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Staffordshire Gift Guide

Are you in need of some Christmas gifts-piration? Lucky for you we have browsed some of our members wares for Staffordshire based Christmas gift ideas! Homeware Do you have a lover of homeware in your life? Give a Pinterest perfect gift from Jo Hill Textiles, a luxury collection of contemporary design, perfect for people who […]

Enlighten take trip to South Korea as part of Exporting is Great

Last month, for the first time, and as part of a visit supported by EEN & Innovate UK, several innovative digital UK based companies had the opportunity to engage in the UK’s Global Business Programme visit to South Korea.   The event brought together UK/South Korean companies and research organisations working in key enabling technologies such […]

Businesses face bigger penalties on data leaks

Businesses are on final countdown to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018, bringing with it tighter rules and greater penalties for data processing, and the outcome of a landmark High Court case has made the preparation even more pressing. The case involved an online leak of payroll data by Andrew […]

Goldman Sachs Testimonial

“I was lucky enough to have been awarded a place on the programme in 2014 and have not looked back since. If you are looking to take your business into high growth, the 10KSB programme will give you the knowledge and confidence to make the transition. For me the transition was not as quick as […]

CIPS – Chamber Business Training

Having not studied towards a formal qualification since leaving higher education over 5 years ago, I was a little apprehensive about re-entering into education and finding the right work-study balance. I found it quite daunting and confusing at first to try and understand how CIPS qualifications work and what would be suitable for my needs […]

How businesses can take steps to save water and time

By Jodi Robinson, Advanced Services Operations Manager at Water Plus  Businesses across Staffordshire and further afield have saved more than £2.6 million and hundreds of millions of litres of water through proactive water management and leak detection and repair work since the start of April this year. Helping businesses to not only save money but […]

What is mediation and how can it save you money?

Mediation is an effective way of solving disputes without incurring the time and cost implications of going to court.  It may also enable you to retain an ongoing working relationship with the business you are in dispute with. Awarding winning solicitors, Burton based Else will shed light on how successful mediation can be achieved in […]

Trade mission opportunity to strengthen ties with Japan

Commenting as part of the Prime Minister’s trade delegation to Japan, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The links between British and Japanese businesses are deep and strong, and this mission is an important signal of the shared desire to see trade between our two countries grow further […]

How resilient are UK businesses to the growing threat of terrorism?

Paul Bassett, from insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher, discusses their research into small-to-medium business’ preparedness against the growing security threat in the UK. The terror threat in the UK is at an all-time high and the nature of terrorism is changing. Attacks have shifted from sophisticated, large-scale vehicle bombs designed to cause maximum property damage […]

BCC: How can you support younger workers with retirement planning?

We’ve previously discussed that when it comes to financial wellbeing in the workplace, a one-size-fits-all approach risks missing the point. So, as the Scottish Widows Retirement Report 2017 reveals that 70% of young people are failing to save adequately for retirement, we take a look at millennials; their priorities and challenges, and how the workplace can […]

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