Chamber News

BCC: Anaemic economic growth reinforces case for action on business environment
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Monday) slightly upgraded its UK growth forecast for 2017 from 1.4% to 1.5%.
St Neots Business Showcase a great success
The fifth annual Business Showcase took place in St Neots Market Square on Friday 9 June and was hailed a great success.
Cambridgeshire businesses deliver for Britain
Businesses in Cambridgeshire using the Chamber export documentation service should be congratulated for how well they are performing and supporting the UK economy.
BCC General Election Manifesto: Brexit
Brexit process must take into account the practical implications for business says Ashley Shackleton, Head of Public Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce.
St Neots Business Showcase: Promoting business excellence in Cambridgeshire’s largest town
Now in its fifth year, the St Neots Business Showcase is returning to St Neots’ Market Square on Friday 9 June.
BCC: Businesses must take action to prepare for new data protection responsibilities
With a year to go until the General Data Protection Regulation comes into law, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging businesses to start preparing to ensure that they are compliant with the legislation when it comes into force.
Backing business to drive long-term growth
This week Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, focuses on another Manifesto ask – business environment.
Weddings expert Jane Telfer joins the team at Trinity Hall Events
Weddings expert Jane Telfer has joined the busy events team at Trinity Hall, one of the oldest and most beautiful of the Cambridge Colleges.
The UK’s biggest business survey is back and it’s time to make your voice heard
Our Quarterly Economic Survey is back and once again we’re asking you to contribute to one of the UK’s largest and most reputable barometers of business opinion.
The nuts and bolts of a model for Brexit
This week the British Chambers of Commerce are focusing on another key ask from the Chamber Network manifesto – International Trade.
Don’t miss Peterborough’s biggest B2B networking event
Stands for our 2017 Peterborough B2B are currently being held at last year’s prices.
Since the global coordinated ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday, there have been no sustained new attacks of that kind.
BCC: Businesses across the UK hobbled by mobile ‘not-spots’
Businesses in all parts of the UK, particularly rural areas, are experiencing full or partial ‘not-spots’ in their mobile coverage according to the results of a survey released today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Chamber Business Awards 2017
Is your business a winning one? With only seven weeks left, now’s the time to enter the Chamber Business Awards 2017.
Invest in the UK’s infrastructure to boost business confidence and local growth
This week the British Chambers of Commerce are focusing on another key ask from the Chamber Network manifesto – Infrastructure.
Support charity members at annual golf day
We’re looking to local businesses to support our fundraising efforts by donating a prize for our charity raffle at next week’s golf day.
Limited tickets available for Centenary Comedy Night and Black Tie Dinner
Our popular comedy night and black tie dinner returns to Orton Hall Hotel in Peterborough on Friday 30 June where comedian John Stiles will take to the floor.
BCC election manifesto: Brexit and Beyond
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Tuesday) launched ‘Brexit and Beyond’, the Chamber Network manifesto for General Election 2017.
Export Training Course dates announced
The Chambers' summer export training course schedule has been released.
A14 mobile visitor centre to visit Wood Green Animal Shelter
The Highways England mobile visitor centre to keep people up to date with progress on the major £1.5 billion A14 improvement scheme will be at Huntingdonshire Business Fair next week.
Can you ‘Champion the Chamber’ in our centenary year
Current members are encouraged to take advantage of a great new offer to refer a new company for membership of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.
BCC: Big business mainly hit by cyber-attacks, but all need to improve security
One in five businesses have fallen victim to cyber-attacks in the past year, according to the results of a survey released today (Tuesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Huntingdonshire Business Fair takes place next week!
The countdown is on for next week’s Huntingdonshire Business Fair at Wood Green Animal Shelter on Wednesday 26 April.
BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Solid economic growth likely in Q1 but inflation remains a key risk
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Thursday) publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey
BCC: Shortage of digital skills hampering business productivity and growth
Digital skills are increasingly important to the operation of businesses in the UK but companies are facing a shortage of skills in their workforce which is hampering productivity, according to a new survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), released today (Friday).
Peterborough contractors framework to widen opportunities for local firms
Local companies associated with construction are being invited to attend an event aimed at keeping more building projects local.
Two weeks left to submit your Global Award entry
The deadline for submitting your 2017 Global Award entry is fast approaching.
Don’t miss your opportunity to make a difference
There are just two weeks left to have your say and respond to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper.
Opportunity to promote your Chamber membership
Enhance your credibility by displaying our ‘member of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce’ logo on your website and business stationery.
Business Brexit Priorities
The British Chambers of Commerce has published a business blueprint for the UK government ahead of the upcoming Brexit negotiations.
British Chambers comment on the start of Brexit negotiations
British Chambers of Commerce comments on the triggering of Article 50 and the start of Brexit negotiations
East England low paid unaware of NMW rules
Most low paid workers in the East of England would be unaware if they were being illegally denied the National Minimum Wage, it has been revealed.
Event programme announced for Huntingdonshire Business Fair
An inspiring programme of guest speakers has been announced for Huntingdonshire's biggest B2B networking event which returns to Wood Green Animal Shelter in April.
BCC: Action needed on poor broadband, especially in rural areas and for small firms
Businesses across the UK, particularly in rural areas, are still without reliable broadband connections, despite companies saying the availability of fully functional broadband is extremely important to their operations, according to the results of a survey released today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support
Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website.
Cambridgeshire companies to gain awareness of Iran market
Exporters will benefit from an insight into the Iran market at a special event taking place in Cambridge this month.
Stands selling fast for Huntingdonshire Business Fair 2017
Stands are still available as businesses prepare to showcase their products and services at this year’s Huntingdonshire Business Fair in April.
BCC Economic Forecast: UK growth upgraded for 2017 but to remain flat in the medium-term
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Tuesday) upgraded its UK GDP growth forecast for 2017 from 1.1% to 1.4%.
Chamber Business Awards to showcase best of British business for 14th year running
Businesses from across the UK are invited to compete in the fourteenth annual Chamber Business Awards – hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Two Counties Business Exhibition takes place next week!
The countdown is on for next week’s Two Counties Business Exhibition at Newmarket Racecourse on Wednesday 15 March.
New construction contractors’ framework will keep it local
The local economy is in for a major boost with the launch of a new framework aimed at making sure that local companies are the first-choice for future council building projects.
Discounted Cambridge B2B stands
Book you stand for Cambridge B2B before 30 June and save £20.00 on our 2017 prices.
Chambers of Commerce: Put practicality, certainty at the heart of Brexit negotiations
As the Chamber Network gathers in Westminster for the BCC Annual Conference, the British Chambers of Commerce has today (Tuesday) published a business blueprint for the UK government ahead of the upcoming Brexit negotiations.
Essential steps to creating a powerful brand will be shared at Newmarket Business Exhibition
Creating a powerful brand will be the focus of next month’s Two Counties Business Exhibition at Newmarket Racecourse with an informative seminar from The Brand Doctor.
New benefit for Chamber members
As a Chamber member you have access to many exclusive and discounted offers helping to drive your business costs down - one of these is a new service from Worldpay, the UK’s leading payments provider.
Show your support for charity at the Chamber Centenary Golf Day
Businesses from across Cambridgeshire can show their support for our charity members at the Chambers’ Centenary Golf Day on Thursday 11 May.
The Great Divide
100 years of politicians failing the local business community is brought into sharp focus at the Chambers' centenary launch, as Ian Mackellar reports.
The AE job is far from complete
Charles Counsell, Executive Director for The Pensions Regulator, reflects on the Automatic Enrolment journey so far and highlights that the job is far from complete.
Dame Mary Archer DBE keynote speaker at Chambers’ Business Women’s Network
Business Women are encouraged to ‘Be Bold for Change’ to celebrate International Women’s Day at Peterborough Cathedral on Wednesday 8 March.
Join the Chamber team as an administrator in the Cambridge office
We’re looking for an administrator to support the busy membership and export documentation functions at the Chamber.
New facet to Chamber membership
Paul Gibbons has joined the Chamber as Membership Development Officer to complement and enhance membership of the Chamber during our centenary year and beyond.
Chairman of Opportunity Peterborough to retire
John Bridge OBE DL is to step down from his position as Chairman of the city’s economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough, at the end of March 2017 after holding the post for more than eight years.
Preparations are underway for Newmarket's biggest B2B networking event
The Two Counties Business Exhibition returns to Newmarket Racecourse on Wednesday 15 March, offering a unique platform for up to 100 local companies to showcase their products and services.
Men come out top in battle of the taxes
Men, for the second year running, were more likely than women to complete their tax return on time, winning the battle of the taxes once again - but only just.
Centenary monthly draws
As part of our year of centenary celebrations the Chamber will run two monthly draws offering £100.00 off your next membership renewal.
Chamber of Commerce to celebrate centenary
The Chamber is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a year of events and initiatives designed to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Cambridgeshire Chamber business community and inspire future business success.
BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: businesses start New Year in solid health, but inflationary pressures a concern
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Thursday) publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey.
Peterborough accountant jailed for tax fraud
A qualified accountant from Peterborough, who stole more than £111,000 in VAT he charged his customers but never paid to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has been jailed.
Promote your business to the Construction industry
Opportunity to promote your business to a network of construction and property professionals.
New Chairman and Honorary President to celebrate Chamber centenary
Mark Read has been elected as Chairman of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce as the business membership organisation prepares to mark its 100th anniversary.
Start of construction on £1.5bn A14 scheme gets thumbs up from across Cambridgeshire
Support has been received from across Cambridgeshire after it was announced today (28 November) that work on one of Britain’s biggest road upgrades is officially underway.
Chamber reacts to Autumn Statement
The Chamber has reacted to today’s Autumn Statement.
Cambridge passengers to have their say on local bus services
Passenger champion, Bus Users UK, is holding a Your Bus Matters event in the centre of Cambridge on Friday 25 November 2016.
Chamber renews calls to scrap Park & Ride charge
Business leaders are calling on Cambridgeshire County Council to admit it made a mistake when it implemented a £1 parking charge at the city’s Park and Ride sites and finally reverse the decision which many believe is responsible for a decline in their use.
Stamford business networking event to include advice on how to reduce your business rate bill
Chamber members are preparing for their final early-morning wake-up call of the year ahead of this Friday’s breakfast networking event in Stamford.
Inspiring Business Women in 2017
Inspiring business women into 2017 is what the Business Women's Sector is committed to do.
£1.5 billion is being spent on the A14 in Cambridgeshire and suppliers are needed – here’s your opportunity to Meet the Buyer
There’s an event coming up that provides an exciting opportunity to meet the buyers at the £1.5billion A14 improvement scheme – and you’ve only got until 1 December to register to be considered for a place.
BCC: Time for action on high cost of childcare
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a survey of businesses, which shows that a third of companies (33%) regard the availability of childcare as a key issue in recruiting and retaining staff.
Chamber pledges support to Devolution Deal and calls on local authorities to give their approval
The Chamber has reacted positively to the announcement that the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership Board has voted unanimously to support the Devolution Deal.
Peterborough businesses to be given help to get strategic over their content marketing
Businesses in Peterborough are to receive expert advice on how to create engaging content for their websites and social media channels.
Call to consider City Deal consultation null and void
The Chamber is calling for the City Deal consultation to be considered null and void after a council officer’s unequivocal message to an audience was that the proposals were ‘It’s happening, get over it and find a way around it’ just after the consultation period concluded and prior to any consideration by the Executive Board.
Autumn Statement: change tone, boost business investment and improve infrastructure, says BCC
Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday 23 November, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to use its ‘reset’ of fiscal policy to pursue measures that incentivise business investment, improve infrastructure, and demonstrate the UK government’s continued support for business.
BCC appoints Adam Marshall as Director General
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Marshall as its new Director General with immediate effect.
March to strike broadband and entertainment gold thanks to Virgin Media
Virgin Media has announced that homes and businesses in March, Cambridgeshire will be next to benefit from an ultrafast broadband and entertainment boost this year, as part of its £3bn network expansion across the UK.
Time to pre-register for Peterborough's biggest B2B networking event
Businesses in Peterborough are preparing for the city’s annual B2B exhibition where a record number of business connections are expected to be made during the popular all-day event.
Free event to inspire business growth in Stamford
Entrepreneurs in Stamford will be inspired to take their businesses to the next phase at a special ‘Grow Your Business’ event taking place at Borderville Sports Centre next week.
BCC: Evidence, not politics, must guide National Living Wage growth
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today publishes a survey of businesses, which shows that just over a third of companies (34%) have had to increase their wage bills since the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) in April 2016.
BCC: Businesses in the dark on Apprenticeship Levy
On the day that business, government, and education leaders gather in London for the BCC’s Business and Education Summit, the British Chambers of Commerce publishes a survey of businesses that shows a lack of clarity among businesses over the government’s apprenticeship funding reforms, including the Apprenticeship Levy.
Courier Company Cambridge named High Growth Business of the Year
The Courier Company Cambridge, an award-winning, same-day and next day delivery company from Foxton, Cambridge, has been crowned winner of the High Growth Business of the Year in the East of England heats of the Chamber Business Awards 2016.
Cambridgeshire Special Constabulary Employer Supported Policing Scheme
Cambridgeshire Constabulary promotes the Employer Supported Policing Scheme (ESP).
TV licencing
Upcoming law change to TV licences from 1 September.
Has the EU referendum affected your business? Please complete our latest quarterly economic survey
We're really keen to find out how the EU referendum may have influenced your company's recruitment decisions and investment intentions over the last three months, and our latest quarterly economic survey is now live.
Chamber condemns City Deal consultation as being a whitewash
Hear why we believe, following a meeting with the City Deal executive board last week, they're not planning to take any notice of the ongoing consultation.
Is devolution good for business? Have your say here
Business views needed to shape the debate on a possible devolution deal for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Accredited International Trade training courses now available in Peterborough
In September The Chamber will be offering the nationally-accredited Foundation Award in International Trade qualification in Peterborough.
BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Sub-par UK economic growth even prior to EU Referendum
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey – Britain’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey, based on over 8,200 responses from firms in Q2 2016 – suggests that UK economic growth was uninspiring in the run-up to the EU Referendum.
Let's get visual....
Hannah Coetsee, Marketing Executive of Conscious Communications shares her knowledge of using Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.
Free event to inspire business growth in Peterborough
Businesses in Peterborough will receive specialist advice on the funding and support available to facilitate business growth at a free event taking place in the city on Wednesday.
Launch of Great British High Street competition 2016
High Streets Minister Marcus Jones has called on communities across the country to enter their villages, towns and cities into the Great British High streets competition 2016.
Government urged to show leadership and inspire
The UK’s most influential business groups have joined forces to call on the government to demonstrate strong leadership and inspire confidence across the business community.
Peterborough businesses to receive expert HR and legal advice
Businesses in Peterborough will receive expert HR and legal advice on how to manage the disciplinary process at a special event taking place in the city on Thursday.
New direction needed by City Deal Executive Board
The Chamber has released a critique that poses the question of the legality of the Cambridge Access and Capacity Study - the study upon which the Cambridge City Deal is proposing solutions to the city’s congestion problem.
Rio 2016 Olympics ticket fraud
Action Fraud has advised of issues with Rio 2016 Olympics tickets.
Reaction to the EU referendum
The Chamber has reacted to the results of the EU referendum.
Chamber President recognised in Queen's birthday honours
Local businessman Iain Crighton has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
Counterfeit cheques scam
Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau) has notified us of a counterfeit cheques scam.
We're recruiting for the role of Executive Assistant
We’re looking for a full-time Executive Assistant to provide support to our Chief Executive, based in our Histon office (Cambridge).
Green Travel Hub to launch at Cambourne Business Park
Friday 20 May will see the launch of a new Green Travel Hub at Cambourne Business Park, offering vital services and equipment to make life easier for its enthusiastic green commuters.
Work to improve the A1 and A47 around Peterborough
Work to improve the A1 and A47 is being done in numerous locations across the space of a fortnight.
Chamber reaction to the approval of the A14 upgrade
The Chamber has reacted to the news that the £1.8billion upgrade project for the A14 in Cambridgeshire has been approved by the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin.
Cambridgeshire businesses respond to EU snap poll
The Chamber has released the results of a snap poll, conducted over the last five days, asking businesses how they would vote if the EU referendum was held tomorrow.
Urgent Alert:
Action Fraud have announced that within the past 24 hours a number of businesses throughout the UK have received extortion demands from a group calling themselves ‘Lizard Squad’.
Businesses get ready to put Stamford first
Stamford Chamber of Commerce is giving local businesses the opportunity to debate what they believe the town needs to ensure its economy continues to grow.
Ely economy set to benefit from free business growth event
Businesses in Ely will receive expert advice on how they should be looking to grow over the next 12 months at a special event being held as part of Ely Cathedral’s Celebration of Business.
HMRC tax rebate scam
eCops have sent an email on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau) regarding the latest tax rebate scam.
BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: UK economic growth softened further in Q1 2016
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) release the results of the Quarterly Economic Survey.
Chamber Business Awards to showcase best of British business for 13th year running
Businesses from across the UK are invited to compete in the thirteenth annual Chamber Business Awards – hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Still time to invest in record-breaking aerospace project
There’s still time to join over 1000 investors who have joined the crowdfunding initiative behind the Airlander, an innovative aerospace project involving Chamber members Forward Composites.
Local companies to focus on global growth at the Hunts Business Fair
The Huntingdonshire Business Fair takes over Wood Green Animal Shelter on Thursday 21 April and with over 100 companies already having confirmed they’ll be showcasing their products and services.
Government survey reveals more than 40 per cent never check payslips
East of England workers advised to make sure they are getting new national living wage as government survey reveals more than 40 per cent never check payslips.
What does Smart Cambridge look like?
A new Smart Cambridge guide explores how ‘smart city’ innovations can be used to transform the way people live, work and travel in the Greater Cambridge area and beyond.
Employers: Understanding the costs of automatic enrolment
The majority of small employers have been able to implement automatic enrolment by themselves and without cost, research by The Pensions Regulator has shown.
Budget reaction 'Putting the Next Generation First'
The Chamber Chief Executive comments on today's budget announcements.
BCC Budget Submission: no new business costs or taxes
Ahead of the Chancellor’s Spring Budget on 16 March, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to avoid introducing new taxes, costs and obligations that could dent business confidence in a softening economic environment.
BCC: Global headwinds and uncertainty slow UK growth in 2016
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Friday) downgraded its UK GDP growth forecast, from 2.5% to 2.2% in 2016, and from 2.5% to 2.3% in 2017; for 2018, included for the first time in the forecast, GDP growth of 2.4% is predicted.
Devolution – “Real Deal or Raw Deal”
The Chamber responds to the proposed tri-county devolution deal for Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk and Suffolk.
BCC: Raise career aspirations of young women to achieve gender parity
To coincide with the global campaign for gender parity as part of International Women’s Day 2016, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a report about a project run jointly with the Government Equalities Office (GEO), aimed at boosting the number of young women entering well-paid science and technology jobs.
Empowering people to create a hyper-connected Cambridge with #CambsNotspotter initiative
A new crowdsourcing initiative is being launched which will enable Cambridge employees and residents to provide the city and its surrounding areas with a future-proof connectivity infrastructure.
Share your views on the economic outlook
The new Cambridgeshire Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey for Q1 2016 has launched.
Marriage Allowance Valentine’s cash boost for couples in the East of England
Thousands of married couples and civil partners in the East of England are missing out on the chance to pay less tax, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) warned today.
Businesses given the opportunity to meet with members of Carillion
Construction companies in Peterborough are being given the opportunity to benefit from a £75 million schools contract awarded to Carillion by Peterborough City Council.
Event programme announced for Huntingdonshire Business Fair
An inspiring programme of guest speakers has been announced for Huntingdonshire's biggest B2B networking event which returns to Wood Green Animal Shelter in April.
Action Fraud Alert
Survey from ecops asks you to rate your attitude to frauds and scams.
Newmarket’s flagship B2B exhibition returns to Newmarket Racecourse next month
The Two Counties Business Exhibition will bring together over 300 business people to showcase their products and services, be inspired by a programme of guest speakers and create new business opportunities.
Stamford businesses to get the inside track from the Bank of England
Businesses in Stamford will discover the truth behind the Bank of England's decision to leave interest rates unchanged at 0.5% for an 83rd consecutive month at a special event being held at The George Hotel later this month.
‘Your Package Has Been Seized’ Royal Mail scam email
eCops have notified the Chamber that fraudsters are sending out virus infected emails that claim a package has been seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom.
Businesses are preparing to show off what they’ve got at the annual Huntingdonshire Business Fair on Thursday 21 April
Over 120 companies will return once again to the main arena at Wood Green Animal Shelter to showcase their products and services and lay the foundations for new business opportunities in 2016.
British Chambers of Commerce Snap Poll: UK and the EU
What does the EU referendum mean for your business?
Preparations are underway for Newmarket's biggest B2B networking event
The Two Counties Business Exhibition returns to Newmarket Racecourse on Wednesday 16 March, creating a unique platform for up to 100 local companies to showcase their products and services.
Workers in the South East to get a step up in pay when the Government’s new National Living Wage becomes law in April this year
On 1 April 2016 the National Living Wage will become law. From this date employers need to pay eligible employees aged 25 and over at least the new rate of £7.20 per hour.
Message from the Police to businesses in South Cambridgeshire
The South Cambs Business Watch Officer has alerted the Chamber of a continuing threat of crimes to vehicles across South Cambridgeshire.
Businesses to celebrate Stamford's growing economy
Stamford’s business leaders will meet at Borderville Sports Complex on Thursday evening to discuss the secrets behind the town’s thriving economy.
New partnership for CONNECTED magazine
The Chamber and Cambridge News have announced a new partnership that will see the local newspaper publish CONNECTED magazine each month.
Bookings now open for the annual BCC conference 2016
There is growing excitement about the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Annual Conference taking place on Thursday 3 March 2016 at the QEII Conference Centre.
Workie: The workplace pension has arrived
The Pensions Regulator is warning small and micro employers to act now to ensure they meet their new workplace pension duties and put certain staff into a pension scheme.
Comms Sector supporting members
The Communications Sector Group’s mission is to share its expertise, experience and industry best practice to help Chamber members communicate more effectively in all aspects of business.
Construction Projects Announced
Construction and remodelling works announced at recent Peterborough Construction Network.
Global Business Network launched
A forum to help businesses expand their knowledge when trading globally.
BCC: Positive economic growth but manufacturing exports slump
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey shows that most key manufacturing and services balances were weaker this quarter, but manufacturing firms fared far worse.
Tens of thousands ring in the new year by submitting tax returns
A record-breaking 24,546 people submitted their tax return online on New Year’s Eve, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed.
Have you returned your SAfe Assessment?
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is boosting its online protection and urging all customers to keep their personal details safe online, when completing their Self Assessment return.
HMRC see through £6.9m cigarette smuggling plot
Three men from Peterborough who were involved in an attempt to smuggle more than 20 million illegal cigarettes have been sentenced.
Brand consistency
At the recent ‘Maximise Your Online Presence’ workshop delegates were given practical insights into developing and maintaining brand consistency.
Rapid take-up of high speed fibre broadband in South Cambridgeshire village
Demand for superfast broadband is so high in a South Cambridgeshire village that take-up of high speed fibre has been amongst the fastest in the county.
Important documentation dates for the Christmas break
For members using our documentation service, please note these important dates.
Work to improve the A1(M)
Work started this week to improve the A1(M) to ensure the road’s digital signs are clearer and more reliable to ensure a better journey for drivers.
BCC: Employer engagement in education boosts students’ job prospects
As business and education leaders come together (Thursday) at the British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) first Business and Education Summit*, the BCC has published findings from a major UK-wide survey of over 3,500 businesses and educators highlighting the significant benefits of partnerships between schools and businesses.
Return your Self Assessment and find your inner peace
The deadline for 2014-15 Self Assessment filing is fast approaching and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging all 1.1 million customers in the East of England to find their inner peace by returning theirs before the 31 January.
Chamber receives national recognition for export services
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce has received national recognition for its success in assisting local businesses to develop their sales through international trade following a record month of exports for Cambridgeshire businesses.
Christmas boost for married couples in the East of England
With 400,000 people eligible for receiving Marriage Allowance in the East of England, married couples are being reminded to apply for a Christmas cash boost by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) today.
BCC: Chancellor invests in future of the economy
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) respond to the Chancellor’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement.
Free event to help businesses grow in Fenland
Businesses in Fenland will discover the benefits of bringing new skills into their business at a free event taking place in Wisbech next week.
Government grants help hundreds of Cambridgeshire businesses get connected
A Government grant scheme has helped hundreds of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough businesses connect to superfast broadband.
Chamber helps businesses get to grips with Pensions Auto-Enrolment
The Chamber is holding a free seminar to help members understand their legal requirements to provide a workplace pension.
Content – what to use and how to create it in house
Hannah Campbell from Conscious Communications offers advice on maximising your online presence.
HMRC announces modernisation programme in London, South East and East of England
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today announced the next step in its 10-year modernisation programme.
Businesses and schools ‘still worlds apart’ on readiness for work
Two-thirds of businesses (69%) believe that secondary schools are not effective at preparing young people for work, according to a major new UK-wide survey of over 3,500 business and education leaders.
We're hiring! Could you be our next Events & Training Co-ordinator?
We’re looking for a full-time Events & Training Co-ordinator to join our team in Peterborough.
Is business booming? Share your outlook in our quarterly economic survey
With Mark Carney’s interest rate predictions falling a little short lately, it’s never been more vital for businesses to provide policy-makers with a clear indication of current business sentiment.
With our two popular Christmas events just around the corner, we’re looking to local businesses to support our fundraising efforts by donating a prize to our charity raffles.
Spending Review: Fix the fundamentals to boost exports and investment, says BCC
Ahead of the Chancellor’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement announcement on Wednesday 25 November, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to fix the deep-rooted structural issues facing the UK economy.
Businesspeople and education leaders: Make under 16 work experience a national priority
A huge majority of business, school and college leaders want ministers to recognise the importance of pre-16 work experience, according to a new survey published today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Stamford businesses focus on future growth
Over 50 local businesspeople met at the Borderville Sports Centre on Tuesday morning to discover how investing in their workforce could help them grow their business in the future.
BCC: ‘Two-tier’ growth continues, with alarm bell for trade aspirations
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) shows that Britain’s two-tier growth trend continues.
BCC: Strong service sector and consumer spending drive UK growth upgrade
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has upgraded its UK GDP growth forecast for the next three years.
Using LinkedIn as an effective sales tool
Businesses will discover how to use LinkedIn as an effective selling tool at a free seminar at this year’s Peterborough B2B Exhibition.
AstraZeneca to headline speaker programme at Cambridge B2B
AstraZeneca has announced plans to connect with Cambridge’s business community at this year’s Cambridge B2B exhibition.
What are your business predictions for 2015?
Could your company’s profit projections determine when the UK sees a rise in interest rates?
What are your business predictions for 2015?
Could your company’s profit projections determine when the UK sees a rise in interest rates?
Discounted advertising rates in CONNECTED magazine
Businesses have the opportunity to reach out to Chamber members, exhibitors and visitors at the Cambridge B2B exhibition with an advert in the next edition of CONNECTED.
Have you entered The Fenland Enterprise Business Awards 2015?
There’s still time to enter The Fenland Enterprise Business Awards 2015 – recognising Fenland’s most successful businesses of all sizes and the people who make them so successful.
Skills shortage starting to undermine UK export growth
Two thirds of exporters are struggling to recruit skilled staff, figures released today by the British Chambers of Commerce reveal.
Chamber announces leadership and management training for business women
The Chamber has announced a series of leadership and management courses for business women, being held in conjunction with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Thinking of joining? This might tempt you
We’re offering new members that join the Chamber before the end of July the chance to attend our annual Riverboat Georgina Networking Lunch for free.
Local businesses given chance to shape seminar programme at Peterborough B2B event
Businesses are being invited to put forward suggested topics for the free seminar programme at this year’s Peterborough B2B Exhibition.
Chamber reacts to Summer Budget 2015
The Chamber has reacted to the Chancellor's Summer Budget.
BCC: UK showing signs of 'two-tier' growth, as services race ahead of manufacturing
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) shows that in the second quarter of 2015 the service sector continued its current trend of steady progress but manufacturing firms reported much weaker growth.
Peterborough City Council renews support for annual business exhibition
Peterborough City Council has been announced as one of two headline sponsors supporting the city’s annual Peterborough B2B Exhibition.
BCC Budget Submission:  Time to end our ‘make-do and mend’ approach to infrastructure
Ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget announcement on Wednesday 8 July, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to commit to rebuilding Britain’s infrastructure, bringing to an end our ‘make-do and mend’ culture.
Date for Cambridge B2B announced
Cambridge’s biggest B2B exhibition is back and now’s the time to secure your company a prominent spot at this year’s prestigious event.
Stand bookings flying in for Peterborough B2B 2015
Just a month since exhibition stands went on sale for this year’s Peterborough B2B Exhibition and over a quarter have already been snapped up.
Chamber to help growing businesses find star candidates
As UK unemployment figures continue to fall, Chamber members are to be offered expert advice on conducting effective interviews to help identify star candidates.
‘Circuit of the Fens Pro-Elite Classic’ cycling weekend
Sponsorship and branding opportunities for the ‘Circuit of the Fens Pro-Elite Classic’.
New Global Awards recognise excellence across Cambridgeshire’s exporters
Chamber launches Global Awards to recognise success in international markets
50 businesses people connect at Cambridge Business Breakfast
For the first time the new and improved business breakfast format made its way to Cambridge attracting 50 business people to promote their products or services and build new professional relationships.
Peterborough’s business women to seek out new business opportunities at Peterborough Cathedral
Business women are being invited to form new business relationships at an upcoming afternoon of summer networking being held at Peterborough Cathedral on Thursday 25 June.
Summer brings new networking opportunities for Cambridgeshire’s businesses
Businesses are being encouraged to take advantage of great opportunities to grow their professional network over the forthcoming summer months.
Business showcase to take place in Wisbech
Fenland businesses are being invited to promote their products and services in a special business to business showcase set to take place on Wednesday 24 June.
Cambridgeshire’s 52,200 tax credits claimants urged to renew early and online
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging the 52,200 people who receive tax credits in Cambridgeshire to renew their tax credits claim online as soon as possible ahead of the deadline in July.
Ely Storm in a Teacup attracts media attention
Businesswomen from across Cambridgeshire will be in the media spotlight as they interact at innovative women-only business troubleshooting event.
National Rural Crime Survey
Do you feel the police are visible enough? Is crime under-reported? Tell us your views on policing and crime in rural areas.
Are you expecting turnover to rise or fall? Complete our Quarterly Economic Survey
Chamber members are being urged to find a couple of spare minutes to complete the latest Quarterly Economic Survey.
Fifteenth Peterborough B2B exhibition opens for exhibitor bookings
Exhibitor bookings are now being taken for the 2015 Peterborough B2B exhibition, Peterborough’s biggest business networking event.
Discounted advertising rates in CONNECTED magazine this month only
We're offering Chamber members the chance to reach out to other businesses with maximum exposure with an advert in the next edition of CONNECTED.
National Apprenticeship Awards 2015 - Final Call for Entries!
The search ends on Friday 22 May to find England’s top Apprenticeship employers and apprentices.
Hear what entering the Chamber Awards can do for your business!
The Chamber Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes and as a member of an Accredited Chamber of Commerce you can enter for free!
Businesses show their support for charity at Chamber golf day
Businesses from across Cambridgeshire showed their support for Magpas Helimedix, the emergency medical charity that supports the ambulance services within East Anglia, at the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce Golf Day on 14 May.
Confidence returns as Peterborough businesses turn out for comedy night
Despite it emerging that The Bank of England has cut its 2015 growth forecast from 2.9 per cent to 2.5 per cent Peterborough’s business are continuing to celebrate a positive year in business as they come together for a night of entertainment facilitated by Peterborough Chamber of Commerce.
The spotlight is on Ely’s businesses as Independents Day returns
Ely businesses will be flocking to the Market Place as the special showcase day which focusses on raising awareness and visibility of local independent businesses is set to take place on Friday 3 July.
 Businesses to be given the tools to take their business direct to customer’s living rooms
The Chamber is offering members a unique opportunity to connect with specialists in targeted TV advertising from Sky AdSmart who have agreed to demonstrate how accessible and cost-effective TV advertising has become, no matter how small a business’ budget.
 Ely businesses to start planning for growth with expert advice during Ely Cathedral’s Celebration of Business
Over 50 local businesses are to be given the knowledge they need to plan for the future during a free event organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and taking place during the week-long celebration of Ely’s thriving business community.
City Fibre and Peterborough CORE to sponsor Chamber comedy night
The Chamber is delighted to announce that CityFibre and Peterborough CORE are sponsors of this year’s Chamber Comedy Night and Black Tie Dinner.
BCC: Businesses want to be in the EU, but a reformed EU
Just one week from polling day, British businesses have delivered a clear message to politicians in Westminster and Brussels alike: they want to stay in the EU, but reforms are essential.
TV advertising becomes more accessible for the region’s SMEs
Small, medium and large businesses from across Cambridgeshire will be able to more effectively reach their target audiences after cost-effective technology is revealed in a free seminar held by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.
Spam emails pretending to be from Apple iTunes
The Chamber been advised of the latest spam from eCops, sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau).
Over 120 exhibitors and hundreds of visitors attend Huntingdonshire Business Exhibition
Hundreds of businesses from across Cambridgeshire were brought together to build connections at the Huntingdonshire Business Exhibition yesterday.
BCC: English businesses want more local freedom from Westminster
As England celebrates St George’s Day (Thursday), a survey from the British Chambers of Commerce shows that businesses based in England want more decisions taken in town halls – rather than from Whitehall.
Join the Chamber for a chance to win Afternoon Tea for Two
Businesses that join the Chamber by midnight on St George’s Day are being offered a unique opportunity to be entered into a special prize draw to win Afternoon Tea for Two, hand-delivered to their place of work.
 Cambridgeshire businesses to focus on growth as they interact with their  Norfolk neighbours
Local businesses will be able to plan for growth as they meet their business neighbours from Norfolk Chamber of Commerce at a cross-county business breakfast taking place in Kings Lynn.
BCC letter to the parties - focus on the long-term, not tactical headline-chasing
John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, has today (Tuesday 21 April) sent an open letter to the leaders of the main parties calling on them to focus on long-term growth and strategic vision over tactical headline-chasing.
Fenland companies interact at business lunch in March
A business lunch held at the Oliver Cromwell in March on 15 April attracted over 25 local companies and encouraged them to begin communicating and building relationships that could help them achieve business success.
National Apprenticeship Awards 2015
The National Apprenticeship Awards are open for entry and challenge top apprenticeship employers and apprentices to show how apprenticeships have made a real difference to their organisation and careers.
BCC Economic Survey: Growth continues, but pace slackens in Q1 2015
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – one of Britain's largest and most authoritative private business surveys based on more than 7,500 responses from firms, employing around 850,000 people – shows that manufacturing and services firms reported slightly weaker growth for the start of 2015.
Huntingdonshire Business Fair a sell out
The region’s biggest business exhibition is shaping up to be one of the best yet as event organisers confirm that all exhibition spaces have been sold ahead of the fair on Thursday 23 April.
Businesswomen to share advice on taking their business further
Businesswomen are to obtain the advice they need to grow their businesses at a unique women-only event.
Automatic enrolment: What employers need to know about payroll
The law on workplace pensions has changed - every employer with at least one member of staff will have new pensions duties.
New congestion-busting Guided Bus service from Trumpington Park & Ride to Cambridge Railway Station takes only five minutes
The new Route R bus service will launch in Cambridge today and will run on the Guided Busway with a mere five minute journey time.
Are people the key to business success?
Businesses are being encouraged to attend a FREE event where they will discover how people could be the key to achieving business success.
Businesses encouraged to swap their out-of-control spreadsheets to avoid falling behind
Businesses are being provided with an opportunity to discover how a new system could flag up to them when they are missing opportunities to retain customers or increase sales.
Chamber Network Twitter Hour gets business issues on leaders’ agenda
Businesses are being given a chance to have their voices heard by those that have the power to make a difference by taking part in a Chamber Network Twitter Hour.
Fenland businesses told to hit the phones to increase sales
Companies from across Fenland will be shown how picking up the phones could help them increase their sales at a special business event being organised by members of Fenland Chamber of Commerce.
Improve your skills with Learning Collaboration courses
Cambridge Network's Learning Collaboration courses lined up for the end of April focus on interviewing skills and project management leadership.
Local businesses take steps to boost their profile
Over 60 companies are set to show the business community what they have to offer as they exhibit at the Huntingdonshire Business Fair, the county’s premier business exhibition.
Businesses make new connections at the Two Counties Business Exhibition
Making new lasting business connections was the theme of the day at yesterday’s Two Counties Business Exhibition.
Invitation to a Stakeholder Workshop ‘Resilience of Small/Medium Businesses’
Business are invited to a dedicated stakeholder workshop specifically targeted at small/medium businesses.
Making technology work for people
Tell us how technology works for your business for a chance to win an Apple iPad!
Opportunity for exhibitors to receive training on maximising ROI
Businesses are to obtain exclusive advice on how to make the most of their investment to exhibit and discover how to avoid making key mistakes ahead of this year’s Huntingdonshire Business Fair.
Budget opens door to debate local government reform
The Chamber has reacted to George Osborne’s announcement that a provisional agreement has been reached to allow Greater Manchester to keep 100% of the additional growth in business rates, and that a similar deal will be brokered for councils in Cambridgeshire including Peterborough
Exhibition offers businesses advice on achieving social media success
Discover how your business can plan an effective social media strategy in as little as 30 minutes a day at a free seminar taking place at next week’s Two Counties Business Exhibition.
Award winning businessman to share secrets of success with companies
Businesses from across the region will be receiving expert advice on creating and sustaining a resilient business from Paul Jackson, Managing Director of Forward Composites.
BCC: Chancellor should use Budget to tackle 'unacceptable' business investment uncertainty
Ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget announcement on 18 March, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to back long-term business investment, by introducing a permanent Annual Investment Allowance of £500,000*.
Businesses receive exclusive access to successful Dragon’s Den entrepreneur
Businesses will be inspired as Dragon’s Den success story, Ross Mendham, provides practical advice on creating a healthy business as well as explaining how he made the perfect investment scoring pitch at the Two Counties Business Exhibition.
Prestigious Chamber Awards will showcase best of British business in its 12th year
This year, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is proud to be hosting its twelfth annual Chamber Awards.
There’s now even more reasons to network with us over breakfast
Make the most of an assortment of fresh opportunities to promote your business at the Chamber’s business breakfasts.
Fresh perspective on successful sales to be shared at Huntingdonshire Business Fair
Sales, and how to increase them, will be the focus of one of two free seminar’s taking place at this year’s Huntingdonshire Business Fair.
BCC upgrades UK growth forecast - but warns on longer-term outlook
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has upgraded its UK GDP growth forecast for the next two years, from 2.6% to 2.7% in 2015, and 2.4% to 2.6% in 2016, due to stronger than expected growth in household consumption and services.
Businesses to discover the real impact the Spring Budget will have on their finances
There’s not long to go until the 2015 Spring Budget is released – find out what impact the Chancellor’s plans will have on your business at a special breakfast event taking place the day after the announcement.
Look East turns to Chamber for reaction to PM investment promises
When Prime Minister David Cameron visited the region recently to launch his Economic Plan for the East of England, BCC Look East turned to the Chamber for our perspective on his investment plans.
More exporting companies key to UK success, says BCC
Ahead of the latest ONS trade statistics (Wednesday), the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is calling for export and trade growth to be at the heart of the next government's economic strategy - with a particular focus on working with business to help more companies enter the ‘export game’.
Book your stand for the Two Counties Business Exhibition 2015
The Two Counties Business Exhibition returns to Newmarket Racecourse on the 25 March. Don’t miss your chance to make new contacts at one of the year’s most important networking events.
Tax-free savings boost for 1.5 million savers
With one month to go until over a million savers no longer have to pay tax on their savings, the Chancellor has announced a new online calculator to help people work out if they are eligible.
BCC: Exposure to work and soft skills top hiring firms’ wish list
To coincide with the launch of National Careers Week, which focuses this year on ‘Life Skills’, a report from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) highlights that more than half of UK employers believe a lack of soft skills hinder young people’s readiness for work.
Companies to go on safari at business breakfast
Local businesses will be making new connections through a session of safari networking at the next business breakfast held in Peterborough.
Less than a month to go until the first Women in Management workshop
In a series of three workshops, run in collaboration with the Chartered Management Institute, business women are to get the skills they need to make that important step into a leadership position, or enhance their existing skills in order to train others.
Prize draw announced for this year’s Two Counties Exhibition
Register your free place and attend the Two Counties Business Exhibition and you’ll be in with a chance of winning an exclusive prize in the exhibition prize draw.
Comedian for this year’s Comedy Night and Black-Tie Dinner announced
The Chambers’ popular annual comedy night and black-tie dinner, which brings together business people from across the region, will return on 26 June at the Orton Hall Hotel, Peterborough with the fantastic comedian Dean Courtney.
Government grants windfall to help city businesses install superfast broadband
Connection vouchers, providing government grants of up to £3000 for superfast broadband, are now available to Cambridgeshire businesses and charities.
Registration for new married couples tax break opens
The government has today opened registration for the new Marriage Allowance, a tax break for married couples, helping them save up to £212 a year.
Discover how your company could give something back to the community by engaging with a local charity at the next Huntingdon Business Breakfast
From raising your corporate profile and boosting staff morale to, dare we say it, the tax advantages, there are many compelling reasons for businesses to form supportive partnerships with registered charities.
Chamber to help business women strengthen their leadership skills
In a series of three workshops The Chamber’s Business Women’s Sector along with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is offering women the chance to learn how to become a more effective leader.
Nick Boles MP to be put under the spotlight at Stamford business lunch
Nick Boles, MP for Stamford and Grantham and Minister of State for Skills and Equalities, is to be put under pressure to prove why he should win the business vote at a lunch in Stamford.
Practical tips to overcome employment issues to be shared at interactive seminar
The Chambers’ HR and Recruitment Sector has created a new interactive seminar designed to help businesses reassess how they deal with difficult employment issues.
Sponsorship opportunities announced for Chambers’ annual golf day
Our annual golf day returns on Thursday 14 May to raise money for Magpas Helimedix, the Chambers’ next charity of the year.
Women’s only networking opportunity at Storm in a Teacup event
This March business women are invited to dynamic women-only networking session where they are encouraged to share concepts and concerns over afternoon tea.
BCC Annual Conference 2015 Round-Up
The British Chambers of Commerce provided an electric Annual Conference on Tuesday 10 February in its efforts to create a Business Plan for Britain.
 Bank of England to share valuable financial insight with Stamford businesses
Local businesses will learn about the latest economic trends and Bank of England forecasts at a special evening event being held in Stamford next week.
Company car drivers can report changes to HMRC online
An online trial has been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), allowing company car drivers to make changes to car and fuel benefits that will affect their tax codes.
Chamber secures funding for women’s digital workshops
Two free workshops have been designed to help women in Fenland enhance their understanding of how to use social media for business success.
Expert advice on business growth to be shared at Cambridge event
Ed Goodman, start-up mentor, author and co-founder of the Cambridge Business Lounge, will be sharing his expertise with companies at the next Cambridge Business Breakfast at Downing College on Friday 13 February 2015.
Making the most of your membership
Chamber member Bill Ward, Business Manager of Rachael Ward Ltd, talks about his experience of attending a 'Maximise your Membership' session in Cambridge.
New speakers announced for this year's BCC Annual Conference
Only one week left to book your place at this year's BCC Annual Conference - now with new panel members and speakers.
Exciting new speaker announced for Friday’s Peterborough Business Breakfast
It’s your last chance to book for this Friday’s Peterborough Business Breakfast and an exciting guest speaker has just been announced.
Less than three weeks until this year’s BCC Annual Conference
There are less than three weeks to go until this year's BCC annual conference - A Business Plan for Britain.
New research shows that Ely's tourism trade is booming
Tourism is having a huge impact on the economic fortunes of East Cambridgeshire as millions of visitors and pounds pour into the area.
Chamber poll seeks business views on tax devolution
The Chamber needs your help to assess whether shifting spending and taxation decisions away from central government towards our local area would improve the prospects for local businesses.
BCC Annual Conference: Senior politicians and business leaders set for ‘Business Plan for Britain’ pre-election debate
BCC Annual Conference: 10 February, QEII Conference Centre, London. Speaker line-up including senior cabinet ministers, Ed Balls, William Hague and Sir Clive Woodward OBE
Secret Toll Plans for A14!
Business leaders are calling for transparency from MPs ahead of a crucial debate that could pave the way for widespread tolls on our road network.
BCC Economic Survey: Business bounces back in Q4, but will it last in the New Year?
Manufacturing and services firms reported strong growth to end 2014, according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) published by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Chamber launches extended benefits package for international members
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce has launched a new, enhanced package of benefits to support companies trading internationally.
Superfast Christmas for thousands more Cambridgeshire households
Christmas will be superfast for thousands more households in Cambridgeshire this year thanks to the rapid progress of the Connecting Cambridgeshire fibre broadband roll-out.
BCC Economic Forecast: Despite downgrade, UK growth to reach seven year high in 2014
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has downgraded its UK GDP growth forecast for 2014 from 3.2% to 3.0% in 2014, but this figure still represents the fastest growth experienced by the British economy since 2007.
Chamber reacts to Autumn Statement and calls for ‘Pie in the Sky’ rhetoric to become a reality
Business leaders are pleading for certainty and delivery following autumn statement promises.
Discover who’s checking out your website with a free trial from Lead Forensics
Chamber member Lead Forensics, a website tracking software company, is offering members a free trial of their flagship product which enables companies to identify exactly who’s visiting their website.
Chamber gives Vehicle Bright a year’s free Chamber membership in Ignite competition
A young entrepreneur from Peterborough has won a year’s free Chamber membership following a competition run by Ignite Peterborough during Global Enterprise Week.
Larkfleet wins national sustainability award
Bourne (Lincolnshire) based housebuilder and developer Larkfleet Group has won the Sustainability Award from the British Chambers of Commerce for its commitment to the environment and for investing in sustainability-focused research and development.
Exporting? Think Germanic Europe
Exporters gathered at Cambridge International Airport last month where a panel of some of Europe’s leading experts presented Germanic Europe.
Skills for every business – still time to book our sales and negotiation event next week
Businesses will discover how confidence and communication are key to long-term sales growth at an event being held at Huntingdon Racecourse next week.
Businesses to go behind the scenes at Borderville
Borderville Sports Centre will open its doors for a special event to bring the local business community together next week.
Number of apprentices in the East of England soaring
The Deputy Prime Minister is celebrating a 114 per cent increase in the number of people starting apprenticeships in the East of England under this Government.
Competition for young entrepreneurs to win free Chamber of Commerce membership
Ignite Peterborough is offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to compete for a year's free membership to the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce by taking part in a Dragon's Den style pitching event to a panel of experienced business leaders.
Superfast broadband rollout now one of the fastest in the world
The Government’s rollout of superfast broadband has passed more than 1.5 million premises and is now reaching more than 40,000 additional homes and businesses every week.
Businesses to become more profitable after event in Ely next week
Businesses in Ely will receive a crash course in how to reduce the cost of running their premises at a special event taking place in the city next week.
Chamber leader honoured with new appointment
We are delighted to announce that our Chief Executive, John Bridge OBE, has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant where he will assist the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Duberly CBE, with his work across the county.
Digital boost for Cambridgeshire businesswomen
New scheme to help women in Cambridgeshire start or grow their own businesses, or return to work.
Use Autumn Statement to speed up infrastructure projects, says BCC
Today (Wednesday) the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published its Autumn Statement submission, calling on the government to introduce new measures to accelerate the progress of infrastructure projects that are critical to businesses, both locally and nationally.
Paper tax returns a no-no from November
If you haven’t yet sent your 2013/14 tax return to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), remember not to do it on paper – or you’ll end up with a £100 late-filing penalty.
Businesses asked to help identify barriers to growth
A group of business leaders is asking the business community to identify and share the key issues that are impeding growth in the area and prioritise the schemes of work necessary to remedy them.
Chamber calls for end to meaningless planning consultations
The Chamber is calling on the government to make planning consultations more meaningful amidst claims that public opinion is simply ignored unless it fits with the government’s agenda.
Cambridgeshire businesses ignore news headlines to seek out new opportunities in Northern Europe
Exporters in Cambridgeshire will hear how opportunities remain in Europe despite a slowing economy at an event being held at Cambridge International Airport next month.
Crowdlending masterclass opens door to alternative funding for growing businesses
An event in Cambridge promises to help growing business explore alternatives to bank funding.
Bookings now being taken for interactive marketing workshops at Peterborough B2B
Visitors to next week's Peterborough B2B Exhibition are being invited to pre-register to attend interactive workshops on social media, web and e-marketing.
New video hails Cambridge B2B Exhibition a success
An official video produced following last month’s Cambridge B2B Exhibition at Cambridge International Airport has been published online, showing a steady stream of visitors and exhibitors explaining why the event is so important to their business.
Final preparations underway for Peterborough's biggest B2B event of the year
Peterborough businesses are preparing to be inspired at the city's biggest B2B event of the year which takes place next week.
Cambridgeshire business to play a leading role in improving international trade performance
The British Chambers of Commerce has announced the formation of an International Advisory Council, bringing together a group of senior business leaders representing British businesses from across the UK to advise the BCC on international trade issues and the export potential for the UK business community.
Young people need more support to make transition from education to work, says BCC
The BCC’s Workforce Survey suggests that stronger links must be formed between educators (schools, colleges and universities) and business to better prepare young people for work.
Cambridgeshire traders export £37million worth of goods in September
Companies in Cambridgeshire have exported over £37million worth of goods in September with top destinations including Russia, Turkey and Egypt.
Exciting seminar programme announced for this year’s Peterborough B2B Exhibition
Key business leaders have signed up to deliver a programme of exciting and inspirational workshops and seminars at the B2B exhibition taking place on 22 October.
New incentive to join the Chamber or recommend us to a friend
The Chamber has launched a prize draw offering an incentive to join the Chamber or recommend membership to a company that joins us by the end of November.
Businesses fly into Cambridge Airport for Cambridge B2B
The Cambridge B2B Exhibition has wrapped up for another year with over 800 local businesspeople taking the chance to build new connections and raise their profile.
Chamber AGM Notice
Notice is given for the eleventh Annual General Meeting of Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber awards success for Cambridgeshire members
Forward Composites and Larkfleet Group take Chamber Awards 2014 regional success.
Cambridge B2B just two weeks away
The countdown is on to Cambridge’s biggest B2B event of the year with just two weeks until the Cambridge B2B Exhibition kicks off at Cambridge International Airport.
Still time to book for next month’s Peterborough B2B Exhibition
Over 50 companies have now booked their stand at this year’s new-look Peterborough B2B Exhibition on Wednesday 22 October.
A Business Plan for Britain: Expectations of the next UK government
BCC Business Manifesto calls for wide-ranging action from the next UK government to achieve a ‘more confident and more enterprising Britain’.
Business lunch offers expert advice on raising business finance
Chamber members will discover where they can turn to for funding when the High Street banks say no at a business lunch taking place in Peterborough next week.
You don’t need to be a pyromanic to write effective business headlines – but every little helps
Following on from her article, Four questions are the answer to better business communications in September’s CONNECTED magazine, Communications sector member, Kaye Coleman-Rooney of Doing Words offers her headline how-to’s.
BCC Economic Forecast: 2014 growth to reach seven year high with slowdown to follow
The BCC upgrades 2014 GDP growth forecast from 3.1% to 3.2% - the highest growth rate since 2007.
Chamber launches YouTube channel to showcase the benefits of membership
The Chamber has launched its own YouTube channel, featuring videos of Chamber members describing how they benefit from attending Chamber networking events.
Global Network, Global Opportunities: our latest blog from Policy Adviser Gill Prangnell
In her latest blog, Policy Adviser Gill Prangnell explores the potential for exports to rebalance the UK economy and the support that is available.
Keen cake bakers sought to help raise funds for EACH
Keen cake bakers are being urged to show off their culinary skills and donate a cake for a special fundraising event being held at Ely Cathedral Centre.
Just over two weeks left to enter the Huntingdonshire Business Awards
Businesses in Huntingdonshire are being urged to shout about their success with just over two weeks left to enter the Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Awards.
Downing College achieves Gold Award in Green Tourism Business Scheme
Downing College Cambridge has been given a Gold Award for its outstanding performance as a Green Tourism site for conference business.
The Fenland Business Awards deadline is approaching
The entry deadline is looming and with just two week’s left to submit nominations into the 2014 Fenland Enterprise Business Awards, businesses across the region are being urged to shout about their success.
A sales-focussed seminar programme has been announced for this year’s Cambridge B2B Exhibition
The seminar programme has been announced for our Cambridge B2B Exhibition, offering visitors expert advice on effective sales practices, how to improve results when telemarketing and how to generate more leads from their website.
Have your say on how £1million should be spent in rural Peterborough and Rutland
Economic Development Company, Opportunity Peterborough, and Rutland County Council are inviting businesses and residents to contribute their views to help shape a bid for LEADER funding.
Finalists announced in the Ely Standard Business Awards
The entries are in and the panel of judges have come together to draw up a shortlist for the 2014 Ely Standard Business Awards.
Bookings have been flying in for this year's Peterborough B2B Exhibition
Businesses are continuing to secure their presence at Peterborough’s major business-to-business event this autumn.
Chamber members well-qualified to grow their business overseas
A group of Chamber members have been amongst the first in the UK to complete the nationally-accredited Foundation Award in International Trade.
Informal Networking with Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce
Find out what happens at Informal Networking Evenings by watching our new video!
Have your say on the Long-Term Transport Strategy
Ian Mackellar reports in the August edition of CONNECTED on Cambridgeshire County Council’s consultation on its Long-Term Transport Strategy.
The Goal is Work
Businesses help wider community understand the value of apprenticeships.
Learn how to double your sales in 30 days at our Peterborough Business Breakfast next week
Expect shockwaves in the Peterborough economy next week when local businesses are taught how to double their sales in just 30 days at the monthly Peterborough Business Breakfast.
Top 10 tax credits renewal ‘excuses’ revealed
With the tax credits renewal deadline of 31 July just over two weeks away, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed the top 10 excuses for not renewing tax credits claims.
Cambridgeshire and Norfolk Chambers of Commerce host Fenland events
Fenland Chamber of Commerce is drawing the local business community together with a series of events at Elgood’s Brewery later this month
Charity auction offers chance to own a unique cycle sculpture
A secret auction in aid of Papworth Trust will sell-off 22 unique cycle sculptures displayed by businesses in the lead-up to the Tour de France.
Quarterly Economic Survey: UK economy stabilises in Q2 following surge in first quarter
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today published its Quarterly Economic Survey for Q2 2014.
New venue offers new opportunities for businesses at Peterborough B2B
Peterborough’s biggest business-to-business event moves to the KingsGate Conference Centre for a day of networking and inspirational guest speakers this autumn.
Learn to Work project needs your help
Would you or one of your team like to inspire the next generation about your world of work?
AXA PPP healthcare Webinar
Are you doing enough to manage the mental health of your workforce?
Ely traders to move into Market Place to celebrate Independents Day
Independent traders from the Ely area will shine the spotlight on their company at a special Independents Day event on Friday 4 July.
Interested in entering the 2014 Fenland Business Awards?
Come along to the Fenland Business Awards networking event at the Boathouse in Wisbech.
Bored of the same old networking events? Climb aboard!
You can have too much of a good thing, so if you’re tired of entering a room full of suits, grabbing a coffee and a badge before ploughing into a sea of introductions, we have just the event for you.
Cambridge B2B Exhibition opens for exhibitor bookings
Exhibitor bookings are now being taken for the Cambridge B2B Exhibition, providing the city’s businesses with a unique opportunity to network and raise their profile on a grand scale.
Cambridge businesses to learn from award-winning social media strategist
Businesses in Cambridge are preparing to hear how an award-winning social media strategist yielded phenomenal results for Maersk Line on a global scale in less than 12 months.
'Le Peloton d'Art' arrives at the Chamber
Unique sculptures have been designed for businesses to display in the build-up to Tour de France visiting Cambridge.
Businesses to learn from leading experts in social media
Businesses will discover how leading companies are using social media to engage with customers, partners and employees and how they measure the results on their bottom line at an event being held in Cambridge next week.
New Chairman for Stamford Chamber of Commerce
Businesses in the town have elected a new leader following Tim Lee’s resignation as Chairman of Stamford Chamber of Commerce.
Cambridgeshire businesses should innovate to stay ahead of rising competition from entrepreneurs
Established Cambridgeshire businesses are being urged to react to the reported growth in regional ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ by accessing free support and funding to help them stay one-step-ahead.
Chamber launch event alerts
The Chamber has launched a new event reminder functionality on its website, allowing businesses to register for reminder alerts nearer the time for events they’re interested in attending but don’t want to book until nearer the date.
Landlords get online tax training
Landlords are being offered online training in tax matters from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Chance for businesses to win over £200 worth of prizes at Ely Celebration of Business
Cambridgeshire businesses are in with a chance of winning a special ‘Business Booster’ prize when they enter a business card draw at the Ely Celebration of Business networking event on Wednesday afternoon.
In the next edition of our CONNECTED magazine, Ian Mackellar looks at the case for reforming business rates
If you don’t vote, don’t complain about the outcome. No, not last month’s Euro elections, but the Government’s consultation on changing or replacing the current system of business rates.
Peterborough businesses find something to laugh about
Peterborough Chamber of Commerce has announced the return of its Comedy Night and Black Tie Dinner, which will bring together some of the city’s leading businesses for an evening of entertainment and fundraising in aid of Peterborough Cathedral.
Why a great sales manager can actually make your business look really bad
In our latest blog, we examine the importance of consistent customer service and the perils of exceeding customer expectations too early in your relationship.
Zero Hours Contracts
Zero hours contract consultation from Government received over 300,000 responses and the report is expected shortly.
Cambridge business leaders welcome Chancellor's 'positive' Papworth comments
Business leaders in Cambridge have welcomed fresh remarks by Chancellor George Osborne on the merits of relocating Papworth Hospital to a site next to Addenbrooke's Hospital.
Get involved: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon web chat 1.00-2.00pm, Tuesday 29 April
As the consultation on the vital improvements to the A14 gathers pace, members of the public are being given the chance to quiz the Highways Agency in the comfort of their own homes or during their lunch breaks via two live web chats.
Chamber members join forces to bring Cafe Coaching Conversations for managers.
Chamber calls on business community to voice support for A14
Businesses are being urged to respond to a Highways Agency consultation to voice their support for the widening and improvement of the A14 in Cambridgeshire.
Hong Kong business managers travel around the world to meet businesses in Cambridge
A group of business managers from Hong Kong will be dropping in to meet Cambridgeshire businesses at a networking event being held in Cambridge next week.
Take the fear out of networking with our Networking Masterclass
Don't miss out on opportunities to promote your business - take the fear out of networking with our Networking Masterclass.
Multi-million pound boost for growing businesses in England
The Government’s Regional Growth Fund will invest £300 million in 50 projects across the country
to create tens of thousands of jobs and fuel business expansion, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced.
Ask the experts on start up Saturday
New and small businesses in Cambridge will be able to ‘ask the experts’ in a series of live webinar presentations taking place on 12 April 2014 hosted by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Free networking event for Chamber members in Ely – have you booked your free place yet?
We all know you’re far more likely to buy from someone you know than someone you don’t, and a new event for Chamber members in Ely aims to help companies of all sizes to build those all-important connections.
Free seminar on how to overcome common sales challenges at this week's Huntingdonshire Business Fair
Businesses will be learning how to tackle revenue peaks and troughs and close sales more quickly at a free seminar taking place at this week’s Huntingdonshire Business Fair.
Chamber reacts to Chancellor support for City Deal
Businesses have been left concerned that the Chancellor doesn't appreciate the challenges facing Cambridge, according to the Chamber.
Health workers given one week to pay their tax or face taskforce
Workers in the health and wellbeing professions who have taxable income that they haven’t revealed have one week to pay the tax they owe, or risk HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce action.
Contributions needed for latest BCC Call for Evidence
The British Chambers of Commerce are looking for contributions from businesses in their latest request for evidence. Are you able to help?
Chamber Comment: Cambridge City Deal - the real deal or a raw deal?
John Bridge OBE asks - Is the City Deal a truly real deal for Cambridge or yet another raw deal?
Budget 2014 reaction
John Bridge reacts to today’s budget announcements.
Employers in East Anglia urged to file Pay As You Earn returns
More than 3,536 employers in East Anglia are being urged to send employees’ Pay As You Earn (PAYE) information in real time or face penalties, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today.
From local standout to national champion: Chamber Awards to put best of British business on the map
Businesses across the country are invited to take part in the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) annual Chamber Awards and showcase their talents and achievements through a series of regional heats, culminating in the national final which takes place in London on 27 November.
Free seminar to dispel the myths of health and safety
Free health and safety seminar promises to make sure members aren’t doing more than is needed to comply with legislation.
UK GDP to exceed pre-recession peak earlier than expected in 2014, says BCC
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has upgraded its growth forecasts for the next two years – from 2.7% to 2.8% in 2014 and from 2.4% to 2.5% in 2015.
Business Breakfast events launch in April
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce launch Business Breakfast events starting on Friday 11 April with 'Cambridge Business Breakfast: Cloud Communications'.
Inspire more businesses to hire apprentices as National Apprenticeships Week begins, says BCC
As National Apprenticeships Week (3–7 March) begins, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has stepped up its campaign to encourage more businesses to highlight the value that apprentices bring to their company – in an all-out bid to urge more firms across the UK to hire them.
British Chambers of Commerce voted a Business Superbrand
Annual Superbrands® list reveals the most influential business-to-business brands for 2014.
Contribute to the Quarterly Economic Survey
Are you expecting to create new jobs in the next three months? Are your sales up? Are interest rates or inflation a concern to your business?
Stamford businesses to go on safari to build new business opportunities
A networking event has been organised to facilitate new links between Stamford businesses and the wider Cambridgeshire business community.
Businesses to brush up their branding at Newmarket Business Show
Business branding will be the focus of next week’s Two Counties Business Show at Newmarket Racecourse with an interactive workshop from Cambridge design agency Cubiqdesign.
Boost your profile as headline sponsor of the Fenland Quiz and Hog Roast
If you’re looking to invest in promoting your brand to businesses across Cambridgeshire and Norfolk we have an excellent sponsorship opportunity available exclusively to Chamber members.
Roses are red, violets are blue; if your new love moves in, tell the taxman too
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding anyone claiming tax credits who has a partner moving in with them to say those three little words this Valentine’s Day…'Tell the Taxman'.
Confidence at record high among exporters
Companies trading overseas are reporting an increase in confidence with 72 per cent of exporters expecting their turnover to improve in the months ahead – the highest level since 2007.
Bank of England to offer their future predictions to Stamford businesses
The Bank of England will be in Stamford next week to provide local businesses with an insight into the central bank’s predictions for the future.
HMRC comes out of the office to support customers in Cambridgeshire who need extra help
A new, flexible, face-to-face support service for customers who need extra help with their taxes, tax credits and child benefit entitlements will be rolled out in Cambridgeshire by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) this spring.
Crackdown launched on hidden wealth in East Anglia
A taskforce tackling tax dodgers who hide their wealth was launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Businesses react to Spittals improvement u-turn
The Highways Agency has withdrawn proposals for improvements to Spittals Interchange that would have seen the westbound slip road off the A14 junction 23 widened and lengthened to provide two lanes and ease congestion.
Are your business premises an easy target for criminals?
Business people in Cambridgeshire are being offered an insight into how vulnerable their premises are to opportunist burglars.
Record-breaking year for tax returns
More than 10 million tax returns were received by the 31 January filing deadline, beating last year’s total of 9.61 million, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed today.
Cambridgeshire businesses call for better skills for young people
Businesses from Cambridgeshire have contributed to a national Skills and Employment Manifesto published today, calling on the government to radically transform the way young people are prepared for the world of work.
Exclusive apprenticeship offer for SMEs
The National Apprenticeship Service will offer support to SMEs in an exclusive offer for members of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.
Raise your business profile as headline sponsor at the Chamber Golf Day
If companies from your target market are likely to enter a team in the annual Chamber Golf Day, you can maximise this great marketing opportunity with our special headline sponsorship package.
Attend the BCC Conference at a discounted rate
Discounted rates are available for members attending the BCC Conference as part of the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce group.
Chamber launches Chamber Idea Exchange to help members develop their business
The Chamber has launched a new initiative to encourage member companies to share ideas that will enhance how their businesses operate.
Free advice for exporters as companies look to new markets in 2014
Cambridgeshire Export Club returns next week to provide businesses in our county with the contacts they need to take advantage of new business opportunities overseas.
Stamford Chamber to merge with Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce
Stamford Chamber of Trade and Commerce is to merge with Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce following a vote by the group’s membership last night.
High-income Child Benefit parents urged to register for Self Assessment Online
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging high-income Child Benefit parents who have not yet submitted their tax return to take action now, or face penalties.
Details released for the BCC Annual Conference ‘State of the Nation – Good to Great’
BCC Annual Conference 2014: Ed Balls, Theo Paphitis and Sir John Armitt join business leaders to discuss how to move the economy from Good to Great.
Cambridgeshire leads the export-driven recovery with over £11 million of goods sent to China in November 2013
An increase in exports by Cambridgeshire companies is far exceeding the national average, according to figures released today by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
ICT Sector – here to help members
A new, active and willing bunch of ICT Sector committee members are here to support Chamber members.
Survey of Chamber members provides strongest indicator yet that confidence is high
The results of our latest Quarterly Economic Survey have been released, providing the strongest indicator yet that business confidence has returned and that the outlook is positive for at least the next 12 months.
Have your say on East Coast rail services
East Coast passengers are being asked for their feedback as part of ‘Passenger Power!’ which aims to boost the passenger voice in rail services.
Scrooge employer warning: pay at least the minimum wage
Students and seasonal staff in East Anglia working over the Christmas holidays are being reminded by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) not to accept less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW).
Chamber members raise over £830 for Shine
Chamber members have raised over £830 for Shine, the Chambers’ nominated charity of the year, at a series of special festive events.
Latest labour figures show East of England has lowest unemployment rates
Businesses in the East continue to drive economic growth with lowest unemployment rates in the UK.
UKTI launches search for East’s future global stars
Companies with fast-growing ideas and international ambitions are invited to apply for a one-day, high-end course that may help them become the region’s business stars of the future.
Chamber expresses concern after Airports Commission dismisses proposals to expand Stansted
The Chamber has accused the Airports Commission of missing an opportunity to invest in success after proposals to expand Stansted failed to make its shortlist.
Businesses upbeat as Chamber upgrades short-term growth forecasts
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce has upgraded its short-term GDP growth forecast for 2014 from 2.2 per cent to 2.7 per cent, which would take UK GDP above Q1 2008 (pre-recession peak) levels by the end of next year.
Exclusive discounts on Corporate Membership Package at Newmarket Racecourses now available to Chamber members
Newmarket Racecourses is offering Chamber members an exclusive Christmas discount on its corporate annual membership package.
New era dawns for workers’ health
Some of the biggest changes in the NHS’s history have taken place in 2013, raising questions around the future of treatment and care provision in the UK and causing a shift in how people will access healthcare in the future.
Chamber reaction to A14 announcement in Autumn Statement
As widely reported in recent days, Chancellor George Osborne has used his Autumn Statement to announce that users of the upgraded A14 will not be subject to a toll, with construction still planned to begin in 2016.
Chamber reaction to the Autumn Statement
Chamber calls for intelligent plan that offers the best possible return on investment, following Autumn Statement.
A14 toll plans scrapped – but can we now expect any progress?
The government has confirmed tomorrow will see the cancellation of plans to implement a toll on an upgraded A14, with construction still due to start in 2016.
Chamber announces 2014 dates for Foundation Award in International Trade
Chamber launches additional support for exporters as latest GDP estimates signal a disappointing 2.4% fall in exports.
The Future of Apprenticeships
Gill Prangnell, Policy Adviser at the Chamber, tells us how businesses see the education system.....want to join the debate?
Peterborough Regional College help businesses understand the raising of the participation age
Businesses are being urged not to shy away from employing 16 and 17 year olds following a change in the law that extends the length of time young people are required to stay in education or training.
British Chambers of Commerce's Export Britain website helps businesses find new opportunities overseas
Chambers across the UK have joined together to celebrate Export Week and encourage more firms to ‘go global’, starting with a visit to the new Export Britain website.
Quarterly Economic Survey open once again for contributions
Chance for Cambridgeshire businesses to contribute to one of the highest-regarded barometers of business opinion by completing our Quarterly Economic Survey.
Burglary targeted by force crime-prevention campaign
Police are urging residents to take crime prevention measures this winter as part of a campaign against burglary.
East of England businesses get up to £2,000 tax cut
Around 125,000 businesses in the East of England could see their National Insurance Contributions (NICs) cut by up to £2,000 when the new Employment Allowance is introduced in April 2014.
Business women create new forum for business solving
Peterborough’s business women have created a new forum for sharing feedback on their business ideas and future plans.
Member exclusive: free event to brush up on health and safety
A free health and safety update is taking place in Cambridge next Tuesday, exclusively open to Chamber members.
Business Focus exhibition hailed a success by exhibitors
Exhibitors from Business Focus 2013 have spoken about how positive the event was for their business and how much they have gained from having a presence at the annual exhibition.
Unused PAYE schemes to close
Unused Pay As You Earn (PAYE) schemes will be shut down, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today.
BCC and NEST encourage awareness of auto-enrolment with new guide
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) have created a business guide to auto-enrolment, designed to help employers plan for legal changes to workplace pensions.
Cambridgeshire exports up 38.35% as businesses look to do business overseas
The government’s recent trade mission to China sent a positive message to would-be exporters but if the rest of the country is ‘late to the party’ then Cambridgeshire companies were the first to arrive, according to Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.
One week left to settle past tax bills
Taxpayers in East Anglia who have failed to submit tax returns for past years have one week left to come forward and take advantage of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) campaign.
Feeling anti-social about social media? Get better acquainted at the Business Focus Social Media Café
Peterborough’s biggest business-to-business exhibition returns to Peterborough Arena in less than two weeks time and this year the spotlight is on social media to get businesses talking.
Banking and finance experts to advise Peterborough businesses at Business
Opportunity Peterborough, the city’s economic development company, and The Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership have joined forces to deliver a series of banking advice workshops for Peterborough businesses at this year’s Business Focus exhibition.
Chamber AGM Notice
Notice is given for the eleventh Annual General Meeting of Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce.
Exhibition stands just £95 for social media specialists to promote themselves at Business Focus
Social media specialists given opportunity to promote themselves for just £95 (plus VAT) at next month's Business Focus exhibition in Peterborough
Opportunity to showcase your environmental credentials in the Business Focus Green Best Practice Zone
Peterborough’s biggest business-to-business exhibition returns to Peterborough Arena this autumn and for the first time will incorporate a Green Best Practice Zone, giving environmentally-focussed companies the opportunity to showcase their green credentials that companies of all sizes can replicate.
Find out more about superfast broadband in your area
Connecting Cambridgeshire has developed a new online tool to help people look up ‘where and when’ they can expect to get superfast broadband in their area of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Leading UK voice coach offers free advice to help businesses improve their communication skills
One of the UK’s leading voice experts will be sharing top tips on how to make your business stand out from the crowd at this year’s Business Focus exhibition.
Tax opportunity for landlords to put house in order
Landlords who rent out residential property, and fail to tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about all the rental income, are being offered the chance to come forward and put their tax affairs straight – before HMRC comes to them.
A14 tolls - the next fuel escalator?
The Chamber has spoken out against the government’s plans to introduce tolling on the upgraded A14, claiming that it is simply a way for the government to set a new principle that allows it to raise more money from motorists.
BCC: Scottish Independence debate leaves most UK businesses unfazed
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is publishing the results of the first major poll measuring the impact of the upcoming referendum on businesses across the United Kingdom.
Chance to try before you buy as Chamber launches new two month trial membership
The Chamber is offering non-members the chance to experience the benefits of membership for free with the launch of a new two month trial membership package.
Broadway spectacular announced to celebrate re-opening of The Broadway theatre
The programme has been announced for Bill Kenwright's spectacular season to celebrate the re-opening of Peterborough's Broadway theatre this autumn.
Businesses urged to pledge their support of A14 upgrade by completing consultation survey
The Chamber is urging supporters of the A14 upgrade to make their voices heard as another public consultation into the much-delayed scheme gets underway.
Walters bring something new to Business Focus Exhibition
Businesses may find themselves shopping for new office furniture at this year’s Business Focus exhibition when Walters set up a mobile showroom at Peterborough Arena.
New technology to help businesses tap up new contacts at Cambridge B2B
Businesses will be able to use award-winning ‘tap’ technology to collect contact details and build their own online database of new business contacts at the forthcoming Cambridge B2B Exhibition.
Parents on higher incomes reminded to register for Self Assessment
Parents on higher incomes who continued to receive Child Benefit after January 2013 have been reminded that they must register for Self Assessment by 5 October 2013 to avoid any penalties in relation to the High Income Child Benefit Charge.
Connecting Cambridgeshire Business Update - August 2013
Find out the latest developments with Connecting Cambridgeshire by downloading their August 2013 Business Update.
BCC International Trade Conference will showcase why Exporting is Good for Britain
Cambridgeshire exporters can hear from high growth exporters, business leaders and policy makers at this year’s International Trade Conference.
BCC: Living abroad and international links increase likelihood of exporting
A survey of more than 4,500 businesses released today (Monday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows that the number of exporting firms continues to increase.
Opportunity to Grow your Business Internationally
Do you want to engage with international markets? Are you already active in one market and wish to expand into another? Do you need help in identifying market opportunities?
GDP growth: things are looking up for UK businesses, says BCC
GDP growth in Q2 2013: +0.6% on the quarter, +1.4% on the year.
Exporters’ confidence in future turnover and profitability remains high
UK exports reach highest level since the recession, according to report by BCC and DHL.
Early booking discounts now available for Business Focus 2013
Bookings are now being taken for stands at this year’s Business Focus exhibition, with an early booking discount of £50 for members of The Business Club and Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.
Retail sales figures point to moderate pace of economic growth, says BCC
Retail sales volumes for June 2013: up 0.2% on the month, up 2.2% on the year.
A Fair Tax on Flying ‘delighted’ by support for business campaign
Organisers of A Fair Tax on Flying have said they’re “delighted” by the early support they’ve received since the campaign’s new online petition opened.
Multi million pound fund boosted to support growing businesses across England
Selected projects and programmes for the fourth round of the government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) will be announced today (Thursday 11 July) by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.
Campaign offers chance to settle tax bills
Taxpayers in the East of England who have failed to submit tax returns are being offered the chance to come forward and pay up under a new HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) campaign.
A14 – Wonderful stuff from the politicians but where are the details?
When all the excitement of last week’s announcement has died down with the prayers of motorists and business leaders answered by the Government’s approval of the £1.5 billion A14 upgrade together with the start date of construction brought forward by two years to 2016, we need to have a reality check.
BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Recovery gathering strength, but risks remain
BCC’s Quarterly Economic Survey for Q2 2013 shows further progress, with most key balances stronger than in Q1 2013.
New president at the BCC
Nora Senior appointed President of the British Chambers of Commerce.
BCC comment on key infrastructure projects
BCC: Quick delivery of infrastructure projects is crucial for jobs and confidence.
BCC Spending Round reaction
BCC: Spending Round positive overall, but more radical re-shaping of state needed.
Celebrating the best in Independent trade
This summer, a national campaign to encourage more people to use their local independent businesses is again being supported in East Cambridgeshire.
Peterborough businesses continue looking to trade overseas as EU trade gap decreases
Businesses with a keen eye for a new opportunity will be meeting next week to discuss the prospects offered by the export market.
Last years exhibition attracted almost 700 visitors and 100 exhibitors.
Making Russia Easy
Presentations, 'speed dating' with industry experts and Russia Cross Culture Training all in one day.
Spending Review: Chancellor must be brave and reprioritise spending towards growth
The British Chambers of Commerce has today (Wednesday) published its submission for the government’s Spending Review, which will be announced later this month.
Chamber recruits for an Events Administrator
The Chamber is looking for an Events Administrator to join our busy Peterborough office.
A healthy smile – easy as 1, 2, 3
According to the British Dental Health Foundation, there are just three simple steps to maintaining good oral health.
Peterborough EfW ‘Meet the Buyer’ event, 10 June 2013
Local businesses urged to learn about opportunities from £76m energy plant.
International Trade Survey results published
BCC International Trade Survey: Exporters need more support to break into global markets.
Quarterly Economic Survey open once again for contributions
Chance for Cambridgeshire businesses to contribute to one of the highest-regarded barometers of business opinion by completing our Quarterly Economic Survey.
Unemployment rises while employment falls
Rising unemployment adds pressure for an effective growth strategy, says BCC.
Local Enterprise Growth and Efficiency Programme.
Chamber members show that they're well connected
Chamber members from across the UK have appeared online in a video showcasing what can be gained from Chamber membership.
Crackdown on tax dodgers in East Anglia
A taskforce tackling tax dodgers in the East Anglia holiday industry was launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The taskforce will recover £2.5 million.
Reaction to the Lord Young report
Lord Young report: Supporting smaller firms is crucial to driving economic recovery.
One million schemes use new PAYE system
Over one million employer PAYE schemes have started to report Pay as You Earn (PAYE) in real time since it was launched last month, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today.
Want to talk about doing business in China?
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce welcome Hong Kong students to Cambridge.
Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner to speak at networking breakfast
Sir Graham Bright, Cambridgeshire’s first ever Police and Crime Commissioner, will be joining the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce on Friday 26 April as part of the Chamber’s speed networking breakfast.
Ely Cathedral Event is Huge Success
Despite almost arctic conditions in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral, most delegates stayed to the bitter end of the Grow your Business through People event.
Cambridgeshire Export Club a success
Cambridgeshire Export Club, launched in February, has been hailed a success for exporters by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.
May Day alert for late tax returns
If you haven’t sent in your 2011/12 tax return online, be warned – you’ll be hit with more penalties from next month if you still haven’t filed.
Businesses urge Cambridge City Council to re-think position on A14
Businesses are calling on Cambridge City Council to reconsider their position on the A14 or else stand down from the local enterprise partnership.
Businesses favour change in Britain’s relationship with European Union, says BCC
BCC’s EU Business Barometer of more than 4,000 businesses shows support for renegotiation with Europe.
Local dignitaries to open Huntingdonshire Business Fair
Jonathan Djanogly, MP for Huntingdon, and Cllr Jason Ablewhite, leader of Huntingdonshire District Council, to officially open Huntingdonshire’s premier business-to-business exhibition.
Chamber Awards will showcase best of British businesses in 10th anniversary year
This year, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is proud to be hosting its tenth annual Chamber Awards.
Want to talk about doing business in China?
For the fifth consecutive year the Chamber is hosting a Hong Kong and Chinese delegation.
Chamber announce free seminars at forthcoming exhibition
Details of the free seminar programme for the Huntingdonshire Business Fair are now available.
Shake up of PAYE begins
The biggest shake up of the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system in nearly 70 years - Real Time Information - starts from 6 April, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reminded employers today.
Quarterly Economic Survey: Economy improves and exports strong, but growth will be subdued
BCC’s Quarterly Economic Survey for Q1 2013 shows progress, with almost all major balances improving compared with Q4 2012.
HMRC keeps up the pressure on tax cheats
Tax cheats who become insolvent to dodge their companies’ tax obligations face up to five years’ scrutiny from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Getting worked up over stress
The member benefit from Westfield Health can help deal will stress in the workplace.
Delivery of a British Business Bank
BCC: Business bank timetable will boost confidence of growing companies.
Streets Summary of the Budget 2013
Streets present the Budget 2013.
BCC respond to the budget
Budget 2013: Many positive measures for business, but need for urgency, scale and delivery remains.
Inflation figures for February published today
BCC: Inflation likely to rise further over coming months.
Network at Cambridge University Colleges
Chamber networking events move around the renowned Cambridge Colleges offering a peek into life at the University.
Heseltine Review: Business must have a strong local voice
The British Chambers of Commerce respond to Lord Heseltine’s review.
Cambridgeshire Cycle Challenge
Free competition to encourage people to cycle over a three week period.
How the census helps you to mind your own business
How census population statistics can help business planning.
BCC Annual Conference: Confidence and an enterprise friendly environment are key to growth
Today (Thursday), the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) will hold its Annual Conference at Central Hall in Westminster.
Interactive RTI advice
Up to 500 employers at a time will be able to join live webinar sessions on Real Time Information (RTI) hosted by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) experts throughout March.
New businesses urged to register for VAT online
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging new businesses which need to register for VAT to do it online, rather than on paper.
Ely car parking charges plans scrapped
Council chiefs have sensationally decided to call off plans to introduce car parking charges in Ely.
Property tax campaign targets second home sales
People, who have sold properties that are not their main homes, and who have not told HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about any profit made, are being targeted in a new campaign.
Keep the spring in your step this season
The latest workplace absence figures published in 2012 show that musculoskeletal problems such as back, neck, shoulder and knee pain are still proving to be a huge issue for people across the UK, blighting the lives of millions.
Women in Management
Workshops designed to strengthen women leaders.
BCC Annual Conference: Thursday 14 March 2013, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster
BCC Annual Conference: Cable, Miliband, McLoughlin, Heseltine and more join business leaders to explain why Business is Good for Britain.
HMRC offers fresh guidance on YouTube
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published 21 additional videos on YouTube aimed at helping new and growing businesses.
Prizes on offer at The Two Counties Business Exhibition
Visitors to The Two Counties Business Exhibition on Tuesday 5 March will be in with the chance of winning some great prizes courtesy of several exhibitors.
Diesel thefts
South Cambs Business Watch advise of local diesel thefts.
Influential annual Superbrands® list reveals the strongest business-to-business brands for 2013
British Chambers of Commerce voted a Business Superbrand.
Bus Services to Ely under threat
Local Parish Council seeks help in promoting Ely to local residents.
Free advice for would-be exporters at regional business exhibition
The Two Counties Business Exhibition returns to Newmarket Racecourse next month and for the first time, businesses won’t just be encouraged to look close to home for new ideas and opportunities.
Cambridgeshire Export Club launched
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce launch Cambridgeshire Export Club, a monthly informal networking evening for anyone participating in, or considering exporting.
Powers to grow for 20 cities
Deputy Prime Minister launches more ‘City Deals’.
Grow Your Business through People
Business success is largely dependent on having an effective business plan and employing the right people to help achieve it.
Businesses needed for new TV series
Twofour Broadcast are looking for businesses to take part in a new TV Series.
Exporters’ confidence about future turnover and profitability at two year high
BCC: Exporting firms feel confident as orders continue to rise.
Help is at Hand with Communications
Comms Sector sets it manifesto to members.
Promote your Chamber membership
Why not promote that you belong to Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce by displaying our logo on your letterhead, email templates and even adverts?
We’re on our way to better broadband!
Connecting Cambridgeshire lands super broadband deal.
Record 9.61 million on-time tax returns
A record 9.61 million people found 'inner peace' and sent their tax return on time this year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed.
Chamber announces discounted membership offer
Businesses are encouraged to take advantage of a great new offer to become Chamber members.
Win a car for the weekend at our next speed networking breakfast
Businesses are invited to explore options for a new company car whilst networking at the next Chamber Speed Networking event.
Cambridgeshire business leaders come together to drive business confidence
Working in partnership is key to improving business confidence and realising potential for economic growth.
Chamber awards prize for the best ‘Chamber Chops’
The Chamber has announced the winner of its Chamber Chops fundraising campaign in aid of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.
New name for Cambridge Chamber as part of wider Chamber rebrand
The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce has been renamed the Cambridge & South Cambs Chamber to more accurately depict the area the local Chamber represents.
Chamber launches new look at event to encourage business growth
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce has unveiled new branding following a decision to align with that of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the national body to which it is accredited.
Chamber plays its part in Driving Business Confidence
Breakfast event to bring local businesses together to drive business growth.
Strictly appearing
Strictly Come Dancing winner and Olympic gymnast Louis Smith is set to make a guest appearance at a star-studded charity event in the city.
BCC: Sickness Absence Review
Sickness Absence Review: Treasury must tackle tax relief issue before Budget.
More cash available through the Regional Growth Fund
Deputy PM urges businesses to submit high-quality bids in the Regional Growth Fund round 4.
BCC Annual Conference 2013
The BCC’s 2013 Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 14 March at Central Hall, Westminster.
Easing the pressure
Westfield Health can ease the pressure on the NHS.
Iraq border closed
The Iraqi government close Trabeel border.
Funding Opportunity
£10 million of funding to assist SMEs in the East of England achieve Low Carbon Economic Growth is available in the ERDF bidding round closing 28 January 2013.
Quarterly Economic Survey: Businesses confident, but growth remains weak
The latest Quarterly Economic Survey released today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows that the economy improved in the fourth quarter of 2012, with stronger balances seen in both the manufacturing and service sectors.
Do you need support or training for using social media?
Results from the Speak Digital survey announced.
Shooting Gallery help!
Calling for the support of construction companies to help with work needed at a local shooting club.
UK manufacturing faces major difficulties, says BCC
Manufacturing output for 2012: -1.3% on the month, -2.1% on the year.
Exporters Club launched!
A forum for exporters new and established to improve performance through networking.
Reaction to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement
Autumn Statement: Urgency, scale and delivery are the watchwords for growth.
Christmas opening hours
Key dates for Export documentation during December.
Date announced for Huntingdonshire Business Exhibition
The Huntingdonshire Business Exhibition returns to Wood Green on Thursday 18 April.
Hertz and British Chambers of Commerce to help small to medium sized businesses save on vehicle hire
35 per cent members discount on long-term car and van rentals, fixed and preferential rates, and dedicated account management.
Donate a Toy appeal
Could you donate a toy or gift for children in hospital during December?
STAL Rail Vision 2012.
Stansted Airport launches manifesto calling for better and faster rail links.
AXA PPP offer online quotes
Chambers Business Healthcare Package - Get a quote online today!
Be prepared for international cardholders!
Have you noticed that while most international visitors to the UK carry credit or debit cards, they don’t always have Chip and PIN capability?
STARS Cambridgeshire Children's Bereavement Support Service
Trustees required for the board of STARS.
Guest Speaker announced for Chamber Christmas Lunch
Businesses will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the very popular Mayor of Cambridge and have a unique opportunity to discuss local issues at our annual Christmas lunch on Friday 14 December.
Discounted rates for card payment acceptance
Chamber members can now take advantage of discounted rates for credit and debit card acceptance through First Data Merchant Solutions.
BCC: Energy policies must deliver for business
The BCC release energy survey results.
Communications Sector Launches
New Sector Group to support members with their communications needs.
GoGreen programme
Organisations of the third sector are invited to join the GoGreen project and reduce their carbon footprint.
New railway station proposed North of Cambridge
Have your say on the proposed Railway Station in Chesterton, Cambridge.
Chamber Chops
The Chamber seeks support for Addenbrookes Charitable Trust.
Business in You Campaign
Cambrideshire Businesses can win £10,000 in cash, advertising, and mentoring support.
Under Pressure
Constant worrying is a stress symptom.
Benefits of Internships
Anglia Ruskin University Internship Programme.
Chamber AGM Notice
Notice is given for the tenth Annual General Meeting of Cambridgeshire Chamber.
Trust in financial institutions falls
Businesses’ trust in banks declines, according to BCC survey.
QES results announced
BCC’s Q3 QES results show economy remains stagnant.
Regional Chamber Awards success for Cambridgeshire.
Cambridge members take the honours at Chamber Awards 2012
Export Q&A session
Trading Internationally Twitter Q&A session.
BCC proposes Growth Voucher scheme to help 20,000 businesses
Vouchers offer business access to advice to help them grow.
Chamber Foreign Exchange helps businesses trade internationally
Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce offers members a market leading foreign exchange service in association with Moneycorp.
The programme for Business Focus 2012 just keeps getting greener, bigger and better!
Online Health & Safety Resources for Office Based Businesses
Online Health & Safety Training.
Textile imports from Pakistan
The European Parliament approves duty waiver on textile imports from Pakistan.
Business Focus is in the starting blocks for 2012.
British Chambers of Commerce to host International Trade Conference
Exporters invited to meet top business leaders at international trade conference.
Online Small Business Health & Safety Resources
Health & Safety for Small Businesses... Nightmare? Minefield?
Informal Networking Evenings re-start next Monday
The Chamber is urging local companies to look for new business on their doorstep.
Online health & safety training
Online Stepping Stones Collection: to Behaviour Change, Stress Risk Management and Mental Well Being at Work.
Further A14 frustrations
A14 2018 ‘Hot Air’ proposal – NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
Chamber offers chance to find out more about the benefits of membership
Ever wondered why businesses join a business membership organisation like the Chamber? Or more importantly, what they get out of it?
New project to help your business to ‘Speak Digital’
Could speaking digital help you grow your business?
Chamber launches new nationally-recognised award in International Trade
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce has launched a series of training courses that culminate in a nationally-recognised Foundation Award in International Trade.
Chamber opens up another international marketplace for Cambridgeshire’s exporters
Chamber announces new event to help members export to South Africa.
Secret Millionaire Mike Greene will delve into the latest trend in ‘psychological adverts’ at the eagerly anticipated Business Focus 2012.
Fenland DC launch consultation into updated Economic Development Strategy
Fenland District Council are consulting on their updated Economic Development Strategy.
New CSR Business Forum Makes A Difference
Side by Side's CSR forum recently launched to help support local charities and communities in the city.
Opportunity to join the Chambers' International Sector Committee
Exporters wanting to be more actively involved in the Chamber are invited to join the International Sector Committee.
DHL/BCC Trade Confidence Index results
Summer of celebrations fail to quash Eurozone worries for businesses.
A14 – Still no certainty
The Chamber responds to the government announcement about the plans for the A14.
BCC Energy Survey
The British Chambers of Commerce is collating information about business energy consumption, and they're looking for your help.
Charities Networking Success
Huntingdon Marriott played host to the first Social Enterprise and Charity Sector networking evening.
New Product Options from AXA PPP healthcare
AXA PPP healthcare develop two new healthcare products giving Chamber members extra choice.
Chamber lunches with Mayor aboard Riverboat
The Chamber will be welcoming the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Shelia Stuart for lunch on the river.
LEP starts to search for a new Chair
The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership asks local business leaders’ - Can you drive forward the UK’s growth engine?
Contributions needed for latest BCC Call for Evidence?
The British Chambers of Commerce are looking for contributions from businesses on a number of issues in their latest Call for Evidence. Are you able to help?
Free Health & Safety check
Chamber members can benefit from free Health & Safety check-up.
Can you contribute to the latest BCC Call for Evidence?
The British Chambers of Commerce have released their latest Call for Evidence - are they campaigning on an issue affecting your business?
Sustainable business survey
Can you spare some time to fill in ‘Sustainability activities in SMEs during the economic downturn’ survey?
Chamber celebrates 'Jubilee June'
The Chamber is offering businesses a ‘diamond deal’ during June to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Portas bid setback for Wisbech
Wisbech Town Team will be undaunted by unsuccessful Portas bid.
Local businesses will be raising money for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) at annual Chamber Golf Day.
Chamber presents construction award
The Chamber recently presented its annual award for contractors taking on small to medium sized projects in Cambridge.
Chamber looks East to export
British businesses continue to look overseas to boost the domestic economy, with the Asian markets being an attractive proposition.
Wisbech Town Team plans societies, clubs and groups summit
Wisbech has more than 250 societies, clubs and groups, and Wisbech Town Team is hoping to reach out to them with a summit meeting later this year.
Chamber achieves silver award
The Chamber achieved a silver accreditation from Investors in the Environment after pledging to reduce its environmental impact.
Hong Kong – Pathway to China
A panel of experts on Hong Kong, China and Asia painted the picture of the Far East as an ideal export destination.
Business fair continues to grow
Businesses in Huntingdonshire showed that the local economy is still vibrant at the annual Business Fair at Wood Green Animal Shelter.
Chamber looks to Hong Kong
Chamber helps to open doors for local businesses to trade internationally, specifically targeting the Asian markets.
How can you Attract More Business?
Answer your burning marketing queries to help increase your business at our interactive seminar.
Wisbech Town Team holds its first post-Portas meeting
With its Portas Pilots bid submitted, Wisbech Town Team met to decide its strategy for the future.
The tax revolution starts – PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) pilot begins
Real Time Information (RTI) moved a step closer today when the pilot was launched, with the first of ten volunteer employers submitting their RTI return.
Launch of the National Careers Service
Careers advice has transformed following the launch of the National Careers Service.
Showcase event a hit with local businesses
Businesses from Ely braved the wet weather conditions on Wednesday to take over the Market Place.
Get Mentoring
Get Mentoring and help your local business community.
Chamber confirms free seminar programme
The Chamber will be hosting a programme of free seminars at Wood Green Animal Shelter on Thursday 19 April.
Employment Law - The Spring Collection
At a recent seminar organised by our HR and Recruitment Sector, HR professionals had the opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest Employment Law developments.
Wisbech Town Team delivers its Portas Pilots bid documents
The Wisbech Town Team was in the town’s marketplace on Friday to deliver its £95,000 Portas Pilots bid.
Value your collectables with Will Axon at Ely Showcase
Value your antiques and collectables with Will Axon from BBC's 'Flog It' at Ely Showcase.
One-stop shop website is 'welcome boost for business'
New 'one-stop shop' website launched to make doing business in South Cambridgeshire easier.
Radical changes required to planning system
Chamber awaits reforms to National Planning Policy Framework.
Chamber responds to latest Budget
The Chamber believes the Chancellor could have done more to support business confidence and growth in the UK.
Government loan scheme not a panacea
The Chamber has welcomed the announcement from the chancellor to boost bank lending to small and medium sized businesses, but warns that this will not solve all the issues that these companies face.
Chamber Awards will show that ‘Business is Good for Britain’
Companies are being urged to show that ‘Business is Good for Britain’ by taking part in one of the nation’s leading awards.
Online sellers offered chance to settle tax bills
People trading on the internet who haven’t paid all the tax they owe have been offered the opportunity to come forward and pay up.
BBC discuss Wisbech Town Team
Wisbech Town Team regeneration vision continues to spark media interest.
Enterprise in Education
Business leaders and education providers came together on Tuesday for the second annual Fenland Skills Summit.
Chamber announces ‘Mad March’ membership offer
It’s ‘Mad March’ at the Chamber as businesses are encouraged to take advantage a great new offer to become Chamber members.
Chamber encourages local businesses to shape skills agenda
The Fenland Chamber has teamed up with Fenland District Council and the Fenland Partnership for the second Fenland Skills Summit, Enterprise in Education.
HMRC have released a free update on doing trade with Iran
HMRC have released a free update on restrictions to doing trade with Iran.
Public should not have to pay to travel on improved A14
Business leader and longstanding A14 campaigner John Bridge OBE has spoken out against motorists paying a public toll for using an improved A14.
Business is a force for good, says British public
A survey of over 2,000 members of the British public shows the overwhelming majority of people believe that businesses are ‘good’ for Britain.
Selling Internationally
A panel of expert speakers shared their experiences of selling to overseas markets at the Chambers' International event - Selling Internationally.
DHL/BCC Trade Confidence Index
The third DHL/BCC Trade Confidence Index shows that growth among UK exporters slowed in the last quarter of 2011.
Special membership rate for schools
Many schools are now becoming business centres as well as learning centres, bringing new challenges and new opportunities.
Cambridgeshire Business Directory launched
Cambridgeshire Business Directory launched.
Chamber helps businesses market internationally
The Chamber is helping companies make the most of their overseas marketing in order to grow.
Businesses to discover what 2012 holds in store
Chamber holds first Speed Networking Breakfast of the year this Friday.
Support for Business Women
The Business Women's Sector is here to support women in business. What can the Sector do for you?
Skills for working life
Employability skills for youngsters are being addressed in Huntingdonshire.
April VAT alert for businesses
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued an alert to VAT-registered businesses across the UK about important changes that come into effect this spring.
A14 Challenge launched
The Government launches A14 Challenge to encourage users to feedback ideas for improvements.
Funds allocated to improve A14
Ensure A14 misery doesn't continue. Sign the Chamber petition to make the government fulfill its promise to make improvements.
Local firms will count the costs of strikes
Local businesses will be left counting the costs of irresponsible public sector strike action.
Businesses encouraged to green up
Business women will be encouraged to ‘green up’ their businesses and learn how to save money by the Chief Executive of Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) at a forthcoming Christmas Lunch.
Social Enterprise and Charity Sector officially launched!
Giving something back to the community is something that a business of any size can do. This recent seminar provided an indepth introduction to the subject.
Educating employers
The Learning Sector is the interface between education and training providers and employers.
Comedy Night Success
The Chamber's Annual Comedy Night and Black Tie Dinner raises £1000 for charity.
HR Specialists hear the Autumn Collection in Employment Law
Our HR and Recruitment Sector introduced HR professionals to its Autumn Collection of Employment Law at a recent Chamber seminar.
Japan working with UK companies
A panel of experts presented Japan, the economics, post tsunami, the business opportunities and where to go for support at a recent Chamber event.
Notice of the 2011 Chamber AGM
The annual Chamber AGM will take place at the Old Bridge Hotel in Huntingdon on Thursday 24 November 2011.
A14 housing growth - just bonkers, says Chamber
Plans to press ahead with new housing developments along the A14 corridor have been labelled bonkers by the Chamber.
Chamber launches new online health and safety training
Chamber members have a new way to ensure their health and safety training meets legal requirements with the launch of a new online training programme.
Businesses come together to learn more about Social Media
Businesses came together to find out whether using Social Media is for them at a recent event organised by the Chambers’ Sales and Marketing and ICT Sectors.
Opportunity to shape the future of Alconbury Airfield at family discovery day
Urban&Civic will be setting out their vision for the Alconbury site at a family discovery and design day.
Chamber helps members do business in Bedfordshire
Chamber members will soon be doing more business across the county border thanks to a joint networking event we're organising with the Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce.
Business Focus Environment Showcase attracts delegates from international conference
Environmental experts from across the world will be visiting the Environment Showcase at this year's Business Focus exhibition in Peterborough.
Interested in finding out more about the Alconbury Enterprise Zone?
Would you like to find out more about the Enterprise Zone and how your business could benefit?
Step Up for your last chance to enter
One week left to enter the Step Up competition for the chance to win £30,000 of business support.
Free advertising incentive to enter Hunts Business Awards 2011
Organisers of the Hunts Business Awards are giving away 12 months free online advertising on the business awards website.
Enterprise Zone announced for Alconbury airfield site
Part of the Alconbury Airfield site in Cambridgeshire has been selected by the Government as one of the new wave of ten Enterprise Zones.
Fenland District Council invite feedback on their plans for growth
Fenland District Council is seeking views on their Core Strategy development plan for Fenland.
MPC’s growth forecast is still too optimistic, says British Chambers of Commerce
The BCC has urged caution after the Bank Governor downgrades growth forecast for 2011 to 1.4 per cent.
Start-up funding secured for Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP
It has been announced that £220,500 is to be awarded to the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership to assist with start-up costs.
Top tips on how to create a Social Media Policy
Did you miss our recent seminar from the HR and Recruitment Sector on the importance of a social media policy? Download the presentation slides from the event here.
CSR - what's in it for me?
How can I as a small business ‘give something back’, where do I go to know more, and what’s in it for me? These were questions raised at a recent Business Women’s Sector committee meeting.
A14 lunacy as more delays impact upon business
Total gridlock in Huntingdon and surrounding areas again today as yet another incident on A14 creates unacceptable chaos, affecting struggling businesses and thousands of people.
Chamber leader named as one of Cambridge's most influential people
Chamber Chief Executive John Bridge OBE has been nominated in the Cambridge News’ quest to identify Cambridge’s most influential people in the business community.
Trusteeships in the Spotlight
The business community across Cambridgeshire could help fill vacancies on the boards of Social Enterprises and Charities.
Have you joined the Chamber group on LinkedIn?
Are you a member of the Chamber group on LinkedIn yet?
Opportunity to promote your Chamber membership
CHANGING your business stationery? Why not promote the fact that you belong to the Ultimate Business Network by displaying our logo on your letterheads, e-mail templates and even adverts?
Chairman sought for Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
The national Appointments Commission is seeking to appoint a Chairman to the Board of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.
Export Training Course dates announced
The Chambers' Autumn export training course schedule has been released.
Jaqui Fairfax recognised in East of England Businesswomen Awards
Jaqui Fairfax has been commended in the final of the East of England Businesswomen Awards.
Networking, and patience, pays off for Sabs Photography
How long should you have to wait for a lead to come good after a networking event? It might be longer than you think.
Members invited to join Sales and Marketing Sector Committee
Opportunity for members to contribute to the activities of our vibrant Sales and Marketing Sector by joining the committee which meets once every couple of months.
New Sector Launches
Launch of Social Enterprise and Charity Sector to communicate and engage with the wider business community, and improve the environment in which social enterprise and charities operate.
Top tips on marketing HR to the rest of the business
Rachel Read from The Helix Consultancy and
a member of the HR and Recruitment Sector committee provides tips on marketing the value of HR to the rest of the business.
Businesses to become more successful with top tips from Peter Dawe
Serial entrepreneur Peter Dawe will be sharing his top tips on how to create success in business at a safari networking brunch taking place in Ely next week.
Third Skills Summit a Huge Success!
The Chambers' Learning and Skills Sector has held a third Skills Summit, this time in Fenland at the Boathouse, Wisbech.
New compliance procedures for the export of goods into Iraq
The Embassy of Iraq has announced a programme of Standardisation and Quality Control procedures.
Chamber announces three-day Management Essentials training course
Is there an aspiring leader or manager within your organisation who would benefit from three days of management training? The Chamber has announced plans to re-run the popular Management Essentials training course that took place late last year.
The Chamber Awards 2011 are now open for entries, with £50,000 worth of cash prizes to be won and two new categories to recognise the efforts of businesses that reduce their impact on the environment and find new international markets.
Funding for Training
An update of the funding streams available for businesses wishing to train and develop their staff.
Chamber reacts to Chancellor's Budget for Growth
The Chamber has reacted to Chancellor George Osborne's 'Budget for Growth'.
Doing Business in the Middle East
A panel of experts explain how to do business in the Middle East.
Legalisation service suspended for Libya
We have been informed by the Libyan Embassy in London that the legalisation service will be suspended until further notice.
Are we getting the school leavers the economy needs?
The Chambers' Construction Sector raises concerns that the education system is failing to prepare students with the skills needed for working life.
Sales and Marketing – what can we do for you?
Sales and Marketing Sector provides a network and support to businesses.
Head in the Clouds but Feet on the Ground
Chamber member Rely Telecom has branched out into Cloud IT. But what is Cloud IT?
Chief Superintendent inspires business women
Chief Superintendent Karen Daber was the guest speaker at this years annual Chambers’ Business Women’s Christmas Networking Lunch which was held at the Peterborough Marriott Hotel in December.
Ladies 'get a life' at Holmewood Hall
Busy women leading hectic lifestyles were given some time out at ‘Ladies – Get A Life!’ event which was held at Holmewood Hall recently.
Maximising Opportunities in Brazil
International Sector invite Brazilian experts to provide an insight as to the business opportunities available there.
Three course dinner and plenty of laughs
Tower cranes were on the horizon at the Chambers’ annual Comedy Night and Black Tie Dinner organised by the Construction Sector.
Businesswomen demonstrate the art of speedy networking
Peterborough’s Holmewood Hall was the setting for a Chamber Speed Networking Event on Thursday 8 July.

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