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

The top 4 benefits of networking

We’ve previously written about how to approach networking to get the most out of it. And it’s worth getting it right as it can help you grow your business.

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The Value of Networking in Business: 8 Ways to Make it Count

It’s in our nature as humans to connect and interact with others. But for too many - especially introverts - it can be daunting and intimidating. Others simply don't have the time or knowledge.

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Velocity Grant Sparks Major Investment for Electronics Firm


A £50,000 Velocity grant has prompted a £1million investment in pioneering new technologies, propelling a Bedford electronics firm to the forefront of its industry.

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Networking Event Helps Local Businesses Take Off


  • Networking event links 44 local companies with London Luton Airport’s extensive supply chain
  • Local firms set to reap benefits from LLA’s £100m development programme
  • Event raises £2,500 for charity partner Sue Ryder
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Bold policies needed for growth

Commenting on the labour market statistics, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

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Apprenticeships: Your views

The Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Provider Network are keen to hear views from employers across Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire about 16-24 Youth Unemployment and how you feel about Apprenticeships.

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Free management course

The University of Bedfordshire’s Knowledge Hub has teamed up with Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council to launch an innovative leadership and management training programme aimed at business professionals looking to develop their skills set.

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BCC: Minimum Wage rise

Commenting on the government’s decisions today on National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October 2013, Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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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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