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

How We Connect You to Expertise to Solve Your Business Challenges

Whatever the size of your business, it is likely that at some stage you will face multiple challenges that can feel impossible to overcome. In fact, you will typically experience these at every stage of the business’s growth.

In this piece, we take a look at what we, as a member of the British Chambers of Commerce, offer to make it easier for business owners in our region to get advice and support when they need it most.

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How to Make the Most of Networking Events

The benefits of networking are well established. When businesses come together, they can share knowledge, build connections, discover new opportunities and raise their profile. However, this only happens if you approach networking in the right way. Networking is like much else in life: you get out what you put in. But how can you make the most of networking events?


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Supporting Your Business Growth in 2022

We have built Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce on five pillars: growth, grants and funding, export, referrals and introductions, networking and connections, and voice. We believe in giving businesses the support they need, whether that’s through introductions or funding, to grow and expand.

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Get ahead of the curve: How to sell into recovery and beat your competitors

In one of our recent webinars, Chris Davies at Sandler Training gave a powerful and motivating talk about how businesses can increase their prospect pipeline. Coronavirus has of course shaken businesses to their core, but as Chris argues, now is not the time to sit back and wait for people to be ready to start buying again.

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How to identify new business opportunities in the UK

As an entrepreneur or small business, you’re always on the hunt for new business opportunities. Being able to spot these opportunities is essential for growth, especially in today’s business environment.

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How to build a business referral network

Referrals can be incredibly powerful for your small business - they are the simplest and most consistent way to grow your customer base.

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6 reasons your business might not be growing

Why do some businesses struggle so much to get off the ground? Or, when they eventually gain some momentum, they plateau and fail to sustain any growth?

The first years for any business can be testing, draining, and exhausting. Seasoned entrepreneurs as well new business owners face innumerable challenges with growth.
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Businesses Are Not Testing Their Emergency Plans

Businesses who want to test their ability to survive a crisis like a major fire, power cut or a flu epidemic can make use of free resources from the Bedfordshire and Luton Local Resilience Forum (BLLRF) during Business Continuity Awareness Week (16-20 March).

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PM right to back plans to reduce EU red tape, says BCC

Commenting on the publication of the report, ‘Cut EU red tape’, which has been published by the Business Taskforce today (Tuesday), Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy and External Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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BCC:Sustainable recovery

Commenting on Business Secretary Vince Cable’s speech at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

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New SEMLEP roles

The Local Enterprise Agency SEMLEP is recruiting for two posts:  Business and Economic Analyst and Head of Business Development.

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Job role with Acuigen

Chamber member Acuigen,  a specialist customer feedback service company, is recruiting for a Business Development Executive. The key purpose of the role is to initiate and build business relationships that secure business.

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Are you great at CSR?

There's still time to enter the East of England's Local Impact Awards with Business in the Community.  This year BITC have seven categories open to companies based or operating in the region.

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BCC voted a Superbrand

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has been officially named as a Business Superbrand in an influential annual survey that identifies the UK’s strongest business-to-business brands. Independently co-ordinated by The Centre for Brand Analysis, the annual Business Superbrands survey considers thousands of brands that are judged by both an Expert Council and over 1,900 individual business professionals from across the UK. 

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University of Bedfordshire: Business lectures kick off at the House of Commons

Leaders from diverse walks of life will be sharing their personal and professional tales en-route to success, in a series of lectures as part of an initiative to get practice-led learning into the University of Bedfordshire.

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Hayward Tyler stars on 'Why is Business Good for Britain?' website

Bedfordshire Chamber member Hayward Tyler is featured on the front page of a new website set up by the British Chambers of Commerce.  The website is part of the BCC's Business is Good for Britain campaign.

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Uni business expert shares insights at international conference

Innovative use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and entrepreneurship are a “matter of survival” for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to succeed online.

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How We Connect You to Expertise to Solve Your Business Challenges

Whatever the size of your business, it is likely that at some stage you will face multiple challenges that can feel impossible to overcome. In fact, you will typically experience these at every stage of the business’s growth.

In this piece, we take a look at what we, as a member of the British Chambers of Commerce, offer to make it easier for business owners in our region to get advice and support when they need it most.

Read More

How to Make the Most of Networking Events

The benefits of networking are well established. When businesses come together, they can share knowledge, build connections, discover new opportunities and raise their profile. However, this only happens if you approach networking in the right way. Networking is like much else in life: you get out what you put in. But how can you make the most of networking events?


Read More

Supporting Your Business Growth in 2022

We have built Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce on five pillars: growth, grants and funding, export, referrals and introductions, networking and connections, and voice. We believe in giving businesses the support they need, whether that’s through introductions or funding, to grow and expand.

Read More

Get ahead of the curve: How to sell into recovery and beat your competitors

In one of our recent webinars, Chris Davies at Sandler Training gave a powerful and motivating talk about how businesses can increase their prospect pipeline. Coronavirus has of course shaken businesses to their core, but as Chris argues, now is not the time to sit back and wait for people to be ready to start buying again.

Read More

How to identify new business opportunities in the UK

As an entrepreneur or small business, you’re always on the hunt for new business opportunities. Being able to spot these opportunities is essential for growth, especially in today’s business environment.

Read More

How to build a business referral network

Referrals can be incredibly powerful for your small business - they are the simplest and most consistent way to grow your customer base.

Read More

6 reasons your business might not be growing

Why do some businesses struggle so much to get off the ground? Or, when they eventually gain some momentum, they plateau and fail to sustain any growth?

The first years for any business can be testing, draining, and exhausting. Seasoned entrepreneurs as well new business owners face innumerable challenges with growth.
Read More

Businesses Are Not Testing Their Emergency Plans

Businesses who want to test their ability to survive a crisis like a major fire, power cut or a flu epidemic can make use of free resources from the Bedfordshire and Luton Local Resilience Forum (BLLRF) during Business Continuity Awareness Week (16-20 March).

Read More

PM right to back plans to reduce EU red tape, says BCC

Commenting on the publication of the report, ‘Cut EU red tape’, which has been published by the Business Taskforce today (Tuesday), Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy and External Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

Read More

BCC:Sustainable recovery

Commenting on Business Secretary Vince Cable’s speech at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

Read More

BCC voted a Superbrand

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has been officially named as a Business Superbrand in an influential annual survey that identifies the UK’s strongest business-to-business brands. Independently co-ordinated by The Centre for Brand Analysis, the annual Business Superbrands survey considers thousands of brands that are judged by both an Expert Council and over 1,900 individual business professionals from across the UK. 

Read More

University of Bedfordshire: Business lectures kick off at the House of Commons

Leaders from diverse walks of life will be sharing their personal and professional tales en-route to success, in a series of lectures as part of an initiative to get practice-led learning into the University of Bedfordshire.

Read More

Hayward Tyler stars on 'Why is Business Good for Britain?' website

Bedfordshire Chamber member Hayward Tyler is featured on the front page of a new website set up by the British Chambers of Commerce.  The website is part of the BCC's Business is Good for Britain campaign.

Read More

Uni business expert shares insights at international conference

Innovative use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and entrepreneurship are a “matter of survival” for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to succeed online.

Read More

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