BCC/DHL quarterly report on health of UK export market published on the same day as BCC's International Trade Conference Survey of 2,200 exporting firms shows that UK export orders remain close to six-year high seen in Q2, confirming strength of exporting activity among British businesses 69% of exporters expect their turnover to improve this quarter the highest number since 2007 Nearly a third of exporting firms (34%) said that they expected to increase staff over the next quarter, up from 31% in Q2 2013 On the day of the British Chambers of Commerce's International Trade Conference (Thursday), the business group has published new research in conjunction with DHL Express looking at the health of the UK's export market.
·BCC's Director General, John Longworth, gives keynote speech at business group's International Trade Conference ·Vince Cable; Chuka Umunna; Carolyn McCall, CEO, easyJet; David Milner, CEO Tyrrells Crisps; and Lord Bilamoria, Chairman, Cobra Beer confirmed as guest speakers The British Chambers of Commerce's annual International Trade Conference takes place in London today, bringing together high-profile business leaders, SMEs and politicians to debate ways to drive international growth.
·In the three months to August 2013, unemployment fell 18,000, and employment rose 155,000 ·The rate of youth unemployment remains high at 21% ·Long-term unemployment eased slightly but remains high, with 900,000 people unemployed for over one year · The claimant count fell sharply between August and September, by 41,700 Commenting on the labour market statistics for October 2013, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: -Although concerns remain over youth and long-term employment, the figures show that Britain's labour market is strong and flexible, and that the economy should record satisfactory growth in the third quarter.
Buses in Sheffield are switching from diesel to cleaner engine fuels as part of a £1m scheme improving local air quality.
Pure Event Management, chesterfield consultants specialising in business awards, training, events and fundraising run by Lucinda White, is thrilled to announce that they have been shortlisted for 'Business Idea of the Year' in this year's Derbyshire Times Business Awards.
Yorkshire and Humber Regional Growth Fund Round 5 Roadshow will be taking place on Friday 25th October at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre Huddersfield and the Expression-of-Interest event on Thursday 31st October in Leeds.
Designed with people in mind, NOCN qualifications offer a step-by-step, unit-by-unit route into learning and skills that help to increase learners' confidence and employability and make sure that the qualifications are current and fit for purpose.
Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, is investing in its business legal services with the appointment of a specialist insolvency solicitor.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) have created a business guide to auto-enrolment, designed to help employers plan for legal changes to workplace pensions.