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

Farewell Cheryl

After a long and distinguished career with the Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce, Cheryl will be retiring at the end of September. 

Cheryl has worked tirelessly for the Bedfordshire Chamber for almost thirty years. She has been a great advocate for Bedfordshire Businesses and demonstrated her expertise and skill in export matters by being the leader of several trade missions around the world. 

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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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Get behind development of London Luton Airport, get behind business says Chamber Chief Executive

Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce has expressed concern at opposition to plans to develop London Luton Airport by local interest groups in Hertfordshire saying they ignore the importance of the airport to the local and sub-regional economy.

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Government must put employers at the heart of apprenticeships

Commenting on the Richard Review on apprenticeships, Cheryl Smart MBE, Chief Executive of Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce said:

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Bedfordshire Chamber welcomes Heseltine’s UK growth recommendations

Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the findings of a review into stimulating UK growth by Lord Heseltine.  Lord Heseltine conducted a wide ranging review of activities and recommended increased use of the capacity, skills and experience of Chambers of Commerce.

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Chamber welcomes members and bids farewell to Chairman

Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce is preparing to welcome its members to its annual Members’ Showcase and AGM. The event is a great opportunity for members new, old and prospective to meet, network and find out more about Chamber services. As in previous years, some members have taken advantage of the opportunity to exhibit with a range of businesses taking stands.

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Further delays on aviation beggar belief, says Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce

Commenting on reports that the government’s consultation on aviation capacity will be delayed, Cheryl Smart MBE, Chief Executive of Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce said:

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