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In My View... The A27

Thursday, March 30, 2017
On 22 March, I attended a community stakeholder workshop about the A27 improvements in Chichester as a representative of the Chamber, and a local resident. It was locally organised by West Sussex County Council, hosted at Chichester College in response to the news that the proposed £28m s ..

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In My View… All Change for 2017

Thursday, March 02, 2017
I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Interim Director of Business Development at Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I’m delighted to step into this role as I’ve recently replaced Helen Reeve who many of you know did an outstanding job as B ..

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In My View - New Year’s Resolutions…

Thursday, January 26, 2017
As we enter 2017, I am reminded of the annual pressure to commit to a New Year’s resolution and the challenge to find an act if worthy self-improvement... This year, I have decided that I need to find more time to build my personal and professional networks. My networks are something ..

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In My View…. Championing Businesses in Chichester

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Chichester Chamber of Commerce & Industry has recently held its AGM in the impressive surroundings of the Novium Museum. This was a time of reflection on achievements for the year and challenges for the future. The Chamber exists to bring local businesses together for mutual benefit and as ..

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In My View... Accessing the right people is key

Thursday, November 03, 2016
The recent Chichester Chamber of Commerce business survey indicated that more could be done to support local business growth, especially through organisations like the Chamber. This set the brain thinking as I believe that business support is well provided in the District. But if this is  ..

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In My View... What have the Romans ever done for us?!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
… apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a fresh water system and baths and public order… And so goes the famous line from Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’. The Roman’s founded Chiche ..

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In My View…. Is top talent knocking on your door?

Thursday, September 01, 2016
Every day I see the difficulties businesses face in recruiting. While the 'skills gap' is often cited as the reason, employers I talk to are more concerned about lack of ambition, drive and commitment among candidates. So it's not just skills but the right attitude that's in short supply.  ..

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In My View... the demise of the independent shopkeeper

Thursday, August 04, 2016
When I first started working in Chichester around 25 years ago, one of its distinguishing and really attractive features was the number of independently owned shops in the centre of the city. There were butchers, fishmongers, green grocers, hardware stores, antique shops and more. In fact, wit ..

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In My View...Brexit and the smaller business

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Much has been published about the impact of Brexit on bigger businesses, with the FTSE 100 acting as the litmus test of economic reaction. But as an owner/director of my own company, supporting smaller businesses around Chichester, I see a very different situation. The simple fact is the FT ..

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The EU referendum - members views

Thursday, July 07, 2016
Some CCCI members comments and articles following the EU Referendum... Brad Ainsworth, Cathedral Wealth Management Market Bulletin - Uncharted waters The UK’s referendum result may have unleashed political mayhem, but stock markets have been more measured. Sometimes even  ..

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