BCC forecast: Business investment and productivity sinking amid Brexit stalemate and global slowdown

The British Chambers of Commerce has today (Monday) released its latest economic forecast, downgrading growth expectations for the UK in 2019 to 1.2% (from 1.3%) and to 0.8% (from 1.0%) for 2020. Our GDP growth forecast of 1.2% remains unchanged for 2021. While the leading business group expects that the UK economy will avoid a […]

BCC: New survey shows potential impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on UK business investment, recruitment intentions

The British Chambers of Commerce publishes new research demonstrating some of the potential real-world consequences of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the 31st of October. A survey of over 1,500 companies by the leading business group – covering of all sizes and sectors of business, across the UK – found that in the event of […]

LatAm & Caribbean activities for UK companies: September to November 2019

Click the links below or contact George Middleton for more information on any of the activities listed. Most remain open to suggestions for agenda items, meetings or speakers, as well as invitation/participation.   MINING – UK representation at Exposibram in Brazil – 9-12 September MARINE – Brazil representation in Global Trade Hub at London International Shipping Week – 9-11 September ENERGY […]

BCC: Business still unable to prepare fully for a no deal Brexit

New research from the British Chambers of Commerce shows a concerningly high number of UK firms aren’t ready for a no deal Brexit. Business has consistently called on government to avoid a messy and disorderly exit but in light of the political turmoil and relentless uncertainty, clearer and more consistent information is needed to help […]

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce awarded Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status

On the 21st August 2019, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce was officially awarded Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status. According to the HMRC audit team, it is the first Chamber in the world to achieve this status and is based on the preferential trade documentation and work Sheffield Chamber is doing as an accredited Customs Broker. Sheffield […]

What would a Queen’s Award for Enterprise do for your business?

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses. Since the Millenium over 2550 UK companies have won a Queen’s Award and of these 59 have been South Yorkshire based Companies. Winning an Award offers a business multiple benefits, including global recognition, boosting staff morale and increasing growth. The Queen’s Awards […]