Norfolk Business News

General
03/05/2012
Once again yesterday Norfolk rail commuters suffered a rotten journey to London from Norfolk with 16 Norwich to Liverpool Street services cancelled.  Business passengers heading to London were hit by major disruptions. This was due to a line problem close to Liverpool Street which led to a reduced...
Export
03/05/2012
The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce are organising a Trade Visit to the UK and would like to visit Norfolk.   The group will be coming over 10-15th June 2012.   Attached is a list of the delegates along with their interests.    If anyone interested in meeting the delegation, please could you e-mail...
General
02/05/2012
The news that the UK economy contracted in the first quarter – thereby heralding a technical recession – was unexpected. Here at the Chamber, we were awaiting an unimpressive but positive figure, given the results of our latest Quarterly Economic Survey and also what we hear day in, day out, from...
General
01/05/2012
An emergency response centre is set to be built at Suffolk's Sizewell B power plant, to be used in the event of a disaster. As part of EDF Energy’s Japanese Earthquake Response (JER) Programme work, to further enhance safety margins, the purchasing of back-up equipment has begun to provide...
General
27/04/2012
On 5 April Skills Minister John Hayes launched the National Careers Service, making accurate information and professional advice on learning and work available to everyone. The service has been developed with input from a large stakeholder community. In a Parliamentary statement on 23 March, Mr...
General
27/04/2012
Chamber Cocktails went down well Last night saw the first Chamber Chill Time! event kick off in style. The event was really well attended and everyone got into the mood with a drink and light bites on arrival. The Vodka Revolution bar in the heart of Norwich was the perfect setting for a relaxing...
General
26/04/2012
George Padelopoulos, Sustainability Manager, Ethical Trade, B&Q, will be speaking at Norfolk Chamber’s Sustainability 2012 Conference on 10 May at the John Innes Centre. B&Q has recently won the UK’s most prestigious business award, The Queen’s Award, for its work in creating a sustainable...
General
20/04/2012
March 2012 retail sales volumes: up 1.8% on the month, up 3.3% on the year Commenting on the retail sales figures for March 2012, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “An increase in retail sales in March was expected after...
General
19/04/2012
In the three months to February 2012, unemployment fell by 35,000 while employment rose by 53,000 The number of unemployed people aged 16-24 fell by 9,000 but remained above 1million The number of people working part-time because they could not find a full-time job rose by 89,000 to the...
General
19/04/2012
 “An increase in QE is unnecessary...the MPC should look to purchase other private sector assets, such as securitised SME loans”   Commenting on the Monetary Policy Committee minutes for April, published today by the Bank of England, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of...

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