Norfolk Business News

Policy
10/05/2017
(Based on April 2017 data releases) Monthly headlines: UK economic growth slows in Q1 as output from consumer-focused industries weakened     UK consumer price inflation holds steady, but wage growth slows further   US GDP growth weakens as the outlook for the Eurozone continues to improve...
Event
10/05/2017
On Thursday 4th May, we were joined by over 70 members for a Pub Quiz at The Oaktree, Norwich. In teams of 6, delegates competed to be crowned Norfolk Chamber Quizmasters 2017. We started off the evening with wine on the tables and a mixed buffet to ensure members were ready to use their knowledge...
General
09/05/2017
Businesses from across the UK are invited to compete in the fourteenth annual Chamber Business Awards – hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The prestigious competition is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, recognising and promoting the best of British business...
Export
08/05/2017
Market Overview The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with an economic growth of 6.8% in 2016, and a remarkably positive GDP growth trajectory over the past decade projected at 7% by 2018. It is the second largest market in ASEAN with 103 million people, the 36th...
Export
05/05/2017
A surge in exports has left UK firms feeling more optimistic about selling overseas than they have in over four decades, one of the UK’s leading business groups has reported. Export orders in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017 grew at their fastest rate in six years, while domestic orders rose more...
Export
05/05/2017
There is a capacity crunch in liner shipping and ship owners are not handling it particularly well, according to the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) following consultation with its members. Earlier this year, the ESC complained that many shippers who regularly export goods to Asia have been facing...
Export
05/05/2017
A new system of electronic certification (e-certification) is being used to monitor organic products imported into the EU. Describing the e-certification system as pioneering, the European Commission said it will help enhance food safety provisions and reduce potential fraud. In addition, the...
Export
05/05/2017
A new agreement aims to help promote trade opportunities for engineering and manufacturing companies in the UK and USA. Signed by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF and its US counterpart, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the deal is being heralded as a bid to boost cross-Atlantic...
Policy
04/05/2017
Ahead of the general election, Norfolk Chamber is setting out the key Norfolk business asks for any future government and is calling for improvements to mobile signal coverage throughout Norfolk.  Overall greater mobile coverage is needed to provide better reliability.  This include erecting more...
Policy
28/04/2017
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Tuesday) launched ‘Brexit and Beyond’, the Chamber Network manifesto for General Election 2017. The Chamber manifesto calls for the new government, which will be responsible for negotiating the terms of the UK’s departure from the European Union,...

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