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Celebrating the best of the Kent property and construction industry, the search is now on for nominations for the Kent Design & Development Awards 2018. Jointly organised and sponsored by DHA Planning, Kent County Council and PR and marketing agency Maxim, the Kent Design & Development Awards take place every two years. There are six…

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The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Monday) slightly downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy, forecasting GDP growth for 2018 at 1.3% (from 1.4%) which, if realised, will be the weakest calendar year growth since 2009, when the economy was in the throes of the global financial crisis. The BCC has also…

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In what will be a formal launch to an assembled ‘Low Emissions’ audience, the LoCASE team are partnering with Discovery Park on Wednesday 20th June to give wider exposure to the fact that we are now able to assist SMEs in the region with up to £10K grants funding towards Ultra Low Emission Vehicles. The annual ‘Electric…

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AC Goatham & Son is investing in the expansion of its farm infrastructure with the construction of a new 12 chamber cold store at Howt Green Farm, nr Sittingbourne. The new cold store will be finished summer 2018 and further cold stores are planned including Swanton Farm, Bredgar, subject to planning approval. There will be…

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BCC: Comments on inflation figures

Wednesday 13th June, 2018

Commenting on the inflation statistics for May 2018, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Inflation held steady for the first time since January 2018, with the upward pressure from fuel prices in May offset by weaker outturns in several categories….

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Commenting on the labour market figures for June 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The marked increase in employment and the continued drop in the number of people out of work confirms that the UK labour market continues to perform robustly, even…

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Commenting on the publication of the Government’s Airports National Policy Statement, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: “The message from business to Parliament couldn’t be simpler: no more delays, no more excuses on Heathrow expansion. “Bold decisions are needed to demonstrate that Britain is open for business at a…

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Commenting following the US government announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the EU, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “It is hugely disappointing that the US government has chosen to push ahead with these tariffs, which will hurt companies and communities in many areas of the…

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Patron News: Sleeping Giant Media

Thursday 31st May, 2018

Sleeping Giant Media is pleased to announce that CEO, Luke Quilter, has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Institute of Directors (London & South), Director of the Year Award – SME. Luke started Sleeping Giant Media from his parent’s dining room table, with a team of himself and one other. Nine years later,…

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The British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL, today (Friday) publishes its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, based on survey and documentation data from UK exporters. The Outlook shows exporters are being hampered by widespread labour shortages, particularly in manufacturing, where two-thirds of firms struggled to recruit in the first quarter of 2018. Both…

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