Norfolk Business News

Policy
23/05/2017
What will your business look like in five years’ time and what support do you need to get there? Come and share your views and help form the new economic strategy for Norfolk.  Together with New Anglia LEP and the local authorities, Norfolk Chamber is working on the new Economic Strategy for...
General
22/05/2017
The Royal Norfolk Show is the county’s biggest event of the year. It attracts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the UK.  And we’re offering two VIP tickets to the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday 28 June 2017 as part of a competition. VIP Tickets include general admission, car parking pass...
Policy
22/05/2017
In the first quarter of 2017, the national picture showed solid growth, however the local view was not as optimistic.  The impact of economic uncertainty was starting show and the rise in inflation seen since last year's EU referendum was identified as an increasing pressure facing Norfolk...
Export
22/05/2017
British exports through Heathrow are growing with the volume of cargo flying from the airport rising by 12% in April and with a 27% increase in Latin America and 19% in South Asia. While traffic to these destinations is growing at least twice as fast as volumes to Europe (+11%), North America...
Event
19/05/2017
Over 100 Norfolk businesses attended the Chamber’s first Cyber Security Conference at The Space, Norwich this week.  The half day conference provided top tips on how businesses can improve their cyber security measures and gave an overview of the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),...
Export
19/05/2017
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with DHL, today (Friday) publishes its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, which shows that confidence among UK exporters, including those in Norfolk remains strong. The number of Norfolk businesses reporting improved export sales...
Policy
19/05/2017
Commenting on the Conservative Party Manifesto, Nova Fairbank, Public Affairs Manager at Norfolk Chamber said: “A number of the headline commitments in the Conservative Party’s manifesto will be welcomed by the Norfolk business community. If delivered, pledges to overhaul the broken business rates...
Export
19/05/2017
If all the containers brought to Southampton on the MOL Triumph were laid end to end, they would reach from the south coast port to London, a distance of just over 76 miles. The largest container ship in the world is 400m long, the equivalent of 27 double-decker buses, and can carry up to 20,000...
Export
19/05/2017
Under the Lisbon Treaty, the European Commission was granted new powers over negotiating trade agreements but the extent that it still had to involve the Member States before agreeing the final deal has remained unclear. Accordingly, the Commission decided to ask the EU’s Court of Justice (CJEU) to...
Policy
16/05/2017
Commenting on the inflation statistics for April 2017, released today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “As expected, inflation resumed its upward trend in April, after holding steady in March. April’s increase was...

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