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

Local gin distillery scales with Chamber Productivity and Growth Programme

Mary Vincent of Willow Tree Gin is a solo female entrepreneur with a passion for food and drink.

Her love of creating new recipes and experimenting with herbs was the guiding force behind her business venture.

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Hybrid Air Vehicles announces key appointments

Hybrid Air Vehicles announces key appointments to prepare the business for growth and the launch of our Airlander 10 production programme. With customer interest increasing, these appointments are an important step in getting HAV ready for the future.
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Peli BioThermal Showcase Bulk Shippers at Air Cargo Europe

Experts share insight on cold chain logistics for pharmaceutical shipments as company accelerates expansion of global rental programme

Peli BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, will exhibit its bulk shipper solutions and expanding rental programme services at Air Cargo Europe as the company
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Helping Hands Woburn Sands Celebrates 1st Birthday


Local community support group Helping Hands Woburn Sands celebrates its first birthday this month and is calling on more people to get involved as part of Volunteers’ Week, a national campaign which runs from the 1st-7th June.

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BCC/DHL: Weak first quarter for UK exporters

More UK exporters are reporting a decrease in orders in the opening quarter of the year, with cashflow and confidence dipping too according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL. 
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Should your business consider exporting?

When we think of overseas trade, we tend to associate that world with larger companies equipped with thousands of staff, warehouses and factories across the country. But it's a common misconception that is denying so many smaller businesses from pursuing their full export potential.

The UK government is urging businesses to pursue overseas trade and has set out its Export Strategy, heralding an increase in support and encouragement from the wider political presence.

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BCC comments on inflation statistics

Commenting on the inflation statistics for April 2019, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: 
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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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