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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 […]

Why should you attend the BCC Annual Conference 2017?

The British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference 2017 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 […]

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 […]