Chichester Chamber Blog

In My View… Staff and business benefits in the New Year?

Thursday, December 27, 2018
Ebenezer Scrooge, from Charles Dickens’ story ‘A Christmas Carol’, was an inconsiderate, miserly and very demanding boss. His drive for results is legendary and, unfortunately, this came at the expense of his only employee, Bob Cratchit. Bob had to work long hours in a col ..

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In My View… Why you should join the Board of the local Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Every now and then opportunities arise to become a member of this select group of individuals who work as a team to ensure the ongoing sustainability, growth and strength of the Chamber. I was asked to join the Board of Chichester Chamber of Commerce two years ago and welcomed the opportunity.  ..

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In my view: We can all be a great support to one another!

Thursday, July 19, 2018
We at CCCI held a very interesting and interactive lunch earlier in the year with our MP Gillian Keegan. One of the discussion points was over the lack of support for people in the first year of business or at the start-up stage of a business. Although it was acknowledged that there is some su ..

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In My View: GDPR panic over?

Thursday, June 21, 2018
No doubt you breathed a sigh of relief when you got things done in time. If you didn’t, don’t panic as it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be pursued by the Information Commissioner if you can show that you’re actively engaging with the new regime. Many businesses ar ..

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'In My View'... Spring Clean your Business

Thursday, April 26, 2018
There’s been some sad news over the last few months with the demise of a few larger businesses nationally, such as Carillion and Toys R Us, due to changing market conditions and buying habits. Of course, it’s not just the main businesses themselves that go under, it’s also tho ..

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'In My View'... Are small businesses putting themselves at risk?

Thursday, March 29, 2018
I recently read an article reporting that in 2016 there were 5.5 million small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK, employing 15.7 million people and generating an annual turnover of more than £1.8 trillion. This is a huge sector and you would think it would keep business advis ..

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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… 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… 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... 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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