Commenting on the retail sales figures for July 2013, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: -We are now seeing a clear upward trend in retail sales, and these figures suggest that the pace of GDP growth in the third quarter will continue at a modest pace.
A leading commercial lawyer at Irwin Mitchell has urged the millions of UK home business owners not to operate in a bubble when it comes to dealing with legal issues.
Commenting on today's A-Level results, John Wastnage, Employment and Skills Adviser at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: -Many congratulations to all the students and teachers, whose hard work has delivered another excellent set of academic results.
Law firm Irwin Mitchell has advised US bank, Wells Fargo, on the acquisition of a £4 billion commercial real estate loan book from Hypothekenbank Frankfurt (formerly Eurohypo).
An allotment garden in the heart of Sheffield, a celebrity cook-off against the clock and a dazzling demonstration from Great British Bake Off runner up James Morton - just some of the highlights as a festival for foodies everywhere returns to the city.
EMSc (UK) Ltd, manufacturer of Powerstar, the market leading voltage optimisation solution, is expanding its distributor network in Australia thanks to growing market demand for the company's products.
In the three months to June 2013, unemployment fell by 4,000, and employment rose by 69,000, compared with the previous quarter Long term unemployment is up, with further increases in the number of those unemployed for more than one year and two years Youth unemployment has risen by 15,000 in the three months to June, and now stands at 973,000 In July 2013 the claimant count fell by 29,200, compared with June Commenting on the labour market figures for August 2013, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: -Despite some concerns, such as higher youth and long-term unemployment, the overall picture is one of a slowly improving labour market.
Staff at BMI Thornbury Hospital, Sheffield, celebrated a rare achievement, notching up over 1,300 years of service between them.
Your chance to help shape YOUR local Chamber What do you need from the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce? We are hosting two discussion groups next week and would like to invite you to have your say over a cup of coffee and a pastry! On Tuesday 20th August at 8am members of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce are invited to come along and talk about the existing membership offering and highlight any areas they feel should be included to help their businesses grow.