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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.

Latest Export News

Update from Parliament - 11/04/14

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

Norfolk Snap Poll on Scottish Referendum

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Norfolk Chamber members are currently being polled for their views on the referendum for Scottish independence by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).    The actual referendum will be held in September 2014 and BCC would like to know whether the referendum will impact on your business wherever you are located.

Better Broadband for Norfolk – April update

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Since the last update, more than 40,000 homes and businesses can now receive high speed broadband services as a result of the BBfN programme. Around half of those services have been made available since the start of the year and the programme’s going well.

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Gurney Environmental as seen on TV

Gurney Environmental's installation of a ResMix system is featured in a new documentary series on BBC 2 called 'The Watermen'

The 6 programme series takes a behind the scenes look at the day to day activities of United Utilities one of Britains largest water utilitiy companies.

Gurney Environmental installed the ResMix system in the Heaton Park reservoir nr Manchester and the instllation will feature in part of the series which can be seen on 20th May. The series starts on Tuesday 15th April on BBC2 at 9pm.

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Exciting new Restaurant Quarter planned at Castle Mall

Castle Mall is delighted to announce exciting redevelopment plans for a stunning new Restaurant Quarter next to the exisitng Vue Cinema.

The multi-million pound investment will bring major improvements to the existing retail and catering offer of the shopping centre for the benefit of shoppers and tourists a like.  The revamped Mall will provide six new restaurants and link Timberhill to one of the regions leading tourists attractions, Norwich Castle.

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Top 10 marketing tips followed by Q and A's

1-2pm Tuesday 6th May in Vernon Castle Room, 2nd Floor of Millennium Library 

Sarah Greenfield, Best of Norwich will be there

Further details/book free appointment 01603 774740 or millennium.library@norfolk.gov.uk

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