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'In My View'... Connectivity is the key to successful businesses

Thursday, March 01, 2018
As the country delves more deeply into the messy business of divorce from the European Union, the importance of building our economy through organic growth is even more vital. Those of us living in more rural areas appreciate the significance of the small business. In Chichester, of the 7,300  ..

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In My View… Fit For Business

Friday, January 26, 2018
I have been in the fitness industry for quite some time now and love racing and competing in long distance events. But I also have a passion for business and how fitness relates to business performance. One thing I have learnt from studying for my business degree and other fitness related cours ..

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In My View… Reflecting on Changes

Friday, December 15, 2017
Having returned to CCCI in July 2017, where I originally worked from 2004 to 2015, I have found myself reflecting on the many changes during that time. When changes occur, it is very easy to talk down a city like Chichester and this is something we mustn’t do; otherwise those negative  ..

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In My View…‘Forging New Partnerships and Connections’

Thursday, October 26, 2017
As a Chamber, one of our key priorities is helping businesses form new connections and partnerships. Our regular networking meetings focus on bringing together businesses to share key information, challenges and opportunities. It is incredibly rewarding to be able to put two businesses in touch, ..

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In My View… Are You Ready For GDPR?

Thursday, September 21, 2017
On 25 May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will establish laws across the EU that protect the data privacy rights of EU citizens. As the lead-up to implementation gathers pace, businesses will be bombarded with advice on what they need to do to avoid potential fine ..

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In My View… Uncommon Courtesy

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
The discord arising from events in politics made me reflect on how we treat each other in business. Take good manners for example. One could easily believe they are outdated – something from a bygone era. However, whether we’re talking about good manners or business etiquette, the ..

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In My View… Changes at Chichester Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Thursday, July 20, 2017
It is with great pleasure that I can now share with you the news that Julie Harrison and I have been appointed in a shared role as CEOs of Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry. We started officially on 3rd July, and Julie came along to our Members’ meeting on 12th June at Chicheste ..

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In My View… You do not need a business plan

Thursday, June 15, 2017
In my view you do not need a business plan when you start a business, but you do need to understand your business model. To teach this, at the University of Chichester we use the Business Model Canvas. The Business Model Canvas was developed by Alex Osterwalder and over 400 collaborative p ..

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In My View… Skills are the key to implementing a modern Industrial Strategy

Thursday, May 18, 2017
While UK politics have been firmly focused on Brexit recently, there have been a number of other government policy statements and Green Papers unveiled. One of these is the Industrial Strategy which was published in January 2017. All companies know that if they can recruit staff with the  ..

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In My View... The future is flexible working

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Commuters continue to have a raw deal with rail strikes causing delays and, for some, problems getting to work at all. The decision to drop the Chichester A27 road improvement scheme has also dashed hopes of a solution in the near future and the impact on businesses is immeasurable. However ..

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