Norfolk Business News

Export
21/01/2013
The European Commission has recommended to the EU Council of Ministers that the Union should vote in favour of renewing two long-standing trade agreements: the International Sugar Agreement and the Grains Trade Convention. It is seeking the Council’s authorisation for Commission representatives to...
Export
21/01/2013
Healthcare UK, the new organisation set up to promote Britain’s healthcare sector to international customers, will be launched in the Middle East at a major international trade show this month. In a joint initiative between the Department of Health, NHS Commissioning Board and UK Trade and...
General
16/01/2013
Greater Anglia has recognised four Conductors who achieved top marks for excellent customer service in a recent ‘mystery shopping’ survey. Nikki Scott, Cliff Knapp, James Deery and George Dell all scored 100% when assessed by mystery shoppers on the train and were praised for their good rapport...
General
15/01/2013
Chris Perry, the Norfolk Chamber’s Membership Manager was part of the panel of judges assessing the Mayor’s Business Awards.  The Mayor’s Business Awards are the King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council’s way of publicly acknowledging outstanding business achievement and the contribution that...
Export
11/01/2013
As part of its industrial strategy, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced that there will be, initially, 10 sector strategies, of which oil and gas would be one. The industry’s input is essential as BIS and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)...
Policy
10/01/2013
The last few weeks has seen the Government holding a series of road show consultation events across England to seek views on a new streamlined approach for delivering European Union (EU) funds. The EU funds covered include the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF),...
Policy
10/01/2013
In the US, the latest economic data showed that activity in the manufacturing sector began expanding again in December. However, the rate of expansion was weak, with many businesses postponing investment decisions due to uncertainty over the fiscal cliff. Both issues still need to be addressed with...
Policy
10/01/2013
The latest survey of credit conditions from the Bank of England published last Thursday provided encouraging evidence that the Funding for Lending scheme (FLS) is improving the availability of credit for both businesses and households. The report revealed that the availability of credit to...
Export
10/01/2013
The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce have received advices from the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq, that with immediate effect, exporters of Medicines being shipped to Iraq will NOT need to obtain a Certificate of Conformity. All other documentary requirements, remain the same.  
Policy
10/01/2013
The second round of the BIS Employer Ownership Pilot launched on 20th November, enabling businesses across the country to bid for a share of a £150 million pot to create the training schemes they need to grow their companies. Skills Minister Matthew Hancock who announced the extra EOP funding which...

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