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#Blog  from Chamber member Joules Resource Management: the importance of #business  targets
No matter what business you’re in, you should know broadly what you want that business to look like – your vision. To achieve that vision you’ll need to set some strategic objectives to get you there.
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Norfolk Chamber CEO, Caroline Williams, states superfast broadband target of 10mbps Universal Service Obligation as a starting point is not ambitious enough.

Let us know your opinion!
Commenting on the publication today of the connectivity report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, said:
 
 “Many business parks, both new and existing, still do not have superfast broadband, and we fully support the government prioritising the delivery of connections to these areas.
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Recent #Blog  from our CEO, Caroline Williams, calling for strong leadership in these uncertain times.
‘What we need is strong leadership with clear policies!’ A familiar cry recently. Here it comes again, but this time I’m saying it not to the politicians, but to you!
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The outcome of the public #devolution  consultation will be submitted to the government in early September...
Members of Norfolk County Council have agreed (27 June) by 34 votes to 28, with two abstentions, to begin a public consultation on a devolution deal for Norfolk and Suffolk.
 The outcome of the consultation will be submitted to the government in early September, with a further meeting of the full council to be held by the end of October to consider giving consent to the establishment of a Mayoral Combined Authority for the two counties.
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Negotiations with Government have seen the funding on offer increase from what was in the original #Devolution  deal published in March - £175m for housing and £30m a year for infrastructure.

What are you opinions on the Devolution deal? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
The recently published proposed devolution deals for East Anglia would deliver £300m over five years for housing and £45m a year (for 30 years) to increase jobs, provide better infrastructure and drive growth in local businesses and the economy. 
 
 Negotiations with Government have seen the funding on offer increase from what was in the original deal published in March - £175m for housing and £30m a year for infrastructure.
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#Blog  from +Novagraaf 

#EUReferendum : What would a #Brexit  vote mean for your parent rights?
The British public is due to vote on a potential ‘Brexit’ (British Exit) of the EU on 23 June 2016. Initial polls suggested that an exit vote would be unlikely, but the Leave campaign has grown in prominence in recent weeks. But what would Brexit mean for a company’s European IP rights?
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Norwich #marketing  agency +osbornenash - Award-winning creative agency  appoints new Creative Director.

Read all about the appointment here:
Leading Norwich marketing agency, osbornenash, has appointed a new creative director, Neil Wright, to lead its design team.
 
 Neil, who has been with the agency since its first year and has been instrumental in shaping the creative team, last month helped secure osbornenash's first prestigious Roses Creative Award. osbornenash were awarded gold in the Corporate Identity category, beating international branding agency, Elmwood.
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+Howarth Engineering Ltd's new inspection facility is open, see the full story here:
Howarth Engineering are pleased to announce that we have now officially opened our New Inspection, Assembly and Storage facility in Rackheath.
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Results for Q2 of the Quarterly Economic Survey are out, see all the details in this report:
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey – Britain’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey, based on over 8,200 responses from firms in Q2 2016 – suggests that UK economic growth was uninspiring in the run-up to the EU Referendum.
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Norfolk Chamber Gold Patron, Bernard Matthews, have been awarded the Investment in Young People accreditation.

They become the first manufacturer in the East of England to receive this prestigious national award.
We are delighted to announce that Bernard Matthews have been awarded the Investment in Young People (IiYP) accreditation. They are the first manufacturer in the East of England to receive this prestigious national award.
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Dr Adam Marshall, British Chambers of Commerce Acting Director General, said
 
 "In the wake of the electorate's historic decision to leave the European Union, the immediate priorities for UK business are market stability and political clarity.
 
 "Some businesspeople will be pleased with the result, and others resigned to it. Yet all companies will expect swift, decisive, and coordinated action from the government and the Bank of...
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+EDP24 covered our #EURef  debate from last week see what they had to say:
A debate over Britain’s position in the EU offered hope to those vying to sway the views of voters right up to the vote on June 23.
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Helping Norfolk businesses to grow through networking, promotion, business services and policy
Introduction

Norfolk Chamber of Commerce has provided first-class help and support, and fought for a better deal, for Norfolk businesses since 1896. Owned and directed by its business members, the chamber supports and represents businesses of all shapes and sizes, and in all sectors.

Crucially, it allows small businesses to meet both with other like-minded small-business owners as well as have access to decision makers of larger Norfolk organisations such as Perenco, Bernard Matthews and Aviva who are also within the chamber network.

How can we help you?

Business Support and Services
Commercial benefits such as free legal and HR support, financial solutions, a range of discounted health care schemes and more.

Promoting your Business
Our community website allows members to add their good news stories, events and knowledge articles, which will be seen by 5,000 visitors a month.  These are also highlighted via our extensive social media reach.

Meet new contacts
Norfolk Chamber is renowned for organising high quality businesses events. Our 60 events are attended by over 3,000 delegates each year

Become an international business
Our International Trade Team can help you begin your export journey by offering a wide range of services.  Members receive up to 50% discount on the costs.

Have your say
Members can join a unique organisation with a strong campaigning voice for the interests of business. It is this collective business voice, which enables us to influence key decision-makers in local and central government. We are regularly consulted for feedback from the business community when policy is being developed, locally and nationally. So, being a member of Norfolk Chamber means that your voice will be heard.

We are passionate about why we are here; to ensure that Norfolk businesses are successful and contribute to the region's social and economic wealth and prosperity.

More benefits to Norfolk Chamber Membership

If you would like to find our more, or join the Norfolk Chamber please email jason.williams@norfolkchamber.co.uk 

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9 Norwich Business Park Whiting Road Norwich Norfolk NR4 6DJ