Norfolk Business News

Policy
20/01/2017
Young Chamber and Santander joined forces to deliver an excellent programme called MoneyWise to help students at Cliff Park Junior School develop their financial capabilities and understand the banking industry and career opportunities. Stephen Hart, Local Business Manager with Santander, gave an...
Policy
20/01/2017
Commenting on the labour market statistics for January 2017 published this week by the Office for National Statistics, Nova Fairbank, Public Affairs Manager for Norfolk Chamber said: “With UK employment levels still close to record levels and unemployment continuing to fall, the latest indicators...
Policy
20/01/2017
It is a key mission for Norfolk Chamber to provide a voice for our local business communities. Together with the British Chambers of Commerce we are working to understand business priorities and concerns around digital infrastructure and skills. We are undertaking a survey which is designed to...
Policy
18/01/2017
Abellio has sold a 40% share in Greater Anglia to Mitsui.  The Japanese company was identified as the best partner to support Abellio in delivering ambitious programme of improvements. Abellio UK (“Abellio”) has signed an agreement to sell 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise to Mitsui & Co...
Policy
16/01/2017
Norfolk County Council and Balfour Beatty today (Mon) confirmed that the closure of Plumstead Road for the bridge beam lift will now begin on Wednesday 18 January. The lift and 2-3 day road closure was originally scheduled to begin tomorrow (Tues 17th), but was postponed on Friday after heavy snow...
Policy
13/01/2017
The current lack of connectivity severely inhibits movement in Great Yarmouth resulting in congestion and ultimately limiting the economic potential of the town.  Particular areas that could be affected include: the Great Yarmouth Enterprise Zone, the Energy Park, the South Denes Business Park and...
Policy
13/01/2017
Commenting on the trade statistics for November 2016, published by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The widening of the UK’s trade deficit in November is disappointing, and signifies a considerably weaker trading...
Policy
13/01/2017
Construction of Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) is on course to pass another significant milestone next week when the bridge that will carry the dual carriageway over Plumstead Road becomes the first to have its main beams lifted into place. There are eight bridges on the 20km route of the...
Policy
09/01/2017
(Based on December 2016 data releases) This month's headlines: Q3 UK GDP growth revised up and latest QES points to solid growth in Q4. Higher inflation and uncertainty over Brexit likely to weigh on UK's growth prospects.  US Federal Reserve raises interest rates and further rises are likely in...
Policy
05/01/2017
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Thursday) publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey. Based on 7,250 responses from companies in Q4 2016, the results show the uptick in Q3 in the manufacturing sector has been...

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