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

Cranfield University spin-out secures £1m for corrosion detection technology

A business that has found a way to detect corrosion and prevent leaks in assets such as pipelines through a network of remote sensors has secured a £1m funding round. 

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Velocity Growth Hub to merge with Northamptonshire Growth Hub

A new single business brokerage service will improve support on offer for businesses.

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5 biggest threats to small businesses and how to avoid them

Entrepreneurship is indeed a rewarding path. But it isn’t without its risks.

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Uncertainty bites as survey shows UK economy stuck in a rut

Attempted recruitment in services firms at lowest for 25 years

The British Chambers of Commerce’s quarterly economic survey – the UK’s largest private sector survey of business sentiment, and a lead indicator of UK GDP growth - shows little to be cheerful about as growth flatlines and business confidence weakens.

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SEMLEP - Private Sector Board Directors

We live and work in one of the most innovative, fastest growing places in the country.

Located at the centre, between the global brands of Oxford and Cambridge, London and Birmingham, our area is proudly and firmly the Commercialisation Core of the Growth Corridor. 

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The connection between Cobbler's Nibble, teacher vacancies and diamonds

Hear from Emma, Julie and Meena, Gary, Wayne and Chris talking about how they've secured investment in their businesses through the expertise of local projects part-funded through European funding.

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Local businesses and trainers join forces in business skills workshops

Starting now until November, Velocity Growth Hub has brought together local business owners and trainers in a programme of new, fully-funded business skills workshops that combine local business knowledge and expert training to give you the best client experience.

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Trust is key

Business owners generally seek advice because they’re struggling in an area of business or they have a specific issue that’s holding them back. Good business advice can really make a business especially if support is sought early enough to help businesses get on, and stay on, the right track.

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SEMLEP appoints Hilary Chipping as Chief Executive

Hilary Chipping has been appointed as Chief Executive, having held the position as acting Chief Executive since January 2018.

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