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Adam Marshall addresses BCC Annual Conference

Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, addresses the BCC Annual Conference, and discusses the priorities of the UK’s business community. Honoured guests, ladies and gentlemen – good afternoon. Once again, it is a genuine honour and a privilege to address you as the Director General of the British Chambers of […]

How Heathrow expansion supports international trade

Britain’s history as a trading nation is as old as it is diverse. For centuries, our country has been an international powerhouse trading everything from wool and cloth, through to food and financial services with the world. This centuries-long connection has been crucial in allowing Britain to grow and prosper. Trade enables economic growth which […]

Inspiring Girls International – connecting girls across the world with female role models

I am delighted to be speaking at the BCC Annual Conference 2018 on International Women’s Day (IWD). The theme of IWD this year is to #PressforProgress, to show that you are committing to challenge the status quo and press for positive change for women.  At the current rate of change, the pay gap between men and women won’t […]

What are women saying about working in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Sectors?

How can employers bridge the gender gap and grow a skilled and diverse workforce. Its great to see diversity featuring high on the BCC Annual Conference taking place on international women’s day on the 8th of March.  It’s 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 first gave some women the right to […]

Driving gender diversity in business

Imagine a world where we are no longer having to talk about how we achieve gender equality, or indeed broader diversity, in our businesses. Where our businesses reflect what happens in normal life, where every day we get to mix and interact with a diverse range of people. Where our businesses are thriving because we […]

6 top business tips from Fleur Sexton, Business Woman of the Year

Becoming a successful entrepreneur or business leader is no mean feat and requires hard work, resilience and resolute determination to succeed. Fleur Sexton – newly–crowned Business Woman of the Year, Managing Director PET-Xi Training, Board Member of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber and British Chambers of Commerce Diversity in  Business Panellist at the 2018 Annual Conference, […]

Why businesses should invest in diversity

It can be challenging to define diversity and what it means to individual businesses. But it is the different lenses of diversity – whether it be gender, culture, age, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, social-economic background or education – that bring together a diversity of thinking within a company’s culture. This year, the […]

Why attend the BCC Annual Conference 2018?

The British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference 2018 is an unmissable event for business leaders and those involved in corporate affairs or public policy. Keep up with the key developments in Westminster and understand how they will affect UK businesses – book your place now to avoid disappointment and attend one of the UK’s most important business […]

4 Reasons Why Choosing an MBA Programme in Person is Better than Doing it Online

Much as in our lives, technology has left its mark on the business education industry in a way that has changed it fundamentally. Online MBA degrees, Blended EMBA programmes, MOOCs. Now we have them all. Similarly, business itself is massively affected by technological change. The Future of Work panel at the BCC Annual Conference will look at […]

How can devolution help the UK economy succeed?

By Lucy Winskell OBE DL, Chair of North East England Chamber of Commerce. In years gone by, regional economic policy was an issue debated in quiet corners by a few huddled policy experts. The 2017 BCC Annual Conference will be a clear signal that’s changed. I’ll be speaking on a panel alongside former Health Secretary […]

How resilience can help you build a competitive business

AXA PPP healthcare, who are supporting the upcoming British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference, talk about the importance of building resilience in the workplace to help your business to thrive in a competitive environment. Our ability to recover from setbacks and deal with change – also known as our resilience – is an essential skill […]

Looking for growth? Know your business finance options

Keith Morgan, Chief Executive of the British Business Bank, explains the finance options available to smaller businesses ahead of the British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference on 28th February.  For many smaller businesses and start-up companies, securing extra finance is crucial to realising potential and expanding into target markets. But many entrepreneurs are not aware […]

Will Brexit be a turning point for the UK VAT system?

Ahead of her appearance at the British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference on 28th February, Liz Maher (President of the South & Mid Wales Chamber of Commerce and part of the Centurion VAT specialist team) discusses the impact Brexit will have on the UK’s VAT system. Here on the ground as both a specialist VAT […]

Brexit: Turning Uncertainty into Opportunity

  With the recent release of the Brexit white paper, it appears that Theresa May is planning to stick to her schedule of triggering article 50 in March. A welcome update for businesses across the country, especially those whose revenue, employees and assets are tied up with European countries. However, clarity is still needed on […]

The impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland

Ahead of his appearance at the BCC Annual Conference next month, Nick Coburn, President of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, discusses the importance of clarity for businesses and keeping trade barriers with Ireland to a minimum during this transitional period.     We have now had a degree of clarification on the […]

How an MBA can put you on the path to career success

The MBA degree has proven to be a secure path to career success and financial stability. Top corporate executives highlight that MBA graduates are trained to transform uncertainty into opportunity, a skill that will become increasingly valuable as Brexit changes the political and economic landscape of the UK. Hear more about opportunities surrounding Brexit at […]

Britain’s Ambition: Will we prosper in the 2030s?

As the BCC Annual Conference 2016 approaches, Mike Spicer, our Director of Research and Economics, explores one of our conference themes and looks ahead to what British economic development may look like in the 2030s.     2015 was an unusually busy year for the crystal-ball gazers. There was Back To The Future Day – […]

Exploring the UK’s infrastructure – Digital and Energy

With the BCC’s 2016 Annual Conference just days away, its countdown time!  Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman, Network Rail, Steve Holliday, CEO National Grid and Phil Wilbraham, Development Director, Heathrow Airport will feature as panel speakers at the BCC Annual Conference, discussing ‘Britain’s Infrastructure: Can We Fix It?’ Fiona Krasniqi, our Public Affairs Officer, takes a […]

Britain’s Infrastructure: Can we fix it?

Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman, Network Rail,  Steve Holliday, CEO National Grid and Phil Wilbraham, Development Director, Heathrow Airport will be speaking on the panel session ‘Britain’s Infrastructure: Can we fix it?’ at the BCC Annual Conference. There is still time to get your tickets – just click here. Ahead of the conference, David Bharier, Business Insight Manager, […]

Britain and Europe: Stay or Go?

There are only 3 weeks left until the Annual Conference 2016. The exciting programme for the day includes a panel session on ‘Britain and Europe: Stay or Go?’, as well as question and answer sessions with German Finance Minister Dr Wolfgang Schäuble and a senior Cabinet minister.  Ahead of the day, Ashley Shackleton, Head of […]

Capitalising on smarter energy

Claire Maugham, Director of Policy and Communications, Smart Energy GB, discusses why the smart meter rollout is so important for businesses. ‘Energy will be transformed by smart meters’ said the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), on 2 February 2016, as they conclude their investigation into Britain’s energy market. Smart meters will be offered to everyone in […]

Britain’s Economy: New Dawn or Back to the Future?

With just over a month to go until the BCC Annual Conference 2016, Suren Thiru, our UK Economist, gives his opinion on one of the conference sessions – Britain’s Economy: New Dawn or Back to the Future? It’s often said that doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the […]

Booking now open for the Annual Conference 2016

There is growing excitement about the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Annual Conference taking place on the 3rd March 2016 at the QEII Conference Centre. The UK is at a critical juncture and decisions taken over the next few years will have seismic consequences on businesses ability to thrive and grow. Our conference theme “Decision […]