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Saville Audio Visual fulfills major US event contract with help from Chamber International

THE latest stage of a major contract to provide an innovative, interactive conference recording and playback system for a global pharmaceutical company in the US, has been completed by York-based Saville Audio Visual. Saville Digital Event Services supplied its specialist recording service, eStream and its bespoke delegate collaboration package Saville IDEA for a pharmaceutical conference, which was part of a

Written on 13th April 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News story 4

BCC reaction to Labour Party manifesto

Commenting on Labour’s manifesto and the policies proposed, Dr Adam Marshall, Executive Director of the British Chambers of Commerce said: “Businesses will be encouraged by a number of the policy propositions in the Labour Party manifesto, notably around investment, access to finance, and training. Firms will welcome the clearer commitment to fiscal responsibility and deficit reduction that features prominently in

Written on 13th April 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Uncategorised

BCC Economic Survey: Growth continues, but pace slackens in Q1 2015

BCC’s Quarterly Economic Survey is the first major economic indicator of the year, and is closely watched by the Bank of England and the Treasury. Manufacturing and services firms reported somewhat weaker Q1 results in most areas (including exports, domestic markets and investment), but this follows very strong findings in Q4 2014. John Longworth says that “while it is a

Written on 9th April 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC

Prestigious Chamber Awards will showcase best of British business in its 12th year

This year, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is proud to be hosting its twelfth annual Chamber Awards. Businesses across the UK are invited to showcase their talents and achievements – with the chance of winning a £10,000 cash prize. The prestigious competition recognises and promotes the best of British business through a series of regional heats, culminating in a

Written on 17th March 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC

Chamber investment incentive Budget plea

Bradford Chamber of Commerce is backing the national Chamber body’s Budget appeal ahead of 18 March, but is not holding its breath for great things to happen. The Chamber says that, with a General Election so close and so much uncertainty around the result, plus government finances remaining so tight, it is best not to pin hopes on ‘big’ announcements. The

Written on 17th March 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Current Issues, Economy, Lobbying, News

BCC: Disappointing manufacturing figures highlight challenges facing the sector

Manufacturing output in January 2015 was down 0.5% on the month, but up 1.9% compared with the same period the year earlier. Total industrial production in January 2015 was down 0.1% on the month, but up 1.3% compared with same period the year earlier. Today, the BCC has upgraded its UK GDP growth forecast for the next two years, from

Written on 11th March 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News, News story 3

BCC upgrades UK growth forecast – but warns on longer-term outlook

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has upgraded its UK GDP growth forecast for the next two years, from 2.6% to 2.7% in 2015, and 2.4% to 2.6% in 2016, due to stronger than expected growth in household consumption and services. The latest forecast also makes the BCC’s first prediction for UK growth in 2017 – at 2.6%. While welcoming the

Written on 11th March 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

Monthly Economic Review

The British Chamber of Commerce UK Monthly Economic Review provides an easy-to-use commentary on the key economic indicators for UK businesses. The report also provides a comparison between economic data compiled by external organisations such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the BCC’s own Quarterly Economic Survey and economic forecast. It is available here.

Written on 6th March 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, Lobbying

National economic review available (Feb)

The national Chamber monthly economic review is available for downloading here (produced by the British Chambers of Commerce). This month’s headlines: • UK economic growth reaches seven-year high, despite slowing in Q4 • Services remains the key driver of growth as construction and industrial output weakens • UK inflation drops to joint record low, reinforcing the case against an early interest rate rise.

Written on 10th February 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News