Chamber News

Businesses in Peterborough are preparing for the city’s eighteenth annual B2B exhibition
16/10/2017
Over 70 exhibitors have already confirmed they’ll be attending the annual event to showcase their products and services and with an expected 600 visitors through the doors on the day, there will be unlimited opportunities to make new business connections.
Today marks the launch of the Greater Cambridge Travel Survey 2017!
09/10/2017
The Greater Cambridge Travel Survey is being carried out by Travel for Cambridgeshire on behalf of the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP).
Google and Microsoft to visit Ely for East Cambs Business Boost 2017
06/10/2017
Global giants, Google and Microsoft, will be in Ely on 10 November to talk to local businesses for the first East Cambs Business Boost event.
BCC: New apprenticeship system is increasing costs and uncertainty for business
29/09/2017
Six months after its introduction, businesses remain in the dark about how best to utilise the Apprenticeship Levy, according to a survey released today (Friday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in conjunction with Middlesex University London.
Tobacco seized in Peterborough
29/09/2017
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Peterborough, March and Wisbech uncovered more than 240,000 cigarettes and 34.85 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, all believed to be illicit.
Cambridgeshire businesses urged to help identify gaps in superfast coverage
28/09/2017
Businesses in Cambridgeshire are being urged to fill in short survey about their broadband connectivity in a bid to identify remaining gaps in superfast coverage, particularly in rural areas.
Cyber Security and new Data Protection legislation announced as headline topics at Peterborough B2B Exhibition
27/09/2017
Businesses will be able to get the lowdown on the latest cyber security developments and new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as part of the free seminar programme at this year’s Peterborough B2B Exhibition on 18 October at the KingsGate Conference Centre.
BCC: Firms invest in local labour but still need foreign skills to plug shortages
13/09/2017
Half of UK businesses have faced skills or labour shortages in the last year, but only a minority are actively looking overseas to fill vacancies, according to a survey released today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with Middlesex University London.
The Cambridge B2B Exhibition takes place next week!
11/09/2017
The countdown is on for next week’s Cambridge B2B Exhibition at Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, Cambridge on Thursday 21 September.
BCC forecast: Fall in sterling failing to lift UK growth
08/09/2017
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Friday) slightly downgraded its medium-term outlook for the UK economy over the next few years.
Join the Chamber team as an administrator in the Cambridge office
08/09/2017
We’re looking for an administrator to support the busy membership and export documentation functions at the Chamber.
BCC: Four in five businesses hit by rising employment costs
25/08/2017
Around four in every five businesses have seen their costs increase this year through changes in employment legislation, according to a survey released today (Friday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Police and Crime Commissioner to launch new Chamber service at the Cambridge B2B Exhibition
25/08/2017
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce to launch new Cyber Security Essentials Programme to help protect companies from a cyber-attack.
HMRC reminds parents to update their children’s details as exam results revealed
24/08/2017
As GCSE exam results are released in England, Wales and Northern Ireland today, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding parents in the East of England who receive Child Benefit and Child Tax Credits to inform them of their child’s educational status ahead of 31 August, otherwise payments will stop.
The UK’s biggest business survey is back and it’s time to make your voice heard
21/08/2017
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.
Support the Chamber at our Premier Centenary Event
18/08/2017
Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce will celebrate their 100 year anniversary with a special Black Tie dinner on 13 October 2017 at the Marriott Hotel in Huntingdon.
Exhibitor spaces now available at 18th annual Peterborough B2B Exhibition
15/08/2017
Exhibitor bookings are now being taken for the 2017 Peterborough B2B exhibition, one of Peterborough’s biggest business networking events.
“So much easier than filling in forms” - tax credit customers praise HMRC’s digital services
14/08/2017
More than one million tax credit customers completed their renewal using the new online tools ahead of the 31 July deadline for the first time, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed.
Unleash the power of your online presence
14/08/2017
Sophie Baillie, Senior PR and Marketing Executive at Conscious Communications, explains how you can unleash the power of your online presence through brand consistency, using the correct tone of voice, and the selection and placement of images on your website.
New help for small businesses launched
01/08/2017
A new online tax forum and dedicated webchat service for small businesses and the self-employed is being launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Cambridge B2B Exhibition open for exhibitor bookings
31/07/2017
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.
East of England’s 330,000 tax credit claimants urged to renew with only a week to go
24/07/2017
With just one week to go until the 31 July tax credit renewal deadline HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging the 330,000 customers in the East of England to renew now – or risk having their payments stopped.
Case studies required on Local Exhaust Ventilation campaign with the Health & Safety Executive
19/07/2017
Essex Chamber of Commerce is seeking businesses from the Cambridgeshire area to assist with case studies on Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV).
Chamber's Charity Cycle Ride Success
18/07/2017
Chamber's first charity cycle ride a great success!
Your Business Voice
18/07/2017
British Chambers of Commerce launch Workforce Poll.
Two networking opportunities for Cambridgeshire businesses to get connected
17/07/2017
Businesses are being encouraged to take advantage of two great opportunities to grow their professional network over the next few weeks.
BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Subdued growth in Q2 amid challenging business conditions
13/07/2017
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: 'No deal' not an option for business communities
10/07/2017
One month on from the General Election, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Monday) publishes a post-election survey of over 2,400 companies, which shows that while businesses have a range of views on their preferred objectives for the UK in Brexit negotiations, there is almost no support to conclude UK-EU talks without a trade deal.
BCC at Chevening meeting: Put UK business and economy first in Brexit talks
07/07/2017
On the day (Friday) that the British Chambers of Commerce attends a high-level Brexit meeting at Chevening House with the Department for Exiting the EU and other representatives from the business world, the leading business organisation is calling on the UK government to put British business and economic considerations first in the on-going Brexit negotiations.
BCC: Anaemic economic growth reinforces case for action on business environment
26/06/2017
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
13/06/2017
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
06/06/2017
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
01/06/2017
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
01/06/2017
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
25/05/2017
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
24/05/2017
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
24/05/2017
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 nuts and bolts of a model for Brexit
17/05/2017
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
15/05/2017
Stands for our 2017 Peterborough B2B are currently being held at last year’s prices.
MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTRE (NCSC)
15/05/2017
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’
12/05/2017
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
12/05/2017
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
10/05/2017
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
05/05/2017
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
04/05/2017
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
02/05/2017
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
25/04/2017
The Chambers' summer export training course schedule has been released.
A14 mobile visitor centre to visit Wood Green Animal Shelter
20/04/2017
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
20/04/2017
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
18/04/2017
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!
18/04/2017
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
13/04/2017
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
07/04/2017
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
07/04/2017
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
07/04/2017
The deadline for submitting your 2017 Global Award entry is fast approaching.
Don’t miss your opportunity to make a difference
03/04/2017
There are just two weeks left to have your say and respond to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper.
Opportunity to promote your Chamber membership
03/04/2017
Enhance your credibility by displaying our ‘member of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce’ logo on your website and business stationery.
Business Brexit Priorities
31/03/2017
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
29/03/2017
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
28/03/2017
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
28/03/2017
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
27/03/2017
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
22/03/2017
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
15/03/2017
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
15/03/2017
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
14/03/2017
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
13/03/2017
Businesses from across the UK are invited to compete in the fourteenth annual Chamber Business Awards – hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Two Counties Business Exhibition takes place next week!
07/03/2017
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
06/03/2017
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
02/03/2017
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
28/02/2017
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
27/02/2017
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
27/02/2017
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
24/02/2017
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
14/02/2017
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
09/02/2017
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
08/02/2017
Business Women are encouraged to ‘Be Bold for Change’ to celebrate International Women’s Day at Peterborough Cathedral on Wednesday 8 March.
New facet to Chamber membership
07/02/2017
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
03/02/2017
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
31/01/2017
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
11/01/2017
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
10/01/2017
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
10/01/2017
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
05/01/2017
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
05/01/2017
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
15/12/2016
Opportunity to promote your business to a network of construction and property professionals.
New Chairman and Honorary President to celebrate Chamber centenary
07/12/2016
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
28/11/2016
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
23/11/2016
The Chamber has reacted to today’s Autumn Statement.
Cambridge passengers to have their say on local bus services
22/11/2016
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
21/11/2016
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
21/11/2016
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
16/11/2016
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
15/11/2016
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
14/11/2016
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
08/11/2016
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
02/11/2016
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
20/10/2016
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
17/10/2016
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
13/10/2016
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
13/10/2016
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
07/10/2016
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
04/10/2016
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
30/09/2016
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
20/09/2016
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
19/09/2016
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
30/08/2016
Cambridgeshire Constabulary promotes the Employer Supported Policing Scheme (ESP).
TV licencing
26/08/2016
Upcoming law change to TV licences from 1 September.
Has the EU referendum affected your business? Please complete our latest quarterly economic survey
22/08/2016
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
15/08/2016
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
19/07/2016
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
15/07/2016
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
12/07/2016
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....
12/07/2016
Hannah Coetsee, Marketing Executive of Conscious Communications shares her knowledge of using Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.
Free event to inspire business growth in Peterborough
11/07/2016
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
08/07/2016
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
05/07/2016
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
04/07/2016
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
30/06/2016
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
30/06/2016
Action Fraud has advised of issues with Rio 2016 Olympics tickets.
Reaction to the EU referendum
24/06/2016
The Chamber has reacted to the results of the EU referendum.
Chamber President recognised in Queen's birthday honours
13/06/2016
Local businessman Iain Crighton has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
Counterfeit cheques scam
13/06/2016
Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau) has notified us of a counterfeit cheques scam.
We're recruiting for the role of Executive Assistant
18/05/2016
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
16/05/2016
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
12/05/2016
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
11/05/2016
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
10/05/2016
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:
10/05/2016
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
06/05/2016
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
06/05/2016
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
27/04/2016
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
11/04/2016
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
11/04/2016
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
07/04/2016
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
31/03/2016
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
29/03/2016
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?
21/03/2016
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
18/03/2016
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'
16/03/2016
The Chamber Chief Executive comments on today's budget announcements.
BCC Budget Submission: no new business costs or taxes
14/03/2016
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
11/03/2016
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”
11/03/2016
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
08/03/2016
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
07/03/2016
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
24/02/2016
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
12/02/2016
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
11/02/2016
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
11/02/2016
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
10/02/2016
Survey from ecops asks you to rate your attitude to frauds and scams.
Newmarket’s flagship B2B exhibition returns to Newmarket Racecourse next month
09/02/2016
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
09/02/2016
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
04/02/2016
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
02/02/2016
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
28/01/2016
What does the EU referendum mean for your business?
Preparations are underway for Newmarket's biggest B2B networking event
25/01/2016
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
25/01/2016
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
21/01/2016
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
18/01/2016
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
15/01/2016
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
14/01/2016
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
13/01/2016
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
08/01/2016
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
08/01/2016
Construction and remodelling works announced at recent Peterborough Construction Network.
Global Business Network launched
08/01/2016
A forum to help businesses expand their knowledge when trading globally.
BCC: Positive economic growth but manufacturing exports slump
07/01/2016
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
05/01/2016
A record-breaking 24,546 people submitted their tax return online on New Year’s Eve, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed.



Forthcoming Events

October 18 2017 / 9.00am-4.00pm
Peterborough B2B Exhibition
October 19 2017 / 5.00-7.00pm
Free networking at Metro Bank, Cambridge
October 20 2017 / 12.30-2.30pm
Peterborough Construction Networking Lunch
October 24 2017 / 5.00-7.00pm
Global Business Network
October 25 2017 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Fenland
October 27 2017 / 7.45-10.00am
Peterborough Safari Business Breakfast
October 31 2017 / 9.30am-12.00pm
LinkedIn as a Sales Tool - Cambridge
November 1 2017 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Stamford
November 1 2017 / 9.0am-4.00pm
Stansted Meet the Buyers