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TOURISM AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

TOURISM AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

21/09/2017

Finalists of Visit Herefordshire and Visit Worcestershire’s Tourism Awards for Excellence attended an exclusive Awards Ceremony held at Malvern Theatres on Tuesday 19 September.

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WORLD CHAMBER WINNERS ANNOUNCED

WORLD CHAMBER WINNERS ANNOUNCED

21/09/2017

The winners of the World Chamber Competition have now been announced at the Congress Gala Dinner in Sydney’s Premier Convention Centre, Australia.

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TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE RETURNS TO HEREFORD

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE RETURNS TO HEREFORD

19/09/2017

After a hiatus of three years, an official Tourist Information Centre (TIC) is returning to the city and will be situated in Hereford Butter Market.

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MINSTER MICRO ANNOUNCED AS MEMBER OF THE MONTH

MINSTER MICRO ANNOUNCED AS MEMBER OF THE MONTH

18/09/2017

Kidderminster based Minster Micro has been announced as Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce’s Member of the Month for September.

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WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT WORLD CHAMBER COMPETITION

WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT WORLD CHAMBER COMPETITION

12/09/2017

Representatives from Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce will soon be travelling to Sydney, Australia to take part in a three day programme ahead of the World Chambers Competition.

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DELL EMC TO PRESENT AT CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO

DELL EMC TO PRESENT AT CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO

12/09/2017

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce’s Autumn Business Expo, in association with Hewett Recruitment, will take place on Thursday 5 October at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern.

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BUSINESSES INVITED TO ATTEND ‘BUILDING BETTER OPPORTUNITIES’ CELEBRATION

BUSINESSES INVITED TO ATTEND ‘BUILDING BETTER OPPORTUNITIES’ CELEBRATION

11/09/2017

Businesses across Worcestershire are invited to attend the celebration of the Building Better Opportunities programme on Friday 10 November, 8.00 – 9.30am at Sixways Stadium.

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THRIVE, STRIVE, SURVIVE – WORCESTERSHIRE BUSINESS CENTRAL CONFERENCE

THRIVE, STRIVE, SURVIVE – WORCESTERSHIRE BUSINESS CENTRAL CONFERENCE

08/09/2017

Worcestershire Business Central is excited to announce its first annual Conference ‘Thrive, Strive, Survive’.

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BENCHMARK YOUR BUSINESS BY TAKING PART IN SALARY & SKILLS SURVEY 2017

BENCHMARK YOUR BUSINESS BY TAKING PART IN SALARY & SKILLS SURVEY 2017

06/09/2017

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, in association with Hewett Recruitment, is delighted to announce the launch of the Salary & Skills Survey 2017, which is set to be the largest salary bench-marking survey in the two counties.

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TOURISM AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE JUDGING UNDERWAY

TOURISM AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE JUDGING UNDERWAY

01/09/2017

The judging for the Tourism Awards for Excellence 2017, as organised by Visit Herefordshire and Visit Worcestershire, is now underway.

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FANTASTIC PRIZES FOR TOURISM PHOTO COMPETITION

FANTASTIC PRIZES FOR TOURISM PHOTO COMPETITION

01/09/2017

Visit Worcestershire and Visit Herefordshire have teamed up to launch the Tourism Photo Competition 2017.

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SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE SUMMIT

SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE SUMMIT

31/08/2017

Hear from a range of great speakers at the BCC's International Trade Summit in October.

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RESULTS DAY FOR NEW GCSE GRADING IN ENGLAND

RESULTS DAY FOR NEW GCSE GRADING IN ENGLAND

31/08/2017

On Thursday 24 August, students from across the UK lined up to receive their GCSE results for 2017.

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BCC: TRADE MISSION OPPORTUNITY TO STRENGTHEN TIES WITH JAPAN

BCC: TRADE MISSION OPPORTUNITY TO STRENGTHEN TIES WITH JAPAN

31/08/2017

Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) comments as part of the Prime Minister's trade delegation to Japan.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY RESULTS 2017

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY RESULTS 2017

30/08/2017

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce would like to thank those who participated in the recent Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017.

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BCC AND DIHK: JOINT UK-GERMAN CALL TO PUT SHARED ECONOMIC INTERESTS FIRST IN BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS

BCC AND DIHK: JOINT UK-GERMAN CALL TO PUT SHARED ECONOMIC INTERESTS FIRST IN BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS

29/08/2017

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) have called for UK and EU negotiators to put a clear focus on our shared economic interests as Brexit talks reconvene in Brussels.

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BRITISH BUSINESS BANK LAUNCHES FIRST £120MILLION TRANCHE OF MIDLANDS ENGINE INVESTMENT FUND

BRITISH BUSINESS BANK LAUNCHES FIRST £120MILLION TRANCHE OF MIDLANDS ENGINE INVESTMENT FUND

29/08/2017

The British Business Bank has today announced the first wave of its £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund, with the launch of £120million worth of SME debt finance, in a move designed to provide greater support to the region’s smaller businesses, accelerate economic growth and promote job creation – in line with the Government’s Midlands Engine Strategy.

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ONE MONTH UNTIL WORLD CHAMBER WINNERS ANNOUNCED

ONE MONTH UNTIL WORLD CHAMBER WINNERS ANNOUNCED

24/08/2017

There is now just one month to go until the winners of the World Chamber Competition are revealed.

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BCC: COMMENTS ON GOVERNMENT POSITION PAPER ON CONTINUITY IN AVAILABILITY OF GOODS

BCC: COMMENTS ON GOVERNMENT POSITION PAPER ON CONTINUITY IN AVAILABILITY OF GOODS

22/08/2017

Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)comments on the position paper for continuity in the availability of goods for the EU and the UK.

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TOURISM PHOTO COMPETITION 2017

TOURISM PHOTO COMPETITION 2017

11/08/2017

Visit Worcestershire and Visit Herefordshire have joined forces once again to launch the Tourism Photo Competition 2017.

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BCC: UK’S TRADE POSITION REMAINS UNDERWHELMING

BCC: UK’S TRADE POSITION REMAINS UNDERWHELMING

10/08/2017

Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, comments on trade statistics for June.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE SUMMIT

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE SUMMIT

09/08/2017

On behalf of the British Chambers of Commerce, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to the International Trade Summit 2017 on Thursday 12 October. Held at The Vox, Resorts World in Birmingham, the Trade Summit will bring together over 500 UK exporters representing a wide range of sectors.

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NEW ADDRESS FOR HEREFORD OFFICE

NEW ADDRESS FOR HEREFORD OFFICE

07/08/2017

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that the Hereford office has now officially moved premises.

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CHAMBER ANNOUNCES SALARY & SKILLS STUDY TO SUPPORT FIRMS WITH RETENTION

CHAMBER ANNOUNCES SALARY & SKILLS STUDY TO SUPPORT FIRMS WITH RETENTION

07/08/2017

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, in association with Hewett Recruitment, is delighted to announce the launch of the Salary & Skills Survey 2017, which is set to be the largest salary bench-marking survey in the two counties.

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BCC COMMENT FOLLOWING PM’S BUSINESS COUNCIL MEETING

BCC COMMENT FOLLOWING PM’S BUSINESS COUNCIL MEETING

07/08/2017

Following his attendance at the Prime Minister’s business council meeting, Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR WORCESTERSHIRE APPRENTICESHIP AWARDS 2017

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR WORCESTERSHIRE APPRENTICESHIP AWARDS 2017

28/07/2017

30 of Worcestershire’s best apprentices, employers, training providers and schools have been announced as finalists at the Worcestershire Apprentice Awards 2017 and tables can now be booked.

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BCC: COMMENTS ON GDP FIGURES

BCC: COMMENTS ON GDP FIGURES

26/07/2017

Commenting on the first estimate of GDP for Q2 2017, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “While GDP growth in Q2 was a slight improvement on the previous quarter, it was still less than half the pace of growth recorded at the end of 2016, and provides further evidence that the UK economy is treading water.

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE BANK OF ENGLAND: GET INSIDER INFO AT CHAMBER BUSINESS BREAKFAST

BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE BANK OF ENGLAND: GET INSIDER INFO AT CHAMBER BUSINESS BREAKFAST

21/07/2017

With inflation, interest rates and the impact of exchange rates at the forefront of businesses minds post-Brexit...

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BCC: COMMENT FOLLOWING PM’S BUSINESS COUNCIL MEETING

BCC: COMMENT FOLLOWING PM’S BUSINESS COUNCIL MEETING

21/07/2017

Following his attendance at the Prime Minister’s business council meeting, Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The increased tempo of engagement with business in recent weeks is welcome, as is the Prime Minister's commitment to sustain that engagement over the crucial months ahead.

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BUSINESS DIRECTION: FEEDBACK 2017

BUSINESS DIRECTION: FEEDBACK 2017

19/07/2017

Business Direction would like to invite readers to complete the Feedback survey for 2017.

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BCC: RESPONSE TO HS2 ANNOUNCEMENTS

BCC: RESPONSE TO HS2 ANNOUNCEMENTS

18/07/2017

Commenting on the announcements on HS2 made by the Department for Transport, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The HS2 project is intended to boost the infrastructure capacity of the UK as a whole so business communities will welcome this clarity on the routes, but will want to see action begin on all phases as soon as possible.

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BCC: RESPONDS TO LOW PAY COMMISSION

BCC: RESPONDS TO LOW PAY COMMISSION

17/07/2017

In its response to the Low Pay Commission Consultation, the British Chambers of Commerce calls for a cautious approach to setting the National Living Wage (NLW) but one which will help low paid workers deal with the consequences of inflation without pricing people out of jobs.

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE SUMMIT 2017

INTERNATIONAL TRADE SUMMIT 2017

10/07/2017

This year’s International Trade Summit will take place at the VOX Conference Centre, Resorts World, Birmingham on 12th October.

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BCC: 'NO DEAL' NOT AN OPTION FOR BUSINESS COMMUNITIES

BCC: 'NO DEAL' NOT AN OPTION FOR BUSINESS COMMUNITIES

10/07/2017

One month on from the General Election, the British Chambers of Commerce today (Monday 10 July) 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.

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WORCESTERSHIRE RECORDS STRONGEST GROWTH IN HIGHER LEVEL WORKFORCE SKILLS FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

WORCESTERSHIRE RECORDS STRONGEST GROWTH IN HIGHER LEVEL WORKFORCE SKILLS FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

04/07/2017

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership have today, Tuesday 4 July, announced that Worcestershire has achieved the strongest growth in higher level workforce skills for the second year running.

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BCC: GUARANTEE FOR EU CITIZENS WELCOME, BUT LONG OVERDUE

BCC: GUARANTEE FOR EU CITIZENS WELCOME, BUT LONG OVERDUE

27/06/2017

Responding to the Prime Minister's offer of guarantees for EU citizens living and working in the UK, made at last night's European Council meeting, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

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SIR JOHN PEACE SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN MIDLANDS ENGINE AND MARYLAND, US

SIR JOHN PEACE SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN MIDLANDS ENGINE AND MARYLAND, US

27/06/2017

Sir John Peace of the Midlands Engine joined U.S. Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Commerce to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the relationship between the Midlands region and Maryland, the centre of research and innovation in cybersecurity in the U.S.

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CHAMBER TELLS TRANSPORT MINISTER BUSINESS WOES DURING VISIT TO LEDBURY

CHAMBER TELLS TRANSPORT MINISTER BUSINESS WOES DURING VISIT TO LEDBURY

26/06/2017

Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, paid a visit to Ledbury Train Station with local MP Bill Wiggin on Friday 23 June to discuss local road and rail improvements. Sophia Haywood, Policy Manager at the Chamber of Commerce, was there to explain the needs and woes of the local business community in regards to much needed infrastructure.

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THE CHAMBER APP IS LIVE!

THE CHAMBER APP IS LIVE!

22/06/2017

The Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce App is now live on both Apple Apps Store and Google Play.

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GENERAL ELECTION DEBATE GETS COUNTY BUSINESSES TALKING

GENERAL ELECTION DEBATE GETS COUNTY BUSINESSES TALKING

01/06/2017

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Federation of Small Businesses, hosted an election debate on key business issues last week on Friday 26 May at Hereford Football Club.

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THE GIRAFFES ARE COMING – GET SET FOR WORCESTER STANDS TALL ADVENTURE

THE GIRAFFES ARE COMING – GET SET FOR WORCESTER STANDS TALL ADVENTURE

19/05/2017

The biggest public art event ever seen in Worcester will take the city by storm next summer as gentle, giant giraffes stand tall in our midst.

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RECORD NUMBER RECEIVE ACCREDITATION AT WORCESTERSHIRE WORKS WELL EVENT

RECORD NUMBER RECEIVE ACCREDITATION AT WORCESTERSHIRE WORKS WELL EVENT

19/05/2017

Eight Worcestershire companies received Level 1 and Level 2 accreditations at Worcestershire Works Well’s bi-annual event this month, held at the Mercure Hotel in Kidderminster.

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TOURISM AWARDS COMING SOON!

TOURISM AWARDS COMING SOON!

11/05/2017

Visit Herefordshire & Visit Worcestershire will shortly be launching the Tourism Awards for Excellence, the official Tourism Awards for the two counties.

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INVEST IN THE UK'S INFRASTRUCTURE TO BOOST BUSINESS CONFIDENCE & LOCAL GROWTH

INVEST IN THE UK'S INFRASTRUCTURE TO BOOST BUSINESS CONFIDENCE & LOCAL GROWTH

09/05/2017

Investment in infrastructure is crucial to the success of local economies, but ask anyone who spends time on congested roads...

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QUIZ PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES AT CHAMBER HUSTINGS

QUIZ PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES AT CHAMBER HUSTINGS

05/05/2017

Join the Chamber and parliamentary candidates across the two counties at two political debates ahead of the next general election.

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 BCC ELECTION MANIFESTO: BREXIT AND BEYOND

BCC ELECTION MANIFESTO: BREXIT AND BEYOND

03/05/2017

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Tuesday) launched ‘Brexit and Beyond’, the Chamber Network manifesto for General Election 2017.

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TWO COUNTIES’ BUSINESSES RECOGNISED WITH QUEEN’S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE

TWO COUNTIES’ BUSINESSES RECOGNISED WITH QUEEN’S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE

25/04/2017

Six businesses from Herefordshire and Worcestershire have been recognised with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, one of the highest accolades for business success.

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LOCAL BUSINESSES’ GROW DESPITE RISING UPFRONT COSTS

LOCAL BUSINESSES’ GROW DESPITE RISING UPFRONT COSTS

19/04/2017

Businesses across Herefordshire & Worcestershire have continued to grow despite increasing upfront costs and uncertainty around Brexit, according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) results.

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS

11/04/2017

Over 50 finalists have now been announced for the prestigious Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber Business Awards, sponsored by Sanlam, which take place on Thursday 15 June at the Worcester Arena.

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BCC: SHORTAGE OF DIGITAL SKILLS HAMPERING BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY AND GROWTH

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).

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£748,000 AWARDED FOR HEREFORDSHIRE’S A GREAT PLACE

£748,000 AWARDED FOR HEREFORDSHIRE’S A GREAT PLACE

28/03/2017

Herefordshire Cultural Partnership (HCP) notched up another success with the announcement that the County will be one of only 16 pilot areas for the Great Place Scheme, jointly funded over three years by Arts Council England (ACE) and Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to put heritage, arts and culture at the heart of its communities.

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BCC ECONOMIC FORECAST: UK GROWTH UPGRADED FOR 2017 BUT TO REMAIN FLAT IN THE MEDIUM-TERM

BCC ECONOMIC FORECAST: UK GROWTH UPGRADED FOR 2017 BUT TO REMAIN FLAT IN THE MEDIUM-TERM

23/03/2017

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has upgraded its UK GDP growth forecast for 2017 from 1.1% to 1.4%. However, it has downgraded its expectations slightly for 2018 from 1.4% to 1.3%, and published its first forecast for 2019 of 1.5% growth.

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MILLIONS TO BE INVESTED IN NEW UNIVERSITY AND CYBER CENTRE IN HEREFORDSHIRE

MILLIONS TO BE INVESTED IN NEW UNIVERSITY AND CYBER CENTRE IN HEREFORDSHIRE

15/03/2017

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed funding allocations for Herefordshire projects which are being supported by the LEP's latest Growth Deal with Government announced today. (THURS)

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£17.5 MILLION CASH BOOST FOR WORCESTERSHIRE TO HELP CREATE LOCAL JOBS AND GROWTH

£17.5 MILLION CASH BOOST FOR WORCESTERSHIRE TO HELP CREATE LOCAL JOBS AND GROWTH

15/03/2017

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced a government cash boost of £17.5 million for Worcestershire to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth.

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HEREFORDSHIRE COMPANIES INVITED TO EXPORT DROP IN CLINICS

HEREFORDSHIRE COMPANIES INVITED TO EXPORT DROP IN CLINICS

10/03/2017

Every Wednesday from 10.00am-12:00pm at the Hereford Business Solutions Centre

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BESPOKE TRAINING IN LEDBURY, LEOMINSTER AND LUDLOW

BESPOKE TRAINING IN LEDBURY, LEOMINSTER AND LUDLOW

10/03/2017

Three businesses have benefited from bespoke training through the Chamber’s Business Training Department during February 2017.

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MICROSOFT – CHAMBER PARTNERSHIP

MICROSOFT – CHAMBER PARTNERSHIP

09/03/2017

The Chambers of Commerce have teamed up with Microsoft and Giacom to offer members an exclusive discount on a range of cloud solutions to increase your business productivity.

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PUT PRACTICALITY AND CERTAINTY AT THE HEART OF BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS

PUT PRACTICALITY AND CERTAINTY AT THE HEART OF BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS

01/03/2017

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.

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CHAMBER JOINS THE GOOD RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN

CHAMBER JOINS THE GOOD RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN

27/02/2017

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is proud to be part of the Good Recruitment campaign, which helps organisations benchmark their current recruitment methods and reinvigorate their strategies in order to attract the right candidate.

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BREAKFAST BUDGET BRIEFING 2017

BREAKFAST BUDGET BRIEFING 2017

21/02/2017

Local businesses are invited to join the Chamber and CB Chartered Accountants on Thursday 9th March to hear the business reaction to the budget.

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CHAMBER LAUNCH BUSINESS MANIFESTO FOR 2017

CHAMBER LAUNCH BUSINESS MANIFESTO FOR 2017

10/02/2017

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce has officially launched its Business Manifesto for 2017, which outlines the main policy objectives and campaigns for businesses in the two counties.

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HIGH SATISFACTION FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS

HIGH SATISFACTION FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS

09/02/2017

89% of Chamber members are satisfied with their membership package and 88% would recommend membership to others, a recent Customer Satisfaction survey shows.

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BUSINESSES INVITED TO ATTEND LAUNCH OF THE CHAMBER MANIFESTO

BUSINESSES INVITED TO ATTEND LAUNCH OF THE CHAMBER MANIFESTO

17/01/2017

Local businesses are invited to attend the launch of the Chamber Business Manifesto for 2017 on the 3rd of February.

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IMPACT OF BREXIT VOTE ON LOCAL BUSINESS REVEALED IN LATEST CHAMBER SURVEY

IMPACT OF BREXIT VOTE ON LOCAL BUSINESS REVEALED IN LATEST CHAMBER SURVEY

04/01/2017

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce’s renowned Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) has revealed that local business is beginning to feel the pinch after the vote to leave the EU.

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PRIME MINISTER MUST ‘SHOW LEADERSHIP’ ON EU MIGRANTS’ RIGHT TO REMAIN – SAYS TUC AND BCC

PRIME MINISTER MUST ‘SHOW LEADERSHIP’ ON EU MIGRANTS’ RIGHT TO REMAIN – SAYS TUC AND BCC

19/12/2016

The TUC and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have today (Sunday) published an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on her to end the uncertainty for workers and businesses by confirming that the government will give current EU migrants a right to remain after Brexit.

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AUTUMN STATEMENT 2016: CHAMBER ANALYSIS

AUTUMN STATEMENT 2016: CHAMBER ANALYSIS

23/11/2016

Philip Hammond’s first, and coincidently last, Autumn Statement was a responsible package that will reassure local businesses in Herefordshire & Worcestershire.

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LOCAL BUSINESSES RECOGNISED AT LATEST WORCESTERSHIRE WORKS WELL EVENT

LOCAL BUSINESSES RECOGNISED AT LATEST WORCESTERSHIRE WORKS WELL EVENT

22/11/2016

Worcestershire Works Well, the county’s health and wellbeing accreditation scheme for businesses, celebrated another successful event this month at Hogarths Stone Manor. The event provided an informative insight into women’s health and celebrated the accreditation of four local businesses.

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OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL

OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL

16/11/2016

Despite the headwinds experienced by many businesses in recent months, we continue to hear stories of those who have exported for the first time or are continuing to grow their business through exporting.

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BCC: TIME FOR ACTION ON HIGH COST OF CHILDCARE

BCC: TIME FOR ACTION ON HIGH COST OF CHILDCARE

14/11/2016

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Sunday) publishes 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.

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REGIONAL WINNERS CELEBRATED IN THE BRITISH CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS

REGIONAL WINNERS CELEBRATED IN THE BRITISH CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS

20/10/2016

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce was delighted to present five Worcestershire companies with certificates last week to recognise their achievements in the regional heats of the Chamber Business Awards 2016.

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AUTUMN STATEMENT: CHANGE TONE, BOOST BUSINESS INVESTMENT, AND IMPROVE INFRASTRUCTURE, SAYS BCC

AUTUMN STATEMENT: CHANGE TONE, BOOST BUSINESS INVESTMENT, AND IMPROVE INFRASTRUCTURE, SAYS BCC

17/10/2016

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday November 23, 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.

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BCC APPOINTS ADAM MARSHALL AS DIRECTOR GENERAL

BCC APPOINTS ADAM MARSHALL AS DIRECTOR GENERAL

17/10/2016

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Marshall as its new Director General with immediate effect.

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BCC QUARTERLY ECONOMIC SURVEY: MIXED PICTURE EMERGES POST-REFERENDUM

BCC QUARTERLY ECONOMIC SURVEY: MIXED PICTURE EMERGES POST-REFERENDUM

17/10/2016

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey – Britain’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey, based on more than 7,000 responses from firms in Q3 2016 – shows a mixed picture.

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LOCAL EMPHASIS NEEDED TO DELIVER SKILLS FOR BUSINESS

LOCAL EMPHASIS NEEDED TO DELIVER SKILLS FOR BUSINESS

12/10/2016

MPs and other opinion formers taking a break from the Conservative Party Conference last week were told that devolution could be one way to achieve an education system that is attuned to local business needs.

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MIKE ASHTON TO STEP DOWN AS CHAMBER CEO

MIKE ASHTON TO STEP DOWN AS CHAMBER CEO

11/10/2016

Mike Ashton, Chief Executive of Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, has announced his planned retirement and will step down as Chief Executive on Friday 31 March 2017.

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OVER 1000 PEOPLE AT OCTOBER CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO

OVER 1000 PEOPLE AT OCTOBER CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO

07/10/2016

Over 1000 people attended the Three Counties Showground yesterday (Thursday 6 October) for Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo, sponsored by Hewett Recruitment.

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CHANGES TO THE CHAMBER BOARD

CHANGES TO THE CHAMBER BOARD

05/10/2016

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce welcomes three new members to its board, and says goodbye to two former members.

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FUNDING AVAILABLE TO HELP BUSINESSES SAVE ENERGY AND CUT COSTS

FUNDING AVAILABLE TO HELP BUSINESSES SAVE ENERGY AND CUT COSTS

03/10/2016

The Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) will help small- and medium-sized businesses to lower running costs, by reducing energy consumption and also help the environment by cutting carbon emissions.

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BCC EU SURVEY: BUSINESS VOTE TIGHTENS AS REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN HEADS TO THE FINISH LINE

BCC EU SURVEY: BUSINESS VOTE TIGHTENS AS REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN HEADS TO THE FINISH LINE

10/05/2016

The BCC’s detailed findings indicate that 54.1% of businesspeople polled would vote to Remain, down from 60% in February 2016, and 37% would vote to Leave – up from 30% on the BCC’s previous survey.

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EXPO CASE STUDY NO.7 – “A VITAL DATE IN OUR CALENDAR”

EXPO CASE STUDY NO.7 – “A VITAL DATE IN OUR CALENDAR”

29/02/2016

Three days to go until the #hwexpo, Worcester-based ISO Quality Services Ltd share why the Expo is a vital date in their calendar.

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EXPO CASE STUDY NO.6 – MEETING HEREFORDSHIRE BUSINESSES

EXPO CASE STUDY NO.6 – MEETING HEREFORDSHIRE BUSINESSES

22/02/2016

Less than two weeks until the #hwexpo, Penny Lowe from Wellington Consulting in Hereford shares why the Expo is the ideal opportunity for small businesses or businesses in Herefordshire.

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EXPO CASE STUDY NO.5: OVER 50 SIGN UPS

EXPO CASE STUDY NO.5: OVER 50 SIGN UPS

15/02/2016

People really do get results at the Chamber Business Expo. Macmillan Cancer Support attended the event in October 2015 for a really inspiring day where they showcased two of their vital services.

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EXPO CASE STUDY NO.4: “800 POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS IN A DAY”

EXPO CASE STUDY NO.4: “800 POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS IN A DAY”

08/02/2016

Less than four weeks to go until the biggest business exhibition in the two counties, Patron member Print Strategy Europe share the opportunities that exhibiting at the Expo gave them.

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EXPO CASE STUDY NO.3: “THE PERFECT PLACE TO PROMOTE OUR SERVICES”

EXPO CASE STUDY NO.3: “THE PERFECT PLACE TO PROMOTE OUR SERVICES”

01/02/2016

There are just five weeks before the Chamber Business Expo, where people continue to win business every year. Squareye Television share their story about meeting St Richard’s Hospice and the films which followed.

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EXPO CASE STUDY NO.2: “THE IDEAL PLACE TO MAKE NEW CONTACTS”

EXPO CASE STUDY NO.2: “THE IDEAL PLACE TO MAKE NEW CONTACTS”

25/01/2016

Six weeks before the Expo, Orchard Healthcare share how their partnering with Hands on at Work on a joint stand provided them with a fantastic opportunity to make new contacts.

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 EXPO CASE STUDY NO.1: “A NOT TO BE MISSED ANNUAL EVENT”

EXPO CASE STUDY NO.1: “A NOT TO BE MISSED ANNUAL EVENT”

18/01/2016

Seven weeks before one of the biggest business events in the two counties, Owner of Clarify Copywriting Adrian Barradell shares his thoughts on why the Chamber Business Expo is not to be missed.

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HELPING MEMBERS TO GROW THEIR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: CHAMBERFX

HELPING MEMBERS TO GROW THEIR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: CHAMBERFX

01/07/2015

The British Chambers of Commerce and Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce have partnered with exchange experts, Moneycorp to provide money saving foreign exchange to chamber members. If you have international payment requirements Moneycorp can help you save hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands every year.

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VOLVO LAUNCHES CO-PILOT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ROAD SAFETY FOR BUSINESSES

VOLVO LAUNCHES CO-PILOT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ROAD SAFETY FOR BUSINESSES

26/06/2015

Driving on business is more dangerous than being a deep sea diver

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THE NEW TAX YEAR STARTS IN APRIL

THE NEW TAX YEAR STARTS IN APRIL

17/03/2015

Find out in march about how to keep good records.

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WEEKLY POLICY UPDATE

WEEKLY POLICY UPDATE

06/03/2015

This week’s policy update looks at the rise of the ‘Brittelstand’, the UK’s medium-sized businesses (MSB), the current upturn in performance of the manufacturing sector, an Institute for Fiscal Studies report into average incomes, the decision by the European Central Bank to raise eurozone growth expectancy, and the launch of ‘An Agenda for Business’, the Executive Summary of the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Manifesto.

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WEEKLY POLICY UPDATE

WEEKLY POLICY UPDATE

23/02/2015

The latest edition of the Weekly Policy Update looks at the rising cost of rail travel, an EU Trade Commissioner’s prediction over the consequences of a ‘Brexit’ from the eurozone, BP’s views over the future of shale gas extraction in Britain, and details of a forthcoming Financial Conduct Authority review of the corporate banking sector.

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UKTI EXPORT WEEK PROMISES WEEK OF GLOBAL FOCUS

UKTI EXPORT WEEK PROMISES WEEK OF GLOBAL FOCUS

10/11/2014

November 10th-14th sees the return of UK Trade & Investment's (UKTI) hugely popular Export Week. A week long event that provides seminars, workshops and market briefings to provide practical advice on doing business overseas.

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QUARTERLY ECONOMIC SURVEY: Q3 RESULTS & Q4 FIELDWORK

QUARTERLY ECONOMIC SURVEY: Q3 RESULTS & Q4 FIELDWORK

10/11/2014

Monday marks the start of the fieldwork period for Q4 of the Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), the biggest economic survey of its kind in the country.

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WEEKLY POLICY UPDATE

WEEKLY POLICY UPDATE

07/11/2014

This weeks policy update looks at Ed Milliband's calls to disband the House of Lords in favour of an elected second chamber, the recent ruling on the backdating of holiday pay, the appetite for regional devolution in the West Midlands, and the newly launched investigation into British banks by the Competition and Markets Authority.

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IMPROVE ATTITUDES AND REDUCE STRESS WITH EFFECTIVE TEAM BUILDING

IMPROVE ATTITUDES AND REDUCE STRESS WITH EFFECTIVE TEAM BUILDING

06/11/2014

It has been proven that team building activities are the most effective way to reduce stress, ensure group focus, improve attitudes and get your group to learn how to work together towards team goals.

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CMA INVESTIGATION WILL TACKLE LONGSTANDING BUSINESS BANKING CONCERNS, SAYS BCC

CMA INVESTIGATION WILL TACKLE LONGSTANDING BUSINESS BANKING CONCERNS, SAYS BCC

06/11/2014

Commenting on today’s decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to launch a full-scale investigation into SME banking, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce said:

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SPORTING CHAMPIONS IN THE COMMUNITY TO BE HONOURED AT SPORTS AWARDS

SPORTING CHAMPIONS IN THE COMMUNITY TO BE HONOURED AT SPORTS AWARDS

03/11/2014

With the Wheelchair Basketball European Championships coming to the University Arena and a newly promoted Worcestershire County Cricket Club celebrating its 150th year, sporting spectaculars are never too far away for local sport afficionados. But what better way to celebrate than by honouring those who are achieving great things across the community?

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WEEKLY POLICY UPDATE

WEEKLY POLICY UPDATE

31/10/2014

This weeks policy update looks at the current war of words between David Cameron and the EU over the payment of £1.7bn, progression over plans for a HS3 to supplement HS2, the results of the World Bank's 'Doing Business' report, and an update on Britain's aviation capacity debate, namely Heathrow's increased sales.

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STONES IN HIS POCKETS

STONES IN HIS POCKETS

28/10/2014

Following its Tony Award nominated run on Broadway, four and a half years in the West End and on tour, the worldwide success Stones in His Pockets is back on the road once again, appearing at Malvern Theatres on Friday 14th November.

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WOMENS BUSINESS CONFERENCE PROVES TO BE INSPIRING AND INVALUABLE

WOMENS BUSINESS CONFERENCE PROVES TO BE INSPIRING AND INVALUABLE

28/10/2014

Women in business from across Herefordshire & Worcestershire were able to come together to network, hear from inspiring speakers, and gain collaborative confidence, at the annual Women's Business Conference at the Abbey Hotel, Malvern.

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SLOWER GDP GROWTH REINFORCES NEED FOR BOLD AUTUMN STATEMENT MEASURES

SLOWER GDP GROWTH REINFORCES NEED FOR BOLD AUTUMN STATEMENT MEASURES

24/10/2014

Today has seen the release of GDP figures for Q3, with the key findings documented below.

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SUPERFAST WORCESTERSHIRE IS THREE MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

SUPERFAST WORCESTERSHIRE IS THREE MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

23/10/2014

Ambitious plans to roll-out superfast broadband across Worcestershire are three months ahead of schedule, partners Worcestershire County Council and BT announced today.

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EXPORT WEEK PROMISES TO BRING THE WORLD TO OUR DOORSTEPS

EXPORT WEEK PROMISES TO BRING THE WORLD TO OUR DOORSTEPS

21/10/2014

November 10-14 sees the return of UK Trade & Investment's (UKTI) hugely popular Export Week. A week long event that provides seminars, workshops and market briefings to provide practical advice on doing business overseas.

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LOCAL MPs FIGHT FOR IMPROVED RAIL CONNECTIVITY IN COMMONS DEBATE

LOCAL MPs FIGHT FOR IMPROVED RAIL CONNECTIVITY IN COMMONS DEBATE

20/10/2014

Worcester MP, Robin Walker, and Mid-Worcestershire MP, Peter Luff, give evidence for Cotswold line improvements, using Chamber testimonies as evidence.

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ANSWER TO MIGRATION CONUNDRUM LIES IN IMPROVING SKILLS, SAYS BCC

ANSWER TO MIGRATION CONUNDRUM LIES IN IMPROVING SKILLS, SAYS BCC

20/10/2014

Commenting on a speech made by European Commission president, Jose Manuel Barroso warning the UK against exiting the EU, Director of Research at the British Chambers of Commerce, Mike Spicer said:

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WORCESTERSHIRE UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES FALL AGAIN

WORCESTERSHIRE UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES FALL AGAIN

15/10/2014

The number of people claiming job seekers allowance has decreased by 326 to 5,452 during September.

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FAST TRACK TO EXPORT SUCCESS

FAST TRACK TO EXPORT SUCCESS

07/10/2014

Export Week brings the world to the West Midlands

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BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE REACTION TO BUSINESS SECRETARY SPEECH

BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE REACTION TO BUSINESS SECRETARY SPEECH

06/10/2014

BCC Director General, John Longworth, reacts to the speech of Business, Innovation and Skills Secretary, Vince Cable.

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YOUNG PEOPLE NEED MORE SUPPORT TO MAKE TRANSITION FROM EDUCATION TO WORK, SAYS BCC

YOUNG PEOPLE NEED MORE SUPPORT TO MAKE TRANSITION FROM EDUCATION TO WORK, SAYS BCC

03/10/2014

Results from British Chamber of Commerce Workforce Survey highlights the need for cooperation between educators and businesses.

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WEEKLY POLICY UPDATE

WEEKLY POLICY UPDATE

03/10/2014

This weeks policy update unpacks the keynote speeches of Prime Minister, David Cameron, along with Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, at this weeks Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.

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SUCCESS STORY OF THE WEEK: HME TECHNOLOGY

SUCCESS STORY OF THE WEEK: HME TECHNOLOGY

03/10/2014

HME Technology, a leading manufacturer and installer of design and technology equipment to study engineering, has won its first contract in Saudi Arabia.

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WORCESTER HIGH STREET TO BATTLE IT OUT TO BE NAMED TOP OF THE SHOPS

WORCESTER HIGH STREET TO BATTLE IT OUT TO BE NAMED TOP OF THE SHOPS

03/10/2014

Towns and villages around Britain, including Worcester High Street, are set to battle it out after making it onto the shortlist for the Great British High Street Awards.

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WORCESTERSHIRE HOTELS NAMED TOP HOTELS IN THE UK

WORCESTERSHIRE HOTELS NAMED TOP HOTELS IN THE UK

02/10/2014

Two hotels that are part of the Destination Worcestershire scheme have been named the best in the UK after winning Hotel of the Year and Small Hotel Group of the year at the AA Hospitality Awards 2014.

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NEW CHAMBER PRESIDENT

NEW CHAMBER PRESIDENT

02/10/2014

Jim McBride, Director of Henley Business Group, has been President of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce for the past two years and is now stepping down from the role, to make way for new President, Stuart Speight, Director of IE Developments.

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GET ON THE COURSE TO HELP CHANGE LIVES

GET ON THE COURSE TO HELP CHANGE LIVES

05/09/2014

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce are inviting all businesses to join in with a Charity Golf Day, to be held on Friday 3rd October 2014 at The Worcestershire Golf Club in Malvern.

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COFFEE AND CAKE WITH THE CHAMBER TEAM IN HEREFORD

COFFEE AND CAKE WITH THE CHAMBER TEAM IN HEREFORD

05/09/2014

On Friday 19th September 2014 at the Rural Enterprise Centre in Hereford, the Chamber will be hosting a 'Coffee and Cake' event to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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BCC: PREMATURE INTEREST RATE RISES COULD PUT UK RECOVERY AT RISK

BCC: PREMATURE INTEREST RATE RISES COULD PUT UK RECOVERY AT RISK

07/08/2014

BCC comments on monetary policy decision

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT CONFERENCE VENUE

CHOOSING THE RIGHT CONFERENCE VENUE

25/06/2014

Getting the right venue can make or break your event, when choosing a venue for your next meeting or conference there is more to consider than just the budget. You will need to take into account many factors such as who is attending? Is the venue easily accessible? Does the venue fit the company's corporate image?

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HEATHROW AIRPORT - ONE HUB OR NONE?

HEATHROW AIRPORT - ONE HUB OR NONE?

27/05/2014

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ‘One Hub or None’ seminar on 26th June at Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

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WORCESTERSHIRE WORKS WELL SUCCESS AT BI-ANNUAL EVENT

WORCESTERSHIRE WORKS WELL SUCCESS AT BI-ANNUAL EVENT

27/05/2014

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce celebrated along with six other businesses at the Worcestershire Works Well bi-annual event held at Sixways Stadium on 22nd May, after achieving various levels of Worcestershire Works Well accreditation.

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HR PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE WITH H&W CHAMBER & HEWETT RECRUITMENT

HR PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE WITH H&W CHAMBER & HEWETT RECRUITMENT

22/05/2014

HR professionals from around the region are being encouraged to sign up for the HR event of 2014. The event is run by the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce in association with Hewett Recruitment and held at Sixways Stadium, Worcester on June 4th.

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100 BUSINESSES SIGN UP TO ENERGISE THEIR PROFITS IN RESOURCE EFFICIENT WORCESTERSHIRE'S FIRST YEAR!

100 BUSINESSES SIGN UP TO ENERGISE THEIR PROFITS IN RESOURCE EFFICIENT WORCESTERSHIRE'S FIRST YEAR!

22/05/2014

100 businesses have registered for help with their energy costs getting advice on issues such as how heating and lighting are being used, controlled, maintained and also how well premises are insulated.

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BE A WINNER TOO

BE A WINNER TOO

02/05/2014

There are still some fantastic prizes waiting to be claimed as part of our 'Be A Winner Too' season.

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ACCESS TO FINANCE EVENT - MAY

ACCESS TO FINANCE EVENT - MAY

30/04/2014

Unique event to highlight key finance avenues currently available for local businesses.

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CHAMBER TRAINING COURSES

CHAMBER TRAINING COURSES

28/04/2014

After a well deserved break, why not take advantage of our Easter Offer? For one week only members will receive a huge 30% discount off the standard non member price of courses and non members will receive a 10% discount.

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19/03/2014

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