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

Bedfordshire Policeman balances the world of rural crime with RAF

“It’s never too late to become a reservist” says 44 year old Mark Farrant from Bedford. The Police Inspector with Bedfordshire Police joined the Royal Air Force Police (3 Tactical Police Squadron) just under two years ago and hasn’t looked back since.

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Bedford based Reservist keeps Mercedes-Benz and British Army trucking

30 year-old Adam Kent spends his working day analysing, auditing and reporting on a portfolio of nineteen thousand trucks for Mercedes-Benz. But when he’s not behind his desk he takes on a second equally responsible role in the Army Reserve.

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Chamber Awards 2015

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This year, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is proud to be hosting its twelfth annual Chamber Awards.

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Cable Marks Multi- Million Pound Boost For East of England Businesses

Business Secretary Vince Cable is visiting automotive specialist Millbrook in Bedford today (10 April) as it is announced the company will take a share of £6 million awarded to East of England projects from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF).

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Deadline day for paper tax returns

There are just days left to send your 2012/13 paper tax return to HM Revenue Customs (HMRC), if you want to beat the 31 October deadline and avoid a penalty.

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Ultravision poised for growth

UltraVision CLPL is taking the manufacture of contact lenses to the next level and in support of this has employed Clinical Director, Lynn White MSc FCOptom and Engineering Manager, Nick Stonehouse.  With a strong clinical and manufacturing team, UltraVision is poised for growth and ready to ensure the future development of the next generation of contact lens technology.

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QES: Growth will be subdued

  • BCC’s Quarterly Economic Survey for Q1 2013 shows progress, with almost all major balances improving compared with Q4 2012. 
  • British businesses are resilient, but many balances are still below pre-recession levels and growth remains too low.
  • John Longworth: “These results provide a glimpse of the as-yet-distant sunlit uplands of recovery. Businesses up and down the country are working hard to drive the economy, create jobs and export, but they cannot accelerate this process alone.”

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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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Wyboston Lakes clinches customer service award

Wyboston Lakes, the leading conference, training and leisure venue, has won the accolade for customer service in the annual Bedfordshire & Luton ‘Rising Stars’ Business Excellence awards. The achievement underlines the company’s comprehensive commitment to the training of all employees to provide exemplary standards of service not only to external customers, but also to working colleagues.

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