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

Accolades for Bedfordshire firms at 2017 Chamber Business Awards

Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce members, Kimm and Miller and Jam Crackers, have been crowned Winners of 2 categories in the East of England Regional heats of the Chamber Business Awards 2017.  Now in their 14th year, the Awards are a highlight of the business calendar, recognising the key role that local businesses play in driving the UK economy.

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GEFCO UK appointed by Laminar Medica as a strategic logistics provider

GEFCO UK has become a key logistics provider to Laminar Medica, experts in the design, test, manufacture and qualification of insulated shipping systems, used by the pharmaceutical and biotech industries globally. 

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Business bounces back in Q4, but will it last in the New Year?

  • The balances for businesses that tried to recruit staff were at an all-time high in Q4
  • John Longworth says that businesses are well placed to grow in 2015, but their optimism may not last if ‘political point scoring’ outweighs sound economic policies during the election campaign
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Chamber Member First Grant Recipient

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Delivery and courier business National Sameday in Luton has hired four new employees and safeguarded the jobs of two others thanks to a grant awarded by Velocity Business Support.

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Bedfordshire's Top 100


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A new report published  has revealed that Bedfordshire’s top 100 businesses are in much better shape than this time last year, showing excellent growth in profitability with earnings up 13%.

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BCC Annual Conference 2014

BCC Annual Conference 2014: Ed Balls, Theo Paphitis and Sir John Armitt join business leaders to discuss how to move the economy from Good to Great

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BCC: Nuclear plant will play vital role in energy security

Commenting on the announcement that a new nuclear power plant will be built at Hinkley Point in Somerset, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

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Cheryl celebrates 25 years

Cheryl Smart

These days she definitely wears the trousers but when Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce’s Chief Executive Cheryl Smart MBE joined Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce 25 years ago female staff were forbidden from wearing them.

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Beds on the up says chairman

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Business in Bedfordshire is on the up! That was the message from Rod Calvert OBE, Chairman of Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce at the business support organisation’s annual Members’ Summer Reception.

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