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

‘Great growth is not a luxury, it’s a necessity’

  • BCC Director General, John Longworth will address the business group’s Annual Conference at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster at 09.45am on Today
  • Keynote speakers include: Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP; Rt Hon Michael Gove MP; Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP; Rt Hon Ed Balls  MP; Karren Brady; Theo Paphitis and chief executives of a range of UK businesses
  • Media can register for a free press pass by contacting the press office Today, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) will hold its Annual Conference at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster. 
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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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UK must focus on export support

  • BCC’s Director General, John Longworth, gives keynote speech at business group’s International Trade Conference
  • Vince Cable; Chuka Umunna; Carolyn McCall, CEO, easyJet; David Milner, CEO Tyrrells Crisps; and Lord Bilamoria, Chairman, Cobra Beer confirmed as guest speakers

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PM's pro-business vision achievable

Commenting on Prime Minister David Cameron's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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BCC on Osborne speech

Commenting on the speech made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the Conservative Party Conference today (Monday), John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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BCC: Ed Miliband's speech

Commenting on the  speech by the Labour Party leader, the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

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BCC: Don't rob Peter to pay Paul

Commenting ahead of the speech by the leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband, John Longworth, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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BCC International Trade Conference

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The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is delighted to announce that the second International Trade Conference will take place on October 17 2013 at Central Hall, Westminster. Bringing together some of the UK’s high growth exporters, business leaders and leading policy makers the Conference will provide insight on the challenges and opportunities of trading internationally.

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Corporate transparency

Commenting on the publication of a government discussion paper on company ownership, following commitments made at the recent G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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