance

Employers across the UK suspected of providing false or misleading information to The Pensions Regulator about how they are meeting their automatic enrolment duties, will now be targeted with short notice inspections.

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Your checklist to becoming a zero waste business

Frivolous plastic disposal is causing unthinkable damage to wildlife, ecosystems and even our food chains. It’s an epidemic that will continue to proliferate until we consciously and collectively start to change our behaviour.

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Royal Recognition as Peli BioThermal is Officially Presented with Queen’s Award for International Export Expertise

Leaders from Peli BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, were joined by business officials and distinguished dignitaries at an esteemed presentation ceremony

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Are mobile ‘NotSpots’ destroying your productivity?

Connectivity is a basic business requirement today, and erratic mobile coverage can be a significant hindrance for businesses on the ability to perform.

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BCC: Cut tax complexity and ‘red tape’ holding back businesses

The vast majority of UK businesses believe the cost of complying with the UK tax system has escalated over recent years, according to new research released today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in partnership with Avalara.

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