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

AA reminds business drivers to think ahead when heading abroad

• AA’s business services team urges fleet managers and rental companies to refresh drivers on requirements for driving in Europe this summer

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BCC/Totaljobs: Business appetite to recruit strong but recruitment difficulties can’t be ignored

The latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with Totaljobs, finds that recruitment intentions strengthened in the second quarter of 2019, while difficulties finding suitable staff eased, but remain high by historic standards.

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What to do when business hits a rough patch

The world's biggest and most successful businesses didn't make it to where they are now without a few rough patches. If anything is guaranteed in the business world, it's that challenging times lie ahead.

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BCC to PM: Now time to get down to business

Today the British Chambers of Commerce – which represents 75,000 firms of all sizes and sectors, employing 6 million people – has written to incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson setting out 15 urgent, immediate steps that the PM must address on arrival in Downing Street to boost business confidence and stimulate the UK economy.

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BCC comments on announcement of new Prime Minister

Commenting on the announcement that Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP has won the Conservative leadership contest and will be the next Prime Minister, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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Millennium Country Park wins 13th Consecutive Green Flag Award

The Millennium Country Park in the Forest of Marston Vale has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world, for the 13th time in a row.

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Bedfordshire Business Ambassador's pledge to next generation of talent

Centrality is a local company based in Meppershall, Bedfordshire that provides IT and technology services to a broad range of clients and businesses across the country. 

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Is it time to hire your first part-time financial controller?

Identifying the best time to start the process of hiring a financial controller is a key decision requiring much thought. Before going into more detail, reflect on your business journey to date.

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How are millennial CEOs disrupting the business environment?

It used to be that a CEO would reach the top spot after years of having worked their way steadily up the corporate ladder. People would stay in one organisation for their entire career, and their experience and dedication to the business would earn them that coveted top spot.

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