Great Yarmouth Chamber Council - July Meeting
The Great Yarmouth Chamber Council meeting was recently held at the E-Tech Group’s office. The economic round robin highlighted that whilst Great Yarmouth businesses were doing reasonably well, the economic climate was still tough. A recent British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) had indicated that confidence had dipped in the manufacturing and export sectors, in comparison to previous quarters. Chamber Council members in the engineering sector advised that although there was a lot of engineering work available, bank assistance for cash flow to support business growth was hard to obtain.
Simon Grey, the new CEO of East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) also attended the July meeting and updated the Chamber Council members on what he had achieved in his first 6 weeks on the job. It was agreed that it was important to ensure that both the local and the wider business community needed to be kept up to date on what was happening in the energy industry, particularly with regards to the wind and renewable energy sector.