Norfolk Business News

General
15/05/2012
The findings of a survey released today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows that businesses, smaller firms in particular, need more support to trade with high-growth markets. The survey of more than 8,000 businesses, including Norfolk Chamber members, suggests that UK exports are held...
General
14/05/2012
Now in its third year, the Norfolk Chamber’s Sustainability Conference, sponsored by adapt+, Create Consulting Engineer Ltd and EDF Energy, was held at the John Innes Centre on Thursday 10 May and was superbly attended and supported both by the local business community and by a range of national...
General
14/05/2012
The Highways Agency has published its Business Plan, which sets out how it will operate, maintain and improve the 4,300-mile network of motorways and trunk roads in England in the year ahead. For the coming financial year, key highlights in the Highways Agency’s Business Plan include:...
Export
11/05/2012
Please note that from 20 April 2012, the Iraqi Embassy have stated that you will need to provide extra documents when applying for legalised Arab Certificates of Origin. For more details, please see Circular 722 issued by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce which was received on 11.05.12
Export
10/05/2012
• 20% of firms say poor transport connections are a barrier to exporting • 41% of businesses are put off by the cost of international transport connections A survey of more than 8,000 businesses released today (Thursday 10 May 2012) by the British Chambers of Commerce, shows that while exporting...
General
09/05/2012
Commenting on the Queen’s Speech today, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber of Commerce said: Business has said time and time again that the government must choose between boosting the economy or playing short-term politics. Businesspeople and voters understand that the economy must come first,...
General
09/05/2012
Norfolk businesses are expressing ‘guarded optimism’, so the news that the UK economy contracted in the first quarter – thereby heralding a technical recession is unexpected.  Norfolk businesses are advising of strong exports and plans to create more jobs.  Read the latest comments on Norfolk...
Export
08/05/2012
• 40% of exporters saw an increase in export sales over the last three months The fourth DHL/BCC Trade Confidence Index, a measure of the UK’s exporting health, reveals that exporters in the UK have seen increases in exporting activity over the first quarter of the year, with many businesses...
Export
08/05/2012
The 1987 Convention on a common transit procedure establishes the measures facilitating the movement of goods between the EU and Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. The rules are effectively identical to those of the Community transit system, the procedure used for customs transit operations between...
Export
08/05/2012
Iconic companies including Mars, McLaren, Airbus, The Royal Mint and Sunseeker are among those selected to take part in a national exhibition, which showcases the very best of British manufacturing. Beating competition from hundreds of UK companies, they will join around 40 others at the Make it in...

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