Norfolk Business News

Policy
03/02/2017
The recent fall in the value of Sterling is squeezing domestic sales margins, and increasing the cost base of UK businesses, according to the results of the British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) latest International Trade Survey. The findings, released today (Monday), also indicate that the weak...
Policy
02/02/2017
At a recent meeting of the Chamber’s Transport & Infrastructure Group, the members reviewed both road and rail transport. Jonathan Denby, Greater Anglia’s Head of Corporate Affairs provided an update on the Greater Anglia Rail Franchise and what it planned to deliver over the duration of its 9...
General
01/02/2017
The contract to supply the design, editing, printing and distribution of the Norfolk Chamber’s bi-monthly magazine, the ‘Norfolk Voice’ is coming up for renewal for May 2017. The contract is now out to tender amongst the Chamber membership.  For more information and to receive a copy of the tender...
Policy
31/01/2017
Holly Lane, a well-used link between the B1149 Holt Road and Reepham Road, will remain open as normal tonight (Tues 31st) after gas main diversion work was completed last night (Mon 30th). The closure was originally scheduled for both Monday and Tuesday nights. The diversion of gas mains and other...
Export
30/01/2017
  Hutchison Ports, which owns and operates the UK ports of Felixstowe and London Thamesport, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Ukraine for the development of Chornomorsk Port on the Black Sea. The MoU was signed by Volodymyr Omelyan, the Ukrainian Minister of...
Export
30/01/2017
  Import duties on Sri Lankan products entering the EU could be removed, but only if the country implements reforms on human rights, the environment, the rule of law and governance. Under proposals made by the European Commission, duties would be removed on 66% of tariff lines, covering a wide...
Export
30/01/2017
  Nigeria has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), making it the 107th member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to do so and meaning that only three more ratifications are needed to bring the TFA into force. The Agreement, which will apply to all 164 WTO members, is expected to...
Export
30/01/2017
The Cities Outlook 2017 report has been published today.  The report is an annual health-check on UK city economies, with a focus this year on where British cities sell exports across the globe in the context of the Brexit vote. It highlights that every UK city is critically dependent on EU markets...
Policy
27/01/2017
We feel that it is important that business individuals working in schools are supported, so we have developed a short training course to help businesses to feel more confident working with young people in a school environment. The training is fully funded and we are pleased to announce that we can...
General
27/01/2017
180 delegates joined us on the evening of Thursday 26th January at Hollywood Bowl for our annual Super Bowl Challenge.  Taking up 25 of the lanes at Hollywood Bowl Norwich, our members came out in force ready to battle for the Super Bowl Trophy. The evening was filled with plenty of laughter and...

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