02/05/13

Today, the British Chambers of Commerce accompanied fourteen of our Chamber members to Downing Street, to engage in an honest and open conversation with the Prime Minister about issues facing UK businesses. The meeting was an opportunity for Chambers of Commerce and their members to educate senior officials within government about the vital work being carried out by businesses every day. Themes for discussion centred on international trade and exports, and what more the government can do to support existing and potential exporting businesses.

At the British Chambers of Commerce, we believe that exporting overseas will play a major part in unlocking the growth potential of the UK, and if we are to win the ’global race’ that the Prime Minister regularly speaks of, we need to be doing much more to help companies break into new international markets.

The following businesses attended:

  • Octink, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • i-education, Doncaster Chamber of Commerce
  • Blends for Friends, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
  • Realise Futures, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
  • COS Group, South Wales Chamber of Commerce
  • Sonifex Limited, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Flakt Woods, Essex Chambers of Commerce
  • BSA Machine Tools, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group
  • Nachural Group Ltd, Black Country Chamber of Commerce
  • Fluid Transfer, Business West
  • Pennine Healthcare, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Kinloch Anderson, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
  • Solar Europa, Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce
  • Wrights Group, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce

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Notes to editors:

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) sits at the heart of a powerful nationwide network of 53 Accredited Chambers of Commerce, serving over 104,000 businesses across the UK, which employ over five million people. For more information visit: www.britishchambers.org.uk

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