Chichester Chamber Blog

In My View...The Living Wage and Business

Thursday, August 13, 2015
The recent Budget Review signposted the introduction of the national living wage (£7.20 in 2016 rising to £9.35 in 2020). The introduction of the living wage is foremost a reflection of the core values of a business and there is little to criticise. Introducing it from the first ..

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In my view...Good candidates cannot afford Chichester

Thursday, July 16, 2015
I have to say that I have been surprised by our recent recruitment process at the Chamber of Commerce to appoint a Business Development Director. If, you believe all you read in the media you might think that an advertisement for a well-paid strategic role such as ours would result in ‘Ful ..

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In my view....Chambers of Commerce could be supported better…

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Since starting as Business Development Manager at Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry 11 years ago, there have been some incredible changes. Gone are the days that a local Chamber of Commerce is just involved in recruiting members, running events and dealing with local issues, (altho ..

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In my view… Zero Hours Contracts have some good points, too…

Friday, May 15, 2015
The controversial zero-hours contracts headlined in the run up to the election, with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealing that around 1.4 million UK workers were on these employment agreements between late January and early February 2014. With the elections highlighting their e ..

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In My View… Nothing can sit still if it expects to thrive

Friday, April 17, 2015
I have been a member of Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry too many years to count! During this time I have seen many changes, visited places in the area I might not have done and gained invaluable support and advice. But now, it is time to step down. When I joined I didn’t know  ..

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In My View… District Council should be supporting the Business Improvement District more!

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Businesses in Chichester, as everywhere else, pay Business Rates to the local authority. The level of business rates is staggering – in many businesses it is the biggest overhead following rent and salaries. So what do businesses get for their money? Surely they get their bins empti ..

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Chichester business is playing to win with the help of the Business Navigator Scheme

Friday, February 27, 2015
The Business Navigator scheme is helping businesses across the area, and it’s not just for start-ups. Established family business Game Set and Match has also found invaluable guidance and support. Run by Rebecca Stemp, her brother and father, the company specialises in the manufacture and  ..

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In My View… Everyone should be entering the business awards

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Do you want free PR for your business? Do you want to raise your company profile? Do you want to recognise the brilliant contribution made by your staff? Do you want to tell the world how great your company is? If your answer is ‘yes’ (and of course it is), then I have a simple a ..

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Business Navigator offers signposting and mentoring to Sussex HR Hub

Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Dianne Lambdin found support offered through the Business Navigator Scheme invaluable during the early months of starting up her new business, Sussex HR Hub. Sussex HR Hub helps businesses look after their staff from recruitment to retirement and everything in between. The company helps clie ..

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In My View......

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Moving to Chichester some 6 or so years ago, I found myself in a new city starting a new business. I joined the Chichester Chamber of Commerce and found myself in a supportive community of business people, helping me to feel more connected to the city and its people. I discovered that  ..

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