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Monday, September 24, 2018
Commenting on the Labour Party’s proposals ahead of the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s speech at the Labour Party Conference, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Let no one be fooled. Labour’s proposals are both a tax grab and an unprecedented overreach into the way many of our businesses are run. This is a missed opportunity to reassure ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Monday, September 24, 2018
In the midst of party conference season, the British Chambers of Commerce has challenged the two leading UK political parties to put a stop to Westminster in-fighting and point-scoring – and prioritise action in the national interest in the face of Brexit uncertainty and slowing economic growth. The call from the leading business group – which represents 75,000 companies employing nearly six ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Monday, September 24, 2018
Please click here for the Social Media Activity Report by Fresh Air Group in association with Devon Chamber of Commerce on 20/09/18.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Commenting on the labour market figures for September 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The continued drop in unemployment and strong employment levels are further evidence that the UK jobs market remains a bright spot, with firms continuing to hire despite significant economic uncertainty. “However, the robust ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Commenting on the Migration Advisory Committee’s report on overseas students, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Business communities around the UK will be bitterly disappointed not to see support for the removal of overseas students from the immigration statistics. We have been calling for the removal of international students ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Monday, September 10, 2018
Today (Monday 10th September) sees the Plymouth and Devon Chamber of Commerce team relocate from its Georgian city centre premises in Lockyer Street to a modern office building at Unit 5, Derriford Business Park, Brest Road, Plymouth PL6 5QZ.  The spacious office unit at Derriford Business Park will give the Chamber room to develop and expand its member services and activities in the future, as ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Friday, August 31, 2018
The British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL, today (Friday) publishes its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, based on survey and documentation data from UK exporters. The Outlook indicates that many exporters are performing well but economic and political factors are weighing on them.  The survey, of over 2,600 exporters, found that confidence in future operations remains ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Commenting on the publication of the first tranche of UK Government technical notices aimed at giving businesses and consumers advice on the implications of a 'no deal' exit from the European Union, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Public preparations for all eventualities – and clear, crisp communication with affected businesses – are long ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Commenting ahead of the publication of technical notices from the government relating to the possibility of ‘no deal’ in the Brexit negotiations, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Businesses have waited too long for answers to some basic questions around Brexit - and have been particularly frustrated by the lack of clear guidance on some of the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Thursday, August 02, 2018
One in two businesses (50%) are set to grant staff pay rises of over 2% in the next year, according to a new survey by leading business organisation British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and online recruitment company Indeed. The survey, of over 1,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors, reveals that 6% of firms will increase pay by more than 5%, 32% by 2-5%, 12% in line with consumer price ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Commenting on today’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:  “The decision to raise interest rates, while expected, looks ill-judged against a backdrop of a sluggish economy. While a quarter point rise may have a limited long-term financial impact on most businesses, it risks ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Friday, July 06, 2018
At an exciting point in the future development of Plymouth and Devon Chamber of Commerce and its varied activities, the Chair, Richard Stevens, today announced the appointment of Stuart Elford as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Chamber Board recently oversaw a rigorous recruitment process for a new Chief Executive and the British Chambers of Commerce accredited Chamber is now ...read more
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Industry   Guidance notes on the role of a Chamber Board DirectorMay 2018  Chamber Board Directors are responsible for the governance and success of the Chamber. Successful election candidates and co-optees become a Corporate Director, formerly a 288a, and thus assume the full set of director responsibilities as required by Companies House.  The Chamber is ...read more
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
HOW TO ACCESS NEW MEMBERS AREAS OF OUR NEW WEBSITE?  This new website, produced by Plymouth-based company Konstruct, will feature for the first time full integration with our CRM system ChamberMaster.  This will allow you to update your personal profile, give you access to other membership services and book and pay online for our events. In the coming months more member benefits will be available ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Organisers of this year’s Devon Chamber Annual Dinner, which will incorporate the Chamber’s Business Awards, have announced today their delight at securing guest after dinner speaker Simon Weston CBE for the event (18 May).  The dinner is taking place on Friday 18th May at the beautiful Moorland Garden Hotel on the edge of Dartmoor, with a cocktail and canapés reception at 7pm, accompanied by ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Chamber
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
It has been a strong start to 2018 both locally and nationally. This is reflected in the Chancellor’s statement with annual growth being revised upwards slightly. The Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey also records a strong start to the year with orders up both locally and exports. This demonstrates that businesses are working as hard as they can to create wealth for individuals, companies and ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, March 01, 2018
   News and events BCC EngagementLast week Adam attended the cluster meeting of South West and Wales Chambers of Commerce, and met with Sir John Cunliffe, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. The team also met with Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chair of the John Lewis Partnership. This week the team looks forward to welcoming Chief Executives from the Network at the latest CEO Roundtable in ...read more
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