Norfolk Business News

General
06/08/2012
EU is most popular market for UK exporters, but for a third of firms the disadvantages associated with regulation imposed by Brussels outweigh the benefits of the Single Market Economic developments in the eurozone is top of the list of issues businessowners believe will affect their firm this...
Policy
03/08/2012
This week saw the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) open for business.  From August, banks and building societies can borrow in the FLS at cheaper rates, for periods of up to four years. Designed to provide cheaper borrowing to businesses, the Norfolk Chamber has welcomed the scheme as an...
Policy
03/08/2012
The British Chambers of commerce Energy Survey closes this weekend so if you have not already completed this survey, we would appreciate you taking a few minutes to submit a response. The survey will help us better understand the impact of volatile energy costs, the measures businesses have taken...
Policy
03/08/2012
Global Entrepreneurship Week takes place on 12-18 November 2012. It is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship, taking place in 115 countries. In 2012, Global Entrepreneurship Week UK will be used to pass on the practical help and support needed by early start-ups and individuals...
General
02/08/2012
Member 2 Member Offers Tap into our ever-expanding range of exclusive special deals uploaded by other members for you and your staff to enjoy. Get access to great Business 2 Business, Business 2 Employee and Business 2 Startup Business deals  that enable members to save money, encourage them to...
General
01/08/2012
Commenting on the opening of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber of Commerce said: “We hope that the Funding for Lending scheme will incentivise banks to lend and address some of the problems faced by Norfolk businesses in accessing finance. We’re pleased to...
General
01/08/2012
Train operator Greater Anglia is providing extra late night trains, additional carriages and a Saturday frequency of service on Sundays for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Special Games timetables and informative leaflets on Olympic travel arrangements are available at stations giving...
Policy
30/07/2012
Norfolk Chamber’s Business & Finance Group met this afternoon to discuss the local economy and the actions to be taken.  The group, consisting of accountants and bankers, identified that at present the lending market is somewhat subdued, with businesses not applying to borrow from their banks...
General
30/07/2012
The results of the Q2 2012 DHL/BCC Trade Confidence Index reflect that exporters are operating in a difficult environment. This quarter’s index showed an increase in the number of firms reporting an increase in export orders, up from 39% in Q1 to +49% in Q2. However, many indicators showed that...
Policy
27/07/2012
The Norfolk Chamber Planning and Development Group met with planning officers from Norfolk’s local authorities last night to debate how the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) could be used to unlock growth in the county. The debate gave the local authorities the opportunity to outline how...

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