Link
  •  Home
  •  
  •  
  •  
    Your Basket is empty

  •  

We are in business for your business,
Supporting you at every turn

Chamber Blog

Home / News & Opportunities / Blog
No More Not Spots!

No More Not Spots!

27/03/2018

Access to mobile voice call services is a basic requirement of business today: it’s essential to consumers and for linking people and communities. That’s why the British Chambers of Commerce has launched a campaign calling for No More Not Spots!

Read More

QUARTERLY ECONOMIC SURVEY

QUARTERLY ECONOMIC SURVEY

22/02/2018

The Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is the largest and most representative independent business survey of its kind in the UK. Based on over 7,000 responses nationally and a large number of responses locally, the QES helps Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce assess how businesses in the two counties are performing on a range of key indicators and understand businesses' biggest concerns.

Read More

HAINES WATTS - ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL: A BALANCED APPROACH TO SOLVING WORKPLACE INEQUALITY

HAINES WATTS - ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL: A BALANCED APPROACH TO SOLVING WORKPLACE INEQUALITY

21/02/2018

Thursday 8 March marks International Women’s Day (IWD), a celebration of the achievements of women and a call to action for accelerating gender parity. I was surprised to learn that the first IWD was run by the Suffragettes in 1911. How disappointed they would be that, despite 107 years of effort, women still face significant social, economic, cultural and political inequality. 

Read More

BCC UPDATE - 12 FEBRUARY

BCC UPDATE - 12 FEBRUARY

12/02/2018

This week the British Chambers of Commerce have  been engaging with a range of businesses, have written a letter to the Prime Minister asking for clarity regarding Brexit, as well as being asked by Channel 4 for case studies of  businesses trading with the EU. 

Read More

WORCESTERSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF CARERS - SUPPORTING WORKING CARERS MAKES BUSINESS SENSE

WORCESTERSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF CARERS - SUPPORTING WORKING CARERS MAKES BUSINESS SENSE

12/01/2018

Recent national statistics show that nearly 1 in every 8 workers in the UK is a carer, and close to 70% of carers have quit work or reduced their hours due to the stress of juggling work with care. 

Read More

BEES KNEES MARKETING -

BEES KNEES MARKETING - "THE EVOLUTION OF PR"

03/01/2018

"The Evolution of PR" was the subject of this year’s CIPR National Conference and it certainly showcased the speed in which the communications is heading down the track to transparency, truth and corporate social responsibility. 

Read More

BRAND NEW BUSINESS AWARDS CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED FOR 2018

BRAND NEW BUSINESS AWARDS CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED FOR 2018

15/11/2017

This year we saw over 100 firms enter the Chamber Business Awards for 2017. The awards aim to highlight the very best of business across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and beyond - recognising businesses of all shapes, sectors and sizes. 

Read More

SHARON SMITH – OCTOBER MONTHLY REVIEW

SHARON SMITH – OCTOBER MONTHLY REVIEW

03/11/2017

The Chamber’s autumn Business Expo (Thursday 5 October) always signals the arrival of the colder months, and this year was no exception. However, the Expo is also a celebration of the growth and success of businesses in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. 

Read More

PETVICTUS - WHY ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S BEARD CAUSED ME TO JOIN THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

PETVICTUS - WHY ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S BEARD CAUSED ME TO JOIN THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

31/10/2017

I’m sometimes asked why I go to business networking events. I often don’t meet people who are remotely connected to my sphere of interests, or could themselves actively help me in my business journey. But networking is normally not about the immediate gratification of obtaining a sale or a new lead; it’s about the subtle interconnectedness of people. 

Read More

V8 MEDIA - EFFECTIVE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AT EVENTS

V8 MEDIA - EFFECTIVE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AT EVENTS

14/09/2017

With the Chamber of Commerce Business Expo fast approaching, we thought we’d share with you our guidance on using social media effectively at events. This guide is not intended for those organising events but instead for attendees who wish to make the most of an event and create a positive impression before it even begins.

Read More

GLIDEOLOGY – RE-INVENTING A BUSINESS

GLIDEOLOGY – RE-INVENTING A BUSINESS

12/09/2017

Having always had a strong creative streak and a desire to express myself, quitting the daily grind and starting my own business seemed like the natural thing to do. Three years ago I took that leap of faith and launched Photoglide... 

Read More

WHAT IS CSR? WORKING WITH INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED SCHEMES

WHAT IS CSR? WORKING WITH INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED SCHEMES

08/09/2017

By definition, CSR is Corporate Social Responsibility - however pin-pointing what this specifically means is far and vast. 

Read More

BRANDREFINERY - THE POWER OF THE CROWD: A LOCAL CROWDFUNDING AGENCY

BRANDREFINERY - THE POWER OF THE CROWD: A LOCAL CROWDFUNDING AGENCY

07/09/2017

As a fairly new business on the Worcester scene and if you haven’t come across us before, we are a marketing agency that is focused on launching products through crowdfunding. In our time here, we have found that a lot of local businesses have heard of crowdfunding but they don’t really understand what it is, therefore this blog is designed to help identify if crowdfunding is right for your business. 

Read More

SOPHIA HAYWOOD - BUSINESSES NEED TO FACE THE HACKS

SOPHIA HAYWOOD - BUSINESSES NEED TO FACE THE HACKS

31/08/2017

Earlier this week, second-hand gadget and video games retailer Cex announced that up to two million customers have had their data stolen following a security breach.

Read More

LIZ RUSHTON - DON’T LET YOUR PROFITS DISAPPEAR INTO AIR!

LIZ RUSHTON - DON’T LET YOUR PROFITS DISAPPEAR INTO AIR!

21/08/2017

As an Energy Efficiency Advisor working on the Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP), my role involves visiting local businesses and encouraging them to become more energy efficient through free advice and grant funding.

Read More

F8CREATES - WHAT MAKES A WEBSITE WORK?

F8CREATES - WHAT MAKES A WEBSITE WORK?

21/08/2017

A website needs to load and function correctly. But for it to really work, a website needs to lead its visitors to complete a predefined goal as effortlessly as possible.

Read More

DUOMO – BEING ADAPTABLE IN WAKE OF BREXIT

DUOMO – BEING ADAPTABLE IN WAKE OF BREXIT

10/08/2017

As reported by The Telegraph in July, small-to-medium sized enterprises account for 99% of all companies in the EU, acting as a backbone to the European economy. With the anniversary of the Brexit vote, Duomo (UK) Ltd, a small enterprise in Droitwich, Worcestershire has been reflecting on the challenges that they have faced and will continue to face.

Read More

GARY MARTIN COOK - WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE?

GARY MARTIN COOK - WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE?

31/07/2017

 Some 15 years after Customer Experience (CX) first began to make a real appearance in mainstream business, it seems to now be taking on a more strategic role. But who should actually take responsibility for it in the business? 

Read More

TDM - HOW AN APPRENTICESHIP CAN BENEFIT A BUSINESS

TDM - HOW AN APPRENTICESHIP CAN BENEFIT A BUSINESS

27/07/2017

The Development Manager has been delivering apprenticeships for over a decade and we have identified these key benefits to a business when taking on an apprentice...

Read More

DAWN HARDMAN - WORCESTERSHIRE WORKS WELL ... IN SYDNEY!

DAWN HARDMAN - WORCESTERSHIRE WORKS WELL ... IN SYDNEY!

21/07/2017

 It has been a very eventful week!  In my last blog, I was looking forward to the Worcestershire Works Well 10th bi-annual event which was to take place in November at Hogarths Stone Manor.

Read More

V8 MEDIA - CREATE A SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

V8 MEDIA - CREATE A SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

13/07/2017

The majority of organisations are perfectly aware of the importance of having their own website. That’s a given. 

Read More

BEN GUY - THE SECRET TO BUSINESS GROWTH

BEN GUY - THE SECRET TO BUSINESS GROWTH

06/07/2017

Business growth is rarely possible without investment; in new kit for expansion or replacement kit when something breaks.

Read More

AGATA MCCRINDLE – SIZE DOESN’T MATTER, RELATIONSHIPS DO

AGATA MCCRINDLE – SIZE DOESN’T MATTER, RELATIONSHIPS DO

29/06/2017

I feel privileged to be able to run my own company. My translation business is small and uncomplicated, but I get to do what I love best: working with languages and people.  

Read More

JUSTIN NEALE - CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT + SUPPORT = SUCCESS

JUSTIN NEALE - CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT + SUPPORT = SUCCESS

22/06/2017

This is the last of 3 articles focusing on performance management. The final episode looks at Continual improvement and support.

Read More

AXA PPP HEALTHCARE - HOW RESILIENCE CAN HELP YOU BUILD A COMPETITIVE BUSINESS

AXA PPP HEALTHCARE - HOW RESILIENCE CAN HELP YOU BUILD A COMPETITIVE BUSINESS

16/03/2017

AXA PPP Healthcare talk about the importance of building resilience in the workplace to help your business to thrive in a competitive environment.

Read More

MIKE FORRESTER - CHAMBER HAS A BIG ROLE TO PLAY

MIKE FORRESTER - CHAMBER HAS A BIG ROLE TO PLAY

09/11/2016

Mike Forrester, Vice President for Herefordshire on the Board of Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of Orchard Valley Foods Limited, gives some insight into what the Chamber can offer.

Read More

JAMES BRIDGES: HELPING GIRAFFES KEEP WARM

JAMES BRIDGES: HELPING GIRAFFES KEEP WARM

24/06/2015

Find out how I helped giraffes be more comfortable at West Midland Safari Park through Resource Effciency Worcestershire.

Read More

DAWN HARDMAN: A MONTH IN HR

DAWN HARDMAN: A MONTH IN HR

19/06/2015

Welcome to my second blog, reflecting on life in HR.

Read More

ABOUT US: EVENTS

ABOUT US: EVENTS

26/02/2015

Hello all, Welcome to the first blog post by the Chamber Events team! 

Read More

ABOUT ME: LINDA SMITH

ABOUT ME: LINDA SMITH

19/02/2015

Welcome to my first blog post. My name is Linda Smith and I am the head of UK Trade & Investment and the International Trade team for Herefordshire & Worcestershire. 

Read More

ABOUT ME: SHARON WILLIAMS

ABOUT ME: SHARON WILLIAMS

12/02/2015

As my role has previously been more office based, I thought I would take the opportunity of my first blog to let you know a little more about me

Read More

THE MONTH IN FOCUS: MIKE ASHTON

THE MONTH IN FOCUS: MIKE ASHTON

05/02/2015

Welcome to the first edition of the Chamber Blog. I will be providing a ‘month in review’, whilst other members of the management team will be telling you about their department and what’s happening at the Chamber. 

Read More