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Grapes Hill start heralds Norwich City Centre changes

Grapes Hill, Norwich

Work starting on Norwich inner ring road's Grapes Hill on Monday, 28 April, heralds a summer of changes that will transform access to the city centre for buses, and bring improvements for pedestrians and cyclists on busy shopping streets.

Government announce infrastructure improvements for Norfolk

A47 Honingham Road Signpost
  • The Prime Minister and Chancellor welcome over 200 infrastructure projects due to start in 2014/2015

The Prime Minister and the Chancellor are visit a transport infrastructure project today to see the action the Government is taking to help hardworking people and to back businesses with better infrastructure being delivered on the ground.

Norfolk Rail Task Force - Briefing Note No 1.

Norfolk Intercity Train

The Norfolk Rail Taskforce have issued the first in what will be a regular series of briefing notes, to keep stakeholders fully updated on progress with the work of the Rail Taskforce. They hope it will be used widely to cascade information to organisations and individuals’ networks.

Equally important, will be feedback to inform the discussion and debate on options, and to provide evidence of the economic imperative for investment in improving our train services.

Latest Export News

Update from Parliament - 11/04/14

Parliament

Maria Miller’s resignation as Culture Secretary resulted in a small cabinet reshuffle in which Sajid Javid has now replaced Maria Miller as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. This has led to Nicky Morgan replacing Sajid Javid, becoming Financial Secretary for HM Treasury and Minister for Women.  Nicky Morgan’s promotion has also resulted in Andrea Leadsom entering the Treasury to fulfil Morgan’s previous position as Economic Secretary.

BCC accredits first overseas business network in Singapore

Flag of Singapore

As Export Week draws to a close, BCC announces accreditation of British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

EU backs China joining talks on trade in service

The EU has announced its strong support for China to join ongoing negotiations to liberalise trade in services, with its position reflected in the EU-China joint statement issued on the occasion of the visit of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, to Brussels.

Government backing British exporters

Export

Chancellor George Osborne has marked Export Week by announcing the next stage in what he described as the Government’s fundamental overhaul of finance for British exporters.

Aiming to move the UK to the top of the global league for export support, he said that the Bank of England was planning to support expansion of private sector lending for exporters.

Latest Policy News

Grapes Hill start heralds Norwich City Centre changes

Grapes Hill, Norwich

Work starting on Norwich inner ring road's Grapes Hill on Monday, 28 April, heralds a summer of changes that will transform access to the city centre for buses, and bring improvements for pedestrians and cyclists on busy shopping streets.

Government announce infrastructure improvements for Norfolk

A47 Honingham Road Signpost
  • The Prime Minister and Chancellor welcome over 200 infrastructure projects due to start in 2014/2015

The Prime Minister and the Chancellor are visit a transport infrastructure project today to see the action the Government is taking to help hardworking people and to back businesses with better infrastructure being delivered on the ground.

Norfolk Rail Task Force - Briefing Note No 1.

Norfolk Intercity Train

The Norfolk Rail Taskforce have issued the first in what will be a regular series of briefing notes, to keep stakeholders fully updated on progress with the work of the Rail Taskforce. They hope it will be used widely to cascade information to organisations and individuals’ networks.

Equally important, will be feedback to inform the discussion and debate on options, and to provide evidence of the economic imperative for investment in improving our train services.

Questions to the Chancellor: Larking Gowen receive their answer

As a follow up to the Norfolk Chamber’s ‘Audience with George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer’ event on the 7 November, we submitted a number of questions from our members to the Chancellor.  Responses to those questions are now starting to be received from the relevant Ministers within Westminster.

Jonathan Woolston is Managing Partner at Larking Gowen, one of the Chambers longest standing members.

Jonathan’s question to the Chancellor was:

West Norfolk businesses wanted to inspire youngsters

Skill Service - Careers Festival Photo

The Skills Service is looking for around 150 businesses from Peterborough, Fenland, Rutland and West Norfolk and the surrounding areas to showcase their industry at the Careers Festival on the Peterborough Embankment on 10th July.

Supported by The Skills Show, the European Social Fund and the National Careers Service, the Festival aims to help young people consider their career options, raise their aspirations and ensure they have the right skills needed to gain employment in the local area.

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Atmos Consulting emerges as leading independent multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy

Atmos Consulting has emerged as a leading independent environmental consultancy following the sale of its former parent company to GDF Suez.
Recognised as one of the fastest-growing environmental consultancies in the country, Atmos Consulting and its multi-disciplinary team of consultants will now move forward as a stand-alone enterprise, operating from its five offices in North Wales, Edinburgh, Inverness, East Anglia and County Durham.

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Stephen Reed becomes 5th partner at Price Bailey's Norwich office

Stephen Reed, newly-promoted partner at Price Bailey

Corporate Finance specialist Stephen Reed has been promoted to partner at regional chartered accountancy practice Price Bailey. Based in their Thorpe St Andrew office, Stephen joined Price Bailey in May 2012 as Corporate Finance Director, and over the past two years he has been key to the development of the firm's Corporate Finance offering not only in Norwich but across the whole of East Anglia.

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Right Angle Events secure major contract in Mauritius

Right Angle Events, a Taverham company, have secured a major deal with a TV company.

In May 2014, two members of the firm, will travel to Mauritius to deliver promotional events to 80 African journalists, on behalf of the TV company. Positive press by the journalists will increase the monthly subscriptions to the TV company.

in addition, Right Angle will be marketing team building to different hotels on the Island in order to stimulate further UK business in this beautiful Island.

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